Trolls World Tour Dance Party Edition 4K Blu-ray review

Jul 09, 2020- Permalink

Trolls World Tour was supposed to be a big theatrical release with parents heading to the cinemas, little ones in tow, arms full of popcorn and sugary drinks. Its release date of April 20th, 2020 was of course affected by the cinema closures and quarantines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Released as a video-on-demand movie with a first-run price, it stunned with a big virtual box office take. DreamWorks/Universal has now released it for home entertainment and I got the chance to review the 4K Trolls World Tour Dance Party Edition.

The 2160p HEVC/H.265-encoded transfer is in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Simply put, it looks great. The colour palette is wide and the UHD presentation punches this candy-floss like world past the already great colours of the Blu-ray. The textures on the digital surfaces are razor sharp and full of detail, from grasses and hairs to clothing and materials. Even if you were to put the sound down and ignore the music, your eyes would be endlessly entertained in each scene.

On the audio side, your ears are given the choice of English Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtracks, a French Dolby Digital 5.1 track and a Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 track. The included Blu-ray also features an English descriptive video track. Subtitles are available in English SDH, French and Spanish. The audio presentation is important in a flick that features the vocal talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and James Corden. The movie is heavily laced with music and that music mostly dominates the front speakers with great dynamics and clarity. Your subwoofer gets the occasional workout, while the surrounds provide good atmospheric placement. The dialogue is clear and well-prioritized.

Besides the 4K disc, the Dance Party Edition also comes with a Blu-ray disc and a digital code. The movie can be watched in Dance Party Mode, which includes sing-a-long lyrics and prompts to get up and dance. There’s also a Trolls Dance Academy, which shows you how to do some of the moves seen in the movie. There’s audio commentary from co-director David Smith, director Walt Dohrn, and producer Gina Shay, deleted scenes, and the typical small featurettes that break down character construction and the musical elements.

Families will have fun with Trolls World Tour. It has an excellent video presentation, a solid audio presentation, and a good selection of extras to keep the kids, and their parents, entertained.