Freaky appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie offered a quality presentation.
Sharpness worked well. Only minor softness ever marred the image, so the movie boasted accurate delineation most of the time.
No signs of jagged edges or moiré effects materialized, and I witnessed no instances of edge haloes. Print flaws also failed to mar the proceedings.
To the surprise of no one, Freaky went with amber/orange and teal, though we got some pink and a few other hues at times as well. The image reproduced the colors as intended.
Blacks seemed dense and deep, while shadows offered appropriate smoothness and clarity. The Blu-ray displayed the film well.
In addition, the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack added oomph to the proceedings, as the soundscape opened up matters in a positive manner. Music offered nice breadth and filled the channels in a consistent manner.
With a mix of lively scenes, the soundfield offered a lot of chances for fireworks, and it used them well. Various “action beats” appeared in addition to basic scares and created an involving impression.
Audio quality appeared good, with speech that came across as natural and distinctive. Effects also seemed accurate and tight, with clear reproduction of these components.
Music worked well, as the songs/score boasted solid range and dimensionality. This became a more than satisfactory track for the film.
As we shift to extras, we get an audio commentary from writer/director Christopher Landon. He brings a running, screen-specific look at story and characters, sets and locations, cast and performances, music, effects and gore, stunts and action, influences, and connected domains.
This becomes a pretty solid chat, as Landon covers the film well. He offers a brisk take on various topics and turns this into an informative discussion.
Three Deleted Scenes fill a total of five minutes, 27 seconds. We find “The Butcher Lends a Hand” (1:41), “Charlene Hears a Rumor” (0:34) and “Late for the Party” (3:12).
The first two seem insubstantial. “Party” doesn’t really add to the story, but it brings some amusement and seems worth a look.
Four promotional featurettes finish the disc. We get “Split Personalities” (2:24), “Crafting the Kills” (3:35), “Christopher Landon’s Brand of Horror” (2:35), and “Final Girl Reframed” (2:48).
Across these, we hear from Landon, production executive Adam Hendricks, makeup effects design consultant Tony Gardner, stunt coordinator Mark Rayner, and actors Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn, Celeste O’Connor, and Misha Osherovich.
The featurettes look at cast and performances, the movie’s violence, Landon’s impact on the shoot, story and characters. “Split” and “Kills” manage decent information, but the other two seems fluffy.
The disc opens with an ad for Come Play. No trailer for Freaky appears here.
As a mix of comedy, spoof and horror, Freaky becomes a moderately engaging movie. However, it never quite lives up to its potential, so it gives us a watchable but somewhat disappointing affair. The Blu-ray boasts very good picture and audio along with a mix of bonus materials. Expect a decent but not great genre flick.