Lucy appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a strong transfer.
Sharpness worked fine, with virtually no softness on display. This meant the vast majority of the film was accurate and well-defined.
I saw no signs of jaggies or moiré effects, and the film lacked edge haloes or print flaws.
If you suspected Lucy would come with the modern standard teal and orange palette, you’ll get what you expected. I’d like to see action flicks dispense with those conceits, but given their restraints, they looked appropriate here.
Blacks came across nicely, as dark tones were deep and rich, without any muddiness or problems. In addition, low-light shots gave us smooth, clear visuals. All in all, this became a pleasing presentation.
I also felt happy with the solid DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Lucy. The mix offered plenty of opportunities for lively auditory information, and it took good advantage of these.
With plenty of action beats, the mix filled the speakers on a frequent basis. The track placed information in logical spots and blended all the channels in a smooth, compelling manner.
Audio quality was also positive. Music sounded lively and full, while effects delivered accurate material. Those elements showed nice clarity and kick, with tight low-end.
Speech remained easily intelligible and usually natural, though some lines suffered from awkward looping. For instance, the opening conversation between Lucy and Richard displayed a weird echo that sounded “canned”. Despite these minor issues, this remained a lively mix overall.
We find two featurettes, and The Evolution of Lucy goes for 16 minutes, 14 seconds. It presents comments from writer/director Luc Besson, Professor of Neurology Yves Agid, 1st AD David Chang, producer Virginie Besson-Silla, and actors Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked and Choi Min-sik.
“Evolution” examines story/characters, cast and performances, stunts/action, sets and locations, and scientific concepts in the film. It never becomes a great “making of” program, but it does a fairly efficient job.
Cerebral Capacity runs 10 minutes, four seconds and brings notes from Besson, Freeman, Agid, and Duke Institute for Brain Science Professor Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy.
In this piece, we get some thoughts about the science behind the movie’s concepts. It offers decent observations but doesn’t seem especially insightful.
The disc opens with ads for Scorpion King 4, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Get On Up, Kill the Messenger, Dragonheart 3, The Man With the Iron Fists 2, Nightcrawler and Continuum.
In addition, Previews adds promos for The Bourne Legacy, Scarface, Contraband, Safe House, Oblivion, Van Helsing, Side Effects and Serenity. Ni trailer for Lucy appears here.
Back in 2014, Lucy made a lot of money and received generally good reviews. I can’t figure out why it enjoyed any enthusiasm, as I think it delivers an idiotic, pretentious experience with few positives. The Blu-ray boasts excellent visuals, mostly good audio and minor bonus materials. Lucy stinks.