With an opening scene and title like Crash, I was expecting a movie revolving around a car accident. Boy, was I wrong! This film features an all-star cast (all of who give outstanding performances) and takes place in a single day. The group of different colorful strangers from different walks of life seem to have nothing at all in common, but their lives intersect through the one thing they all share—that awful truth, prejudice. (Tricia Spears)
High-definition previews are the only supplements.
While the 2.32:1 MPEG-2-encoded Blu-ray Disc picture can look good, black levels can be inconsistent, with some scenes looking overexposed and washed out. Other scenes show heavy noise in the shadows, which can be distracting. Colors are generally well saturated and fleshtones look accurate, but the inconsistent nature of the picture can become a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)
Like the Director's Cut DVD, the Blu-ray Disc release includes both a 5.1-channel Dolby® Digital Surround EX™ and a DTS® ES™ 6.1-channel encoding. Solid, deep bass is the highlight of the mix, with sub-25 Hz bass presented through each of the full-range channels at times throughout the presentation. Dialogue sounds good, although it does have a slight forward presence. The DTS track improves fidelity slightly, and while surround envelopment can be limited in some scenes, the discrete center back surround channel does improve imaging. (Danny Richelieu)