Snatchers Blu-ray review

Feb 17, 2020- Permalink

High school can often be a tough time. Nobody knows this more than Sara. Sex can complicate things, but maybe more so when Sara’s boyfriend contracted an alien virus over the summer and their tryst results in her waking up not just pregnant, but nine months pregnant. With an alien.

Warner Bros Home Entertainment has released Snatchers, which stars Mary Nepi as the cool kid with a big problem. WBHE provided us with a review copy of the Blu-ray combo pack, which also comes with a DVD copy and a digital code. The opinions below are my own.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s take a look at the disc. The B-movie comedy-horror fun is presented in an AVC-encoded 1080p transfer that is in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. It’s a very nice transfer with sharpness and good detail in skin, textiles and environmental surfaces. The colour palette is natural, with good contrast and black levels with detail present even in low light scenes. Compression artifacts are not an issue.

On the audio side, your ears are presented with a choice of an English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio track or Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles are available in English SDH, French and Spanish. The mix makes good use of the surrounds to provide ambient effects and your subwoofer will provide additional heft when needed. The dialogue is clear and centred.

On the extra side, besides the DVD disc and digital code, the extras include video commentary, “The Birth of Snatchers” and a blooper reel.

Snatchers is the sort of fun, cheesy, B-movie horror comedy that teens would get together and watch in the Eighties. Genre fans will like the movie and the video and audio presentation is very good.