Stuber Blu-ray review

Oct 18, 2019- Permalink

Every ride-sharing experience opens up the possibility of an odd driver or a crazy passenger. So when the Uber driver is played by Kumail Nanjiani and the passenger by Dave Bautista, this immediate mismatch is a recipe for comedy. in Stuber, Bautista plays a cop who’s just had corrective eye surgery. When he has a chance to get the criminal who killed his partner, he needs the help of his hapless driver to complete the mission. Will they make their destination and give each other a five-star rating? You can find out at home as Fox has released Stuber for your home library. Fox sent us a combo Blu-ray/digital code set to review. A 4K version is also available.

The 1080p AVC encoded transfer is released in the original’s 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The video presentation looks sharp with great skin, textile and environmental details. The palette is muted and natural. Black levels are good with only a few moments of bad shadow detail. There are no noticeable compression artifacts or digital noise. Overall, this video presentation can go to the front of the class.

Heading over to your ears, they have the choice of an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track, an English descriptive 5.1 track, and Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles are available in English SDH, French and Spanish. If you just bought a new surround system, this flick will give it quite a workout with surround usage placing you in the centre of the action scenes. The action is also aided by the healthy oomph provided by your subwoofer. Dialogue is clean, clear and well-centered.

As for extras, besides the digital copy code, you get audio commentary from director Michael Dowse and Kumail Nanjiani, bloopers, a promo for film in Georgia, and a trailer.

Pair the unlikely duo of Nanjiani and Bautista with excellent audio and video presentations and Stuber will be a good addition to the library of fans of high-action comedy.