The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio track gives an extremely front-heavy and stereo-centric presentation, with only fleeting uses of interesting channel separation. And while the quality of the track is relatively good, it can be difficult to first get past its poor balance. This one will have you reaching for your remote to frequently adjust between too-soft dialogue and overly-boomy action scenes.
This will be brief because there is no bonus material. You don’t even get a theatrical trailer (Mars attacked that right out of there). However, it is interesting to note the staggering amount of alternate language and subtitle options the disc provides. So if you really want to know what “Ack Ack!” translates to in Croatian, this is your Blu-ray.
Mars Attacks! still holds up as a solid catalog title that is a genuinely fun film. It doesn’t always balance its desire to be both clever and cheesy, and in fact success only comes in spurts. But those moments cover the majority of its sins, and it’s hard not to get sucked into a film where we get creamed by tiny, skeletal Martians. Recommended as a rental, and a purchase only if you’re already a committed fan.