The article mainly introduce the hottest “”The Family (2013)” coming in Thanksgiving, and you will learn how to backup this Blu-ray movie and take it on your smartphone or tablets for playback anywhen and anywhere.
Hour after hour, day after day, I’ve already heard the hurry footsteps of Thanksgiving and felt the smell of Thanksgiving in the air. Looking for a fun way to spend Thanksgiving Day, let’s see the latest released and popular movie “The Family (2013)”.
Part I : “The Family (2013)” movie Review
The Family, also known as Malavita, is a 2013 English-language French action crime comedy film based on a novel by Tonino Benacquista and directed by Luc Besson, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, and Dianna Agron. The film follows a Mafia family under the witness protection program that want to change their lives. The film is based on Benacquista’s novel Malavita (Badfellas for 2010 English translation).
“The Family” is a pretty uneven film, lurching from comedy to violence to sentiment, but it’s best when it sticks in the realm of flat-out farce. The pleasure comes in watching the actors (Michelle Pfeiffer, in particular) submitting wholeheartedly to ridiculous situations. The film has a mix of influences and genres, obviously, and Besson plays with these and references them openly, but the farcical elements rest uneasily beside the violence, leaving the unmistakeable feeling that this is a film slightly at war with itself.
Directed by Luc Besson. Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jimmy Palumbo.
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Once one of the most influential directors to break into Hollywood from Europe, filmmaker Luc Besson is now more recognisable as a producer of low to mid budget B movie action trash like Taken andThe Transporter, but he has made some fantastic films as a director. The Family is not one of them; in fact, it’s the worst film of his I’ve seen by quite some margin.
Tired, lifeless, predictable, and utterly without purpose, Besson’s film is a cluster of clichés with maybe 45 minutes worth of story stretched over 100 minutes. Telling the story of the Blakes, a family of gangsters comprising of father, mother, and teenage son and daughter, the film asks us to believe that each one is a wise guy/girl who always gets their way. What follows is a series of scenes showing each of the unlikable characters doing things we’ve seen before in the films of Martin Scorsese (here as executive producer, for shame) except in a French village. The school lunch time is treated like the prison yard by the son, the hot blonde daughter is a psycho, the mother likes to blow up supermarkets when they upset her… you get the idea.
Worst of all is Robert De Niro as the father, who is so unfunny it’s like watching him doing an impression of someone doing an impression of himself from Goodfellas or Casino. Last year De Niro gave his fans a glimmer of hope when he turned in an excellent performance in Silver Linings Playbook but in The Family he’s near his Meet the Fockers low.
Quite why Luc Besson wrote and directed this film is a mystery. The plot is something which might have been relevant when Analyse This (which is far superior of course) or Mickey Blue Eyes came out, but today it just falls flat from the very start and never picks up. It has none of the interesting visuals we saw in The Fifth Element or The Messenger, or The Big Blue, nor does it have any of the character depth he gave to Leon, Angel-A, or Nikita. His direction here is like that of a director-for-hire, not the visual master we have seen before. It’s a career low and one can only hope he makes a return to form soon.
The Family is one to avoid, sweep under the carpet, and forget it ever happened.
Flickering Myth Rating: Film ★ / Movie ★
Part II: How to backup and play “The Family (2013)” Blu-ray film?
So a lot of collectors may consider the digital copy of blu-ray as the optimal way for safe storage. That is exactly a good idea. Let’s see some benefits of digital copy:
Safe: The physical disk is easier to being scratched or ruined especially when you have little lovely child at home. Every time when you play it in your player, a little damage will happen to the disk. However, the digital copy will last longer and can be played again and again without being ruined.
More accessible: The blu-ray disks will need more physical space for storage and maybe you should have a store room for it. When you want to watch one of them, you need to rummage through all the blu-ray collection for the desired one. In this case, you can make a digital copy of them and arrange them by certain rule such as by listed by years, so you can enjoy the blu-ray movies even in your bedroom and easily find out what you want.
More portable: The digital copy occupies little physical space and you can put then on your hard drive or take them with you in your smartphones or tablet anywhere. So you can watch them whenever you want to.
Now take action to get the digital copy of blu-ray. What you need is a powerful tool for ripping Blu-ray movies.Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper is a professional program in making digital copy of Blu-ray. It can rip the latest 3D/2D Blu-ray and DVD and convert to various video formats for some popular smartphones and tablets as well as editing software. Simple interface and CUDA acceleration will bring you an easy but effective conversion. The following guide will show you detailed steps.
You can have the trial version to try all the functions firstly, and then download the retail version to install it. (Mac users go to get Blu-ray Ripper for Mac). What’s more, you can get 30% off for Blu-ray Ripper both for Windows and Mac. Go to “Thanksgiving Promotion” to get the discount and find more surprise.
For instance, if you simply want to back up The Family (2013) Blu-ray to external hard drive, here are two solutions:
1. Click the “computer” icon on the top to output 1:1 Blu-ray file exactly the same as original.
2. Select “Copy>Directly Copy” in format list to output an intact m2ts file of the main title.
For people who want to watch “The Family (2013)” Blu-ray on your device, you can choose the well compatible with it, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion.
There are optimized format for Galaxy Tab 2, Xoom, Acer Iconia Tab, Asus Transformer, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, HTC One, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega 5.8/6.3 and more. Basically the“Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is a universal format for tablets and smartphones. Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from “Android”, “iPad” or “Windows” catalogue.
1. Successful loading all Blu-rays. Unlike Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper and Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper which I tried but failed on loading Blu-rays, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper recognizes all kinds of Blu-ray and DVD sources: BDMV folder, physical DVD, Blu-ray ISO, VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO and IFO file, protected Blu-ray Disc and unprotected Blu-ray Disc. Moreover, and it successfully detects main movie by default.
2. “Full disc copy” feature. Full disc copy is pretty fast, I tried once and it only took 30 minutes.
Tip: I used another Pavtube program called ByteCopy to backup my Blu-rays without quality loss. Meanwhile, several audio tracks and subtitles are preserved so I can switch language when watching movies.
3. Various output profile presets.
4. Video Editor available.
5. Other small but essential functions. Pavtube application takes advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD APP technology, and the conversion speed can be increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.
1. Support latest BD and DVD
2. Support Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 and Windows 8.1 Blue PC perfectly
3. Support adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle
4. Support 3D SBS effect. (3D effect in saved MKV, MP4 and MOV files.)
With it you can take your favorite blu-ray anywhere and enjoy them whenever you want to. Just try it now!
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