The Angry Birds Movie Blu-ray review

Aug 16, 2016- Permalink

When I reviewed the theatrical release of The Angry Birds Movie, I called it a fun diversion that was tailor-made for fans of the game and suggested that the action might even create some new players. Sony has now released the film on Blu-ray.

The 1080p transfer comes in a 1.851 aspect ratio and the colours just pop off of the screen. The island setting gives us a chance to bather ourselves in ravishing reds, gorgeous greens and beautiful blues. Each species of bird gets to dazzle us with their own palette of feathery brilliance. Speaking of feathers, the detail in the video is great and each bird’s individual plumage is displayed with perfect texture, with the attention to detail continuing to the surrounding scenes. Black levels are very good and there are no nagging issues with compression to speak of.

On the audio side, we get an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, soundtrack, a Portuguese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack and Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Korean, Spanish Thai and Vietnamese Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks, a testament to the game’s global reach. Subtitles are available in English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Indonesian, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified), Mandarin (Traditional), Thai, and Vietnamese.

The soundtrack is full of a lot of recognizable music and the clarity and low-end power packs a punch. The surround tracks immerse the viewer in the manic action while never overpowering the dialogue, which maintains its clarity.

The disc also comes with a plethora of extras. From deleted to scenes to discussions with the Hatchlings, we also get some craft instructions, behind-the-scenes featurettes and, of course, promos for upcoming Angry Bird games and Sony movies.

Again, The Angry Birds Movie is a fun diversion for fans of the game and little ones will be enthralled by the colour and action, so I’ll give it a recommendation for your home library.