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The World’s Finest Reviews the “Injustice” 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack

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Injustice
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Digital – October 19, 2021

Synopsis: An unthinkable tragedy propels Superman into a dangerous new mindset, ultimately pitting Justice League members against each other in Injustice, an DC Animated Movie release adapting the acclaimed video game franchise series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the feature-length animated film was released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital on October 19, 2021.

Injustice Special Features
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital
–Adventures in Storytelling – Injustice: Crisis and Conflict (New Featurette) – The storytellers behind the new Injustice animated film discuss how all the intense drama and unabashed action was brought to life.
-DC Universe Movies Flashback
The Death of Superman
Reign of the Supermen
-From the DC Vault
Justice League – Injustice For All, Part I
Justice League – Injustice For All, Part II




Injustice 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack
by James Harvey

Focusing on quality over quantity, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment serves up a good albeit light release for Injustice. Available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and digital media, the studio dishes out a solid audio/video presentation along with some pretty interesting bonus content. However, while the bonus content on disc is strong, the overall amount is debatably (and surprisingly) light, given the pedigree and popularity of the Injustice franchise and its connections to the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Looking first at the audio and visual quality, Warner Bros. continues to deliver reliably solid presentations for their animated DC Comics-based titles, and Injustice is no exception. Banding and compression issues are nearly non-existent on the film’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc presentation, though are an occasional nuisance (though not really distracting) on Blu-ray. Colors are more vibrant and full, with black and darker colors nice and deep, yet retaining detail. Injustice‘s color palette really pops off the screen and the overall quality of the animation looks really stellar at times. For audio, the DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio mix offers excellent dynamic range and crisp sound. Dialogue is centered and pushed to the front, as usual, with atmospheric work spread throughout all channels. Action beats sound suitably epic, dialogue is clear, the score hits just the right levels and, all-together, it’s a nicely-balanced track. While the regular Blu-ray does the job, the 4K option is the way to go.

Moving on to the bonus content, which is included on the Blu-ray packed in with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, the main bonus feature is the nearly 31-minute long “Adventures in Storytelling – Injustice: Crisis and Conflict” featurette. Also available on the digital release, the featurettes ends up being a pretty enjoyable look at the film’s creation, a look at some of the decisions made, the themes of the movie, all of it through a mix of assorted creatives attached to the movies, comics and video games. Producer Jim Krieg leads the panel and leads the crew in some legitimately neat discussions (and even a philosophical debate or two, and an interesting take on the film’s conclusion). Very much a worthwhile watch, it offers a nice overview of the infamous video game franchise that should appeal to both casual and long-time fans, plus they even manage to solve “all the problems of the world and the internet!”

Continuing, Injustice also includes previews for recent DC Universe Movie titles The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen and the Justice League two-parter “Injustice for All.” This disc wraps up with some trailers, a digital copy of the film, and a regular Blu-ray copy. And … that’s it. While the 30-minute featurette is a pretty strong offering, that is the only real new bonus material included. Some additional material centered around the video games would’ve been welcome, but what’s here is nothing to scoff at.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has put together an alright release for Injustice, offering up some good extras, but perhaps not enough to sway some consumers to purchase the movie on physical or digital. Considering both the main feature and the extra content, there is a good amount of material, and the 30-minute bonus featurette is definitely worth a watch (just not before watching the Injustice animated feature, as there will be spoilers). And, to get the best Injustice viewing experience, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release is, as always, the way to go. That said, both the Blu-ray and digital HD editions are fine alternatives.

For those going in blind, perhaps a rental might be an order just to play it safe. However, long-time fans of the Injustice should definitely consider snatching it up, either to purchase or to rent. Injustice is definitely worth at least a Rental, though those who enjoy the main feature should undoubtedly add it to their collection.

Please note Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided The World’s Finest with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack copy of Injustice for reviewing purposes. The author also purchased the digital iTunes edition of Injustice for the sake of completion and comparison purposes.




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