The Worst Person In the World appears in an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie came with a pretty solid presentation.
Overall sharpness worked well. A few interiors seemed a smidgen soft, but these remained in the minority, so most of the flick felt accurate and precise.
No issues with jagged edges or moiré effects materialized, and I saw no edge haloes. Source flaws remained absent.
In terms of palette, the film opted largely for a mix of blues and strong ambers. These looked well-developed and full.
Blacks seemed dark and deep, while shadows were generally positive, despite some of that aforementioned softness. Expect a quality image here.
As for the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it seemed appropriate for a talky character drama like this. That meant the mix favored music and general atmosphere.
Some scenes opened up more than others primarily at parties, where the environment became pretty involving. A drug trip also broadened horizons a bit. Otherwise, we get general ambience and not much more.
Audio quality seemed good, with speech that appeared natural and distinctive. Effects lacked much to do but they came across as accurate and clear.
With a mix of score and source songs, music showed nice range and dimensionality. Again, nothing here impressed, but the soundtrack worked fine for the material.
A few extras flesh out the disc, and Making The Worst Person In the World runs 50 minutes, 18 seconds. It provides notes from writer/director Joachim Trier, writer Eskil Vogt, sound designer Gisle Tveito and actors Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, and Herbert Nordrum.
“Making” looks at Trier’s push into filmmaking and his collaboration with Vogt, the movie’s origins and development, story/character elements, cast and performances, Trier’s impact on the shoot, editing and audio design. “Making” becomes a deep, involving view of the flick’s creation.
Frozen In Time goes for 17 minutes, 34 seconds and offers notes from Trier and cinematographer Kasper Tuxen.
We get a look at one specific sequence in which “time stands still”. It offers another informative reel.
Four Deleted Scenes span a total of 11 minutes, four seconds. We get “Texting” (4:55), “Julie and Ingvild” (1:48), “Stealing” (1:03) and “Aksel’s Old Neighborhood” (3:18).
“Texting” provides a clever view of the post-breakup relationship between Julie and Aksel, but it runs too long to become truly effective. “Ingvild” spends too much time with a superfluous character.
“Stealing” gives us a little blip between Julie and Eivind, whilw “Neighborhood” elongates a late-in-film sequence. These seem moderately interesting but not essential.
Finally, the set concludes with a booklet. It brings credits, art and an essay from critic Sheila O'Malley. It completes the package in a positive manner.
As a coming of age story, The Worst Person in the World works sporadically, though more of it succeeds than sputters. While inconsistent, the film still paints a fairly compelling character tale. The Blu-ray comes with very good visuals as well as decent audio and a smattering of bonus materials. Expect a mostly involving drama.