Thursday, November 28, 2013

Backup Frozen (2013) Thanksgiving Blu-ray for wathing freely

Description: This is a thorough hands-on review on the new realeased "Frozen (2013)" movie at Thanksgiving 2013. And give you some tips on how to backup Blu-ray/DVD to external hard drive, or watch on your portable devices.

Thanksgiving 2013 is coming, after getting your fill of turkey, stuffing, or whatever it is you feast on come Thanksgiving, why not settle in with one Thanksgiving-released film and enjoy it with your family and friends? Now let's see the popular "Frozen (2013)", a 2013 American computer animated epic musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures

Part I: Frozen, 2013. Movie Reviews

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.

Featuring the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Ciaran Hinds, Alan Tudyk, Chris Williams, and Jack Whitehall.


Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

It only seems apt that now Disney has made a considerable amount from their Princesses brand, the most recent animated “classic” Frozen depicts the story of not one, but two princesses. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen, Frozen harks back to a story that sits neatly alongside Tangled and Brave, as it tries to warm-up the classic, cold fairy tale with intriguing, but not ground-breaking, results.

Anna (Kristin Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) are sisters and the Princesses of Arendelle. Elsa is destined to become Queen one day, while Anna has had to live her life watching Elsa from afar. Anna has been protected from the dangers of Elsa’s ice and snow skills following a close-call with death when both girls were young. After a brief prologue, the coronation of the new Queen is soon upon us and Anna meets the man of her dreams. But dreams are shattered when Elsa’s ice-powers are unleashed and revealed to all, forcing her to run away to isolate herself from the world - leaving Arendelle as a glistening, frozen city. Anna decides to find Elsa, and bring her back to Arendelle. With the support of mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and the snowman Olaf (Josh Gad), we set-off into the white plains and trudge through the snow to see if Anna can convince her sister to return…

Disney has had their eyes on this story for many years. Dating back to 1943, Walt Disney himself considered animating sequences from The Snow Queen to support a biography on Hans Christian Andersen. Passed from animators and producers since the 1990s, it was only after the success ofTangled that Disney decided to dream up the idea in a different manner. This time, they focussed their attention on two sisters at the centre of the story – while the Snow Queen is not a villain but human and gentle, despite her dangerous powers.

These crucial changes to the story are what make Frozen innovative with a sibling story that will surely resonate with children. A context of snowscapes and detailed, twinkling snowflakes make the 3D animation worthwhile as snow falls in the cinema and sharp, ice shards jut out of the screen. The even film begins with a chanting chorus-number that harks back to The Lion King while the lead track, Let it Go, is catchy and likeable.

But inevitably, Disney has to include conventions that together become the “animation-formula”. Like the gargoyles in The Hunchback of Notre Dame or Mushu in Mulan, Olaf the snowman is brash and in-yer-face. His I’m-stupid-but-not-really humour becomes likable and his lack of knowledge of the sun is deeply tragic – though comedic. Alas, while one wacky character is effective, the snow-monster created to defend the Snow Queen is out of place (begging the question that, if the Snow Queen can create snow-monsters, she can surely create many more to stop the attack on her castle).

Though flawed, Frozen does seem to break the icy-mould with a finale that ignores convention (despite conventional male-female dynamics as Anna ultimately needs Kristoff - the big, brute of a man - to help her succeed). These final moments redeem any minor qualms and reveal that Disney is primarily interested in thoughtful storytelling. Disney are clearly adapting fairy tales with the intention of making something that lasts longer than the throwaway stories of Bolt and Brother Bear - and Frozen will have longevity. But, Frozen does slip and we are still a long way from the quality of Beauty and the Beast and the Princesses that defined the brand itself.

Flickering Myth Rating - Film: ★ ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★ ★ ★

Part II: How to Backup and Play "Frozen (2013)" on your smartphones or tables?

In case that you have downloaded the "
Frozen (2013) " Blu-ray movie, it is known that the Blu-ray Disc is fragile and any scratch may lead to the impossibility of playback. Most people suffer the pain of destroying your favorite movie by scratching the disc. Maybe your kids are a bit too rough with it, maybe your disc player decides to chew on it or maybe you are just unlucky. Such as: 

"I have many bluray discs and Sometimes my kids have damaged them. So I want to keep copy on the kids movies before I let them use them"

"I want to make a digital version of my large Blu-ray collection. In an effort to safe my original discs from being ruined, i'm too late for a few."

In this case, it is possible to buy Blu-ray or DVD movies as digital downloads to avoid discs completely, but you will be disappointed that movie downloads don’t match the picture quality of Blu-ray discs. So looking for third-party software to backup Blu-ray discs without sacrificing the picture quality seems to the best choice for you. And for those who rent lots of movie of discs, it is also a great way to copy the discs for future watching.

Now I'd love to share my experience with you guys. Last year, I was also looking for best Blu-ray backup workflow (painful) for quite a while until I met this Best Blu-ray Ripper. Surprisingly we found it's on 30% off at Pavtube 2013 Thanksgiving Giveaway.

According to its official website, this Blu-ray Ripper is designed as a professional Blu-ray/DVD converting program which works with 1:1 backup solution and convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV/MP4/MOV/M4V/MPG/FLV/AVI/WMV, etc. Well I haven't got the chance to try every profile, but it's really the best Blu-ray/DVD backup tool I've met ever; I mean it's ease of use, not fuss and simple to follow. This best Blu-ray Ripper can rolls off Blu-ray/DVD disc protection, supports loseless 1:1 Blu-ray backup and keeps all the disc titles and chapter structure perfectly.

They provide free trial (no time limitation) before purchase; and you can reach the Mac version here (Also 30% off now). Here is a guide for Mac users: How do I Back up and Burn a Blu-ray with Mac?

For instance, if you simply want to back up Frozen (2013) Blu-ray to external hard drive, here are two solutions:

1. Click the "computer" icon on the top to output 1:1 Blu-ray file exactly the same as original.

2. Select "Copy>Directly Copy" in format list to output an intact m2ts file of the main title.

For people who want to watch "Frozen (2013)" Blu-ray on your device, you can choose the well compatible with it, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion.

There are optimized format for Galaxy Tab 2, Xoom, Acer Iconia Tab, Asus Transformer, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, HTC One, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega 5.8/6.3 and more. Basically the"Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)" is a universal format for tablets and smartphones. Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from "Android", "iPad" or "Windows" catalogue.


1. Successful loading all Blu-rays. Unlike Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper and Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper which I tried but failed on loading Blu-rays, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper recognizes all kinds of Blu-ray and DVD sources: BDMV folder, physical DVD, Blu-ray ISO, VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO and IFO file, protected Blu-ray Disc and unprotected Blu-ray Disc. Moreover, and it successfully detects main movie by default.

2. “Full disc copy” feature. Full disc copy is pretty fast, I tried once and it only took 30 minutes.

Tip: I used another Pavtube program called ByteCopy to backup my Blu-rays without quality loss. Meanwhile, several audio tracks and subtitles are preserved so I can switch language when watching movies.

3. Various output profile presets.

4. Video Editor available.

5. Other small but essential functions. Pavtube application takes advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD APP technology, and the conversion speed can be increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.

New features:
1. Support latest BD and DVD

2. Support Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 and Windows 8.1 Blue PC perfectly

3. Support adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle

4. Support 3D SBS effect. (3D effect in saved MKV, MP4 and MOV files.)

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