Little Fockers (Blu-ray)

After his brother-in-law ruins his marriage with his philandering ways, Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is his father-in-law's (Robert DeNiro) last hope to assume the role as the family patriarch (aka, "The Godfocker"). When a beautiful pharmaceutical rep (Jessica Alba) enters the scene, Greg must repel her sexual advances in order to keep his marriage sacred and not lose the new found admiration from the family patriarch.

After being skewered by critics in its theatrical run, I had extremely low expectations for the third installment of the trials and tribulations of Greg Focker. While it doesn't measure up to the first film (or the second), there are quite a few laughs, especially when Stiller and DeNiro share the screen together. Unfortunately the screenplay doesn't flow very well and I expected to see more of the kids given the title of the film, but their time on screen is very limited.

Video Highlights

  • VC-1/1080p encode on a BD-50 disc
  • Outstanding color saturation
  • Consistent black level & contrast
  • Vivid detail

Audio Highlights

  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack
  • Adequate dynamics
  • Front-loaded presentation
  • Intelligible dialog

The highlight of the video presentation is the first-rate color saturation that jumps-off the screen. The audio track isn't anything to write home about, but given the genre, that's nothing new.

Bonus Materials

  • Alternate opening and ending
  • 10 deleted scenes
  • Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • Gag reel
  • Five behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • BD-Live Enabled with pocket Blu
  • Bonus DVD and Digital Copy

Maybe my expectations were so low it allowed me to enjoy this more than I should have, but I did find myself laughing on many occasions. The video presentation is very good and is definitely worth at least a rental, especially if you're a fan of the franchise.

Release Date: April 5, 2011
Studio: Universal

Movie: 6/10
Picture: 9/10
Sound: 7/10

Review System

Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray player

JVC DLA-RS40 projector
Stewart FireHawk screen (76.5" wide, 16:9)

Integra DTC-80.2 pre/pro
Anthem PVA-7 power amplifier
Belkin PVA-PF60 power conditioner

M&K S-150s (L, C, R)
M&K SS-150s (LS, RS, SBL, SBR)
SVS PC-Ultra subwoofer

Monoprice HDMI cables (source to pre/pro)
Best Deal analog-audio cables
PureLink HDC Fiber Optic HDMI Cable System (15 meters) from pre/pro to projector

Acoustical treatments from GIK Acoustics