By Steve Kabelowsky Contributing Columnist Published Dec 14, 2014 at 8:12 PM

"I am Groot."

If you are one of the millions of people that have seen Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy" in the theater, then you are familiar with the only one sentence that a tree humanoid voiced by Vin Diesel can say.

Groot is but one member of the Guardians, a motley crew of "losers" that work together to prevent a source of unheard power falling into the wrong hands.

The Blu-ray was released Tuesday, and I had the opportunity to screen it last week. It was great to watch the film based on a rag tag team after seeing it a couple of times on the big screen – it is just that good that I didn’t see everything the first time around.

This title, taking the same comic book universe of "The Avengers" to the stars, was a gamble for Marvel and Disney, but was one that was worth the effort as proven by its huge international box office take.

Chris Pratt of "Parks and Recreation" plays Peter Quill, who was taken into space as a boy after the death of his mother. Quill, who wants to be known as Star Lord, is the relatable earthling surrounded by assassins, aliens and a gun-loving raccoon named Rocket.

The Blu-ray was filled with some wonderful surprises, including a making-of featurette that offered insight into the story, the alien worlds, the colorful characters and the work done on green screen stages. The gag reel was also a nice addition done in the Disney spirit, taking a light-hearted approach to the mistakes made in a scene. Animators even included a made-up mistake – taking a page from Pixar’s "Toy Story 2" – that has a hatch closing too early on the animated Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper.

The 1970s-fueled soundtrack gave a certain beat and pacing of the film that works very well for the characters, which seem more human than anything else. Their rugged nature is part of their charm, and it sets up a role well-played for the underdogs taking on a fleet of bad guys while having run-ins with the law.

The language – harsh and colorful – is too much for the youngest of viewers. However, they are placed in a way that makes sense and allows the audience to better understand the characters. I rarely say this, but the swearing here made for a better film. Plus, Pratt calling actor Lee Pace’s Ronan a "terd blossom" is priceless.

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