Pig appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This was a good but not great image.
For the most part, sharpness satisfied. Occasional wide shots tended to be a bit iffy, but the majority of the flick demonstrated positive delineation and clarity.
I noticed no shimmering, jaggies or edge enhancement. The image remained clean and lacked any source defects.
Colors were subdued. The movie preferred a somewhat teal feel with some amber/orange as well, and it lacked many instances of vibrant hues. The tones seemed fine within stylistic choices.
Blacks were dark and tight, but shadows tended to be inconsistent, as low-light shots could be somewhat dull. Overall, this was a generally positive presentation but not a great one.
Similar thoughts greeted the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Pig, as it offered a decent but not great auditory experience. Sound quality was always good, at least.
Music demonstrated nice range and depth, though the film emphasized a spare sensibility, so we didn’t get a lot of score. In addition, effects failed to play a major role, but they seemed acceptably clear and accurate, while speech was distinctive and natural.
The soundscape lacked much to impress. As noted, the score didn’t pop up a ton of the time. The music showed good imaging when it appeared, but it wasn’t a frequent partner.
Effects also had little to do, as they focused the realm of general environment. A few scenes – mainly those that involved violence and vehicles – added a nice sense of pizzazz, but most of the flick remained low-key in terms of soundfield. All of this added up to an adequate but lackluster soundtrack.
A few extras appear here, and two clips appear under Nicolas Cage Cooks. For "Three-Mushroom Tart" (20:05), actor Nicolas Cage engages with Chef Chris Czarnecki, whereas "Pigeon and Pommes Anna" (18:18) pairs Cage with Chef Gabriel Rucker.
As implied by the title, both clips show us Cage as he learns how to create the dishes with the aforementioned chefs. This seems like a fun concept but the end result can feel less than enchanting, as the featurettes run long and don’t offer a lot of real interest.
Three deleted scenes span a total of seven minutes. These include "Drunk Man" (2:57), "Cleaning Up" (1:24), and "Kitchen" (2:39). The scenes offer some minor character moments but don’t seem especially important or valuable overall.
The disc opens with ads for Spencer and Titane. We also find a trailer for Pig.
As a moody character piece, Pig creates a sporadically intriguing effort. While not wholly satisfying, it creates a decent sense of tone and attitude. The Blu-ray offers very good picture, reasonably positive audio and minor supplements. This turns into an inconsistent but generally compelling drama.