The Devil Wears Prada steps onto Blu-ray with a good, though not great, 1080p, 2. 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. 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. Recent college graduate Andrea Sachs Anne Hathaway, is hoping to land a job as a New York journalist. She is a terror to everyone around her, as quickly depicted in the opening scenes of the movie. .
All of the film's music proves stable and crisp with a pronounced but not overpowering surround presence in support. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. 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. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. 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. Darker elements in the film -- for instance a scene in a dimly-lit restaurant after Andrea lands her job -- appear lifeless, fairly flat, and textureless. 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.
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. Though Andrea's interview goes poorly -- she learns firsthand of Miranda's cold-hearted nature and it's revealed that she's not familiar with either the fashion industry or Runway -- she lands a job as one of Miranda's assistants, if only because she's so drastically different than the previous failures who have before her held the position. The themes of remaining honest to one's own values, style, and way of life is wonderfully integrated into the picture. The Devil Wears Prada delivers a high-energy soundtrack that's strongly realized throughout the film. 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. 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.
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. Although Andrea shows no fashion sense and is immediately scorned by everyone, Miranda nonetheless hires her as the second assistant. 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. 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. It's not really an earth-shattering message, but The Devil Wears Prada does a fantastic job of inserting it into the film without sacrificing much of the charm, wit, drama, and characterization that surrounds it, particularly in the film's exceptionally-realized first act. 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. Much of it seems excessively over-the-top -- only someone who's worked in that field could really know for sure -- but it makes for an interesting dynamic to enjoy while it sets up the movie's underlying themes.
The themes of The Devil Wears Prada are best summed up in an examination of Andrea's wardrobe choices. Her career is on the rise, but her personal life tumbles into the dumps. Unfortunately, there are no behind-the-scenes featurettes or larger documentaries to be found; the remainder of the supplements are rather basic in nature. She sees this as only a stepping stone to another journalism position. She comes to work on one of her first days wearing a nice, comfortable, and seemingly professional-in-appearance blue sweater. 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. About all that this one is lacking is a more fully-realized ambience, but that aside, everything about the track impresses a great deal.
Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. 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. 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. Last but not least, The Devil Wears Prada features several outstanding performances, headlined by an Oscar-nomianted effort from the legendary Meryl Streep. Streep is wonderfully cast and positively dazzles as a cold-hearted you-know-what who can spot future fashion trends in the blink of an eye but cannot see her own personal faults as they linger directly in front of her face. However, with her new appearance and the demands placed on her, she starts to lose her friends, family and her live-in boy friend.
Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. It's heavy on discussions revolving around costumes and make-up, shooting locales, the quality of the cast and what the actors brought to their roles, the editing process, how the world of fashion entwined with the themes of the picture, and much more. Though boasting six participants, this one rarely becomes the jumbled mess of laughter and confusion that mark other, similar tracks. Her first assistant strives to please her and tries to emulate her, but one can sense that Miranda is not quite as hard as she tries to put on. Andrea arrives at work the next day a new woman in new clothes. 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. Unfortunately, she can't find work in her chosen field; she's been forced to look elsewhere for employment and finally earns an interview opportunity with Elias-Clarke Publications, home of Runway, a leading fashion industry magazine.
Indeed, that old blue sweater fits her the best, not only on the outside but as a security blanket of sorts for her soul. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. 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. 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. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. Strong dialogue reproduction is also present throughout.
In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. 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. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , » The Devil Wears Prada Blu-ray Review. Reviewed by , May 9, 2010 A million girls would kill for this job. With the help of one of the magazine's fashion editors, she gets a complete makeover and a new security. Into this mix comes Andrea, a young woman who knows nothing of the fashion industry, has never read the magazine, and doesn't know who Miranda Priestley is. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices.