Jack and Jill appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie boasted a consistently strong presentation.
Sharpness always looked great. Even the widest shots demonstrated fine delineation, so don’t expect to see any signs of softness. The image lacked moiré effects or jaggies, and edge haloes failed to materialize. Print flaws also didn’t show up in this clean presentation.
Like most modern comedies, Jack opted for a palette with a mild golden tint. It still demonstrated a nice range of hues, and the material showed good reproduction. Blacks were dark and tight, and shadows looked clear and smooth. Everything here worked fine.
As for the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it went with pretty typical fare for a comedy. Material stayed atmospheric for the most part, as only minor expansion popped up occasionally, such as during the atmosphere at a Lakers game. The track remained subdued and didn’t provide a lot of pep, but it fit with the material.
Audio quality was fine. Music seemed full and vivid, and effects showed good replication; those elements demonstrated solid clarity and heft. Speech was always distinctive and concise. Again, this wasn’t a memorable soundtrack, but it suited the movie well enough.
A handful of extras pop up here. 13 Deleted Scenes fill a total of 19 minutes, seven seconds. Most of these provide extensions to existing sequences, though a few new bits pop up, such as a flashback to Jack/Jill’s birth and some added shots from the cruise. None of them are even vaguely amusing, though at least one better explains how Pacino got Jill to go on a drive with him.
Next comes a gag reel called Laughing Is Contagious. This runs three minutes, 44 seconds and shows the standard allotment of goofs and giggles. A few alternate lines pop up, but most of the compilation features the usual nonsense.
A few featurettes follow. Look Who Stopped By goes for eight minutes, 33 seconds and concentrates on the film’s endless cameos. We get remarks from actors Kevin Nealon, Allen Covert, Vince Offer, Billy Blanks, Bill Romanowski, Michael Irvin, Jared Fogle, Christie Brinkley, Dan Patrick, Adam Sandler, Drew Carey, Norm MacDonald, and David Spade. They mostly tell us how much fun they had on the set. A few alternate takes pop up and those give the program some spice, but it’s usually pretty forgettable.
With Boys Will Be Girls, we get a three-minute, 44 second reel with comments from Sandler, director Dennis Dugan, writer Steve Kogen, and actors Elodie Tougne, Rohan Chand, Eugenio Derbez and Katie Holmes. “Girls” looks at Sandler’s transformation into Jill as well as Derbez’s work as an old lady. It includes a few minor thoughts but is mostly comedic and superficial.
Stomach Ache lasts four minutes, 20 seconds and offers notes from Regis Philbin as he leads us through his day on the set; we also get short remarks from Dugan, Sandler and Dana Carvey. Philbin’s personality carries this one and makes it the most entertaining piece on the Blu-ray.
Finally, Don’t Call It a Boat fills two minutes, 34 seconds and provides info from Dugan, Holmes, Koren, cruise director Ken Rush and Captain Zini of the cruise line. They give us thoughts about filming on the vessel. This is nothing more than an ad disguised as a featurette.
The disc opens with ads for The Smurfs, Zookeeper, Grown Ups and The Mighty Macs. These also appear under Previews along with clips for Soul Surfer and Just Go With It. No trailer for Jack pops up here.
Will Jack and Jill go down as Adam Sandler’s worst film ever? Perhaps. There’s a lot of competition for that slot, but the consistently atrocious Jack deserves consideration. The Blu-ray delivers excellent visuals, good audio and a minor complement of supplements. The Blu-ray treats the film well, but it’s still an awful flick.