Ingrid Goes West appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This was a perfectly competent presentation.
Overall sharpness seemed good, though some iffy shots appeared, mainly during interiors. Nonetheless, the movie usually offered appropriate delineation and accuracy.
The movie lacked any signs of shimmering or jaggies, and it also failed to display edge haloes. Print flaws didn’t impact the image.
Colors went with a pretty standard orange and teal, though the movie kept these tints restrained. Within the cinematic intentions, the hues came across as well-rendered.
Blacks looked fairly deep and dense, and shadows were decent, though low-light shots could be a bit thick. I thought the image worked well as a whole.
A character-oriented piece, West lacked a lot of ambition but the soundscape worked fine for the narrative. Music used the various channels in an involving way at times, while effects remained more subdued.
This meant a low-key soundfield without a lot to stand out as memorable. Some scenes – like at a party – used the track well enough, but this remained a dialogue-heavy mix.
Audio quality satisfied, with music that seemed warm and rich. Speech came across as concise and natural, without edginess or other issues.
As noted, effects didn’t have much to do, but they seemed accurate and distinctive. This turned into a mix that suited the material.
A few extras pop up here, and we open with an audio commentary from director/co-writer Matt Spicer, co-writer David Branson Smith and producer/actor Aubrey Plaza. All three sit together for a running, screen-specific look at story/characters, sets and locations, cast and performances, music, editing/deleted scenes and related topics.
Overall, this becomes a decent chat. It lacks great insight into the movie and feels more like three pals shooting the breeze at times, but it adds enough useful material to merit a listen.
Three Deleted Scenes fill a total of eight minutes, 12 seconds. We find “Ingrid Approaches Taylor” (2:25), “Naked Nicky” (1:12) and “Table Read” (4:35).
The first two extend/alter existing scenes in moderately interesting ways, while “Read” lets us hear a little of Dan’s Batman script. All three merit a look.
We can watch these with or without commentary from Spicer, Smith and Plaza. They tell us a bit about the scenes and why they cut them. Their remarks add some value.
The disc opens with ads for Colossal and Beach Rats. We also get four Trailers for West.
A dark comedy related to the perils of social media, Ingrid Goes West mostly works well. While it fades a little as it goes, it largely acts as a compelling character piece. The Blu-ray brings us generally positive picture and audio with a few supplements. A good update on the stalker motif, West brings a winning experience.