Incredibles 2 Blu-ray review

Nov 07, 2018- Permalink

Fourteen years after The Incredibles introduced us to the Parr family, Incredibles 2 revisits our favourite superheroes to see what’s up. Apparently, superheroes are on the outs with society and the Parrs find themselves out of a job. When the family matriarch, Helen a.k.a. Elastigirl, gets offered a new gig fighting crime, Bob (Mr. Incredible) must deal with his jealousy and brood of superhero kids. You can take their adventures home now, as Disney released a Blu-ray, DVD, digital download multi-screen edition on November 6th, 2018.

The disc’s 1080p AVC-encoded transfer is released in the movie’s original 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Details in this transfer are great, whether they be fabrics, scene environments, or aspects of the characters. The colour palette is bold and vibrant, which befits the whole superhero theme and comic book inspiration. Black levels are nice and deep, especially in night scenes and any digital noise and banding is so brief as to not be worth mentioning. So why the heck did I mention it? All in all, you’ll be pleased with this presentation.

So, your eyes will be pleased, but what about your ears? The Blu-ray comes with multiple soundtracks, including an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track and Dolby Digital 2.0 descriptive audio track and French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. On the subtitle front, there are English, English SDH, French, and Spanish captions. Like many recent Disney titles, the output volume mix is a little lower, which means you’ll have to crank your system up a little more than recent non-Disney discs. Once you’ve done that, the surround speakers are put to good use, though low end frequencies that boost the explosions, punches and superhero antics could use a little more oomph in the mix. The dialogue is centred and clear.

On the extras side, there are extras on the main disc as well as a second bonus disc. The combo pack also comes with a DVD and a digital download code. The main disc includes the animated shorts BAO and Auntie Edna as well as a lesson in animation from director Brad Bird and his commentary track. The bonus disc includes a series of featurettes exploring the making of the film and the short BAO, as well as the production design. There are also deleted scenes, vintage toy commercials, promos and trailers and cast and crew interviews.

When you take a story the whole family can watch and toss in great video and audio presentations, adding Incredibles 2 to your home entertainment library is a no-brainer.