The Miracle Season appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions. Within the parameters of SD-DVD, this became a mostly positive presentation.
As long as I considered those constraints, sharpness looked fine. Inevitably some softness impacted wider shots, but most of the film offered decent accuracy and definition.
Jagged edges and shimmering weren’t a problem, and I saw no print flaws. Edge haloes also failed to interfere.
Colors seemed low-key, with an emphasis on light orange and teal. These choices felt less than exciting, but the DVD represented them adequately.
Blacks provided reasonable depth, while shadows appeared fairly smooth. Ultimately, the image worked fine for its format.
Don’t expect fireworks from the film’s Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, as we got a mix heavy on a dialogue. Volleyball matches enjoyed decent spread and involvement, but the majority of the movie remained restrained.
Audio quality was fine. Speech seemed natural and concise, and the score demonstrated pretty good vivacity.
Effects did little to tax my system but they were clear and accurate enough. Overall, this ended up as a passable mix for a character-heavy movie.
A handful of extras appear here, and we find a featurette called Star Player. It goes for two minutes, 43 seconds and offers notes from real-life participants Kelley Fliehler, Ernie Found, and Kathy Bresnahan, director Sean McNamara, and actor Danika Yarosh.
“Player” tells us a little about story and characters. It’s nice to see some of the people behind the movie, but “Player” lacks substance and exists as a promo piece.
Four Promotional Trailers appear: “Live Like Line” (1:02), “Faith” (1:02), “Strong” (1:02) and “Triumph” (1:07). These feature Fliehler, McNamara, Yarosh, Found, Bresnahan, Found’s friend Ernie Etre, and actor Erin Moriarty. A few minor notes pop up but these tend toward advertisement more than anything else.
Next we find a Gallery. It offers 11 shots from the film as well as behind the scenes bits. This seems like an insubstantial collection.
In addition to the film’s theatrical trailer, we get two clips under Sneak Peek. The domain presents promos for The Greatest Showman and Goodbye Christopher Robin.
A standard-issue inspirational story, The Miracle Season seems as trite as its title. Despite a fairly good basic narrative, the film fails to rise above the level of mediocrity. The DVD provides perfectly acceptable picture and audio along with minor supplements. I don’t actively dislike Season but it leaves me unenthused.