I’d never seen Adam McKay’s Step Brothers.
Never had the desire to do so.
Even though Mr. McKay is obviously a talented filmmaker.
But it arrives on 4k courtesy of Sony, and my son suggested that it’s such a totally awful film – a disaster – that I might just actually enjoy it.
What’s doubly troubling, is that this was shot on film (S35), and finalized as a 2k DI, which also means that there may be digital separation masters on the title.
Which means there may be no way of losing it.
It’s not all negative.
The film did win an award, and was nominated for another.
The win was for ASCAP Top Box Office Films (Jon Brion), and the nomination was Best Grownup Love Story, by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.
As a 4k Blu-ray, it’s quite lovely. Up-rezzed nicely, with Dolby Atmos.
Image – 5 (HDR10)
Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)
Pass / Fail – Pass