Table 19 appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a satisfactory presentation.
Overall sharpness seemed solid. A couple of wide shots looked a smidgen soft, but those were the exception to the rule, as the majority of the flick was accurate and detailed. No issues with jagged edges or shimmering occurred, and I noticed no edge haloes. Source flaws were absent, as the movie looked consistently clean.
Like most films of this sort, Table 19 gave us an amber-tinted palette. Some teal appeared as well, but the golden feel dominated. Within those parameters, the hues were positive. Blacks seemed deep and dark, while shadows showed good smoothness and clarity. I felt happy with the transfer.
As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Table 19, it lacked a ton of ambition. The soundfield focused on music and ambience, though it opened up on occasion, mainly in terms of party atmosphere. Nothing especially memorable occurred, though.
Audio quality was fine. Speech seemed natural and concise, without edginess or other issues. Music offered good clarity and range, and effects worked well enough. They didn’t have much to do, but they appeared reasonably accurate. All of this ended up as a perfectly satisfactory soundtrack for this sort of movie.
Four Deleted Scenes fill a total of eight minutes, 12 seconds. We find “Carol Millner Kills It” (1:44), “Cousin Donny Toasts It” (2:35), “Infamous Kate Works It” (1:48) and “Table 19 Swings It” (2:05).
The first three simply extend wacky wedding moments, and none of them seem especially interesting. “Swings” offers a little more bonding among the residents of Table 19, but it seems unnecessary as we get enough of that material in the final flick.
We also get three Promotional Featurettes: “Table of Rejects” (1:42), “Head of the Table” (2:21) and “Table for Six” (2:04). Across these, we hear from producer Shawn Levy, writer/director Jeffrey Blitz,
and actors Anna Kendrick, June Squibb, Stephen Merchant, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori and Lisa Kudrow.
The clips look at story/characters and cast/performances. Other than a few glimpses of alternate/deleted scenes, they’re forgettable.
Next comes a Gallery. This presents 29 production photos and becomes a mediocre compilation.
The disc opens with ads for Snatched, Why Him? and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Sneak Peek adds promos for This Beautiful Fantastic, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and Keeping Up With the Joneses. We also get the trailer for Table 19.
A second disc presents a DVD copy of Table 19. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
On the surface, the manner in which Table 19 subverts romantic-comedy expectations seems like a good choice, one abetted by an excellent cast. Unfortunately, the movie goes to such dreary extremes that it turns into a dull drag. The Blu-ray brings us very good picture with mediocre audio and minor bonus materials. Not much about the film works.