Captain Marvel Blu-ray review

Jun 10, 2019- Permalink

When I reviewed Captain Marvel, I said that it was a “great origin story, with growth and heart, coupled with great chemistry between the leads…” and now you have a chance to take it home with you. I reviewed the Blu-ray/Digital Code combo.

The AVC-encoded 1080p transfer is in the theatrical release’s 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Clarity and detail are present throughout, whether it be in costumes, environmental or structural components. The colour palette is neutral but when a colour is required to stick out it pops nicely. Skin tones are accurate and the black levels are deep. Taken from digital source material, the transfer is excellent and there is negligible digital noise or artifacts.

On the audio side, your ears have the choice of an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack and French, Spanish and Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles are available in English SDH, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Like many recent Disney soundtracks, the audio level is a bit lower than reference levels, but adjusting the volume up a scootch provides a satisfying audio experience. The surround channels immerse the viewer in Vers’ world. Low end frequencies are used throughout for emphasis, though sometimes feel a bit muted. The music, full of some great 90’s tracks, is dynamic and clear and the dialogue is centred and clear as well.

The disc comes with a Movies Anywhere download code. Extras include a commentary track from writers/directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, a look at the physical and fight training Brie Larson went through, origin info for Nick Fury, a spot on everyone’s fave feline, Goose, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

With great video, excellent audio, and a bunch of good extras, Captain Marvel is a great addition to you home theatre library.