Wilson appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a fine image.
Sharpness looked appropriate. Delineation remained satisfying, so the image seemed accurate and concise. No issues with jaggies or shimmering occurred, and I saw no edge haloes or source flaws.
In terms of colors, the movie opted for orange and – especially - teal, though it kept these subdued, so they didn’t go crazy. The low-key palette seemed satisfactory. Blacks were pretty dark and tight, and low-light shots displayed good clarity. Across the board, the visuals appeared positive.
I wouldn’t anticipate fireworks from the audio for a comedic character piece like Wilson, and itsDTS-HD MA 5.1 track gave me the expected subdued affair. Music became the most prominent aspect of the soundfield, as the score and songs used the five channels fairly well.
Effects had less to do. Ambience ruled the day, so not much more gave the track pop. Occasional exteriors – such as on trains or in streets – added a little zest, but this remained a pretty low-key presentation.
Audio quality appeared fine. Music was full and rich, while effects came across with appropriate accuracy, even if they lacked much punch due to a lack of ambition. Speech came across as distinctive and concise. Nothing here excelled but the soundtrack fit the material.
15 Deleted Scenes fill a total of 16 minutes, 48 seconds. These tend toward minor character beats, with an emphasis on the title role. These result in some amusement and a little more depth but I can’t claim we find anything substantial.
Under Promotional Materials, we get three short featurettes. These include “Who Is Wilson?” (2:00), “Strip to Screen” (1:49) and “The Women of Wilson” (1:41).
Across these, we hear from director Craig Johnson, writer Daniel Clowes, and actors Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Isabella Amara, Cheryl Hines, and Laura Dern. They discuss story/characters as well as the adaptation of the original graphic novel. “Strip” lets us compare parts of the film to Clowes’ comic, and those moments work well, but otherwise these featurettes remain superficial.
A Gallery appears next. It shows 24 shots from the set and becomes a decent collection.
The disc opens with ads for Table 19 and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. We also get two trailers for Wilson.
A second disc presents a DVD copy of Wilson. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
Led by a terrific lead performance from Woody Harrelson, Wilson’s best moments stem largely from its actors. Unfortunately, the narrative lacks a lot of cohesion and the movie’s sense of sentimentality makes it less involving than I’d like. The Blu-ray offers very good picture as well as acceptable audio and a smattering of bonus materials. We get enough from the cast to make Wilson watchable but it falters too often.