Blockers appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Very few concerns cropped up here.
Sharpness was generally solid. A little softness impacted some interiors, but the majority of the movie offered appealing delineation.
Jagged edges and shimmering didn’t occur, and edge enhancement remained absent. Source flaws also failed to present any problems, as the movie offered a clean image.
In terms of colors, the film favored the usual mix of teal and amber. I thought the hues looked fine, as they were solid within the design parameters.
Blacks seemed deep and tight, while shadows were generally good. A few shots appeared somewhat thick, but low-light images were usually pretty nice. I thought this was a consistently high-quality presentation.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it seemed satisfactory. It favored the usual “comedy mix” and didn’t present chances for the soundscape to explode.
We did find a few broader scenes – such as at parties – but the track usually opted for stereo music and general environmental material. Though these didn’t seem exciting, they opened up the piece in a satisfying manner.
I thought audio quality appeared positive. Speech seemed distinctive and natural, with no rough tones or other issues.
Score and songs displayed clear, warm music, and effects functioned well. Those elements were reasonably realistic and full throughout the movie, so this ended up as a low-key but workable mix.
Blockers comes with a reasonable mix of extras, and these start with an audio commentary from director Kay Cannon. She brings a running, screen-specific look at story/characters, cast and performances, editing, sets and locations, music and costumes.
On the surface, Cannon touches on a good array of topics, but in reality, she creates a dull commentary. When she talks, she veers toward praise for all involved, and she goes silent an awful lot of the time. I learned a couple of useful nuggets here but not enough to justify the 100-plus minutes of listening required to get to them.
Three Deleted Scenes fill a total of two minutes, 34 seconds. We find “See Ya Later, Suckers” (0:45), “Olds Blocking the Beam” (1:08) and “Rudy ‘The Main Man’ Glover” (0:41).
The first shows a little of Kayla and Sam in school, while “Beam” adds to the parents’ pursuit toward the film’s end. “Rudy” concludes that character’s arc. All three offer amusement – especially “Olds”.
Next comes a two-minute, 39-second Gag Reel. I hoped it’d include alternate lines, and we do find a smidgen of funny improv, but the package mostly shows the usual mistakes and silliness.
Unused takes do appear under Line-O-Rama. It fills seven minutes, 26-seconds and brings a bunch of alternate lines. Many offer very funny moments so this becomes a fun reel.
A featurettes follow, and these launch with Rescue Mission. It goes for five minutes, 14 seconds and includes notes from Cannon, producers Evan Goldberg, James Goldberg and Seth Rogen, executive producer David Stassen, and actors Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, and Colton Dunn.
“Rescue” covers a mix of filmmaking topics with no consistent focus. This makes it oddly disjointed but it brings out a few interesting notes.
After this we get Prom Night, a six-minute, 37-second piece with Cannon, Goldberg, Weaver, Rogen, Mann, Barinholtz, Cena, costume designer Sarah Mae Burton, production designer Brandon Tonner-Connolly
and actors Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Miles Robbins, Jimmy Bellinger, Graham Phillips, and Andrew Lopez. It covers aspects of the movie’s prom recreation and becomes a decent overview.
In a more comedic vein, The History of Sex with Ike Barinholtz lasts two minutes, six seconds. Actually, it gives us a list of facts – though some are wrong – mixed with a humorous tone. It’s fairly forgettable.
Along the same lines, John Cena’s Prom Survival Guide for Parents fills two minutes, 35 seconds and gives us a jokey “prep course” for parents to protect their kids. Like “History”, it seems mildly amusing.
Chug! Chug! Chug! takes up three minutes, 20 seconds and features Barinholtz, Cannon, Cena, Goldberg, Weaver, Rogen, Mann, Viswanathan, and actors Jake Picking and TC Carter. It delivers a few notes about one of the movie’s more outrageous scenes and turns into another decent clip.
Finally, Puke-A-Palooza goes for two minutes, two seconds and includes Cannon, Viswanathan, Dunn, Bellinger, Phillips, Adlon, and Robbins. We learn a bit about shooting scenes with copious amounts of fake vomit in this watchable but superficial reel.
The disc starts with ads for Thoroughbreds, You Look Pretty, Midnight Sun and Gringo. No trailer for Blockers appears here.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Blockers. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
One might expect the lowest of low-brow comedy from Blockers - and one would occasionally get that form of content. However, most of the movie delivers smart, witty material that the actors deliver with verve and gusto. The Blu-ray brings us good picture and audio along with a decent set of supplements. Along with Game Night, Blockers becomes one of 2018’s best comedies to date.