Thursday, 24 May 2012

DVD Review and Giveaway: A Monster in Paris

Congratulations to @olivia280177.  You are the lucky winner.  Please DM or email me your name and address so I can pass this on to the PR agency.  Thanks, Mich x

Last Thursday I disappeared off to my parents for the whole day leaving the kids with dh, as a little sweetener I left them a new DVD to watch and review. A Monster in Paris is released on 4th June 2012 in the UK.

What's the storyline?
It is the slightly off the wall tale of a common flea who gets caught up when two potions are mixed together and split and he ends up monster sized.  Franc the flea has a heart of gold though and a talent for music, when he teams up with pretty Lucille (voiced by Vanessa Paradis) as part of her nightclub act he takes Paris by storm.That is until the nasty politician Victor decides to try and get rid of Franc once and for all.  You'll have to watch the film to see what actually happens.

Our opinions
When I saw the kids Friday morning I asked them about the film and they all said it was good, JJ even gave it an 'awesome' so I thought I better sit down and watch it too.  I have to be honest I would not go as far as awesome, whilst the film is totally watchable by the whole family it will be enjoyed far more by the kids in my opinion. It is an endearing tale and at times it really reminded me of King Kong with the gentle giant being misunderstood and chased and the songs are quite catchy too!

If you like the look of A Monster in Paris you can pre-order it from Amazon for just £9.00 for the DVD or £11.00 on Blu-ray as a family pack which consists a 3D Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray and DVD, what great value is that?

How do we rate it?
Kids overall enjoyment of the film   4/5
Adults overall enjoyment of the film   2/5
Animation   5/5
Value for money  4/5

Run Time: 1 hour 29 minutes  
Certificate: U
Release Date:  4 June 2012

Would you like to win 1 of 2 copies of A Monster in Paris?

To enter-
  • Mandatory - Leave a comment and let me know how to contact you if you are the lucky winner.
  • Optional - Tweet 'I'm in to #win 1 of 2 A Monster in Paris DVD's with @MichelleTwinMum  http://tinyurl.com/cpxa76q #giveaway' and leave me a comment to say you have done so.
Terms and Conditions

  • The winner will be chosen at random
  • Open to UK and Ireland residents only
  • Giveaway closes at 12 noon on Tuesday 5th June 2012
  • The winner will be contacted within 5 working days of the competition closing
  • The winner needs to contact me within a week of my announcing the winner or I will draw again
  • The prize is not transferable and there is no cash alternative
  • The DVD will be sent direct from the PR agency.

I'll leave you with a little sneaky peek at one of the songs from the film - La Seine



Disclaimer:  I was provided with this DVD free of charge for the purposes of this review.  I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.  Thanks you to Entertainment One.

143 comments:

  1. Thank you for the fantastic review and giveaway! I would love to win this dvd for my four children! You can contact me via Twitter @tracyknixon

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Thanks for your comment, I will respond real soon. Mich x