The Boss Baby: Family Business 4k Blu-ray review
Sep 23, 2021- Permalink
The Boss Baby: Family Business has just been released in 4K by Universal Home Entertainment and I had a chance to look at a review copy. In this follow up to 2017’s The Boss Baby, Ted Templeton (voiced by Alec Baldwin) and his brother Tim (voiced by James Marsden) are adults when they discover that Tim’s baby daughter Tina (voiced by Amy Sedaris) is working as an undercover BabyCorp agent. Tina’s working on a secret mission to stop an evil plan to turn babies into brats and Ted and Tim need to be turned back into kids to help her.
The 2160p HEVC / H.265 encoded upscaled 4K presentation with Dolby Vision and HDR10 is presented in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The image is clear and sharp, with great detail in the computer animated characters and environments. The colour palette really pops and the HDR colour grading boosts the detail in darker scenes and spectral highlights. It’s a great looking video presentation.
On the audio side, the disc offers an English Dolby Atmos soundtrack or a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 track for those without Atmos. There’s also a Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 track and French Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Subtitles are available for English SDH, French and Spanish. The Atmos track is truly immersive with the height and surround channels put to good use with panning action and ambient sounds, while the subwoofer adds some extra weight to the proceedings. The score is bright and dynamic, while dialogue is crystal clear, centred, and well-prioritized in the mix.
The Boss Baby: Family Business Combo Pack comes with a 4K, Blu-ray and Digital copy of the movie and some family-friendly extras. There’s an animated short “Precious Templeton: A Pony Tale”, a deleted scene with an intro by director Tom McGrath, the cast and crew talking about what they would do as spy babies, their characters, and how they dealt with COVID during the production. There is also a look at the key voice actors, some science projects to do with your family, a lesson in drawing the characters, a lyric video for “Together We Stand”, and an audio commentary by director Tom McGrath, producer Jeff Hermann and production designer Raymond Zibach.
If your family liked the first Boss Baby movie, then the excellent video and audio presentations and cute extras of The Boss Baby: Family Business should be welcome in your home entertainment library.