It’s time to go on suicide watch – more specifically Suicide Squad watch – with this 2014 tale from the DC animated vaults. So, how does Batman: Assault on Arkham go on 4K Ultra HD? Is it mad, or bad?
The story: The Riddler has info that he plans to use to make the Suicide Squad – and all its members – public. So, A.R.G.U.S. boss Amanda Waller ropes in Harley Quinn, Black Spider, Deadshot, KGBeast, Killer Frost, King Shark and our very own Captain Boomerang (Oi! Oi! Oi! etc) to break into Arkham Asylum, grab the USB drive that contains the info (because The Riddler would never make a backup, right?) and save their own behinds. Meanwhile, Batman searches for the Joker’s sneakily hidden dirty bomb.
“We have another suicide mission…”
The 4K disc: Anybody who’s into the DC animated 4K Ultra HD presentations will know what to expect by now – although this one does house a little surprise. Once again the vision is upscaled 2K, with rich colour where appropriate that’s aided in no small part by the HDR enhancement. It looks about as good as we can imagine this style of animation looking, especially considering its source. Audio continues the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 treatment, delivering a decent enough mix that lets loose in the rear channels on occasions to great effect. As for that little surprise? There’s an audio commentary track on the 4K disc featuring DC animation creative director Mike Carlin, writer Heath Corson and supervising producer James Tucker.
Release date: September 26, 2018
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: The voices of Kevin Conroy, Troy Baker, Giancarlo Esposito
Want to know what to get next? Check out STACK‘s 4K Ultra HD specifications guide.