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"Justice League: War" Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Talkback (Spoilers)

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  1. James Harvey

    James Harvey The World's Finest
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    Want to discuss the Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital releases for Justice League: War? Look no further!

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    Justice League: War Home Entertainment Release
    Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
    Release Date: February 4th, 2014

    Synopsis: A time when heroes became legends. The origin of the Justice League based on the DC Comics' "The New 52!" In Gotham City's shadows lurks a mysterious figure, a silent guardian known only as the Batman. While battling crime and an ever-growing public distrust, he faces the injustices of the night alone. During a criminal pursuit, the Batman crosses paths with the arrogant intergalactic cop Green Lantern, and the unlikely duo uncovers an impending threat bigger and more deadly than anything the Earth has faced before. For the Earth to have a chance to survive, it will be a race to forge an uneasy alliance of its greatest super powers, including the Kryptonian alien, Superman; the Amazonian envoy, Wonder Woman; and the Scarlet Speedster, the Flash. Along with newcomers Cyborg and teen super hero Shazam, this awesome assembly of the world's finest are prepared to meet evil head-on and offer mankind its only hope, if they don't self-destruct first!

    Blu-ray Bonus Features
    - A Sneak Peek at Son of Batman – An advance look into the next DC Animated Feature Film with the creators and cast
    - Deconstructing Justice League: War with Jay Oliva and Jim Lee – Part commentary, part documentary, director Jay Oliva teams up with artist Jim Lee as they compare and contrast the comic to screen process of some of the most memorable moments in the film.
    - Creating Heroes: The Life and Art of Jim Lee – This documentary film explores the work of master artist, Jim Lee, from his early days to his current position at DC and collaboration with Geoff Johns.
    - Justice League: War Act D – From animatic to pencil test
    - From the DC Comics Vault:
    -- 1. Justice League Unlimited Season 3 “Destroyer”
    -- 2. Batman: The Brave and The Bold Season 2 “The Malicious Mr. Mind”
    -- 3. Young Justice Invasion: Destiny Calling Season 2 Part 1 “Happy New Year”
    -- 4. Young Justice Invasion: Destiny Calling Season 2 Part 1 “Earthlings”
    - Includes UltraViolet so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices.

    Two-Disc DVD Special Edition Bonus Features
    - A Sneak Peek at Son of Batman – An advance look into the next DC Animated Feature Film with the creators and cast
    - Creating Heroes: The Life and Art of Jim Lee – This documentary film explores the work of master artist, Jim Lee, from his early days to his current position at DC and collaboration with Geoff Johns.
    - From the DC Comics Vault: - 2 DC Comics classic cartoons

    Single-Disc DVD Bonus Features

    - Sneak Peak at Son of Batman, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
    -Trailers

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  2. BigFatHairyDeal

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    I was really, really hoping that there would be a commentary track. Oh well, at least we have the Jim Lee and Jay Oliva segment.

    The Jim Lee segment was a little surprising. I wasn't expecting to see so many references to non-DC Comics in a WB/DC release. It was okay. It wasn't a whole lot I didn't already read on the internet, but I wasn't bored with it, either.

    The segment about the animatics side-by-side with the actual video was kind of neat, but nothing super memorable.

    Finally, the Batman and Son sneak peek was great.

    Overall, pretty mediocre extras package.
     
  3. mrbean1500

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    I was hoping the bonus episodes would be 1080p, sadly they're DVD quality
     
  4. Bat-Fan Beyond

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    I already commented on this movie in one of the other threads, so I'll just recap by saying that I enjoyed this movie a lot and commend the changes to Cyborg's origin being based on Parademon technology. I also like the decision to use Shazam and holding off on a Aquaman until the sequel where we can get a stronger introduction to him and Atlantis.

    About the blu-ray itself --- I love all the bonus features -- Creating Heroes: The Life and Art of GOD LEE, Deconstructing Justice League: War with Jay Oliva and GOD LEE, and the Sneak Peek at Son of Batman (I'm looking forward to that movie) -- but I have to make a big complaint about the vintage episodes from the DC Vault...

    I don't mind so much the inclusion of these, but if they are going to be used, they should be of blu-ray quality. I don't have such a problem with the episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold or Young Justice, because they seem clear enough to watch, but the Justice League Unlimited episodes look horrible! They have very jagged lines and the animation is a bit jerky-looking as a result (I'm not sure what the technical term for this is called) making them very difficult to watch. I noticed this problem before on past DC Animated feature blu-rays, but I have the original DVD collections of these Justice League episodes and do not see that problem there. It's a bit unsettling and I have to question why even include them on the blu-rays if they are just going to look so bad without the proper treatment? No pun intended, but it is a terrible INJUSTICE to such a great and classic series, and it may wind up turning off younger, potentially newer fans of the series that may want to go out and see more of the episodes. I'd rather not see them included at all than to see them treated so poorly. Whoever is in charge at DC/WB, please do something about this!
     

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