Skiptrace appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie came with an appealing presentation.
Overall sharpness remained good. A smattering of wider elements could seem a little soft, but those didn’t create real distractions. Instead, the movie tended to be accurate and concise. I noticed no shimmering or jaggies, and the film lacked edge haloes or source flaws.
The palette opted for a mix of orange and teal. Within stylistic choices, the hues looked fine. Blacks were deep and dense, while low-light shots depicted appropriate clarity. The image seemed to be more than satisfactory.
With plenty of action scenes, the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix often opened up to give us active information. These used the various speakers to create an involving, effective sense of these situations and circumstances. The elements meshed together well and moved in a satisfying manner.
Audio quality also pleased. Music was peppy and full, while dialogue sounded accurate and concise. Effects demonstrated good clarity and range, with fine low-end response as necessary. This wasn’t quite a demo-worthy track, but it fared well.
A couple of extras flesh out the package, and we get an audio commentary from director Renny Harlin. He presents a running, screen-specific look at the project's development, sets and locations, cast and performances, music, story/characters, action and stunts, effects, and connected domains.
Harlin has recorded many commentaries over the years, so he boasts great familiarity with the format. That doesn’t make him a great commentator, though, and his normal traits appear here.
Actually, Harlin seems more animated and invested than in the past, and he delivers a decent overview of the film. Nonetheless, the track remains fairly average – Harlin gets the job done but fails to make this an especially interesting piece.
When Jackie Met Johnny runs five minutes, three seconds and presents notes from actors Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. They discuss their characters, performances and interactions. This becomes a glib promo piece.
The disc opens with ads for Mechanic: Resurrection, Last Witch Hunter, Nerve, Spy Next Door and The Last Stand. No trailer for Skiptrace appears here.
Essentially just another variation on Jackie Chan’s Rush Hour franchise, Skiptrace provides a joyless affair. It lacks excitement or humor and presents a poorly executed effort. The Blu-ray brings us very good picture and audio along with a few bonus materials. Skiptrace ends up as a forgettable attempt at a comedy adventure.