Intruders appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this Blu-Ray Disc. The image always looked solid.
For the most part, sharpness looked good. A little softness crept into the image at times, but not frequently. Instead, the movie almost always appeared nicely detailed and distinctive. No issues with jagged edges or shimmering occurred, and edge haloes remained absent. Source flaws were a non-factor, as this was a clean presentation.
In terms of colors, the movie went with a chilly blue tint most of the time, though a yellow “sodium vapor” or a mild amber also appeared. The tones consistently seemed clear and concise within those parameters. Blacks were deep and firm, but shadows could be a bit dense; some of the low-light shots were a smidgen on the dense side. Overall, the picture appeared positive.
I also felt pleased with the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack of Intruders. As a horror flick, creepy atmosphere dominated, but the film presented enough action to open up the mix in a satisfying manner. The various channels helped immerse us in the material and formed a smooth, engrossing soundscape.
Audio quality also was very good. Speech seemed crisp and distinctive, as I noticed no flaws like edginess. Music seemed warm and full, while effects showed good clarity and accuracy. The track accentuated the movie in a satisfying manner.
Only minor extras fill out the set. An Inside Look featurette runs seven minutes, 39 seconds and provides comments from director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, screenwriters Jaime Marques and Nicolás Casariego, producer Enrique López-Lavigne and actors Clive Owen, Ella Purnell, Pilar López de Ayala and Daniel Brühl. “Look” covers story/themes, locations and cultures depicted, cast and characters, and the director’s approach to the material. We don’t get much depth here, but “Inside Look” provides a decent promotional piece.
A second Behind the Scenes featurette goes for 19 minutes, 49 seconds and offers notes from Fresnadillo, Ayala, Casariego, Marques, López-Lavigne, Owen, Purnell, director of photography Enrique Chediak, VFX supervisor David Heras, costume designer Tatiana Hernandez and actors Izan Corchero and Carice Van Houten. This show looks at story/thematic issues, characters, cast and performances, effects and the depiction of the movie’s monster. The piece suffers from some clumsy Spanish-to-Englush text translation, but it still comes with enough good material to make it worthwhile.
The disc opens with ads for Bernie, Little Birds, Rampart and Red Lights. These also appear under Previews along with the trailer for Intruders.
Nothing about Intruders dazzles, but it manages to use the horror genre in a manner clever enough to involve us. The film offers an interesting dual-nation emphasis that creates something unusual and it comes with enough scares to make it effective. The Blu-ray provides very good picture and audio but lacks substantial supplements. Horror fans should give this one a look.