BLU-RAY REVIEW

Guilt Trip, The

Featured In Issue 180, October 2013

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(Studio/Distributor):
Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
7912938
(MPAA Rating):
PG-13
(Rating Reason):
Language and risque material
(Retail Price):
$39.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
95
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year):
2012
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Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
04/30/13
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Anne Fletcher
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Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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In The Guilt Trip, as inventor Andy Brewster (Rogen) is about to embark on a road trip to sell his latest product, he feels compelled to invite his mother, Joyce (Streisand) along for the ride. Across 3,00 miles of adventure and antics, both Andy and Joyce discover that while they have their differences, they also have more in common than they ever realized. (Gary Reber)

Special features include five featurettes: Barbra & Seth (HD 07:32), Barbra's World (HD 08:21), Guilt Trip: A Real Mother Of A Road Trip (HD 05:47), In The Driver's Seat (HD 07:15), and Not Really A Road Trip Movie (HD 05:16); an alternate opening (HD 01:26); an alternate title sequence (HD 01:10); an alternate ending (HD 02:08); a gag reel (HD 05:09); 12 deleted scenes (HD 19:23); upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.35:1 1080p AVC picture appears naturally filmic with a warm, richly hued color palette with strong primaries. Contrast is well balanced with decent black levels and shadow delineation. Fleshtones are naturally hued throughout. Resolution is decent as well, with good detail. The picture is clear and pristine and pleasantly natural throughout. Overall, this is fine presentation that will please. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused, during which the sound is monaural, with stereo support from atmospheric sound effects that at times have a subtle surround presence. The music score is nicely recorded and extends to the surrounds. Low-frequency .1 LFE energy is subtle but effectively supportive. As a primary dialogue soundtrack, the sound is nicely integrated spatially. Sonically, this is an effective presentation. (Gary Reber)