Eddie The Eagle tells the story of Eddie Edwards (Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself—even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Based on the life story of Eddie Edwards. Also available as a 4K Ultra HD release. (Gary Reber)
Special features include Let The Games Begin documentary (HD 46:43), a gallery, the theatrical trailer, and a digital copy.
The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed in Hawk Scope with the Red Epic Dragon digital camera system. The imagery is stylized with a warm, often yellowish tint, yet highlight colors, such as reds and blues, do pop. This is especially evident in Eddie's childhood scenes. The ski-jump scenes are more natural in appearance. Fleshtones are a bit reddish in hue. Contrast delivers deep blacks and pleasant whites, Resolution is generally excellent, though, at times the imagery is a bit soft. Fine detail is evident, especially during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. The picture is pristine throughout, and segments of the imagery are spectacular. This is a quite pleasing visual experience that will not disappoint. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel soundtrack is terrific, with a high-energy music score with prominent presence and a wide and deep soundstage that aggressively extends to the four surrounds. Atmospherics and sound effects are well produced with impressive panned whooshes as ski-jumpers catapult down 40-, 70-, and 90-meter slopes. At the Winter Games, the atmospherics, such as crowd noises and ceremonies and Olympic horns, create excitement. Deep bass is naturally delivered with support from the .1 LFE channel. Dialogue is intelligible throughout, with good spatial integration. Announcer narration also is well positioned. This is a lively holosonic® experience that is quite enjoyable. (Gary Reber)