Pitch Perfect 3: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there are no job prospects for making music with only your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for a European USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

The Pitch Perfect films have been a guilty pleasure of mine but I haven’t hid my feelings about them at all. I absolutely LOVED the first one but the second one felt like it tried a bit too hard to live up to the original. Naturally I was going into this film with a tad bit of hesitation. Thankfully it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be which is a big plus. It’s definitely better than the second one but it still doesn’t top the original. The film had some of the usual gags that you would expect from this franchise but it did also feel kind of fresh in a certain way. Mainly because it was wrapping up “The Bellas” storyline. They even threw some action in there which felt a little odd but it shook things up a bit. Another thing that I did like was the fact that the film was kind of self aware to a certain extent. There were moments where characters would say things like “I don’t understand why we keep doing….” and it made me feel like even they knew certain tropes were getting repeated. It’s not the best comedy film out there but I will say that it was a pretty fun watch. If you’re looking for a simple comedy to check out with music involved then this is one that you’re going to want to check it out. 7/10

4K Presentation:

There’s quite a bit of an upgrade from the standard Blu-ray version of this title. The picture quality looks nice and crisp in addition to quite an improvement on clarity. The color saturation has improved as well with colors looking very vivid and robust, especially during performance numbers. This was really a treat seeing as sometimes the 4K picture looks just as good as a standard Blu-ray but here we actually do see an upgrade.

Special Features:

All New Musical Performances – A few musical numbers that weren’t shown in the film.

Extended Musical Performances – Longer musical numbers from throughout the film.

Deleted Scene – Only one short scene here that’s fairly decent but nothing too extraordinary.

Gag Reel – A collection of line flubs, miscues and goofing off. Great stuff!

Competition Crescendo – A look at the various groups in this film and just how different the competition is this time around.

A Cappella Action – A look at the performance of “Toxic” and the yacht scene in the film.

The Women of Pitch Perfect 3 – A great look at the female cast and how empowering the film is.

Don’t Mess with Rebel – A look at the action scene and Rebel Wilson’s role in it.

The Headliner: DJ Khaled – This feature focuses on the musician and his appearance in the film.

The Final Note: John and Gail – A look at the documentary that the two characters are attempting to film during the movie.

Just Because He’s a Bad Guy… – A piece on John Lithgow and his character in the film.

The Final Performance – The making of the final musical number in the film.

Hollywood of the South – A small look at the experience of shooting the film in Atlanta, Georgia.

Official Music Video of “Freedom! ’90 X Cups”

Audio Commentary with Director Trish Sie

Audio Commentary with Producers Paul Brooks and Max Handelman

Pitch Perfect 3 is available Mar. 20th on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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