Monster Party appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a largely positive presentation.
For the most part, sharpness seemed solid. Occasional instances of softness materialized, but these remained fairly modest.
I saw no issues with jagged edges or moiré effects. Both edge haloes and print flaws remained absent.
To the surprise of no one, Party opted for a standard orange and teal palette. The hues worked fine within those constraints, though they could’ve been a bit peppier.
Blacks appeared pretty deep and dense, while shadows seemed clear and concise. I thought the image worked fine, though it lacked the qualities it needed to become great.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it added breadth to the experience. The movie didn’t deliver a consistently rock-em-sock-em soundscape, but it managed to open up well.
A few louder sequences – usually connected to action beats – made more dynamic use of the spectrum, but those didn’t pop up with great frequency. Instead, the emphasis on general environment remained, and that was fine, as I felt the soundfield fit the material.
Audio quality always pleased. Speech remained natural and concise, with no edginess or other flaws.
Music sounded full and dynamic, while effects came across as accurate and clear. All of this suited the film and earned a solid “B”.
The disc opens with ads for Mayhem, Mandy, and All Cheerleaders Die. No trailer for Monster Party - or any other extras – appear here.
Despite an intriguing plot, Monster Party lacks dramatic impact. It attempts terror and thrills but seems so overwrought that it fails to achieve its goals. The Blu-ray offers generally positive picture and audio but it lacks supplements. Party becomes a forgettable dud.