Featured In Issue 267, May/June 2023

WSR Score4
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Bobby Farrelly
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In "Champions," a former minor-league basketball coach (Woody Harrelson), after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together this team can go further than they ever imagined. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Bobby Farrelly, 12 deleted scenes (HD 18:02), the featurettes "Keeping It Friendly" (HD 04:49), "Woody And The Team" (HD 02:40) and "Casting The Friends" (HD 04:37) and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was photographed digitally using the Arri Alexa Mini LF camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is very good with a natural color palette. Hues are rich and warm with naturalness exhibited throughout. Flesh tones are perfectly natural. Contrast is well balanced with natural black levels and shadow delineation, as well as white levels. Resolution is revealing of fine detail in facial features, clothing and object texture. This is an enjoyably realistic picture with natural imagery. (Gary Reber)

The DTS=HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with generally good spatial integration. The basketball court scenes deliver good Foley sound effects. Atmospherics are realistic with extended surround envelopment. The orchestral score is nicely recorded with a wide soundstage and extension to the surrounds. This is a pleasurable holosonci® soundtrack that perfectly complements the storytelling. (Gary Reber)