About Last Night appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The image looked consistently terrific.
Sharpness was always positive. Virtually no softness interfered with the presentation, so it remained tight and well-defined at all times. I noticed no issues with shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes failed to appear. Print flaws also failed to mar the presentation.
Night went with an amber-influenced palette typical of the romantic comedy genre. It also could favor orange and teal like many modern movies, but those didn’t inform the image to a heavy degree. Within the movie’s color design, the tones seemed solid. Blacks were dark and deep, while shadows demonstrated nice smoothness. This was a consistently satisfying image.
As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix of Night, it showed scope typical of the rom-com soundfield. This meant a limited soundscape without much to make it stand out from the crowd. The club shots added a bit of immersiveness, as did a few other exteriors, but those instances remained fairly infrequent. Most of the flick came with a lot of ambience and not much else.
Audio quality seemed good. Speech was distinctive and natural, without edginess or other issues. Music seemed warm and lush, while effects showed nice clarity and accuracy. Again, nothing about the mix impressed, but it suited the story.
When we move to extras, we locate a handful of featurettes. An Un-Romantic Comedy goes for 14 minutes, 38 seconds and includes notes from producer Will Packer and actors Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Michael Ealy, Christopher McDonald and Paula Patton. We look at story/characters as well as updates for this version, cast and performances. With almost 15 minutes at its disposal, I hoped “Comedy” would provide a decent look at the production, but unfortunately, it doesn’t tell us much. It sticks with a lot of praise and lacks substance.
With the three-minute, 53-second About Last Night Advice, we hear from McDonald, Ealy, Packer, Hart, Hall, Bryant and actor Adam Rodriguez. They offer their thoughts on relationships. Yawn.
I Love You? goes for five minutes, 39 seconds and features Packer, Bryant, Hart, Hall, Ealy, and Rodriguez. They reflect on the use of the titular phrase and its impact on relationships. Did I already say “yawn”? This is a companion to “Advice” and it seems equally useless.
Finally, we locate the nine-minute, four-second Word on the Street. It features various “people on the street” as they offer their own dating advice. While more fun than the prior pieces, “Street” still lacks substance and doesn’t go much of anywhere.
The disc opens with ads for Amazing Spider-Man 2, That Awkward Moment and Pompeii. These also appear under Previews along with ads for The Monuments Men and Gambit. No trailer for Night shows up here.
An update of the 1980s flick, About Last Night becomes a mostly successful reworking. While it can drag at times, it usually gives us a nice mix of comedy and relationship drama. The Blu-ray delivers excellent picture as well as positive audio and forgettable bonus features. About Last Night doesn’t dazzle, but it becomes an enjoyable romantic comedy.