Friday, July 24, 2009

The Waterboy Blu-ray Review

The Waterboy Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys Johnson
Disc Size: 19.7 GB
Film Size: 19.1 GB
Film Rating: PG-13
Region: Free

The Waterboy comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. While the film does look dated, it also looks quite good a lot of the time. There are the occasional weaker looking scenes, where detail isn't quite as strong, but overall I was pleased. At times I felt it was a bit filtered looking, but the majority of the film did not have the same feel. Colors were very good, rich and vibrant, and black levels were quite nice as well. Detail definitely varies on the scene, but there is still a sharpness present at all times that makes it hard for the DVD to compete with it. 8/10.

A 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is included and sounds quite fantastic for a catalog title. Dialogue was always nice and clear, and the film's mix actually did a great job effects wise. Everything was clear and had good direction. The film's music was aggressive and fitting to the scenes, particularly game days. I was very pleased and surprised by the audio track, especially being a comedy. 8.5/10.

Like the DVD release, no bonus features are included.

Blu-news Summary
The Waterboy is a fun comedy, it's the type of film that you leave your brain at the door to fully enjoy. The cast is great, and Adam Sandler is a riot in it. Most of you already know what to expect and whether it's your cup of tea or not.

The Blu-ray release is actually pretty good all things considered. The video presentation is quite good, with a few weak scenes. Audio was surprisingly aggressive and enjoyable. Like the previous DVD release no extras are including, not even a trailer. The high price on this title makes it difficult to ultimately recommend, but to fans of the film it's overall 'Recommended' as it does provide a good upgrade.

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1 comment:

-zombie- said...

Sounds like a nice disc for a catalog title. Haven't seen the movie in years but remember it fondly as one of Sandler's funnier films. Can't wait to own this one!