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

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

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

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

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

THE UPSIDE  (2019)

Blu-ray + Digital Copy | Elevation Pictures | 2019 | 126 min | Rated PG | May 21, 2019

Video

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Director: Neil Burger
Starring:  Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman

| Film Synopsis |

When Park Avenue billionaire Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) is paralyzed after a hang-gliding accident, he hires unqualified ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) as his caretaker. Phil, who recently lost his wife to cancer, has lost the will to live and Dell is the best candidate to carry out the Do Not Resuscitate edict he's asked for, should his health deteriorate. 

Although they come from two completely different worlds and backgrounds, Phil and Dell form an unlikely friendship, with Phil introducing Dell to high society with opera, fast cars and art and giving him stable financial footing with decent paychecks, while Dell shares with his employer the music of Aretha Franklin, and the tastiness of hot dogs and soft serve ice cream.

| Video |

The Upside's 1080p transfer is strong. Shot digitally, we should expect greatness and it comes. The image's clarity, sharpness, and color reproduction rank it highly. 

| Audio |

The Upside features a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack. The vocals have a clarity making this a worthy track to accompany the film.

| Special Features |
  • Deleted Scenes 

  • Gag Reel 

  • Onscreen Chemistry: Kevin and Bryan: A lightning-quick look at the actors' screen chemistry, intercut with clips from the film.

  • Creating a Story of Possibility: A rapid-fire plot recap.

  • Bridging Divisions: The film's embracing of positivity in its story of two men coming together through respect and compassion, even if they hail from different sides of the proverbial tracks.

  • Embracing Positivity: A brief discussion of the film's positive messages, cut to many of the same film clips seen in previous supplements.

  • Presenting a Different Side of Kevin Hart: A quick examination of Hart's performance, intercut with now-familiar clips from the film.

| Overall Reaction |

The Upside is a rare remake that works. It's not quite as great as the original, but it's as solid performances by  two terrific actors.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:   3.5

Video:  4

Audio:   4

Extras:   3

Overall:   4