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Elf:Ultimate Collectors Edition Blu-Ray

Elf Ultimate Collectors Edition CoverWill Ferrell gives a remarkable performance in this modern, outright funny holiday film.  There have been lots of holiday films, some that have been really bad but this one ranks right up there with “A Christmas Story”.  Ferrell plays Buddy, an adopted elf who goes to New York to find his real father, played by a gruff James Caan.  While there, he finds work in a department store and soon falls for a department store Santa’s helper (Zooey Deschanel) and his encounters with commercial Christmas lead to one gag after another.  What impressed me most about this film was the lack of Christmas movie cliche’s and the steller cast.  Besides Ferrell,Deschanel, and Caan, this movie also has Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart as Buddy’s adoptive elf dad, and Ed Asner as Santa.

This special blu-ray package includes a collector’s tin, an “elf” stocking, a special elf magnet and picture frame,  gift tags, a cd sampler plus the collector’s edition blu-ray disk with extras such as Elf Karaoke and behind the scenes footage. The tin package makes a great gift for a movie lover on your list.

While every holiday movie is a bit predictable and a bit sentimental, I found “Elf” and Ferrell’s performance to be one of the best from recent years.  The strong supporting cast and talented writing make this a new holiday classic that I can highly recommend.

November 23, 2010 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , ,

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