The Nun appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. As expected, the movie presented appealing visuals.
Across the board, definition seemed good. Even with a mix of low-light sequences, the film appeared accurate and concise.
Jagged edges and moiré effects didn’t mar the presentation, and I saw no edge haloes. Print flaws also failed to appear.
In terms of palette, Nun went with a standard orange and teal orientation – one that emphasized the blue side of things. Within stylistic choices, the hues seemed well-depicted.
Blacks were dark and dense, and shadows gave us good clarity most of the time. However, some low-light situations – of which the film featured many – could be a bit on the thick side. Even with those, though, I felt pleased with this transfer.
As for the Dolby Atmos audio, it offered a mostly typical horror movie soundscape. Downconverted to Dolby TrueHD 7.1, this meant a fair amount of creepy atmosphere and occasional “jolt moments”.
Along with good stereo music, the soundfield was able to open things up in a satisfying manner that embellished the story. We got a good sense of elements along with a useful sense of the spooky material, with some that worked really well.
In particular, panning satisfied. A few scenes features components that moved around the channels, and these did so in a smooth, convincing manner.
Audio quality was always good. Music appeared full and rich, while effects demonstrated nice clarity and accuracy. Low-end appeared deep and rich.
Speech was natural and distinctive throughout the film. The mix used the speakers well and created a fine sense of the material.
A few extras appear, and A New Horror Icon runs five minutes, 18 seconds. It includes notes from producers Peter Safran and James Wan, director Corin Hardy, writer Gary Dauberman, makeup department head Eleanor Sabaduquia and actors Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Jonas Bloquet, Demian Bichir, and Charlotte Hope.
“Icon” discusses some story and character areas, with an emphasis on the design of the title role. It’s a short and semi-informative reel but nothing special.
Next comes Gruesome Planet, a six-minute, 18-second piece that features Hardy, Wan, Hope, Bloquet, Farmiga, Dauberman, Bichir and production designer Jennifer Spence. “Planet” examines sets and locations, and it does so in a reasonably positive manner.
With The Conjuring Chronology, we locate a three-minute, 50-second reel that includes Wan, Hardy, Safran, Aarons, and Annabelle: Creation director David Sandberg. “Chronology” mainly just shows clips from various “Conjuring Universe” and promotes Nun, so don’t expect much from it.
Seven Deleted Scenes span a total of 12 minutes, 18 seconds. These mix some character beats and a few story elements. None of them seem crucial, but they may have added a bit of depth to the film.
The disc opens with ads for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Aquaman and The Meg. No trailer for Nun appears here.
Essentially a monster movie wrapped up in religious garb, The Nun lacks much impact. A mix of creepy atmosphere and jump scares, the film fails to engage. The Blu-ray brings very good picture and audio as well as a few bonus features. Formulaic and tired, Nun goes nowhere.