Seeing as how many Americans tend to subscribe to bizarre methods of spelling (pick up a hip-hop album if you don’t believe me) and cater to the downfall of the English language by replacing it with SMS/Textese, it’s odd that Fox Home Entertainment released Bran Nue Dae under the grammatically-correct handle, Brand New Day. It’s especially odd since people in the States who actually have heard of Bran Nue Dae would be inclined to look it up under its proper name. As it stands now, I half-expected it to be a Ryan Star or Sting musical. Although that might have been more interesting. Oh, well.
Nevertheless, this 1080p/AVC transfer here isn’t an altogether hot item. Some portions of the 2:35:1 presentation lean more towards the beauteous side, while others look terribly grainy. Aural-wise, the English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack is rather front-heavy, but delivers the movie’s many enjoyable songs adequately. English (SDH) and Spanish subtitles are included and there are a couple of promo trailers included for other Fox releases. Sadly, there aren’t any indigenous special features here, which is a bit of a pity, as I would have loved to heard about the history of this title.
If you’re a musical lover, you should probably rent it first. If you’re not, then you might want to stick with those lackluster blockbusters I mentioned earlier.