Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Batman Beyond,” “Green Lantern: The Animated Series,” More, Coming January 2021 To HBO Max

HBO Max has announced that Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, among many other titles, will be joining the streaming service starting January 1, 2021. HBO Max is an American-based subscription video on demand streaming service from AT&T’s Warner Media, which owns publisher DC Comics and its characters.

Warner Media confirms that all 109 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series will be available, as will all 52 episodes of Batman Beyond and 26 episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Also confirmed is the addition of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. HBO Max previously added Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, Batman & Harley Quinn back in July 2020, with Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman also recently added to the service’s library. The majority of the DC Comics-based animated content coming to HBO Max was previously available on the DC Universe streaming service, which is in the process of switching over to a comics-exclusive streaming platform starting January 2021.

Additional related titles coming January 2021 to HBO Max include the DC Showcase Batman: Death in the Family interactive animated short, the CW Seed Vixen animated series, and the DC Universe Movie titles Batman: Bad Blood, Batman: Hush, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Superman: Doomsday and Superman: Man of Tomorrow. HBO Max has been regularly adding DC Comics-based animated and live-action content since it launched May 27, 2020, including porting over content from the DC Universe service such as the Harley Quinn and Young Justice animated series. More content – both new and classic – is slated to be added to the service in 2021 and beyond.

Additionally, The Batman is slated to join the streaming service starting February 15, 2021. All 65 episodes plus the series’ spin-off feature will be available.

HBO Max and Warner Media have provided program descriptions for Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, all of which are available below:

Batman: The Animated Series
When the two shots rang out, Bruce Wayne’s life changed forever. He pledged himself to justice and he held that oath for years. Wearing many names – the Dark Knight, the World’s Greatest Detective, the Caped Crusader and Gotham’s Greatest Hero – he battled tragic foes like The Joker, Penguin, Mr. Freeze and so many more. But deep inside, he knew that he shared something with them that most of humanity wouldn’t understand – a commitment to the fight. The acclaimed, Emmy-winning TV series redefined this complex man as an edgy hero struggling for revenge and redemption each time he donned the cape and cowl, and this comprehensive collection contains every episode, with all the allies, criminals and showdowns in Batman’s history.

Batman Beyond
Terry McGinnis was just an ordinary teenager…until his father was mysteriously murdered. Suspecting foul play at his father’s company Wayne/Powers Corporation, Terry meets Bruce Wayne and learns a secret identity hidden for decades. Now too old to battle injustice, Wayne refuses to help. So Terry does what any brash young kid would do: steal the Batsuit and take matters into his own hands! Vowing to avenge his father’s death, Terry dons the high-tech suit tricked out with jetpacks, a supersensitive microphone and even camouflage capabilities in search of his father’s assassin. Get in on the action from the beginning of a new partnership between an ex-crimefighter and his apprentice.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
The Green Lantern lights up adventure in this CG animated action series from world-renowned producer, artist and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League). Based upon the DC Comics legend, this 26-episode groundbreaking superhero series follows Earth’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, a onetime test pilot who’s used to being in dangerous situations – but he’s never faced anything like this! Set in the farthest reaches of deep space, Green Lantern: The Animated Series finds Hal on the Guardian Frontier, where he must face down an invasion from the Red Lantern Corps. Powered by pure rage, the evil Red Lanterns have sworn to destroy the Green Lantern Corps and everything they stand for. Dispatched on the experimental spacecraft The Interceptor, Hal is soon joined by a group of heroes on a mission to protect Guardian Space – and the Green Lantern Corps itself!

Stay tuned for continued select updates right here at The World’s Finest. In the meantime, check out The World’s Finest subsites dedicated to Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and The Batman, each section packaged with extensive coverage and exclusive content. Additionally, coverage of assorted DC Universe Movie and DC Showcase Animated Shorts titles can also be found on their respective subsites, here and here. Also, be sure to click the link below to discuss this news!

