Aug 292015
 

The D Train is just plain awkward through and through and for me, awkward does not equal funny and that’s to go along with obnoxious characters. The Blu-ray release is simple enough featuring good video/audio and minimal bonus material.

 

 

The D Train
(2015)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Paramount | R – 101 min. – $39.99 | September 1, 2015

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Andrew Mogel & Jarrad Paul
Writer(s): Andrew Mogel & Jarrad Paul (written by)
Cast: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor

DISC INFO:
Features:
Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Digital Copy: Yes
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, English, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 33.7 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


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PLOT SYNOPSIS

All his life, Dan Landsman (JACK BLACK) has never been the cool guy. He hopes to change everything by befriending former high school hero Oliver Lawless (JAMES MARSDEN) and convincing him to show up at their class reunion. However, Dan’s plan backfires as the unpredictable Oliver proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5

Not much here. Along with some Deleted Scenes (7:05; HD) and a Gag Reel (3:38; HD) there is also a redemption code for the Digital HD copy.


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Paramount boards The D Train on Blu-ray presented with a 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec). The picture, as one would expect for a “comedy”, looks bright and generally cheerful with well balanced colors and good detail levels throughout. There weren’t any major instances of artifacts or aliasing making for a pleasing looking transfer, though nothing outstanding or noteworthy.

AUDIO – 4.0/5

Similarly, the 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is solid showing good dialogue levels while the front and rear channels are made useful for ambient noises and the generic and forgettable score as well as some choice nostalgic 1990s music.



OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, not surprisingly, The D Train was in and out of theaters in no time. In spite of opening in 1000 screens, it made a dreadful $444 per screen average then skydived ~95% in its second weekend whereupon it went back into obscurity. And not only will it be an obscure film in theaters, but I imagine its home video release won’t muster very much and will wind up in Wal Mart’s $5 bin in no time. As for the movie itself, it’s just plain awkward through and through and for me, awkward does not equal funny and that’s to go along with obnoxious characters. The Blu-ray release is simple enough featuring good video/audio and minimal bonus material.

 

Published: 08/29/2015

 

 

 

 

 

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