Frozen II Blu-ray review

Feb 26, 2020- Permalink

When Frozen came out in 2013, it was a huge box office hit that spawned a merchandising avalanche and a million YouTube videos of toddlers singing “Let It Go.” It took six years for Disney to release a sequel and though some loved Frozen II as much as the first, others found it to be a bit lacking in comparison. Which side of the snowball fight are you on? You can decide at home as Disney has released it for your home library. I had a chance to review the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack.

The 1080p AVC-encoded digital transfer is in the theatrical release’s 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The video presentation is strikingly beautiful. It’s crystal clear and the characters and their environments have impeccable detail. The colour palette is bold and looks great whether it’s fall foliage or ice and snow. There’s no digital noise or compression artifacts, black levels are deep, and there’s detail even in darker scenes. This presentation can go to the head of the class.

On the audio side, your ears are treated to an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks and French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles are available in English SDH, French and Spanish. The soundscape makes good use of the surrounds and you’ll be so immersed in the action that you might want to bring a parka. Sometimes the low frequency parts could use a little more oomph (which is a valid scientific term) and as this is a musical, the score is bright and dynamic. Dialogue is clear, centred and well-prioritized.

Besides a DVD copy and a Movies Anywhere digital code, Frozen II also comes with over an hour of extras. You can play the movie in karaoke format, with lyrics onscreen to sing along with. There are outtakes from the voice recording sessions, deleted scenes and songs, a look at the score and production, music videos, and the song “Into the Unknown” in 29 languages.

If you love Frozen II, you’ll love this home entertainment release. Dazzling video and audio and a nice collection of extras make this an easy purchase.