The Jungle Book Blu-ray review

Aug 30, 2016- Permalink

Director Jon Favreau brought us the live action version of the beloved animated classic The Jungle Book and now Disney let’s us bring the jungle into our homes with the release of the Blu-ray.

The 1080p AVC-encoded video transfer is presented in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The movie was shot digitally and that source media captures the jungle in all of it beauty and detail from the textures of the earth and rocks to the richness of the foliage. The live action scenes blend perfectly with the computer generated animal characters, whose digitally created fur moves realisitcally. Nighttime scenes benefit from the discs excellent black levels.

The sounds of the jungle are presented to us in an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, with French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks also available. Subtitles are available in English SDH, French and Spanish. The film story takes place in a jungle and the soundscape doesn’t let us forget it. The surround tracks immerse us in the story, from birds to insects to water. The musical score soars and has amazing clarity as does the movie’s dialogue. Your system’s low end will be given a workout during action scenes.

In the extras, we get commentary from direcotr Jon Favreau as well as featurettes that take us behind the scenes.

You’ll not go wrong adding The Jungle Book to your collection.