The Brothers Grimsby Blu-ray review

Jul 02, 2016- Permalink

Sony Pictures has just released the Blu-ray of the raunchy comedy The Brothers Grimsby, so let’s wade into the “elephant love juice” and take a look at the disc.

Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong as the titular brothers, the film follows the reunion of this particular odd couple. Sebastian (Strong) is a top agent on assignment to protect Rhonda George (Penelope Cruz) at a world health summit. When Nobby (Cohen) goes to the summit to reunite with his estranged brother, an assassination attempt is made and the two brothers end up on the run, chased by multiple forces. That’s the clean version of the story line, and if you know the work of the man behind Borat, then you know this isn’t probably a film for the whole family to enjoy together. But if you love Sacha Baron Cohen, then you know you’re in for his special brand of boundary pushing comedy.

The film, which was shot digitally, features a 1080p transfer in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The image is terribly clear and detailed. Textures like surfaces and fabrics are top-notch and colours are very well balanced and natural. Black levels are deep.

The disc impresses on the sound side too. The presentation comes with both French and English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtracks and subtitles for English, English SDH, French and Spanish. The viewer will find themselves immersed in the comic antics as the film makes full use of its 5.1 soundscape with bullets and cars and catastrophe whipping by and the low end getting a good workout as well. Dialogue is clear and centered.

The disc comes with the standard extras like deleted and extended scenes, bloopers and a making of featurette.

If you know what you’re getting into with Sacha Baron Cohen, then you’ll find yourself adding this one to your home video library.