Greenland appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. For the most part, the image satisfied.
A bit of softness crept into the presentation at times, though not to a substantial degree. I saw the occasional slightly fuzzy shot but not more than that. Those instances didn’t dominate, so the majority of the film appeared accurate and concise.
I witnessed no signs of jagged edges or shimmering, and edge enhancement seemed absent. Print flaws also never reared their ugly head, as the movie looked clean at all times.
Like most modern action films, Greenland opted for a stylized palette, so teal and orange/amber dominated. Within those choices, the hues appeared well-rendered.
Blacks seemed dense and firm, while shadows appeared fairly smooth and clear. The image wasn’t flawless, but it seemed solid for the most part.
As for the DTS-HD MA 7.1 soundtrack of Greenland, it worked well, as the movie presented an engaging soundfield. Not surprisingly, its best moments related to the mix of action and disaster scenes. These helped open up the spectrum pretty nicely and added real zing to the proceedings.
We got good stereo impressions from the music along with solid environmental material. The latter reverberated in the rear speakers to positive effect, and some unique action material popped up there as well. As one might expect, the various comet impacts added the most dynamic material and helped involve us in the proceedings.
No problems with audio quality occurred. Speech was always concise and natural, and I noticed no edginess or other concerns.
Music seemed bright and lively. Effects showed good distinctiveness, and they offered nice low-end when appropriate. All of this created a strong sonic impression that made the movie more involving.
When we shift to extras, we get an audio commentary from director Ric Roman Waugh and producer Basil Iwanyk. Both sit together for this running, screen-specific look at story and characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, effects, and related areas.
Occasionally Waugh and Iwanyk produce some useful details, but mostly they just praise the movie and all involved. This becomes dull approach to the film, one that leaves us with a forgettable commentary.
Footnote: in the category of "statements so wrong I needed to rewind and make sure I heard correctly": late in the film Waugh claims that Iceland only formed as a landmass 30 to 40 years ago. Of course, Waugh likely means 30 to 40 million years ago, which also appears incorrect - online sources state Iceland came to exist 20 to 25 million years in the past - but it's a lot closer to accurate to the belief Iceland arose from nowhere in 1985!
Three Deleted Scenes fill a total of five minutes, seven seconds. We find “Colin” (1:58), “Poker” (1:08) and “Original Ending: (2:01).
The first two offer minor expansions of secondary characters and don’t add much. The “Ending” expands our view of the post-apocalypse Earth and seems vaguely interesting but not especially good.
We can watch these with or without intros from Waugh. With that option activated, the collection spans a total of seven minutes, 56 seconds.
Waugh gives us thoughts about the scenes but doesn’t tell us much about why he cut them. That makes his remarks less than useful.
Humanity runs one minutes, 20 seconds. It involves Waugh, VFX supervisor Marc Massicotte and actors Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin. Expect basic promo material from this thin reel.
No one will view Greenland as a great disaster movie, but it manages to work for the most part. While it comes with a few hiccups, it turns into a fairly engaging and effective effort. The Blu-ray brings strong picture and audio as well as a few bonus materials. Greenland turns into an above average genre movie.