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Justice League Dark Home Entertainment Release
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: January 24th, 2017 - Digital; February 7th, 2017 - Blu-ray, DVD

Synopsis: When innocent citizens start committing nightmarish crimes across Metropolis and Gotham City, the Justice League suspects an otherwordly cause - magic!

Justice League Dark Blu-ray Bonus Features:
· A Sneak Peek at Teen Titans: The Judas Contract: An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.
· The Story of Swamp Thing (Featurette): Born out of the imagination of Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, Justice League Dark’s Swamp Thing had his own solo adventures throughout the history of DC. This documentary reveals the rich history of this fan favorite.
· Did You Know?: Constantine origin, Color of Magic, Black Orchid, and Deadman Casting (Featurette): The creators of Justice League Dark will reveal surprising behind-the-scenes tidbits about thecharacters – and the actors providing their voices – during production of the film.
· 2016 NY Comic Con Panel (Featurette): A look inside Justice League Dark’s panel at New York Comic Con.
· Sneak Peek at Justice League: Gods and Monsters
· Sneak Peek at Justice League: Doom
· From the DC Vault – Two Bonus Episodes –
· Batman: The Brave and the Bold, "Dawn of the Dead Man!"Batman: The Brave and the Bold, "Trials of the Demon!"
*The Limited Edition Blu-Ray Gift Set includes the above content plus an exclusive John Constantine mini-figure.*

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A Sneak Peek at Teen Titans: The Judas Contract: An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.



Justice League Dark Limited Edition Blu-Ray Gift Set Review
by James Harvey

The home video release of Justice League Dark, available through Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, features an interesting peak into the world of DC Comics and how this animated film came together, but it will likely leave fans wanting more. While the studio offers a nice physical Blu-ray package, it's somewhat lacking in actual bonus content.

In terms of audio and video, the studio once against delivers a solid presentation. The film looks crisp, clean and sharp, with just a bit of banding noticeable, and even then it was it was incredibly slight. There was no noticeable macroblocking, either. The audio track is just fantastic, sounding boisterous and appropriately heavy given the mystical setting of Justice League Dark. Audio is crystal clear and it never waivers, with the mystical battles sounding absolutely robust and the quieter, dialogue-heavy moments coming through perfectly. There are also moments when the score just pulsates through, and it sounds absolutely impressive. Warner Bros. rarely disappoints when it comes to cobbling together a very satisfying A/V presentation for their animated DC Comics titles, and this title is no exception.

The bonus features offer glimpses into the comic book origins of these characters and the production of the film, but definitely could have gone a shade deeper. "The Story of Swamp Thing" is an 18-minute look at the character's comic origins, featuring co-creator Len Wein discussing how this fan-favorite came to be. "Did You Know" are quick snippets looking at assorted aspects of the film, including the origin of John Constantine, the visual design of magic in the movie, casting, among other tidbits. Quick and informative, but too brief. The biggest extra, in terms of run time, is the nearly 27-minute "Justice League Dark at New York Comic-Con 2016." It's great to see these panels included as bonus content, as they're usually fun, interesting and a worthwhile watch. This one is no exception, with highlights including Ryan discussing the difference between the animated and live-action Constantine and O'Mara on the evolution of Batman.

This disc is wrapped up with a nearly 12-minute look at the forthcoming Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated film, two previously available Justice League: Doom and Justice League: Gods and Monsters preview featurettes, bonus episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold ("Dawn of the Deadman!" and "Trials of the Demon!"). Additionally, the disc includes a selection of trailers, including one for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.The Blu-ray also includes a digital and DVD copy of Justice League Dark. Once again, there's no commentary to accompany the feature, but at this point it seems like those will be a rarity from here on out.

As with select previous DC Universe Animated Original Universe Blu-ray releases, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has added a little extra incentive for fans to pick up the physical edition of Justice League Dark in the shape of a Constaine mini-figure. With the growing dominance of digital media, it’s encouraging to see the studio reward those who purchase the Blu-ray by including a small exclusive extra.

While not the most complete or in-depth home video release in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's Justice League Dark Limited Edition Gift Set Blu-ray is definitely the way to go for fans. Even though the bonus content here is also available on the Digital HD release, the physical media version is still the best edition to own in terms of audio/video quality and bonus content. Die-hard fans will definitely want to pick this version up, especially since the price point is actually roughly around the same as a digital edition. The lack of commentary is disappointing, and the featurettes do fall a little short, but what's on there is solid material ... there just needs to be more of it. Unfortunately the lack of extensive bonus content is the result of shrinking home media budgets, so it's hard to really fault the producers of this release as they're clearly working within tight confines. The audio and video remain as top-notch as always, with very, very little blemishes. And again, the little figurine is excellent incentive by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to get fans to pick up the Blu-ray release. If you're looking to own Justice League Dark (and you should), then the Limited Edition Gift Set Blu-ray is the Recommended way to go.

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