General Evans Above Archive for Aug 03, 2021
Luca digital code review
Aug 03, 2021 – permalink
I thoroughly enjoyed Disney/Pixar’s Luca when I reviewed it in June. Disney, who are now releasing the movie on both 4K and Blu-ray, recently sent me a digital code. Keeping in mind that online codes and streaming services like Disney+ and Google Play don’t have the bitrate quality of physical media, I can give you some of my impressions of the streaming version coupled with info on the physical version.
The 1080p transfer for the streaming is in the original’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio. It’s just an amazing video presentation and I’d really like to see its 4K version as I think the HDR would be amazing with the colour palette. Speaking of colour, Luca is a vibrant splash of summer hues, from the blues of the water and sky, colourful homes and scenes, to warmer tones through the village of Portorosso. The image is clear and crisp and details are abundant in every scene.
On the audio side, my digital code came with an English DTS-HD HR 5.1 track, an English Dolby Digital 2.0 Descriptive Audio track, as well as a French Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Subtitles were available in English and French. If you spring for the Blu-ray, you’ll get three English tracks (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, DTS-HD HR 5.1, and Dolby Digital 2.0) as well as French, Spanish, and Italian Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles are available for English SDH, French, Italian, and Spanish. The fun and action of Luca are playfully mixed throughout the soundstage, with Dan Romer’s score being a bright and dynamic presence. Dialogue is clear and centred.
The digital code for Luca (which I used on Google Play movies, is a fun addition to your family’s home entertainment library. As a physical media advocate, I’d recommend you get the Blu-ray, or if you have a 4K TV and player, the 4K UHD version.