SPIES IN DISGUISE  (2019)

Digital |  Fox  | 2019 |  102 min |  Rated PG |  March 10, 2020

Director:   Nick Bruno, Troy Quane

Starring:   Tom Holland, Will Smith, Karen Gillan, Ben Mendelsohn, Rashida Jones

Video:

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

| Film Synopsis |

In this high-flying animated comedy, super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is none of the above. But this unlikely duo must team up for the ultimate mission to save the world when a “biodynamic concealment” experiment transforms Lance into a brave, fierce, majestic...pigeon!

| Video |

1917 comes gloriously to the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray format as a native 4K title, having been finished with 4K digital intermediate. The video has excellent dimension, smooth rendering and defining clarity. The black levels are a deep black with no loss of details in the shadows.

| Audio |

"1917" hits Ultra HD Blu-ray with a Dolby Atmos and a core 7.1 Dolby TrueHD Master Audio track. From the echoes of the planes flying overhead to the German bunker collapsing, these effects immerse you when it can. Vocals are clear and crisp.

| Special Features |
  • Infiltrating Blue Sky Studios offers Trinitee as a tour guide of sorts offering a behind the scenes look at the studio and some of the creative team who worked on the picture.

  • The Top Secret Guide to Gadgets  takes a look at some of the accoutrements the agents sport in this film.

  • "Then There Were Two" Music Video 

  • "Freak of Nature" Music Video 

  • Making the Soundtrack "Then There Were Two" offers some brief background on the writing and production with Anderson .Paak and Mark Ronson.

  • Making the Soundtrack "Freak of Nature" does much the same service for this tune, this time with Mark Ronson and The Last Artful, Dodgr.

  • Gallery

  • Color Keys and Moment Paintings 

  • Character Designs 

  • Locations 

  • Props and Gadgets Concept Art 

  • Note: All of the galleries offer either Manual Advance or Auto Advance options. The timings above are for the Auto Advance option.

  • Theatrical Trailer 

| Overall Reaction |

1917 was one of 2019’s finest cinematic achievement. Winner of three Academy Awards.  Universal Studios brings it to 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray in one of the finest and best presentations known to the format.  Both the video quality and audio mix are spectacular.  The feature commentaries will provide you with all the information you need when it comes to the making of this technical achievement. It comes highly recommended!

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  5.0   Video:  5.0    Audio:  5.0    Extras:  3.5    Overall:  4.5