November 2, 2007
Ah! A little bit of Paris and a little bit of
vroom-vroom made for an exciting party on Sunset Blvd.
Disney is releasing "Ratatouille" and "Cars" on DVD and
Blu-ray disc on November 6th, so they brought out French
cheese and American burgers to celebrate. The party was
held at Social Hollywood, a restored 1920s athletic club
in the heart of Hollywood.
Walt Disney Home Video President, Robert Chapek, is
excited about his company's backing of the high
definition Blu-ray format. And so is director John
Lasseter, who is a self-professed movie geek. He
mentioned during an interview with Maxim's Peter
Hammond, that Blu-ray offers the best home video
experience around. And by looking at the giant Panasonic
displays, Lasseter was on the mark. The Blu-ray images
are gorgeous and really can provide viewers with
unprecedented image quality.
On hand at the party were writer/director Brad Bird,
producer Brad Lewis, actors Patton Oswalt, Brian
Dennehy, Cheech Marin and John Ratzenberger, composer
Giacchino, famous chef Michel Richard, and Chef Remy,
who was made entirely out of cheese.
Guests ate appetizers in the "Cars" room, then were
escorted by a chef and a lovely French maid into the
"Ratatouille" ballroom. They were served French cuisine
and were encouraged to try ratatouille. It wasn't to my
particular taste, but it still tasted good.
Both "Cars" and "Ratatouille" hit stores on November 6.