Meet the Blacks appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie came with solid visuals.
Sharpness maintained a high caliber of clarity. Interiors occasionally looked slightly mushy, but the majority of the flick seemed well-defined. I saw no shimmering or jaggies, and both edge haloes and print flaws also failed to appear.
As usual, teal and amber/orange dominated the palette. Despite the tedious nature of those choices, the colors looked well-represented for what they were.
Blacks seemed dark and deep, while low-light shots offered appealing delineation. This turned into a more than satisfactory image.
Though not as memorable, the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack worked fine for the material at hand. Music dominated and used the various speakers well.
Effects got less to do and usually offered general ambience. That left us without much in terms of auditory fireworks, though the occasional violent segments boasted greater involvement.
Overall audio quality seemed good, and speech was natural and concise. Music sounded peppy and full, while effects seemed acceptable.
As mentioned earlier, these elements lacked much to stand out from the crowd, but they appeared accurate enough. This all added up to a “B“ soundtrack.
A few extras flesh out the disc, and The Making of Meet the Blacks runs 14 minutes, 52 seconds. It brings notes from producer/actor Snoop Dogg, director Deon Taylor, and actors Mike Epps, Bresha Webb, Lil Duval, Zulay Henao, Alex Henderson, Michael Blackson, Charlie Murphy, Andrew Bachelor, Tyrin Turner, Perez Hilton, Tameka “Tiny” Harris and Gary Owen.
“Making” looks at story/characters and tone, cast and performances, and Taylor’s approach to the film. Most of “Making” brings us happy talk, so don’t expect much actual information.
Next comes a music video for “Hit the Gas” from Raven Felix Featuring Snoop Dogg and Nef the Pharaoh. Taylor directs and the flick brings back cast/characters from the movie for unique content. It becomes an above average video.
Behind the Scenes of “Hit the Gas” spans five minutes, one second and features Taylor, Snoop, Felix, and Blackson. They offer basics about the video but don’t give us much substance.
Called “Don’t Hate Wiring”, we find a 38-second Parody Commercial. It shows a TV commercial with the Black family as they sell Carl’s business. It’s not clever or funny.
A collection of Outtakes fills a mere 50 seconds. This segment gives us Cronut as he chats with a cable news reporter. Like the movie, it lacks comedic value.
The disc opens with ads for The Perfect Match, School Dance, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Chiraq and Addicted. No trailer for Meet appears here.
Perhaps someone could create a good parody of The Purge, but those folks didn’t work on Meet the Blacks. Inane and puerile, the movie embraces tacky stereotypes and never locates any form of humor. The Blu-ray brings very good picture along with decent audio and minor bonus materials. Avoid this awful film.