BLU-RAY REVIEW

Justice League: Warworld 4K Ultra HD

Featured In Issue 268, July/August

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(Studio/Distributor):
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
3000093196
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Some bloody violence
(Retail Price):
$29.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-66)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
90
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
ABC
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(Theatrical Release):
No
(Direct-To-Video Release):
Yes
(Disc Release Date):
7/25/2023
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(Director):
Jeff Wamester
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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Until now, DCís "Justice League" has been a loose association of super-powered individuals. But when they are swept away to "Warworld", a place of unending brutal gladiatorial combat, Batman (Jensen Ackles), Superman (Darren Criss), Wonder Woman (Stana Katic) and the others must somehow unite to form an unbeatable resistance able to lead an entire planet to freedom. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "Illusions On Warworld" (HD ) and "The Heroic, The Horrible And The Hideous" (HD ) and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 1.78:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 4K Ultra HD HDR10 picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was animated digitally and sourced from a 4K Digital Intermediate. Picture quality exhibits a simplicity of arty sharp line animation and color fill. The color palette exhibits nuanced color shading and warm and rich hues with occasional bright primaries. HDR contrast is excellent with dark black levels and natural-looking white levels. The drawing of shadows are effective, Resolution is excellent for line sharpness and clarity but otherwise there is no fine detail exhibited in the color shading of environments, objects or characters and horses. This is a pleasing picture with a captivating line drawing presentation. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding with a ADR dialogue focus that features deep voiced male voices. Along with the ADR production are sound effects library sounds, often supported with deep, powerful bass that extends to sub-25 Hz. Environmental sounds are effective in the formulation of the production design. Surround energy is nicely aggressive. ADR dialogue is screen centered. The orchestral score occupies a wide and deep soundstage presence that extends aggressively to the surrounds. This is a nicely crafted holosonicģ soundtrack that perfectly complements the animated imagery. (Gary Reber)