Starring: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris & Christina Hendricks.
Directed by: Richie Keen
On the last day of the school year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst outrageous senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that are putting his job on the line just as his wife is expecting their second baby.
But things go from bad to worse when Campbell crosses the school’s toughest and most feared teacher, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), causing Strickland to be fired. To Campbell’s shock—not to mention utter terror—Strickland responds by challenging him to a fist fight after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire as Campbell takes ever more desperate measures to avoid getting the crap beaten out of him. But if he actually shows up and throws down, it may end up being the very thing this school, and Andy Campbell, needed.
Fist Fight is a 1080p, AVC-encoded blu-ray from WBHE, which delivers rich detail in image and sharpness. The colors are radiant, natural and pop. The transfer is absolutely beautiful and flawless for a blu-ray release. There are no weaknesses that I was able to point out while viewing this film. The details are consistent throughout the film with very consistent black levels that complement for the foreground of darker scenes. WBHE does a phenomenal job on this release, PQ is on point.
Fist Fight’s audio soundtrack is encoded in 5.1 with a lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 master. Audio is consistent with no clicks or pops and the dynamic range of the audio levels are superb. There are so many great moments to rewatch during this film that takes full advantage to the audio and film soundtrack. The surround sound is immersive and flawless with effective dialogue levels which are rendered clearly complemented by the excellent score. A lot of great film moments, witch up to date music that makes this film one to watch for movie lovers seeking for an overall great theatrical home experience.
Georgia Film Commission (1080p; 1.78:1; 2:08): Producers, director and crew talk about how much they enjoyed filming in Georgia.
Deleted Scenes (1080p; 1.78:1; 15:23): The scenes are not separately listed or selectable. A title card preceding each one offers a short description.
- Meet Donald
- Campbell’s Lesson Extended
- Holly’s Drug Run Extended
- Holly Overhears Students in Hallway
- Students Share Strickland Stories
- Extended Mehar w/Notepad and Cafeteria Worker
- Johnson Intro.
- William on Roof
- Is Campbell a Cop?
- Mehar in Strickland’s Class Extended
- Additional Funny Outtakes
Overall this was a great theatrical home experience on all levels for a mediocre family comedy. Parental discretion advised. The film’s outlandish humor rarely out shined the quality of the video and audio it provided. WBHE’s exceptional releases are credited by their incredible transfer quality. Overall if you want to enjoy a film that takes advantages of excellent PQ and audio then I say go for it, but if you are looking for the comedy of the year, I say there are way more other comedy films out there that will peak your interest.
Production release: Warner Bros.
Video release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Number of discs: 2
Runtime: 91 minutes
Case: Standard amaray case
Release date: May 30, 2017
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1, Original aspect: 1.85:1
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC (32.99 Mbps)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)