On April 16, 2013, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, released A MONSTER IN PARIS on DVD and on two-disc Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack! I was pretty excited to see this one as I had seen several previews which made it look absolutely adorable!
The synopsis says "A wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend and a madcap monkey make a massive mistake when let loose in a mad scientist’s laboratory. With lotions and potions spilling everywhere, the troublesome trio accidentally creates Franc, the product of a reaction between a common flea and one of the scientist’s mystery concoctions. What they fail to realize, however, is that this ‘monster’ is actually a soft-centered soul with an astounding talent for music.
With the help of an enchanting nightclub singer Lucille, Franc becomes the talk of the town, just as stories of Paris’s newest monster attract the attention of the egotistical police commissioner, hell bent on securing a big prize to help his battle to become mayor. The unwitting scientists and the singer must team up to protect Franc, a monster with more than a musical career to protect!"
We decided that this would be a perfect movie for kids of all ages. So last week when we had one of our get together with everyone family we tossed in Monster in Paris later in the evening to keep the children entertain as well as to help wind them down. Every single one of the children including Alana (the oldest at 15) thought it was a cute story and each of them even picked out their favorite character.
Recommendation: Both boys enjoyed watching this and I actually thought it was pretty cute too! I definitely think it had more of a real story line to it for a children's movie than your average cartoon or animated show.
Technical Information – BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK
Street Date: April 16, 2013
Running Time: 1 Hour, 27 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1080p 1.78
Language/ Subtitle: English / English SDH
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
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