Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Blu-ray review

Sep 27, 2016- Permalink

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, starring Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza, places this talented cast in a raunchy comedy about two ne’er-do-well brothers who get more than they bargain for when they place an ad to find two “nice” girls to take to their sister’s wedding. The flick is now available in a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The AVC-encoded 1080p transfer is presented with a 2.391 aspect ratio. The film’s Hawaiian scenes are a nice test for the video quality and the sun-drenched waters, lush foliage and sunny skies pop with accurate colours. Details in fabric and foliage are very good, as are the contrast and black levels. Some noise can be seen in a few darker scenes, but it’s nothing that’s going to make you take the umbrella out of your tropical cocktail and throw it at the screen.

On the audio side, we get an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack as well as Spanish, French and Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks and a Russian DTS 5.1 track. As for subtitles, there’s English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, and Ukrainian titles available. On a side note, I always wonder how the studios choose which languages to subtitle for. Looking at the list here, I have to ask if this film did well in the Scandinavian and Baltic states. As far as the soundscape goes, the surround tracks do their job of putting you in the middle of the party scenes. Dialogue is also clean and properly levelled.

A comedy usually has a lot of stuff that didn’t make it in the movie, so the extras provide us with deleted scenes and gags, commentary by director Jake Szymanski, as well as some Funny or Die shorts and theatrical trailers.

If you’re looking for a raunchy, mindless comedy with a great technical presentation then you might want to add Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates to your collection.