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Blu-ray Review: Home (2009)

Home is a visually-stunning documentary that takes us on an aerial view of over 50 different countries, displaying some of the most breathtaking imagery our planet has to offer. But that’s where the fun ends. Throughout the entire film, narrator Glenn Close explains how our planet’s borderless ecosystem is an endangered species, and that the resources we’ve been continuously farming (especially within the last hundred years or so) are on the verge of being depleted.

Home offers a very blunt and brutal message: we need to get our act together learn how to play nice with Mother Nature within the next ten years. Otherwise, we will be doomed to dwell in our own private dystopia. You know, like those early 80s post-apocalyptic Mad Max rip-offs that the Italians made.

It’s a pretty harsh film, really. And rather depressing. Seriously. There should be a message on this film reading: “Do not watch Home if you suffer from depression or have suicidal tendencies.”

Our planet is beautiful. It has so much to offer. It’s also our only planet, and we’re killing it.

Thank you, Glenn. We get the message. Now all we have to do is put our petty, greedy squabbling aside and work together to save the world.

Yeah, that’ll happen.

On Blu-ray, Home is absolutely beautiful. Visually, that is. The 1.78:1 1080p widescreen AVC presentation is gorgeous. The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Lossless audio track is also very marvelous – except that the narration may sadden the living shit out of you (although it is an important message, people). A French Dolby Digital 5.1 track is also on-hand, as are English subtitles. No special features are included with this release.

Visually, it’s a masterpiece. Aurally, it hands us a very stern warning. Let’s just hope that the corrupt politicians and power-hungry individuals who are destroying the planet will get the message. If not, I vote we kill ‘em.

About Luigi Bastardo

Luigi Bastardo is the alter-ego of a feller who loves an eclectic variety of classic (and sometimes not-so-classic) film and television. He currently lives in Northern California with four cats named Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Margaret. Seriously.

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