The story: If you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside somebody’s head, Inside Out gives away the secret. Little beings representing the emotions Joy (looking a lot like Marge Simpson), Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust all make our worlds go round, guiding us through the ups and downs of life. And when it comes to downs, 11-year-old Riley is about to experience a whole bunch of them, after she and her parents move to San Francisco. Things are rather different to what Riley’s become accustomed to, and her Sadness takes control – sending the pre-teen spiralling into depths of despair that she’s never visited before. Can Joy find a way to restore balance within Riley?’
“Alright! We did not die today, I call that an unqualified success.”
The 4K disc: If you’re a fan of how animated fare scrubs up on the 4K Ultra HD format with HDR enhancement then boy do we have something for your inner Joy to go crazy over! In fact it’s the in-movie Joy who leads the way in showing just how incredible that combination can make things look, with her outer glow popping, well, joyously from the screen. The very colourful world inside Riley’s bonce all looks radiant, without veering into oversaturated territory. If you’re a fan of Inside Out then you are so in for a visual treat that might even bring a smile to your own Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust.
All the sounds of Inside Out come to us via a new Dolby Atmos mix, which delivers all manner of aural delights. Surround use is fabulous, and those extra height channels? They’re used to pleasing, if not omnipresent, effect. Bass kicks in where appropriate, especially if you nudge the volume a bit higher than you would with most other 4K releases.
This is a single-disc release, featuring no bonus goodies.
Release date: October 2, 2019
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: The voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling
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