Daphne & Velma appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became an appealing image.
Sharpness looked terrific from start to finish. Virtually no softness materialized, so the movie remained tight and accurate.
No signs of jagged edges or shimmering occurred, and I saw no edge haloes. The presentation also lacked print flaws.
To suit the cartoon themes, Daphne went with a candy-colored palette that excelled. This meant the hues looked vivid and dynamic throughout the movie.
Blacks seemed dense and dark, while low-light shots appeared smooth and clear. I felt pleased with this strong image.
Though not as impressive, the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack worked fine. Music played a significant role, as the film came with an active score, and occasional effects elements broadened horizons as well.
Most of the film concentrated on general atmosphere, but the track opened up when necessary. Much of this came from spooky moments, and a few action beats used the various channels in a vivid way as well.
Audio quality satisfied, with music that sounded lively and full. Speech came across as natural and concise, without any intelligibility issues.
Effects offered accurate tones that contributed nice accuracy and clarity. Low-end showed full range as well. This turned into a more than competent soundtrack.
A handful of extras fill out the disc, and we find three featurettes. Daphne & Velma: A New Ambition goes for four minutes, 58 seconds and offers comments from producer/director Suzi Yoonessi, producers Jennifer Tisdale and Ashley Tisdale, and actors Sarah Jeffery, Sarah Gilman, Brian Stepanek, Vanessa Marano, and Arden Myrin.
“Ambition” looks at story/characters and the movie’s themes. It offers a self-congratulatory view of the project without much substance.
An Updated Classic Mystery runs five minutes, 22 seconds and features Gilman, Marano, Jeffery, Yoonessi, Myrin, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Tisdale, and producer Amy Kim.
“Classic” discusses ways the film modernizes various Scooby-Doo tropes. It comes with a few nuggets but largely seems forgettable.
Lastly, the six-minute, 11-second Iconic Styles of Daphne & Velma Reimagined includes notes from Ashley Tisdale, Yoonessi, Jennifer Tisdale, Jeffery, Gilman, and costume designer Kara Saun. As expected, this one discusses the lead characters’ various costumes. It’s the most informative of the three featurettes.
A Gag Reel occupies five minutes, 39 seconds. It shows the usual goofs and giggles, so don’t expect much from it.
The disc opens with ads for Lego DC SuperHero Girls: Super-Villain High, Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Dirt and Alex & Me. No trailer for Daphne appears here.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Daphne. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
A prequel that focuses on the Scooby-Doo series’ females, Daphne & Velma works better than one might expect, as it comes with occasional mirth and life. However, it lacks consistency and can seem too scattershot. The Blu-ray delivers excellent visuals as well as pretty good audio and minor supplements. This is a watchable but erratic flick.