Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray review

Sep 13, 2016- Permalink

Captain America: Civil War mixes in some socio-political weight with the superhero action, creating on of the best Marvel films yet. Disney know lets you take the adventure home with its Blu-ray release.

The AVC-encoded 1080p release with a 2.391 aspect ratio is essentially flawless with just a hint of aliasing in some shots that’s hardly worth mentioning. Detail and textures don’t disappoint, whether we’re talking about the detailing on Captain, America’s uniform, the dings and scrapes on Iron Man’s suit or the structures that they battle in. Skin tones and natural textures are also well-served in this transfer. Black levels are deep and image clarity never suffers. An excellent video presentation.

Moving from the eyes to the ears, the disc comes with an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack as well as French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles are available for English SDH, French and Spanish. Considering this is a civil war, the audio end of things is more of a skirmish, sometimes lacking the low end oomph that would really add some punch to the action scenes, Minus that issue, the surround tracks do get a workout and put us in the centre of the action.

The extras on the disc give us some background into the characters and the positions they have taken, as well as looks at the comic book origins of the story, a gag reel, deleted scenes and a sneak peek at Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange flick.

Again, Disney and Marvel have given us an excellent presentation, making Captain America: Civil War a must add for your home entertainment library.