CHIPS appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Losers presented a strong picture.
Sharpness seemed solid, as I noticed virtually no signs of softness. Instead, the movie looked nicely crisp and detailed at all times. Jagged edges and moiré effects created no concerns, and no edge enhancement seemed to be evident. I noticed no signs of print flaws, as the image looked clean.
As expected, the movie’s palette leaned toward orange and teal. That said, the film used the Southern California setting for a little more variety, and the orange/teal never seemed oppressive. This left us with a fairly peppy sense of colors.
As for the dark elements, they were deep and dense. I thought blacks seemed nicely replicated and presented clear, taut textures. Low-light shots came across extremely well, as they looked very well-defined and delineated and made the movie quite attractive. CHIPS gave us a fine transfer.
Similar praise greeted the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of CHIPS. As I expect from an action picture, the soundfield offered a lot of activity throughout the film.
Guns, vehicles, explosions and other connected elements zipped all around the room in lively but natural manner. The elements formed a fine sense of setting and immersed us in the action. Music showed good stereo presence as well and used the surrounds in an active manner. The soundfield seemed broad and engaging.
No issues with audio quality materialized. Speech was natural and concise, with no edginess or other concerns. Music sounded dynamic and full, while effects followed suit. Those elements were accurate and impressive, with crisp highs and rich lows. All in all, the audio proved to be very satisfying.
The set includes three featurettes, and these begin with This Is Not Your Dad’s CHIPS. In this nine-minute, four-second piece, we hear from writer/director/actor Dax Shepard, producer Andrew Panay and actors Ryan Hansen, Kristen Bell, Jane Kaczmarak, David Koechner, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, and Michael Pena.
“Dad’s” looks at the source and its adaptation, cast, characters and performances. It becomes a pretty promo superficial piece.
During the nine-minute, 15-second Practical Pursuit, we find notes from Shepard, Pursuit Systems chief designer/partner, special effects coordinator Larz Anderson and stunt coordinator Steve DeCastro. “Pursuit” brings info about the movie’s stunts. Though more informative than “Dad’s”, “Pursuit” still seems fairly thin and fluffy.
Lastly, Ducati: The Perfect Bike goes for four minutes, 38 seconds and features Shepard, Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock, and motorcycle mechanic Tyler Loguzzo. As expected, “Perfect” views the bikes used in the film. It gives us a couple more nuggets but mostly comes across like an ad for the manufacturer.
10 Deleted Scenes last a total of 10 minutes, 19 seconds. These tend toward short character beats, which some emphasis on the movie’s main villain. They mix comedy and exposition, but they fail to add anything memorable or important for the story.
We can watch the scenes with or without intros from Shepard. With this option activated, they add to a total of 14 minutes, 58 seconds. Shepard tells us basics about the shots and why they didn’t make the final film.
The Blu-ray opens with ads for The House, King Arthur, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, Going My Way and the Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Injustice 2 videogames. No trailer for CHIPS appears here.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of CHIPS. It includes the “Not Your Father’s” featurette and none of the other extras.
A failed comedic reboot of an old TV cop series, CHIPS offers only the most modest of amusement. Its surprisingly deep cast brings us the occasional minor chuckle, but the end result seems tedious and misguided. The Blu-rayt boasts excellent picture and audio along with a handful of supplements. Though not the worst spoof I’ve seen, CHIPS lacks much quality.