Non-Stop appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Though not great, this became a largely satisfying presentation.
Sharpness turned into the most inconsistent element, as the film could seem a little on the soft side at times. However, much of this appeared to stem from photographic choices, and the majority of the image appeared accurate and concise.
The movie lacked jagged edges or moiré effects, and edge haloes remained absent. No print flaws materialized either.
In terms of colors, Non-Stop went with blue-teal to the exclusion of virtually all other hues. This seemed like an over the top choice, but the disc replicated the hues as expected.
Blacks were dark and deep, while shadows seemed fairly smooth. A couple of low-light shots felt slightly dense, but most boasted appealing clarity. No one will use this as a showcase, but it replicated the source pretty well.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it brought a fairly exciting affair – at times, at least. Given the thriller nature of the tale, much of the mix stayed semi-subdued, as it oftem favored music and airplane ambience.
When the track opted for more active material, though, it kicked to life well. The violent action boasted nice range and impact, so those moments allowed the audio to work as an involving aspect of the movie.
Audio quality satisfied, with speech that appeared natural and concise. Music showed nice range and dimensionality, as the score became a vivid aspect of the track.
Effects packed a good punch, with elements that seemed accurate and vibrant. This meant solid low-end response as well. Expect a strong soundtrack here.
We find two featurettes, and Non-Stop Action runs five minutes, 14 seconds. It provides notes from director Jaume Collet-Serra, stunt co-coordinator Mark Vanselow, producers Joel Silver, Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, production designer Alexander Hammond, and actors Michelle Dockery, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Nate Parker, Anson Mount, and Corey Hawkins.
“Action” looks the airplane set and stunts. Despite its brevity, it offers a pretty tight look at the topics.
Suspense at 40,000 Feet goes for seven minutes, 45 seconds and brings comments from Moore, Silver, Neeson, Hawkins, Collet-Serra, Parker, Rona, Dockery, Hammond, Mount, and actors Scoot McNairy and Omar Metwally.
With “Feet”, we get some notes about sets, story, characters/performances and the director. A few minor insights emerge, but this one feels mostly fluffy.
The disc opens with ads for Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, Lone Survivor, Sabotage, Bad Words, Scorpion King 4 and Suits. No trailer for Non-Stop appears here.
At no point does Non-Stop threaten to deliver a believable, serious dramatic tale. However, it manages enough brainless thrills to make it a fairly fun ride. The Blu-ray comes with mostly positive picture and audio but it skimps on supplements. Check your intelligence at the door and you’ll probably dig this goofy flick.