Party (2016/Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)
Picture: B+ Picture: B+ Sound: B+/B Extras: C+ Film:
the Toy Story formula on its head is the new animated 2016
adult comedy Sausage Party, that features an all star voice
cast including Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader,
Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd,
Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek. Funny at
times and trying too hard to be funny at others, the film features
decent animation and looks & sounds really good in the new 4K
Ultra HD format.
a world where food has mortality and feelings, a sausage (Rogan) must
lead a ragtag group of food friends in a supermarket to find out the
truth of their existence and 'the great beyond' - the world outside
of the supermarket where they believe they will find peace... but
they will really find death in that they will be eaten. Portraying
human beings as 'gods who murder the food and eat it', Sausage
Party will make you look at what you eat in a whole new light.
film parodies some real life figures such as Steven Hawking and Woody
Allen, not to mention several stereotypes, but what works are the
personalities that have been given to the several different types of
food. A lot of creativity definitely went into this project, but
what I feel it really lacks is good music. For the musical numbers
it is given, the lyrics seem surprisingly lame unless that was the
purpose. Either way, I feel like this is a one time watch and
doesn't touch the comedic timing of other adult-themed cartoons such
as South Park. However, the end sequence is sure to disturb
you if nothing else does.
set includes both the 4K Ultra HD edition and the standard Blu-ray
edition of the film. The 4K is presented in 2160p Ultra High
Definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 that looks as
good as any theatrical presentation. Seeing that the animation here
isn't too high in detail (especially by today's standards) for the
most part, I would say that the picture is comparable to Blu-ray
unless you have a stunning big display, you may be able to tell a
different. Still the 1080p Blu-ray transfer is nothing to shake a
stick at, which also compliments the animation well, so they both get
the same high rating.
for the sound, on the 4K disc we have a lossless English Dolby Atmos
11.1 (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) track is on both discs and sounds
pretty comparable. In addition to this great sounding track, we have
a variety of several different language tracks depending on your
region. The regular Blu-ray offers a
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) or 5.1 lossless mix that is a solid mixdown,
but no match for the Atmos mix.
included is a digital copy of the film for your smart phone or
and Awe: How Did This Get Made?
Food Gag Reel
Party offers up some adult laughs, but ultimately, I don't think
will stand the test of time like South Park: Bigger, Longer, and