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The Great Gatsby Blu-ray + DVD Review

August 29, 2013

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The Great Gatsby Blu-ray + DVD Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Aug 29, 2013
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Kidzworld has the blu-ray + DVD review for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece “The Great Gatsby,” now available!

The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay GatsbyLeonardo DiCaprio as Jay GatsbyCourtesy of Warner Bros.

“The Great Gatsby” Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Standard Definition DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

  • The Greatness of Gatsby
  • “Within and Without” With Tobey Maguire
  • The Swinging Sounds of Gatsby
  • The Jazz Age
  • Razzle Dazzle: The Fashion of the '20s
  • Fitzgerald's Visual Poetry
  • Gatsby Revealed
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailers

Carey Mulligan as DaisyCarey Mulligan as DaisyCourtesy of Warner Bros.

The Bottom Line

The Great Gatsby is potentially one of the greatest novels of modern American fiction, and director Baz Luhrman strives to pull this timeless tale into the present with an undeniably modern soundtrack featuring rap and R&B heavyweights like Jay-Z and André 3000 while still visually showing off early 20th century decadence with beautiful scenery and costuming, although many critics were divided on this interpretation of the story (and the modern take on the music and dancing!) it was without question unmatched sonically and visually. The extras on the DVD/Blu-ray perfectly highlight  the movie's best points, especially by showing us the amazing fashions of the 1920s and giving viewers some history on the Jazz Age. If you're a history buff, a book nerd, a future fashion major, or just a plain old music snob, there's a place for The Great Gatsby in your collection.

The Great Gatsby is now available on blu-ray and DVD!

The Great Gatsby Blu-ray + DVD Rating: 4

 

 

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