Inside Out’s emotions come out on Blu-ray

Nov 05, 2015- Permalink

In Inside Out, Midwestern girl Riley has her life uprooted when her father takes a new job in San Francisco. Turmoil ensues when the control centre of her emotions get out of whack and Joy (Amy Poehler) has to try and get everything in balance again.

Our emotional life is complex, yet the master storytellers at Disney’s Pixar have once again been able to make its exploration accessible, heartwarming and entertaining.

Inside Out was a 3D release, but no matter how many times I click my heels, my TV remains strictly 2D, so my review will be of that version of the new Blu-ray disc. The 1080p transfer is in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. If the video transfer was an emotion, it’d be joy. The might be some odd banding, but otherwise the image is pristine. The colours representing the various emotions pop with vibrancy, but that doesn’t mean they overwhelm the movie’s more restrained visual treats as low light scenes have detail and shadows have depth. Textures on objects and clothing are sharp and even the littlest detail like hair is stunning.

On the video end, the disc comes with English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, DTS-HD HR 5.1, and Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks as well as French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. We also get English, English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles. The soundtrack is immersive, whether we’re in the outside world or the world of Riley’s emotions. Surround tracks and low frequency moments are used perfectly throughout, and dialogue is never lost in the mix.

The package is also bursting with extras. We get the shorts Lava and Riley’s First Date?, the female cast and crew featurette Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out, a look at the character design and audio commentary from director Pete Docter and co-director Ronnie Del Carmen. We get a few more behind-the-scenes looks, a look at the sound effects, an exploration of film editing, deleted scenes and several trailers.

Simply put, Inside Out is a perfect addition to your Blu-ray library.