Superstition appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This was an erratic but acceptable image.
For the most part, sharpness looked fine. A little softness cropped up on occasion, and I couldn’t call the film razor-sharp, but it showed pretty positive delineation the majority of the time. No issues with jaggies or shimmering materialized, and I saw no signs of edge haloes.
Print flaws became the biggest problem with the image, mainly due to small specks as well as some nicks and vertical lines. These weren’t a constant distraction, but they cropped up more often than I’d like.
In terms of colors, the film opted for a natural palette. Overall, the hues seemed appealing, so while they didn’t leap off the screen, they showed reasonable pep and clarity.
Blacks were fairly dark and tight, and low-light shots offered decent smoothness. Though the image could’ve been cleaner and tighter, it still offered decent visuals.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA monaural soundtrack, it seemed fine for its age. Speech showed occasional edginess – usually during screams - but the lines remained intelligible and were usually reasonably natural.
Music was pretty full and rich, whereas effects seemed decent. Those elements lacked much punch but they didn’t display notable problems. This was a largely average track given its era.
Only a few extras appear here, and we find an interview with actor James Houghton. In this 30-minute, eight-second piece, Houghton discusses his life and career, with an emphasis on Superstition. Houghton proves likable and engaging as he goes through various memories.
In addition to a trailer and a TV spot, the set brings an interview with director James Roberson. During this 23-minute, 56-second program, Roberson covers various dimensions of his time in showbiz as well as his work on Superstition. Like Houghton’s piece, this ends up as a worthwhile discussion.
Relentlessly derivative and tedious, Superstition delivers a sub-mediocre horror experience. Nothing fresh or inventive occurs, as we get stuck with a poorly-executed, amateurish flop. The Blu-ray brings passable picture and audio along with a few bonus materials. I’ve seen crummier 1980s horror, but this remains a stinker