DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Pitch Perfect'

Pitch Perfect



Movie: 3 out of 4 stars

Disc: 3 and 1/2 out of 4 stars

In this week of season of downer dramas and irksome comedies, "Pitch Perfect" is a welcomed breath of fresh air. Not quite a musical, it is a hipper and racier version of "Glee" set in college instead of high school. Anna Kendrick ("Twilight," Up in the Air") stars as Beca, the new "edgy" girl on campus with dreams of becoming a D.J. in L.A. Unwittingly at first, Beca whips a rag-tag troupe of talented singers into shape as they attempt to win a national a cappella competition.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.85:1/1080p), audio: English (Dolby DTS-HD MA 5.1, DVS 2.0, Dolby 2.0), French (DTS Digital Surround 5.1) subtitles: English, French and Spanish.

Special features include:


A Look Inside making-of featurette

Deleted and extended scenes


Bonus DVD, digital copy and UltraViolet disc

BD-Live + pocket BLU apps

Music video: "Starships" with Mike Tompkins

Universal, $34.99