Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. While not a killer presentation, it was usually fine.
Sharpness seemed good. Some wide shots tended to be a smidgen soft, but not to a detrimental degree. Overall definition was positive. Jagged edges and moiré effects appeared absent, and I noticed no signs of edge enhancement. In regard to print flaws, I noticed none, as the movie looked clean and fresh from start to finish.
The tropical Hawaiian setting of Glitch meant that it boasted a vivid and varied palette, and the disc presented those hues well. The colors consistently looked positive. From the lush landscapes to the bold tones of the aliens, the hues always came across as lively and tight. Black levels also seemed terrifically deep and solid, while shadow detail was appropriately dense but never seemed overly murky. No significant issues marred this pleasing image.
When we moved to the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, we found a similarly strong experience. Much of the movie favored the front channels, but the mix opened up well when appropriate. Stitch’s nightmares offered lively material, and other action scenes provided a lot of exciting sonic activity. In between, things seemed more subdued, but the soundfield matched the film nicely.
Music always demonstrated positive stereo imaging, and the effects created a realistic and involving sense of atmosphere. When the action heated up, the surrounds added a fine layer of material that contributed some engaging audio. The back speakers also offered a lot of effective isolated speech that created a fun sense of setting.
Audio quality seemed positive. Dialogue always came across as natural and warm, and I detected no concerns related to edginess or intelligibility. Music appeared bright and dynamic, with concise highs and rich lows. Effects also were tight and realistic. Those elements betrayed no distortion, as they consistently appeared clean and accurate. The effects provided some strong bass response as well. The track lacked the consistent ambition to make it to “A” level, but it still warranted a positive “B+”.
How did this Blu-ray compare to the original 2005 DVD? Audio showed a bit more pizzazz, and visuals demonstrated the standard Blu-ray uptick, with stronger sharpness, bolder colors and a generally smoother look. This was a nice improvement over the DVD.
As was the case with the original Lilo and Stitch, the Blu-ray includes no supplements. All of the extras show up on the bonus DVD, which literally replicates the original release. Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride presents a music video from Jump5. Is there some factory at Disney that manufactures these pop groups packed with attractive, peppy teens? Jump5 are totally nondescript, and this boring video is a waste of space.
A bonus short called “The Origin of Stitch” lasts four minutes, 37 seconds. It shows us what it describes, as it depicts Stitch’s creation. Don’t we already know this information? I’m not sure what purpose this redundant cartoon serves.
Two activities pop up under “Games and Activities”. Where’s Pleakley? offers a video version of “Where’s Waldo”. It forces us to find Pleakley in crowd scenes. The interface makes it tough to succeed. In one-player mode, you need to locate Pleakley quickly, but since you have to scan through a mix of choices, it’s almost impossible to do so rapidly enough to beat the clock.
Jumba’s Experiment Profiler shows you various creations and asks questions about them. The individual profiles offer more than enough information to make this an easy task.
The Blu-ray disc opens with ads for The Little Mermaid, Monsters University, Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United and SuperBuddies. Sneak Peeks throws in promos for Radio Disney, Disney Infinity, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
When I first reviewed Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, I wondered if I enjoyed it mainly due to low expectations. Now that I’ve seen it again, I can say the answer is no, as it held up well through this second screening. The Blu-ray shows very good picture and audio but lacks substantial bonus materials. Glitch doesn’t dazzle, but it gives us an enjoyable romp.
Note that Lilo and Stitch 2 can be purchased only as part of a two-movie collection. The Blu-ray also comes with the original Lilo and Stitch as well as DVD copies of both films.
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