Overboard appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This turned into a satisfying presentation.
Sharpness looked very good. Only mild softness materialized, which meant a tight, well-defined image most of the time.
I witnessed no shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes remained absent. As expected, the film lacked any print flaws.
In terms of palette, Overboard went with a fairly typical mix of amber and teal. Within the stylistic decisions, the hues seemed fine.
Blacks were deep and tight, and shadows looked smooth and clear. This turned into an appealing image.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it opted for a fairly standard “comedy mix” much of the time, though some elements opened up the action at times. In particular, scenes on the water and related to Leonardo’s boat brought out some dimensionality. Music filled all the channels as well.
Audio quality appeared good. Speech seemed distinctive and concise, without roughness or brittleness.
Music was warm and full, and effects came across as accurate. Effects showed good delineation and accuracy. This ended up as a satisfactory mix for a comedy with a few more active overtones.
The disc includes a few extras, and we open with an audio commentary from writer-director Rob Greenberg, writer Bob Fisher and producer Benjamin Odell. All three sit together for this running, screen-specific look at the original movie and its adaptation, story/characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, music, photography and editing.
Overall, this becomes a generally informative track. Yeah, it suffers from more happy talk than I’d like – especially as all involved praise themselves for the movie’s multiculturalism – but we learn enough concrete information to make this a useful chat.
Three featurettes follow, and Chemistry Is Comedy goes for 13 minutes, 50 seconds. It involves notes from Odell, Fisher, Greenberg, and actors Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, Mel Rodriquez and Eva Longoria.
“Comedy” examines the original film and story/characters as well as cast/performances. A few decent tidbits emerge but much of the program focuses on happy talk.
Culture Clash fills six minutes, 39 seconds with info from Derbez, Longoria, Odell, Greenberg, Fisher, Faris, and actors Cecelia Suarez and Omar Chaparro. “Clash” looks at the film’s use of Latin actors. It mainly exists to praise Derbez.
Finally, the three-minute, 56-second Captains of the Ship features Greenberg, Rodriguez, Longoria, Faris, Derbez, and Fisher. Though the credits only bill Greenberg as director, “Ship” tells us he and Fisher co-directed as it looks at aspects of their working relationship. It brings a smattering of passable insights, though it tends toward fluff like the other featurettes.
The disc opens with ads for How to Be a Latin Lover and Tomb Raider. No trailer for Overboard appears here.
A second disc presents a DVD copy of Overboard. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
A remake of a decades-old Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell flick, 2018’s Overboard lacks much merit. Despite some decent talent in its cast, the movie seems too long, too predictable and too mediocre. The Blu-ray brings generally strong picture and audio along with a decent set of supplements. Overboard winds up as a forgettable romantic comedy.