Sabotage appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie boasted a consistently positive presentation.
For the most part, sharpness looked good. Interiors occasionally displayed light softness, but those instances remained modest. The majority of the movie seemed concise and well-defined. No issues with jagged edges or moiré effects appeared, and edge enhancement didn’t affect the movie. Print flaws also failed to mar the image.
In terms of colors, Sabotage opted for a stylized palette. It usually went with a yellow feel or a blue tone, and these elements tended to be restrained. This meant the hues were subdued but fine given the stylistic choices. Blacks were dark and tight, while low-light shots demonstrated nice clarity. Overall, the film came across well.
Despite the occasional action scene, this was a fairly subdued DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. The soundscape tended toward environmental information, though occasional exceptions occurred. A train crash used the spectrum so well that I thought the whistles came from outside my house, and other gun-based scenes offered positive involvement. We didn’t get a ton of sequences of this sort, but they added life to the track at times.
Audio quality pleased. Speech consistently sounded distinctive and concise, without edginess or other issues. Music appeared full and dynamic, while effects came across as accurate and clear. The mix only occasionally kicked into high gear but it seemed suitable for the story.
Only a handful of extras show up here. Making Sabotage lasts eight minutes, 32 seconds and features director David Ayer, and actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Josh Holloway, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Mireille Enos, and Joe Mangianello. We learn about story and characters, cast and performances, realism, training and what Ayer brought to the production, locations, and related elements. The program offers a passable overview but lacks much depth.
Next we find two Alternate Endings (11:03) and eight Deleted Scenes (17:13). The “Alternate Endings” focus on a closing confrontation between Breacher and Caroline; they differ only in terms of who survives the encounter. These take a more traditional path than the movie’s actual finale and might work better, honestly.
As for the deleted scenes, these cover a few different topics. We see a lot of Caroline and Jackson as they deal with a case that involves a missing child; these seem interesting but tangential to the main narrative.
Other sequences tend to simply add to existing segments, though a few come across as a bit meatier than that. In particular, we get more of Caroline’s investigation of Breacher. None of these appear especially impactful but they have their moments.
The disc opens with ads for The Green Inferno, The Fluffy Movie, A Haunted House 2, Chef and Bad Words. The Previews area also offers promos for End of Watch, Side Effects, Silent House, The Grey, Killer Elite and Hit & Run. No trailer for Sabotage appears here.
A second disc presents a DVD copy of Sabotage. It includes the deleted scenes and the featurette but drops the alternate endings.
Arnold Schwarzenegger tries to alter his image in Sabotage but it doesn’t work. While the movie comes with some good moments, the miscast Schwarzenegger tends to subvert the story. The Blu-ray comes with good picture and audio as well as a decent set of supplements. With a different lead actor, Sabotage might’ve worked, but as it stands, the film flails.