Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall Blu-ray Review

Forgetting Sarah Marshall Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys Johnson

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is given a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video transfer. The transfer is quite good, with good colors and quite good detail. There was a noticeable bit of macro blocking at the 9:47 mark, but it's very brief. The transfer gets significantly better once in Hawaii, with the bright blue oceans, and amazingly green trees. Black levels are very good. Fans of the film will be pleased with the transfer, it really does look good, just not amazing from start to finish. 8/10.

The DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sounds quite good for a comedy. The music makes good use of the surround speakers, as does the ocean. Dialogue is always nice and clear. Of course it isn't demo material, but just what I expeced from the film. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with the track, as it does a good job with what it has. 7/10.

Deleted and Extended Scenes (HD)
Puppet Break-Up (HD)
Line-O-Rama (HD)
Sex-O-Rama (HD)
Drunk-O-Rama (HD)
Gag Reel (HD)
'A Taste For Love' Featurette (HD)
'Dracula's Lament' Table Read (HD)
Russell Brand: Aldous Snow (HD)
The Letter 'U' with Aldous Snow (HD)
'We've Got To Do Something' Music Video (HD)
Crime Scene: Alternate Scenes/Hunter Rush Line-O-Rama (HD)
Sarah's New Show (HD)
Raw Footage: Video Chat (HD)
Video Diaries (HD)
Red Band Trailer (HD)
Rated Feature Commentary
Extended Feature Commentary
Digital Copy

Yes! All of the extras are in high-definition! This was a nice surprise and very welcomed. I found all the extras extremely funny. The disc is packed full, with behind the scenes and more. There are also 2 hours of deleted and extended scenes. The commentaries seem to be identical, maybe a bit more added in the extended bits, otherwise identical. The Digital Copy is compatible with both PC & MAC.

Blu-ray Exclusive
MyScenes Sharing
Visual Commentary
Karaoke (HD)

Picture-in-Picture provides a great behind the scenes look of the film, with interviews and more. Visual Commentary is the commentary featured in both cuts of the film, except now you can watch them viewing the film, it's pretty cool, although it gets boring after a while watching them just sit there and talk, the actual commentary is quite funny though, and features many of the actors in the film as well. Karaoke allows you to sing along with the film's music, with both vocal and non-vocal versions as options, pretty cool feature for fans. MyScenes allows you to bookmark your favorite scenes, with MyScenes sharing allowing you to send your favorite clips to friends, although the feature does not seem to be active yet at the moment. BD-Live is currently not available, but I will update the review once it is. Universal has packed the release with extras, and would give it a 10/10.

Blu-news Summary
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is one of the most hilarious films I have seen in my life, and definitely the best comedy of the year. I would highly recommend the film. The cast is fantastic, and the dialogue is amazing. The video is very good, although not amazing, but perfectly fine. The audio also does a good job, and just what I expected from a comedy. The features are all in high-definition and packed, some of the best extras in a while on the Blu-ray format. 'Highly Recommended.'

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Blu-rayFan322 said...


Anonymous said...

i can't wait for this, so the digital copy works with ipods?

Nick Fairbourn said...

I can't wait for this!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG can't wait