4K June 2019 - Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesAs the title suggests, this latest entry into the DC Animated Universe brings together Gotham City’s protector and every pizza’s most feared foursome. So, how does Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles play on 4K Ultra HD? Is it turtley awesome, or a pizza crud?

The story: The Foot Clan have stopped by Gotham to purloin a particularly powerful piece, bringing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with them – even if Shredder’s fiends would have preferred that their pizza-scarfing foes had not made the trip. Soon Gotham’s protector Batman and the quartet of green dudes cross paths – and swords – until eventually realising that they’re on the same side. They’ll need to present a united front, too, for along with Robin and Batgirl they’re tasked with saving Gotham City from the clutches of both Shredder and Ra’s al Ghul with the League of Assassins.

“So, he wears a Dracula costume and punches clowns. Who cares?!”

The 4K disc: By now those who are collecting the DCAU releases such as this will know the score as to what to expect technically. An upscaled transfer is enhanced with HDR, and the increased range of dark to light has a profound effect on the image – just pop in the included Blu-ray version to compare. With less compression, the picture also tends to present better than on the lesser format.

Audio comes via a 5.1-channel DTS-HD Master Audio mix, and it delivers every “WHAP!”, “BOP!” and “POW!” that gets thrown at it ably. When called upon, the subwoofer doesn’t let the side down, with its own deep down range of exclamatory bass emissions.

As per the other DCAU releases, no extras feature on the 4K disc, however the enclosed standard Blu-ray helps out to this end. Here we get the featurette Cowabunga Batman! When Comic Book Worlds Collide, along with a preview of the next release – due to hit locally in August – Batman: Hush.

Release date: June 5, 2019
Format: 4K Ultra HD
The voices of Troy Baker, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio

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Want to know what to get next? Check out STACK‘s 4K Ultra HD specifications guide.