Lego Scooby-Doo: Blowout Beach Bash appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. No problems marred this excellent presentation.
Sharpness seemed positive, as at all times, the movie remained detailed and concise. No examples of softness or ill-defined images appeared in this tight and firm presentation. Jagged edges and moiré effects appeared absent, and I noticed no signs of edge enhancement. In regard to print flaws, I witnessed none, as the movie looked clean and fresh from start to finish.
Colors varied, with some emphasis on reds, yellows and oranges. Toss in some teal and this turned into a vivid palette with lively hues.
Black levels looked solid, with appropriately dark and rich material. Low-light images were concisely displayed and tight, with no excessive opacity. Overall, Bash gave us a stellar presentation.
Though acceptable, the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack lacked much pizzazz. The soundscape tended to favor music and general ambience, so only a few sequences broadened the spectrum. Those scenes threw out a bit of involvement but they occurred too infrequently to turn this into a memorable soundfield.
Audio quality worked fine. Music was peppy and full, while effects – as low-key as they tended to be – seemed accurate and clear. Dialogue always appeared natural and concise. This turned into a decent but unexceptional mix.
The disc includes three bonus cartoons. We find “Go Away Ghost Ship” (22:09), “A Clue For Scooby-Doo” (22:06) and “Party Like It’s 1899” (22:14).
“Ship” and “Clue” both come from the original 1969 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You series, while “1899” stems from 2015’s Be Cool, Scooby-Doo. The two 1960s shows offer some charm, and “1899” offers a little humor as well – along with the same cast as Bash. These programs add some value to the package.
Trailers presents ads for the Lego City Undercover game, Lego Batman Movie, The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania, and Max 2.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Bash. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
Two franchises combine via Lego Scooby-Doo: Blowout Beach Bash - with mediocre results. Despite a few bits of amusement, the movie fails to turn into anything especially clever or delightful. The Blu-ray boasts excellent visuals along with acceptable audio and some bonus cartoons. Bash turns into spotty entertainment.