The Hundred Foot Journey Blu-ray review

Dec 05, 2014- Permalink

Helen Mirren is a treasure, so I was looking forward to checking out the Blu-ray for The Hundred Foot Journey. Directed by Lasse Hallström, and co-starring Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon, the film tells the story of a feud between two restaurants. One is operated by an Indian family starting over in Europe, while the other is run by a celebrated French chef (Mirren).

The disc is a 1080p transfer with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Besides satisfying the foodies in the audience, the scenery is also lush and beautiful and the disc supports this with excellent vivid colours and sharp details down to individual hairs. The colours are excellent as are the black levels.

On the audio side we get an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track as well as French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles come in English SDH, French, and Spanish. The audio mix is as elegant in the film, immersing you in the proceedings. You might think a surround experience is only for action flicks, but a great sound designer can use it to pull you into the story.

On the extras side, we get an interview with producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, a couple of behind the scenes pieces and, wait for it, a recipe for coconut chicken.

Not sure if you’re supposed to add this disc to your film library or your spice rack, Either way, you won’t be disappointed.