Little appears in an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a pleasant presentation.
Sharpness was positive. Only minor softness crept into wide shots, so the image remained pretty tight and well-defined at all times.
I noticed no issues with shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes failed to appear. Print flaws also failed to mar the presentation.
Little went with a teal-influenced palette that sprinkled in a few other tints as well, so we occasionally got some bright hues. Within the movie’s color design, the tones seemed solid.
Blacks were dark and deep, while shadows demonstrated nice smoothness. This was a consistently satisfying image.
The DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix of Little showed the scope generally typical of the comedy soundfield. That said, a few exterior elements occasionally allowed it to open up in a satisfying manner.
These added some immersiveness, but those instances remained fairly infrequent. The mix did use the score in a broad, engaging manner, though, and the whole package fit together smoothly.
Audio quality seemed good. Speech was distinctive and natural, without edginess or other issues.
Music seemed warm and lush, while effects showed nice clarity and accuracy. Bass response delivered nice punch. Given the limited aspirations of the soundscape, the audio suited the film.
When we shift to extras, we begin with an audio commentary from co-writer/director Tina Gordon. She presents a running, screen-specific look at story/characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, music, stunts, design choices and related topics.
Gordon brings us a track that seems adequate and no better. While she touches on a good array of topics, she keeps things fairly superficial. We get a decent view of the production but not anything especially memorable.
A Gag Reel runs five minutes, 15 seconds and provides a typical compilation of goofs and silliness. It lacks much charm.
A few featurettes follow, and More Than a Little Talent goes for four minutes, 10 seconds and includes comments from Gordon, producer Will Packer, and actors Marsai Martin, Regina Hall and Issa Rae.
“Talent” tells us how awesome the three lead actors are. It’s devoid of informational value.
Our lead actor comes to the fore via Regina Goes Method. In this six-minute, 11-second piece, we hear from Hall, Rae, Gordon, Packer, Martin and actor Kendra L. Franklin.
“Method” tells us that Hall acted like a beast on the set. It intends to offer a comedic look at the shoot but it doesn’t succeed.
Next comes Marsai Martin Presents, an eight-minute, 37-second program during which Martin chats with crewmembers. She yaks with Gordon, 2nd 2nd AD Rachael Floyd, boom operator Patrick Wylie, makeup department head Vonda Marshall, production assistant Montarai Battle, and her parents Carol and Josh Martin.
Martin gets the various crewmembers to explain their jobs. It’s a decent overview.
Black Mamma Whuppin’ Situation lasts two minutes, 44 seconds and features Gordon, Packer, Marsai Martin, Rae and stunt coordinator Alan D’Antoni. We get some minor thoughts about one of the movie scenes, but it’s mostly silly and superficial.
Finally, Issa Rae’s Assistant Survival Guide spans two minutes, 17 seconds and brings a comedic discussion of employment tips. It’s watchable but no better.
The disc opens with ads for The Hustle, Teen Spirit, UglyDolls and The Best of Enemies. No trailer for Little appears here.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Little. It comes with the same extras as the Blu-ray.
A fantasy in the Big vein, Little lacks a scintilla of that classic’s appeal. The movie consists of one poor comedic moment after another and never entertains. The Blu-ray boasts very good picture with acceptable audio and a smattering of bonus materials. Little lacks value as a film.