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"Justice League vs. Teen Titans" Digital/Blu-ray/DVD Talkback (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'The DC Comics Animation Forum' started by James Harvey, Mar 29, 2016.

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  1. James Harvey

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    Discuss the bonus content and home viewing release of Justice League vs Teen Titans! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment unleashes the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie to Digital HD first, followed by a Blu-ray/DVD release two weeks later!

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    Justice League vs. Teen Titans
    Home Entertainment Release
    Studio:
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
    Release Date: Digital - March 29th, 2016; Blu-ray/DVD - April 12th, 2016
    Synopsis: The demonic forces of Trigon infiltrate the minds and bodies of the Justice League, turning the veteran super heroes against their youthful counterparts in the DC Universe Original Movie!

    Blu-ray Bonus Content:
    · An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie.
    · Featurette - "Growing Up Titan"
    · Featurette - "Heroes and Villains - Raven"
    · Featurette - "Heroes and Villains - Trigon"
    · From the DC Comics Vault
    · Most bonus content listed above will be available with the digital release!

    DVD Bonus Content:
    · An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie.

    Discuss the bonus content and home release presentation for Justice League vs. Teen Titans!

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    Watching this on Blu-ray for the first time, i found myself quite upset at the video quality. Reviewers and viewers alike have been giving these features a pass for the longest time now, accepting certain visual flaws as par for the course, but i have to say that i thought this one has the worst case of banding in quite a while. By now we're sadly all more or less used to a certain extent of it, one can typically spot it in nightly skies, but it was off the charts and all over the place in this one. Skies, skin, hair, clothes, mostly any flat surface, it was practically everywhere. I find this all the more upsetting because i really enjoyed the feature itself, but i'll find it hard to rewatch it in the future, what with all the unsightly banding distracting me in almost every scene. Citing the review at Blu-ray.com:

    "Banding is also at a minimum in this offering, something that may be an encouraging sign for those who have been following this series."

    I'm seriously at a loss for words at this statement. The opposite is true. I wonder how the creators feel about how these end up looking on the media they are made for. I was also taken aback at how prominent it was in The Dark Knight Returns, although i mostly notice it on the skies there. I even bought the Deluxe Edition in the hope that it would feature an improved transfer, but of course it looked exactly the same as the solo releases. I've seen it mentioned in several reviews in the past that the banding supposedly isn't a problem with the encode, but largely originates from the source material. I have to admit i don't know much about the process of digital animation, can anyone more knowledgeable shed some light on why banding is so rampant in these features? I only know that i've seen digital animation where banding hardly rears its ugly head, if at all, contrary to the DC Universe releases.

    It angers me all the more because animation can gain so much from an pristine HD presentation and it's a joy to behold when an animated series or feature is done justice on Blu-ray, but not so with these. On top of the banding and macro blocking they often also look pretty hazy, which seems to be a stylistic choice. One i'm not overly fond of, but one i'm willing to accept if it's done intentionally, just spare us the awful digital artifacts, for heaven's sake. I know these features don't have huge budgets, but that doesn't excuse a shoddy presentation. It's not like the Blu-rays are cheap. I have supported this line since the very beginning and bought all of them at release (and several of them twice over the years), even when i didn't have much money to spare, because i wanted to do my part for the line to continue. However, i'm growing weary of the mixed bag that is the A/V presentation on a once premium format. I'd rather have a a really solid, if not stellar A/V presentation than all the bonus features and a tacked on DVD/Digital Copy. I know WB is a business, but looking at their long tradition in animation, they should put more pride into their releases than they currently do.
     

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