Releases - DVD - Season 1, Volume 2: Joining Forces
Announce Date: 6/22/05
Street Date: 9/20/05
Closed Captioning: Yes
Packaging Type: DVD Tray (FLP Snapper)
Media Quantity: 1
Sound Track Language: English
Run Time: 68
Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33, Standard [4:3 Transfer]
Espanol: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0
English: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0
Francais: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0
English, Francais, Espanol
ē The Science of Superheroes: The Secrets Behind Superman's Power of
ē Voices of Justice: Super Voice Lessons from the Professionals
ē Justice League Superhero Challenge
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Review: So here we are with the second Justice League Unlimited
release. Once again we are met with a random group of episodes, all part
of the shows first season and presented in full screen. Already, the
odds on this release are stacked against it.
Since Iím sure most of you are undoubtedly upset that this release is
full screen, I wonít dwell too long on it. Despite the fact itís not the
native widescreen, the video we get here is of gorgeous quality.
Absolutely no interlacing (something thatís always plagued cartoons) and
very little compression give us a gorgeous look at this show. Iím not
going to lie, I wish it was widescreen; but if I have to settle for this
now in terms of DVD releases, at least the quality of the full screen is
While itís only Dolby Surround Stereo, the audio is still strong on this
release. Thereís nothing particularly amazing about the track, but itís
clean, clear and crisp.
Once you watch the episodes, youíll want to head to the special
features, right? Well if youíre looking for a wealth of knowledge,
youíll quickly be met with nothing thatís really worth much.
ďThe Science of Superheroes: Secrets Behind Supermanís Power of FlightĒ
goes into how Superman would work in our real world, courtesy of Todd
Barber who works at the JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in Pasadena,
California. He describes how Superman could use and work with Newton and
Einsteinís laws and what uses Superman would have if he truly existed.
It has moments of fun facts, but I challenge anyone over the age of 10
to want to watch it more than once.
ďVoices of Justice: Super Voice Lessons from the ProfessionalsĒ
interviews Phil LaMarr, Susan Eisenberg, George Newbern and voice
casting and director Andrew Romano. It ranges from how they do their
voices, what goes on and what they think of their jobs. Itís a
relatively short feature and while it doesnít show or reveal anything
that we havenít learned from past DVDs, itís still a fun featurette,
even in its short run time.
ďJustice League Superhero ChallengeĒ is a quiz on how well you remember
what you just watched from the three episodes on the DVD. Nothing really
all that hard or amazing and youíre treated to a video montage at the
A few trailers fill out the special features on the DVD.
As much as I would love to say this DVD is worth every penny and that
everyone should all rush out and buy itÖthe sad fact is, itís not worth
it. Thereís absolutely nothing on this DVD that would warrant any real
fan to purchase it. Its video presentation is outstanding, but past that
there just isnít any real meat. Even if you gave this DVD to a kid, heíd
have it watched in barely over an hour and unless kids have changed
since when I was one, they will be quite angered that thatís all there
is to watch.
I know Iím not anywhere near the target demographic of this DVD. I just
wish WHV would give the fans a little something to chew on when it comes
to these releases while we wait for the larger and more expensive box