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Releases - DVD - Season 1, Volume 2: Joining Forces

Release Information:
Format: DVD
Announce Date: 6/22/05
Street Date: 9/20/05
Closed Captioning: Yes
MSRP: $14.97
Packaging Type: DVD Tray (FLP Snapper)
Media Quantity: 1
Sound Track Language: English
Run Time: 68
Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33, Standard [4:3 Transfer]

Sound Quality:
Espanol: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0
English: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0
Francais: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0

English, Francais, Espanol

Special Features
ē The Science of Superheroes: The Secrets Behind Superman's Power of Flight
ē Voices of Justice: Super Voice Lessons from the Professionals
ē Justice League Superhero Challenge
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 immaculate.

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 end.

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 sets.
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