Blu-Ray + Digital | Fox | 2019 | 102 min | Rated PG | March 10, 2020
Director: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
Starring: Tom Holland, Will Smith, Karen Gillan, Ben Mendelsohn
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
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 |
Spies in Disguise hits Blu-ray with a 1080p MPEG-AVC with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. This video transfer looks fantastic on screen. The colors and the animation really pops. Blacks are solid with nice fine detail and all of the shadow detail that the animators can conceive is visible in all its glory.
| Audio |
Spies in Disguise hits Blu-ray with a 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. Its use of sounds placed above is a mix of atmospherics and discrete effects. Music sounded clear and smooth, while effects showed good range and punch, with very nice low end. All dialogue sounds great right up front and center.
| 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.
Color Keys and Moment Paintings
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.
| Overall Reaction |
Spies in Disguise is a light-hearted spy film that’s fun for the whole family. The audio mix sounds amazing. The special features are adequate but nothing special unfortunately.
Summary (out of 5)
Film: 3.5 Video: 4.0 Audio: 4.5 Extras: 3.0 Overall: 3.5