Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. The Devil Wears Prada steps onto Blu-ray with a good, though not great, 1080p, 2. Still, the necessary switchover from Andrea-the-every-girl to Andrea-the-fashion-queen does, at a few points, get in the way of the film's better elements. The image features a slightly warm color palette, and there's no shortage of dazzling hues throughout, notably found on the many clothes and accessories seen throughout the movie. The Devil Wears Prada comes to work on Blu-ray with a handful of supplements, including a multi-participant commentary track with Director David Frankel, Producer Wendy Finerman, Costume Designer Patricia Field, Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, Editor Mark Livolsi, and Director of Photography Florian Balhaus. Although Andrea shows no fashion sense and is immediately scorned by everyone, Miranda nonetheless hires her as the second assistant.
Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , » The Devil Wears Prada Blu-ray Review. Synopsis In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. When Miranda demands that she obtain the next unpublished Harry Potter manuscript, you can sense that she is trying to force her to quit, but it makes the young woman dig in to please her boss. She sees this as only a stepping stone to another journalism position. They include a pop-up, text-based trivia track that relates interesting tidbits about the film, many of which revolve around its fashion and the fashion industry; a collection of 15 delete scenes with optional Director and Editor commentary 1080p, 21:35 ; a gag reel 1080p, 5:06 ; and 1080p trailers for , , , , , and. With her new style and confidence, Andrea begins proving her worth as Miranda's assistant, but at great cost to her personal life in both her now-floundering relationship with boyfriend Nate Adrian Grenier and the identity crisis ravaging her own soul.
The movie is well-constructed, breezy, and entertaining, but it's got a bit of emotional and thematic depth to it that's important and timely but not overbearing or much of a hindrance to the film's entertainment value. Reviewed by , May 9, 2010 A million girls would kill for this job. As luck would have it, Andrea manages to get an interview with the magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Miranda Priestly Streep , whose rude, self-centered behavior and demeaning attitude is legendary not only in the office but around the industry. As she is whisked away to Paris with Miranda and faces all the glamor that could be hers, including a flashy although artificial freelance journalist, she is forced to make a decision about where she wants to be in her life. Storyline: In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. An early release on the Blu-ray format, 20th Century Fox's high definition presentation of The Devil Wears Prada still holds up fairly well. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment.
The transfer also sports a slight layer of grain that's not intrusive and only slightly more noticeable in some scenes than in others, and the print is free of any troublesome splotches, scratches, or other unwanted artifacts. There's a relaxed, comfortable feel to the track; it makes for a decent listen, particularly considering the many participants and points-of-view that actually find a voice without being consistently drowned out by five others. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. The themes of remaining honest to one's own values, style, and way of life is wonderfully integrated into the picture.
Fine detail is adequate; the sterile Runway offices offer little in terms of potential visual pizzaz, but the transfer does well to reveal intricate details in clothing and several exterior cityscape shots in both New York and Paris where there's more opportunity for the transfer to showcase strongly-textured objects. There's only one problem: to the people at Runway, it's a major fashion faux pas, and no matter how charming, smart, goal-oriented, ready-and-willing, eager, or capable Andrea may be, well, that sweater just ain't gonna cut it, hon. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. Just when it seems like she's had enough -- she's told that she's too fat, too slow, too stupid, too unfashionable -- she turns to the magazine's Art Director, Nigel Tucci , to spruce up her look. However, with her new appearance and the demands placed on her, she starts to lose her friends, family and her live-in boy friend. A few elements once or twice necessarily slow the movie down, though much of the fault for that lies in the fact that Director David Frankel's first act is so strong that it's just hard to top.
It all still works well, but it worked better when the picture so obviously -- and so well -- contrasted the high-powered fashion industry with a cute little girl off the streets who's way out of her league. Andrea arrives at work the next day a new woman in new clothes. For more about The Devil Wears Prada and the The Devil Wears Prada Blu-ray release, see the published by Martin Liebman on May 9, 2010 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. The lossless soundtrack is superb, the 1080p picture quality is good but a notch below, and the supplements are about average in quality and quantity for a disc of its release era. While not a subpar transfer, The Devil Wears Prada hovers somewhere in the slightly-above-average territory; it's a good, stable image but one that doesn't quite hold up against the reference-quality transfers of today. Though boasting six participants, this one rarely becomes the jumbled mess of laughter and confusion that mark other, similar tracks.
Perhaps the film's most sonically-impressive scene comes from the aforementioned Paris fashion show; not only is the music deep, potent, and crystal-clear, but the clicking sounds of camera shutters and flashbulbs and attendee chatter wonderfully fills the soundstage. Andrea finds herself in a fast-paced and dynamic office environment, a world for which she's simply not prepared. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. Indeed, The Devil Wears Prada is a movie not necessarily about finding oneself, but about rediscovering oneself in a world where pretending to be someone else might prove beneficial in the short term but often leads to dire long-term consequences. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment.
Though she finally heads on over to the dark side and gets her groove on with some more fashionably-correct attire, she in that same moment sacrifices her integrity in the name of climbing the corporate ladder and fitting into a place she doesn't belong. With the help of one of the magazine's fashion editors, she gets a complete makeover and a new security. The track features minimal atmospherics, the light din of a restaurant or scattered footsteps in the Elias-Clarke building lobby serving as some of the better examples. All of the film's music proves stable and crisp with a pronounced but not overpowering surround presence in support. In contrast is the fresh-faced Anne Hathaway who could care less about the fashion industry but, slowly, begins to see more of herself in Miranda than she does in, well, herself. Indeed, that old blue sweater fits her the best, not only on the outside but as a security blanket of sorts for her soul.
She comes to work on one of her first days wearing a nice, comfortable, and seemingly professional-in-appearance blue sweater. Stanley Tucci delivers a memorable performance as the hoity-toity Nigel, and Emily Blunt excels as Miranda's other snotty assistant who's already sacrificed far too much in the name of her career. Black levels can be overpowering at times, never too bright or washed out, but occasionally creeping towards the area where they overwhelm finer details in the frame. The heavier, more intense musical cues stand out from the crowd with a punchy low end in tow; a montage sequence featuring Andrea attempting to book Miranda on a flight out of a hurricane-ravaged Miami or some of the deeper beats heard during a Paris fashion show in the film's third act represent some of the more effective elements. Director David Frankel does a fine job of capturing the hustle-and-bustle machine-gun pacing of the magazine industry and accentuating the conflicts between Andrea and her new co-workers. Andrea is forced to accept her new lot in life and must hope to find something from within to help define what she's become on the outside, or come to realize that, sometimes, stepping out of a comfort zone in the name of monetary or professional gain at the expense of the soul just isn't worth it.