Releases - DVD - Justice On Trial
Announce Date: 12/12/02
Street Date: 4/22/03
Closed Captioning: Yes
Packaging Type: DVD tray (FLP snapper)
Media Quantity: 1
Sound Track Language: English
Run Time: 88
Episodes: In Blackest Night (Part 1); In Blackest Night (Part
2); The Enemy Below (Part 1); The Enemy Below (Part 2)
English, Francais, Portuguese, Espanol
Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33, Standard [4:3 Transfer]
Dolby Surround Stereo - Spanish
Dolby Surround Stereo - English
Dolby Surround Stereo - Portuguese
• Introduction: Episode introductions with Producer/Director Bruce Timm
• Other: The Look of the League; Justice League Watchtower; I.D.
Official Synopsis: Two, two-part episodes from the first season
of Justice League. In the first episode, In Blackest Night, Green
Lantern is put on trial for destroying a planet, but the Justice League
comes to his aid to uncover the real perpetrator of the crime. In The
Enemy Below, Justice League members use their superhuman strength to
help Aquaman save his family and kingdom.
Out of the four DVD releases that Warner Brothers is doing for the 22nd
of April (in 2003), this has to be the best. Out of them all you have
Superfriends, X-Men Evolution, Batman: The Animated Series:
Tales of the Dark Knight, and this one – Justice League: Justice
on Trial. You may ask how it can be the best when it too, like all the
others, has a mere four episodes on it -- and considering this is
Justice League, that basically tallies up to be only two episodes. I
don't know the direct answer to that, all I know is this is one fine
DVD, with fine transfer, audio, and yes, even decent special features.
Starting out with the transfer, I have to say this is leaps and bounds
above the quality of the BTAS DVD, which is only because of the
newness of Justice League -- it may have been only around for one
and a half years now, but it's still got the "newness" quality to me,
and this DVD is probably one of the best Superhero ones I've owned. The
episodes on the disc are some of my favorites out of season one, and I
just have to say I'm blown away by it. The crisp video just make it all
Moving onto the special features -- the episode introductions with Bruce
Timm are informative, and fun to watch, while the "Look of the League"
feature is nothing short of "Awesome." It tells us how they (the crew)
went about choosing the members of the League, why they chose them (and
yes, Timm even addresses the reason they chose Stewart over Rayner), and
how they're handling their character traits and all the other goodness.
Perhaps the only weak feature is the "I.D." which will be insanely easy
for fans who know their comic and JL history, but it'll give the
little ones something to fool around with.
Menu navigating is as easy as always with most superhero DVDs, as
they're probably engineered for small children to get around (although
"The Enemy Below" definitely isn't a children's cartoon), and they're
not overly complicated. Basic series music accompanies the main menu,
and nothing much else that's too spectacular, just some nice, clean art
to show off, although it is "stock" art.
Overall: If you're wary about picking any of the four new DVDs up, then
at least get this one. It's got two (or four) great episodes on it, and
the video quality is...it's just something I'm still not able to get
over. If anything, animation truly shows what DVDs are capable of in
terms of quality -- and in that area, it blows VHS away.
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