Kill Your Friends appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this Blu-Ray Disc. Though not great, the image seemed largely positive.
For the most part, the movie came with appropriate delineation. Occasional instances of mild softness materialized – usually during interiors – but most of the flick seemed pretty accurate and concise. I saw no shimmering or jaggies, and both edge haloes and print flaws remain absent.
Colors tended toward a distinct teal orientation. A few other hues showed up as well, but teal remained the major tone, and the colors appeared fine given those choices. Blacks were reasonably deep and dense, and shadows were decent; low-light elements could be a smidgen thick but not to a problematic degree. Ultimately, the movie offered more than satisfactory visuals.
Similar thoughts came with the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. As expected, music dominated the mix, as songs and score came from all five channels. That was a logical choice that added involved to the proceedings.
Effects usage appeared more limited. Much of the track went with environmental information, so outside of the music, I’d be hard-pressed to come up with dynamic usage of the soundfield. Crowd scenes added a little pep but music ruled this roost.
Audio quality seemed appropriate. Speech appeared natural and concise, without edginess or other issues. Effects were accurate and full, while music sounded lively and full. The soundtrack made sense for the movie.
In terms of extras, we get a collection of interviews. We locate segments with director Owen Harris (7:20), writer John Niven (8:52), and actors Nicholas Hoult (5:12), James Corden (2:30) and Craig Roberts (2:06). Across these, we find notes about story/characters, cast and performances, and working relationships. A lot of this tends toward promotional fluff, but some good notes occasionally arise – primarily from Niven, as he offers solid insights about his work.
The disc opens with ads for River, Estranged, and Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife. We also find the trailer for Friends.
For a while, Kill Your Friends offers a gleefully cynical look at the record industry. However, the farther it goes, the more literally it takes its title, and it becomes much less compelling. The Blu-ray offers pretty good picture and audio along with some minor supplements. Friends seems too inconsistent to be a real success.