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Justice League Dark: Apokolips War,” New Clips, Images Released

The World’s Finest has published its review of DC Universe Movie’s Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, which is available now on DigitalHD and physical media, including 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack. In short, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War makes it mark as an impactful finale to this era of in-continuity DC Universe Movie titles, taking full advantage of its status as the last chapter. It’s utterly jam-packed with neat surprises, cameos and narrative twists and turns that will leave viewers shaken to the core.

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In addition to a detailed review, the above image link also leads to additional content, including video clips, imagery and more. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Justice League Dark: Apokolips War as follows:

Culminating a six-year animated journey that began with the release of Justice League: War in 2014, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War finds Earth decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others – must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. This is truly the war to end all wars, and only the victor will live to enjoy the spoils.

Please check out The World’s Finest Justice League Dark: Apokolips War subsite for additional and exclusive content, and also stay tuned right here for further updates. The latest installment in the DC Universe Movie line, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is available now on Digital HD and on 4K UltraHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Click on the link below to discuss this news.

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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War – Extras – Press Release

Continue below for the complete press release for the announcement of Justice League Dark: Apokolips War:

THE FINAL BATTLE HAS ARRIVED!
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
AND DC PRESENT

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: APOKOLIPS WAR

COMING MAY 5, 2020 TO DIGITAL;
ARRIVING MAY 19, 2020 ON
4K ULTRA HD™ BLU-RAY COMBO PACK,
& BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK

The World’s Greatest Super Heroes square off once-and-for-all against the despotic Darkseid – with the fate of all humanity hanging in the balance – in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting May 5, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on May 19, 2020.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be accompanied by the all-new DC Showcase animated short, Adam Strange. The thrilling tale, which offers insight into the space adventurer’s fascinating backstory, features Charlie Weber (How To Get Away with Murder) as the voice of title character.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 SRP; Canada $29.98 SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a digital version of the movie.

Culminating a six-year animated journey that began with the release of Justice League War in 2014, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War finds Earth decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others – must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. This is truly the war to end all wars, and only the victor will live to enjoy the spoils.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War features the largest Super Hero cast in the history of DC Universe Movies with dozens of actors/characters spotlighted in a grand ensemble of talent reprising their roles from this six-year story continuum. Matt Ryan (Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine), Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand by Me) and Taissa Farmiga (The Nun, The Mule, American Horror Story) anchor the cast as Constantine, Superman and Raven, respectively – the triumvirate determined to assemble the forces necessary to lead humanity’s final attack. Alongside that trio are the long-running core of Justice League voices — Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Briar Patch, Daredevil, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable, Ugly Betty) as The Flash – as well as JL-adjacents Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively.

Tony Todd (Candyman) is the voice of the film’s key villain, Darkseid. The cast also boasts appearances by Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Ray Chase (Justice League Dark, Final Fantasy XV videogame) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, The Strain, Arrow) as John Stewart & Swamp Thing, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Flash) as Captain Boomerang, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans) as Harley Quinn, Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood) as Robin/Damian, Sachie Alessio (Batman: Hush) as Lady Shiva, and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Batman: Under the Red Hood) as King Shark.

Directors Matt Peters (LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters) and Christina Sotta (Young Justice) helm Justice League Dark: Apokolips War from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush, Justice League Dark) and Mairghread Scott (Wonder Woman: Bloodlines), who is also credited with creating the story. Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) is producer, and Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen, Justice League Dark).

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is an epic story of supernatural proportions. A blockbuster, battle royale of a film filled with intense action and heartfelt emotions, serving up spotlight moments for our cast of unique characters,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “This incredible thrill-ride takes us to the edge of the DC universe and sets the stage for an exciting new chapter.”

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Special Features
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

DC Showcase: Adam Strange (Animated Short) – On an asteroid mining colony, mysterious drifter Adam Strange is dismissed as an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Charlie Weber provides the voice of Adam Strange, alongside with Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase and Fred Tatasciore. Adam Strange is produced and directed by Butch Lukic (Batman Unlimited franchise), who also conceived the original story – which is written by J.M. DeMatteis (Constantine: City of Demons).

