BLU-RAY REVIEW

Boomerang

Featured In Issue 263, September/October 2022

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(Studio/Distributor):
Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
3000090206
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Language and sexualiry
(Retail Price):
$17.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
117
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
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(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
6/28/2022
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(Director):
Reginald Hudin
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(Disc Soundtrack):
Dolby TrueHD 5.1
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In "Boomerang," advertising executive Marcus Graham (Eddie Murphy) may be a success in his industry, but he's also an insatiable womanize. He's also impossibly prepared for his new boss, Jacqueline (Robin Givens) –– nothing more or less than a female version of Marcus in terms of all things romantic. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary by Director Reginald Hudlin, five extended and deleted scenes with director's commentary (HD 04:51) and a digital copy

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed on Eastman film stock and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. This is a gorgeous looking picture with a beautifully saturated color palette. Hues are vibrant, rich and warm. The costumes are fantastic and colorful. Flesh tones are perfectly natural. Contrast is excellent with deep, natural black levels, revealing shadow delineation, and perfect white levels. The imagery is sharp and clear with virtually no film grain. Resolution is exacting with fine detail exhibited throughout in facial features such as skin and hair, clothing textures and objects. This is a wonderfully colorful filmic picture that is reference quality. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with excellent intelligibility and spatial integration. Atmospherics are realistic throughout. Sound effects are commentary. Foley sound effects are perfectly in sync. Marcus Miller's music score is lively and provides an aggressive enveloping surround presence. Bass extension is powerful and dynamic in segments of the music. Fidelity is excellent throughout. This is a well-crafted holosonic® soundtrack that is fun. (Gary Reber)