BLU-RAY REVIEW

Internship, The

Featured In Issue 181, November 2013

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(Studio/Distributor):
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
2286807
(MPAA Rating):
PG-13 / Unrated
(Rating Reason):
Sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language
(Retail Price):
$39.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
119 / 125
(Color Type):
Color
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Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2013
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
10/22/13
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Shawn Levy
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Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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Old-school salesmen Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) team up to crash the digital world trying to reboot their obsolete careers. They talk their way into an "Internship" program at the state-of-the-art Google campus, vying for a handful of spots among tech-savvy college students who are half their age and twice as smart. The competition is fiercely funny as Billy and Nick break all the rules in a quest to land their dream jobs! (Gary Reber)

Both the theatrical version (01:59:25) and the unrated version (02:05:01) are available. Special features include commentary with Director Shawn Levy, deleted scenes (HD 08:26), the featurette "Any Given Monday" (HD 17:52), the theatrical trailer, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.34:1 1080p AVC digital picture quality is terrific, with a bright fully engaging color palette that ignites the screen with vibrant, rich, and warm hues. Fleshtones are naturally rendered and accurate throughout. Contrast is well balanced with deep, solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail revealed in every frame and especially during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. Even make-up is discernible during close-ups. This is a vibrant, colorful visual experience that passes the pleasurable test with honors. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack features an energetic orchestral music score that sounds dynamic, with a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds. Deep bass is often integral to the music, as well as supportive of atmospherics and sound effects. Dialogue is nicely integrated spatially and intelligibly. The dance club scene is impressively energetic, with a well-recorded and energetic music score that penetrates the soundfield. While dialogue focused, there are segments that really distinguish this soundtrack from the run-of-the-mill comedies. (Gary Reber)