• Darkseid: New God/Evil Classic (New Featurette) – This documentary explores the machinations of one of fiction¹s greatest Super Villains as we learn more about what fuels Darkseid¹s drive to becoming a galactic Atilla the Hun and the importance of Deities in our classic and modern fiction.

• Filmmaker Audio Commentary – Observations and behind-the-scenes insight from Executive Producer James Tucker, Directors Matt Peters and Christina Sotta, and Screenwriter Ernie Altbacker.

• Look Back: Justice League Dark (Featurette) – John Constantine leads a group of misfit characters that use magic to vanquish their opponents. This is the dark version of the Justice League taking on the malevolent forces that go beyond our plane of existence.

• Look Back: Batman and Harley Quinn (Featurette) – Take a peek at the animated feature film, Batman and Harley Quinn, featuring the creators and talented voice cast.

• From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Zombie King”

• From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Abate and Switch”

• From the DC Comics Vault: Teen Titans, “Nevermore”

• A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Superman: Man of Tomorrow – An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On May 5, 2020, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On May 19, 2020, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE
Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, Google Play, and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Chromecast; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

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BASICS
PRODUCT SRP
4K UHD Combo Pack $39.99 USA, $44.98 Canada
Blu-ray Combo Pack $24.98 USA, $29.98 Canada

Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
4K Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
4K Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Running Time: 90 minutes
Rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexual references.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

ABOUT DC
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games and the DC Universe subscription streaming service. For more information visit dccomics.com.

JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC. © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. Theatrically, WBA’s full-length film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, released on July 27, 2018. WBA’s TV series include Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes, Wacky Races and the upcoming Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? and Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC Universe; Animaniacs for Hulu; and the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons content initiative. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).





Justice League Dark: Apokolips War – Extras

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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War – Home Media Review

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
Studio: Warner Bros. Animation
Release Date: May 4, 2020 – Digital; May 19, 2020 – 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray

Synopsis: Earth is decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others – must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. The World’s Greatest Super Heroes square off once-and-for-all against the despotic Darkseid – with the fate of all humanity hanging in the balance – in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Special Features
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

DC Showcase: Adam Strange (Animated Short) – On an asteroid mining colony, mysterious drifter Adam Strange is dismissed as an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Charlie Weber provides the voice of Adam Strange, alongside with Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase and Fred Tatasciore. Adam Strange is produced and directed by Butch Lukic, who also conceived the original story – which is written by J.M. DeMatteis.
-Darkseid: New God/Evil Classic (New Featurette) – This documentary explores the machinations of one of fiction¹s greatest Super Villains as we learn more about what fuels Darkseid¹s drive to becoming a galactic Atilla the Hun and the importance of Deities in our classic and modern fiction.
-Filmmaker Audio Commentary – Observations and behind-the-scenes insight from Executive Producer James Tucker, Directors Matt Peters and Christina Sotta, and Screenwriter Ernie Altbacker.
-Look Back: Justice League Dark (Featurette) – John Constantine leads a group of misfit characters that use magic to vanquish their opponents. This is the dark version of the Justice League taking on the malevolent forces that go beyond our plane of existence.
-Look Back: Batman and Harley Quinn (Featurette) – Take a peek at the animated feature film, Batman and Harley Quinn, featuring the creators and talented voice cast.
-From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Zombie King”
– From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Abate and Switch”
-From the DC Comics Vault: Teen Titans, “Nevermore”
-A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Superman: Man of Tomorrow – An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.


Editions covered in this review. Additional imagery below.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Review
by James Harvey


As reliable as ever, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided Justice League Dark: Apokolips War with an incredible 4K HD presentation and a nice sprinkling of bonus content, though the additional material is not as extensive as many will likely hope. Included in both the physical and digital home media releases for this major DC Universe Movie release, the extra features include a deep dive into the history of Darkseid, another fantastic DC Showcase animated short, and an enjoyably informative commentary track. Couple that with possibly the best physical media presentation for a DC Universe Movie title to date and it all rounds out to a very respectable release.

