The Intruder appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a strong presentation.
Overall, sharpness seemed very good. Virtually no softness materialized, so 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.
In terms of palette, Intruder went with a fairly teal orientation. A lot of amber/orange appeared as well, and we found splashes of other hues on occasion. Within stylistic choices, the hues seemed well-depicted.
Blacks were dark and dense, and low-light shots gave us good clarity. I felt pleased with this solid transfer.
Similar thoughts greeted the fairly good DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Intruder, as the soundfield mostly delivered a mix heavy on atmosphere. Environmental noises cropped up in the side and rear speakers, and action moments added to the track. Those elements created a nice sense of place and added impact to the material.
Audio quality satisfied. Speech sounded crisp and distinctive, and music appeared robust and full.
Effects were accurate and dynamic, while low-end response showed good warmth and richness. Nothing here dazzled, but the audio merited a “B”.
As we move to extras, we begin with an audio commentary from director Deon Taylor, producer Roxanne Avent, writer David Loughery, and actors Meagan Good and Michael Ealy. All five sit together for this running, screen-specific discussion of story/characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, music, editing and deleted scenes, and connected domains.
For the most part, this becomes a fairly informative chat. The participants engage in some of the expected happy talk, but led by Taylor, we find enough good material to make the commentary worth a listen.
Seven Deleted/Alternate Scenes fill a total of 11 minutes, 57 seconds. Most of these seem pretty forgettable, and a long one that shows Charlie’s insanity feels more silly than creepy.
Then there’s the “Alternate Ending”, a clip that simply extends the existing finale. I admit it confuses me – maybe others will figure it out better than I did.
With Making a Modern Thriller, we find a 12-minute, 24-second featurette that brings notes from Ealy, Taylor, Loughery, Good, producers Brad Kaplan, Jonathan Schwartz and Mark Burg, co-executive producer Ephraim Salaam, production designer Andrew Neskoromny and actors Dennis Quaid and Joseph Sikora.
“Making” covers the project’s path to the screen, story/characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, and Taylor’s impact on the production. This isn’t a bad reel but it’s fairly standard semi-promotional stuff.
A Gag Reel spans three minutes, eight seconds. It delivers the usual goofs and giggles, but at least it’s short enough that it doesn’t overstay its welcome.
The disc opens with ads for Brightburn, Searching, Escape Room, Men in Black: International, Slaughterhouse Rulez and Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood. No trailer for Intruder appears here.
If you expect anything original or fresh from The Intruder, abandon hope. A by-the-numbers psycho stalker movie, it lacks creativity or dramatic impact. The Blu-ray brings excellent visuals as well as good audio and a decent array of bonus materials. Formulaic and trite, the film disappoints.