Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll when he learns that he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.
A very fresh and unique spinoff of the SHREK series, PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH is the long-awaited sequel to the 2012 animated hit and the wait was absolutely worth it. This outstanding animated adventure, about the continuing adventures of Puss (Antonio Banderas and that legendary voice) who only has one of his eight lives left after a recent brush with the afterlife. He sets out with his friends to find the mythical Last Wish to restore his life and runs into a lot of fracture fairytale characters along the way.
One of the very best animated movies of 2022, PUSS IN BOOTS goes above in beyond in its desire to entertain and it’s especially important that this movie is for all ages and a great connection to the SHREK series, but stands on its own with its great balance of humour. THE LAST WISH also took a life of its own in the box office with terrific word out of mouth, not just for families and SHREK fans but finding new fans of the series. What a wonderful ride.
About the 4k disc:
WOW. If you are the owner of a 4k machine and love animated movies, PUSS IN BOOTS is an instant purchase and now available to buy on home video. This is one of the most glorious home video presentations I have ever seen in its 2160p, 4k HDR/Dolby Vision glory. My jaw hit the floor almost a minute into watching this again with an incredible array of colours, deep powerful blacks and so much detail for the eyes that I can’t wait to watch it again. The movie uses some animated style that calls back to hand-drawn, water-colours as well as the most advance animation techniques available today.
I saw this twice theatrically and this 4k disc blows it out of the water, matching only a Dolby Cinema presentation in terms of visual quality. Movie theatres are awesome, and yet cinema chains should take a look at this just to see how impressive this transfer is and how movies like this should be shown. There was also a 3D release of THE LAST WISH but none of it compares to seeing it on a big home screen.
In short, this is a reference quality disc and is one of the finest looking movies I have seen on the format to date. Of course I also want to mention that the Dolby Atmos track is loud, fills the room and is especially impressive in its music performances.
The bonus features are very extensive and cover pretty much everything you want to know about the movie. The full list is here:
- ALL-NEW EXCLUSIVE SHORT “THE TRIDENT” – When you’re the legendary Puss in Boots, life and death go paw in paw. In this epic original short, Puss recalls one of his most daring deaths yet.
- DELETED SCENES
- POTTY BREAK
- LOVE AND DEATH
- WALL O’SNAKES
- A CAST OF CHARACTERS – You know their voices, now see the faces behind all the beloved PUSS IN BOOTS characters.
- PUSS IN BOOTS
- KITTY SOFTPAWS
- GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
- JACK HORNER
- IN THE BEGINNING – Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers of PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH to discover how they brought this great tale to life.
- JACK HORNER’S LINE-O-RAMA – Jack Horner says it all in this comedic line-o-rama.
- “FEARLESS HERO” LYRIC VIDEO – Sing along from home!
- HOW TO DRAW THE PURRFECT PAWTRAIT – Join Director Joel Crawford and Co-Director Januel Mercado as they teach us how to draw our favorite characters.
- PUSS IN BOOTS
- KITTY SOFTPAWS
- HOW TO MAKE A PAPER PERRITO – Every hero needs a sidekick and this ‘how to’ will help you create your very own.
- KITTY CAM – Sit back, relax and enjoy a festive cluster of kittens as they frolic and play. This cat-stravaganza is sure to entertain for hours.
- FEATURE COMMENTARY – with Director Joel Crawford, Co-Director Januel Mercado, Producer Mark Swift, Editor James Ryan and Head of Story Heidi Jo Gilbert
Universal is continuing its move with not including digital copy codes on their releases, which is a shame as I would love to see how the Google Play 4k transfer compares. This is my only complaint against what is otherwise an outstanding release that belongs on every 4k disc shelf.
PUSS IN BOOTS THE LAST WISH is now available on 4k Blu Ray and also available on Blu Ray and Digital formats. Big thanks to Universal PR in Canada for sending along a copy for review.