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Sausage Party (2016/Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)

4K Picture: B+ Picture: B+ Sound: B+/B Extras: C+ Film: C

Turning 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.

In 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.

The 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.

This 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 HDR (high dynamic range 10-bit color) and 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.

As 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.

Also included is a digital copy of the film for your smart phone or tablet.

Special Features include...

The Booth

The Great Beyond

The Pitch

Shock and Awe: How Did This Get Made?

Animation Imaginatorium

Good Food Gag Reel


Sausage Party offers up some adult laughs, but ultimately, I don't think will stand the test of time like South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut did.

- James Lockhart



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