After the Wedding appears in an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Overall, this was a positive image.
On a smidgen of softness ever cropped up here, mainly in some low-light shots. Otherwise, the movie showed nice clarity and delineation.
Jagged edges and moiré effects failed to appear, and edge haloes remained absent. Print flaws also stayed away from this clean image.
In terms of palette, Wedding went with mix of teal and amber. Overall, the hues were fine for their visual choices.
Blacks showed good depth, while low-light shots boasted nice clarity. This was a solid “B+“ presentation.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it gave us competent sonics most of the time as well as a little pep on occasion. A drama like this didn’t need to boast a rock-em, sock-em mix, so the audio seemed acceptable.
Usually, the soundfield didn’t have a lot to do, so it concentrated on good stereo music and general ambience. Every once in a while, though, the mix came to life – in a moderate manner, at least.
This was especially true during India-based scenes or at the wedding. These didn’t dazzle, but they gave the mix reasonable breadth.
Audio quality was fine. Speech seemed natural and concise, without edginess or other concerns. Music appeared full, with reasonable definition.
Effects remained clear and accurate, with some pretty solid low-end response. This became a fairly satisfying track.
A featurette called Life After the Wedding spans 13 minutes, 29 seconds. It brings notes from writer/director Bart Freundlich, producers Joel B. Michaels and Harry Finkel, and actors Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, and Abby Quinn.
“Life” examines the original film and its adaptation, story/characters, cast and performances. We get a few good notes here but most of “Life” sticks with the standard promotional fare.
The disc opens with ads for Pain and Glory, Maiden, David Crosby: Remember My Name, All Is True, The White Crow and Frankie. We also find the trailer for Wedding.
With two prominent actors at the fore, I hoped After the Wedding would bring an involving drama. Instead, it delivers a dull, superficial tale without much to maintain interest. The Blu-ray offers strong visuals, appropriate audio and minor bonus materials. Wedding wastes its talent.