Goosebumps Blu-ray review

Jan 26, 2016- Permalink

I quite enjoyed Goosebumps in the cinema, so I was looking forward to its Blu-ray release from Sony Home Entertainment.

The 1080p transfer is in the film’s original aspect ratio of 2.39:1. Being a film with a lot of “things that go bump in the night” it has quite a few dark scenes. The black levels are good in those scenes but the daytime and lit interior scenes really pop with colour and detail on surfaces and materials. Except for some occasional banding, the video presentation is pleasing.

On the audio side, your ears get an English Dolby Atmos, soundtrack, Dolby TrueHD 7.1, a French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Subtitles are available for English, English SDH, French and Spanish. The musical soundtrack is clear and makes use of the low frequency output nicely. Viewers will find themselves immersed in the comic chaos with good use of the surround speakers. Dialogue is crystal-clear and focused in the centre track.

Onto the extras. You get a three minute blooper real, am alternate opening, seven deleted scenes, and a look t the Slappy character’s history in Stine’s books. There’s also a monster survival guide from two of the characters, a look at some on set incidents, a tutorial from makeup artists Steve Prouty and Fionagh Cush, some screen test videos and previews of other Sony films.

Fans of the Goosebumps books will love having this disc around and even newcomers to the books will enjoy having this family friendly comedy in their home entertainment library.