Triangle of Sadness appears in an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The film boasted fine visuals.
Sharpness worked well. Virtually no softness emerged in this precise, tight presentation.
No issues with moiré effects or jaggies occurred. I saw neither edge haloes nor source flaws.
The film favored an often amber/orange palette, with a fair amount of blue/teal thrown in as well. Within the stylistic constraints, the Blu-ray reproduced the colors in a favorable manner.
Blacks came across as deep and dense, while shadows appeared smooth and well-developed. The movie offered pleasing picture quality.
In addition, the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio satisfied. Music showed nice stereo presence, while effects added immersive material.
Of course, this became especially true during scenes with severe weather. The various sequences boasted fine use of the side and rear speakers, all of which brought us into the story well.
Audio quality seemed strong. Music was full and rich, while dialogue seemed natural and distinctive.
Effects offered clear elements, with warm, tight lows. Though not a consistently active affair, I still liked the soundtrack for Triangle.
A few extras appear, and we start with a chat between writer/director Ruben Östlund and actor/filmmaker Johan Jonason. Their conversation spans 19 minutes, eight seconds.
The discussion covers story/characters and Östlund’s approach, themes and commentary, cast and performances, connections to his other films and his views on watching in theaters vs. at home. We get decent insights about the film, though the program’s relative brevity limits how much it can reveal.
Erik, The Extra lasts 15 minutes, four seconds and lets us see what producer Erik Hemmendorf dealt with during his stint as a background actor. It provides a fun look behind the scenes.
Next comes a Visual Effects Demonstration that goes for six minutes, 21 seconds. It shows examples from obvious to subtle in this engaging compilation.
In addition to the film’s trailer, we find six Deleted Scenes. These occupy a total of 12 minutes, 46 seconds.
Most of these involve Carl and Yaya, and they seem superfluous. They also make Yaya even colder and more mercenary than she appears in the final cut, which feels like overkill.
As for the rest, they offer minor expansions of the characters. None become memorable.
The package also includes a booklet. It mixes art, credits and an essay from film critic AS Hamrah. It concludes the set on a positive note.
As a social satire, Triangle of Sadness occasionally hits the mark. Unfortunately, the movie seems too long and too superficial to consistently work. The Blu-ray boasts very good picture and audio with a mix of bonus features. Triangle delivers an up and down experience.