Looking first at the 4K Ultra HD audio and video transfers, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gives Justice League Dark: Apokolips War a strong presentation, starting with a solid DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio track that packs quite the punch. The big action beats sound suitably epic, with the track sounding like it has real heft to it, and making use of each channel, both for specific sounds jumping from speaker to speaker and when making sure every speaker is effectively used, for some of the film’s biggest set pieces. The video, sourced from a 2160p transfer, looks mighty impressive and could be the best looking DC Universe Movie title to date. The visual presentation greatly benefits from the 4K format, with banding, compression and artifacting nearly non-existent, and the colors packing that much more of a punch. Black are deep and colors look fuller and more smooth. It’s a noticable step up when compared to the regular 1080p Blu-ray transfer and stronger than any 4K digital edition transfer. As usual, the 4K Ultra HD release is the way to go for the best presentation of Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, but the digital and Blu-ray editions also serve up good (but nowhere near as good) presentations.

Moving on to the bonus content, the studio has put together a good albeit not great package. First up is the 16-minute DC Showcase: Adam Strange animated short, another riveting outing for the shorts series. Produced and directed by Butch Lukic, with a story by Lukic and a teleplay by J.M. DeMatteis, Adam Strange finds himself wasting away on a remote mining colony, haunted by a devastating past failure, but finds possible redemption when he must defend the colony from a threat. Starring Charlie Weber as Adam Strange, it’s a compelling look at a hero struggling with failure and reaching for hope in dark times. The animation (by Digital Emation) and design work is absolutely fantastic, coupled with a stirring story and a neat Alien-esque vibe, marking another home run for the DC Showcase series.

For more on Adam Strange, click here.

Outside of the animated short, the big draw for fans of the DC Universe Movie line will undoubtedly be the commentary track. Directors Matt Peters and Christine Sotta, executive producer James Tucker, and screenwriter Ernie Altbacker join in for a fun, informative track that looks at not just Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, but it also acts as somewhat of a retrospective for Tucker’s tenure on the DC Universe Movie line and this particular continuity. The track is riddled with cool tidbits, such as Tucker’s thoughts on the in-continuity DC Universe Movie titles being dubbed the “Tuckerverse” (he is … not a fan), explains how there wasn’t originally meant to be continuity between these movies, and some of the creative choices, cut and changes made to Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. And yes, this film’s resemblance to the plot of a certain big-screen, live-action movie starring the League is also discussed. The commentary is a legitimately great companion piece to the movie itself and a nice overall view of this continuity and Tucker’s run.

The main featurette, “Darkseid: New God, Classic Evil” is a legitimately interesting and riddled with neat factoids, with creators and historians chiming in on the character’s impact and his role as one of DC Comics’ biggest bad guys The featurette – featuring members of the film’s creative team and personalities from the comic world – dives into the history behind the Jack Kirby’s famed creation, the themes of the character and surprising real-life inspirations, and his different media appearances throughout the years, along with his role in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. The nearly 15-minute featurette also includes a neat tidbit from Tucker on Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox‘s role in the continuity Justice League Dark: Apokolips Now is bringing to a close. The bonus content wraps up with a nearly 9-minute preview of the next DC Universe Movie title, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, which is set to start the next phase of the home movie line, along with a selection of trailers and previews for other DC Comics-related titles.

The bonus content is solid but, as what’s become standard, perhaps a shade underwhelming in scope. However, the commentary track really swoops in to give the release some added heft. And even still, the extra content included here remains perfectly enjoyable and well worth watching. But this is all in support of the main feature, which itself is not only an incredible ride, but its presentation on 4K is second-to-none when it comes to the DC Universe Movie line. While a retrospective on the in-continuity titles would’ve made for a nice addition to what’s here, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment still puts together a fine, though not extensive, package for Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, though the main animated feature and it’s excellent presentation is arguably worth the cost of admission alone. Recommended.

Note: Please note that while a digital screener copy of Justice League Dark: Apokolips War was offered by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for coverage purposes, separately purchased Digital and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo pack editions were used for this review.

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