Insidious: The Last Key appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a strong visual presentation.
At all times, sharpness seemed very good. Any instances of softness remained negligible, as the film appeared accurate and concise.
Jagged edges and moiré effects didn’t mar the presentation, and I saw no edge haloes. Print flaws also failed to appear.
We got the usual slant toward amber and teal here, with an emphasis on tan tones during the “flashback” sequences. Within stylistic choices, the hues seemed well-depicted.
Blacks were dark and dense, and low-light shots gave us good clarity most of the time, though a few interiors could seem a bit murky. I felt pleased with this largely impressive transfer.
As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, it offered a fairly typical horror movie soundscape. This meant a lot of creepy atmosphere and occasional “jolt moments”.
Along with good stereo music, the soundfield was able to open things up in a satisfying manner that embellished the story. The mix didn’t dazzle, but it worked fine.
Audio quality was always good. Music appeared full and rich, while effects demonstrated nice clarity and accuracy.
Speech was natural and distinctive throughout the film. Again, this wasn’t a heavily active track, but it made sense for the story, and it kicked into gear well when necessary.
A few extras show up here, and we start with some featurettes. Dive Into the Insidious Universe spans four minutes, 38 seconds and provides a summary of the first three movies.
This comes with an oddly snarky tone. Still, that makes it more interesting than the usual stale recap, and it does refresh memories pretty well.
Unlocking the Keys runs two minutes, 35 seconds and presents info from executive producer Bailey Conway Anglewicz, writer/actor Leigh Whannell, and actors Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Caitlin Gerard and Lin Shaye.
“Keys” tells the movie’s story and teases its villain. It offers promotional fluff and nothing more.
Next comes Going Into the Further, a three-minute, 30-second reel with Anglewicz, Shaye, Whannell, Gerard, production designer Melanie Jones, and actor Aleque Reid.
This show brings a few notes about its “Further” location. It offers a couple decent details but remains pretty superficial.
Becoming Elise fills five minutes, 29 seconds with Shaye, Anglewicz, Ferrer, Gerard, Sampson, Locke, Acevedo, Whannell, and costume designer Lisa Norcia.
Here we get basics about Elise and Shaye’s performance. Expect another lackluster featurette that fails to deliver much substance.
In addition to an Alternate Ending (3:02), we find eight Deleted Scenes. These occupy a total of 18 minutes, 52 seconds.
The “Alternate Ending” doesn’t offer a radical change, as it just shows a little more in the Further. It doesn’t seem especially compelling.
As for the “Deleted Scenes”, most of them feel pretty ordinary as well. They tend toward filler and lack much to give us much of interest, though they offer a bit more comedy, some attempted scares and some minor exposition.
The disc opens with ads for November Criminals, Slender Man, Proud Mary, Crooked House, Welcome the Stranger and Flatliners (2017). No trailer for Key appears here.
Four entries into the series, Insidious: The Last Key attempts something different, as it focuses on a supporting character from prior films. Though this concept shows promise, the end result feels mediocre and not especially involving. The Blu-ray comes with positive picture and audio as well as a lackluster set of supplements. Maybe Insidious Chapter 5 will rebound after this forgettable tale.