Good Burger Blu-ray SteelBook review

Jul 08, 2022- Permalink

It’s been twenty-five years since Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell graced the big screen in Good Burger. Since that time the movie – which started as a sketch about two fast food workers on the Nickelodeon series All That – has gained a bit of a cult following. Kenan and Kel play Dexter and Ed, whose hi-jinks over the summer include trying to save their jobs from the rival Mondo Burger. To celebrate the movie’s anniversary, Paramount Home Entertainment has released a Blu-ray SteelBook. Let’s take a look…

The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. It’s a very good video presentation with clarity and detail in the facial textures, textiles and environments. The colour palette is natural with some good popping primaries. Black levels are good too and though there might be the odd bit of noise here and there, compression artifacts and print issues are infrequent.

On the audio end of things, Good Burger comes with an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack as well as a French Dolby Digital 2.0 track. Subtitles are available for English, English SDH and French. It’s a great soundtrack with bright dynamic music. Your surrounds have some work to do with atmospheric effects and there’s some low-frequency activity so you’re subwoofer doesn’t feel ignored. Dialogue is clear, centred and well prioritized.

The anniversary SteelBoook case is a light blue and features Kenan and Kel in their uniforms behind the film’s title and a delivery vehicle. The back features another shot of the duo superimposed over a milkshake spill. The inside artwork features Kenan and Kel in their uniforms holding a food tray on the left and a big splat on the right with “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger can I take your order?” on top. Both images are over images of burger ingredients. The disc includes a digital code and a video of the original Good Burger sketch from All That. It’s a bit sad that no new material was shot to celebrate the film’s 25th.

Fans of Kenan and Kel who are nostalgic for Good Burger will find very good audio and video presentations in a collectible SteelBook case. Though some new extras would have been nice, nostalgia for your youth will probably override that. Keep in mind that if you already own the previous Blu-ray, the only difference here is the SteelBook packaging.