The Blu-ray Disc
Presented in 1080p high definition and a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, Littlerock features a crisp digital image, free of artifacts or compression issues. Sharpness and clarity is strong throughout, and colors are fairly vibrant and consistent save for several low-light scenes where they look a little off. This is likely due to the source material and not the digital transfer. Overall, the film looks quite nice.
The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio is similarly strong, featuring clean dialogue, gently immersive use of the surrounds and excellent clarity during the film’s well-curated stable of music, including cuts from Amiina and The Cave Singers.
Ott, Zacharia and Okatsuka team up for a breezy, genial commentary track. About 10 minutes of deleted scenes are included alongside a number of preliminary screen tests. Several festival promos reveal Zacharia to be not a far cry from his onscreen character. A stills gallery and the film’s theatrical trailer are also included.
The Bottom Line
No middling, meandering indie here. Mike Ott’s Littlerock is an auspicious and accomplished film given an excellent high def presentation.