Tammy appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a quality presentation.
Sharpness was fine. A handful of wider shots could be a little tentative, but those remained in the minority, as most of the flick appeared concise and accurate. Jagged edges and shimmering didn’t occur, and edge enhancement remained absent. Source flaws also failed to present any problems, as the movie offered a clean image.
In terms of colors, the film favored a mild golden tint or a blue feel. These were light overtones, so the colors were solid within the design parameters. Blacks seemed deep and tight, while shadows were good. I thought this was a consistently high-quality presentation.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it seemed satisfactory. It favored the usual “comedy mix” and didn’t present many chances for the soundscape to explode. We did find a few action scenes – most of which took place on the road – but the track usually opted for stereo music and general environmental material. Though these didn’t seem exciting, they opened up the piece in a satisfying manner.
I thought audio quality appeared positive. Speech seemed distinctive and natural, with no rough tones or other issues. Score and songs displayed clear, warm music, and effects functioned well. Those elements were reasonably realistic and full throughout the movie. Again, nothing here dazzled, but the mix accentuated the action in a good way.
The Blu-ray brings us both the film’s theatrical version (1:36:45) as well as an extended cut (1:40:35). What does that extra three minutes, 50 seconds buy the viewer? Good question – one I can’t answer since the Blu-ray became my initial viewing of the movie. However, I wanted to mention the presence of the two versions.
A featurette called Tammy’s Road Trip Checklist runs four minutes, 28 seconds and presents comments from director Ben Falcone and actors Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, and Melissa McCarthy. Mostly this discusses a trek real-life McCarthy and Falcone took with their kids. It’s mildly interesting at best.
Next comes a Gag Reel. It goes for three minutes, 22 seconds and presents a fairly typical collection of goofs and giggles. Nothing especially amusing results.
Four Deleted Scenes fill a total of four minutes, 49 seconds. We get “Strip Club 1” (0:49), “Strip Club 2” (0:51), “Ski Burger” (2:37) and “Hot Tub” (0:31). The two “Club: sequences are minor additions, and “Tub” offers a small variation on an existing segment. “Burger” gives us the only substantial clip, as it helps set up conflict/issues that occur later in the movie.
Under Fun Extras, we locate three reels: “Poom-O-Rama” (1:44), “Wave-O-Rama” (2:02) and “Mindless Chat-O-Rama” (2:07). In “Wave” and “Chat”, we see alternate lines created for existing scenes. “Poom” presents a sort of music video that accentuates Tammy’s use of the term “poom”; it also provides some alternate takes. Some of “Chat” seems entertaining, but the other two lack value.
The disc opens with ads for Horrible Bosses 2 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. No trailer for Tammy shows up here.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Tammy. It includes the gag reel but lacks any of the other extras.
A fairly flaccid, pointless comedy, Tammy wastes a great cast. Very few – if any – laughs materialize through this slow, boring “adventure”. The Blu-ray brings us good picture and audio as well as some minor bonus materials. Tammy could’ve been enjoyable but it lacks any creative spark.