Woodshock appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This was a good representation of the source.
Sharpness mostly looked fine. Some shots came across as a bit soft and ill defined, but those instances didn’t occur with any great frequency, and they occasionally seemed to reflect the original photography, as the movie sometimes opted for a gauzy look. While not the world’s most precise image, it appeared positive.
I saw no issues related to jagged edges or moiré effects, and edge haloes remained absent. Print flaws also failed to appear.
Woodshock featured a fairly stylized palette, with broad greens, reds, and blues dominant. These could be a bit garish but the disc reproduced them as intended.
Black levels were deep and dark, and low-light sequences followed along the same lines. Shadow detail seemed smooth and demonstrated good clarity within the restrictions of the source photography. Overall, the image showed some photographic drawbacks but still came across well.
The DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Woodshock seemed mostly limited in scope, as the majority of the movie focused on atmosphere. Music used the various speakers in the broadest way, as the score opened up across the various channels.
Effects seemed more restrained. Even scenes that could’ve offered impact – like forest or bar sequences – tended to be without much dimensionality. They boasted a bit of breadth but not much.
Audio quality appeared fine. Speech always sounded clear and easily intelligible, and I noticed no problems with brittleness or other issues.
Effects played a small role in the movie, but they seemed accurate and clean, while music seemed full and rich. In the end, the movie offered a pretty positive soundtrack given its ambitions.
Entitled A Mental Landscape, a featurette runs 13 minutes, 23 seconds. It provides notes from writers/directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy, as they discuss the project’s roots and influences, story/characters/themes, cast and performances, visual elements and cinematography and music. I still don’t care much for their film, but the Mulleavy sisters offer a good explanation for their choices.
The disc opens with ads for Good Time, A Ghost Story, The Glass Castle, The Disaster Artist and It Comes At Night. No trailer for Woodshock appears here.
A moody character piece, Woodshock makes promises on which it can’t deliver. The film tends to ramble and meander without a lot of substance to make it worthwhile. The Blu-ray offers generally good picture and audio along with skimpy supplements. Woodshock becomes a slow, dull effort.