Ralph Breaks the Internet Blu-ray review

Feb 25, 2019- Permalink

When Ralph Breaks the Internet was in its theatrical release, I said that it had “sugary visual delights for the youngest audience member and food for thought and big laughs for their older siblings and parents.” Now that fun is available for your home entertainment library. I had a chance to preview the Blu-ray version of the film.

The 1080p AVC-encoded Blu-ray transfer comes in the film’s original 2.39:1 aspect ratio. As the original is digitally produced, the resulting transfer is clean with crisp details throughout. The colour palette, especially in the cyber worlds, pops with bold colours in the more fanciful areas of the Internet. Contrast and black levels are excellent. There are no obvious digital noise issues in the visual presentation.

On the audio side of things, your ears get an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack as well as French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles are available in English, English SDH, French and Spanish. As is the trend with most recent Disney home entertainment releases, the soundtrack is a bit low when played at a reference volume, but cranking it up a bit rectifies the situation. Your surround channels are given quite the workout whether it be a subtle bit of placing you in the environment or subjecting you to some crazy part of the cyber scene. When low frequencies do kick in, they do so with quite a thump. Music is dynamic and the dialogue is clear and centred.

As for bonus features, Ralph Breaks the Internet comes with both a DVD copy and a Movie Anywhere download code. There’s a look at Easter eggs hidden within the movie, a piece on how music is used for structural and narrative purposes, cat videos, a half-hour featurette on the making of various scenes, a collection of deleted scenes, and music videos from Imagine Dragons and Julia Michaels.

Great picture, great sound, good extras and a sweet, funny, and emotional story. Ralph Breaks the Internet is a welcome addition to your home entertainment library.