Big Hero 6 Blu-ray review

Feb 23, 2015- Permalink

I really enjoyed Big Hero 6 when I saw its theatrical release and you can take this Oscar-winning animated feature home with you. Let’s take a look:

The 1080p transfer with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio is about as close to flawless as can be. Though there’s occasional minor banding, it does nothing to take away from this transfer. Black levels are deep, the colours pop in the bright scenes and don’t wash out in the darker ones. Details are finely-tuned with fabric, hair and background elements having real texture and clarity to them. Simply said, Big Hero 6 looks great.

On the audio side, your ears are treated to an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track as well as French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. The atmospheric elements make great use of the surround sound tracks to place the viewer into the experience. The music supports the story but never overpowers it. On the subtitle end of things, we get English, English SDH, French, and Spanish captions. So not only does it look great, but sounds great too.

Now Baymax the robot may be a rotund hero, but his Blu-ray extras are a little lean. One jewel is the Oscar-winning animated short Feast, about a little dog with a big appetite. There’s a look at the origin of the film going back to the original Marvel comic, a roundtable discussion with the animators, deleted scenes and a theatrical trailer.

Big Hero 6 is a worthy addition to your home library.