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Release Information:
Format: DVD
Announce Date: 4/9/03
Street Date: 7/22/03
Closed Captioning: Yes
MSRP: $14.97
MPAA: NR
Packaging Type: DVD tray (FLP snapper)
Media Quantity: 1
Sound Track Language: English
Run Time: 88
Episodes: Paradise Lost (Part 1); Paradise Lost (Part 2); War World (Part 1); War World (Part 2)
Subtitles:
English, Francais, Portuguese, Espanol

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33, Standard [4:3 Transfer]

Sound Quality:
Dolby Surround Stereo - Spanish
Dolby Surround Stereo - English
Dolby Surround Stereo - Portuguese


Special Features

Introduction: Episode introductions with Producer Bruce Timm
Other: Justice League Watchtower; Draw the Dark Side; Escape from War World

Official Synopsis: The galaxy's ultimate crime-fighting strike squad, Justice League, continues its on-going battle against enemies on the Earth and beyond! In "Paradise Lost," sorcerer Felix Faust turns Wonder Woman's Amazon sisters to statues of stone! Then, Superman is captured by the warlord Mongul and plunged into a gladiator-style fight to the finish on an alien planet. Now, only Green Lantern and Hawkgirl can save their caped friend from the battle zone known as War World. Don't miss these two, two-part episodes, as the world's greatest super heroes answer the call for help in Volume 3 from the animated series!

Review

I'm glad WB has seemingly decided to add Volume numbers to the spine, to suggest that there will be future releases--which, at this point, they might as well finish off Season 1 on single disc releases--and I'd whole heartedly agree, but I come back to one thing: the video on these releases, notably this release, is downright horrible. Compression is downright shameful for a DVD and the amount of lines that showed up when characters moved was, to say the least, pathetic. Whoever did the compression job on these should be ashamed of themselves, because for such a new cartoon, it has some of the worst video I've ever seen.

With that said, we move onto the extras: Once again, boring. The Timm intros are the best things on these disc releases, and while they're a bit longer than usual, still leave some to be desired. It's too much to ask for from WB to create a release with full-commentary over the episodes I guess, but it would be nice. After the intros, theres a game, as with most childrens discs--one of the most poorly done games at that. One neat thing is the Easter Egg (found by going to the Watchtower menu, and pressing Right on the remote when highlighting the "Features" button). What was initially was thought to be a Season 2 preview, is, upon further inspection, appears to be some sort of test-footage done for Justice League, with John Stewart in a mask, J'onn with at different design, spliced in footage of Flash from STAS, and some Mr. Fixx looking villain in a giant Gollum robot...

The episodes themselves are decent---Paradise Lost being one of my favorite episodes, War World being my least favorite. And between the lack of fun stuff to watch on the discs, the horrible quality on these episodes, this is the worst DVD I own. 

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