Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray review

Dec 10, 2014- Permalink

Guardians of the Galaxy was a hit when it played in theatres with its irreverent superhero fun. Those who bring it home will find it’s also a hit with your home entertainment system. Please note that Marvel sent us a 2D screener, so my remarks are not based on the 3D disc.

The discs features a 1080p transfer at an aspect ratio of 2.40:1 Despite the story’s sometimes dark and grungy settings, the picture quality handles the palette while. Good black levels, good skin tones and an excellent amount of detail on textures. There is some occasional crush, but nothing you’ll write home about.

On the audio side, the disc comes with an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track as well as Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks in Spanish and French. Subtitle are available for English SDH, French and Spanish. If you’ve got a 7.1 home theatre setup – or are hoping that Santa brings you one – this flick will give it quite the workout. You’ll find yourself thrown into the middle of an audio experience as spaceships fly by, engines hum and guns blaze. Your sub-woofer gets a well-deserved workout and despite everything going on, dialogue is always clear and well paced in the mix.

In terms of extras, you get several featurettes, commentary, a look at the special effects, blooper reel and a sneak peek at the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Add Guardians of the Galaxy to your collection. You won’t be sorry.