4K April 2019 - Justice League vs the Fatal Five

The 34th DC Animated Universe flick, Justice League vs the Fatal Five, drops in, with Green Lantern taking the superheroic lead. So, how is it on 4K Ultra HD? Does it shine, or is it not easy being Green?

The story: Three members of the Fatal Five pinch a time machine and drop in from the 31st century, intending to wreak havoc on our oft-beseiged little planet. But, like most baddies, they don’t count on the presence of the Justice League, although our band of hereoes – including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman – do end up having their work cut out for them here. Maybe a selection of younger superheroes can help the old guard out?

“Well, well, the old Justice League.”

The 4K disc: Like other entries in the 4K Ultra HD DCAU canon so far, this one comes to us in upscaled 2K. Regardless, it offers a good-looking picture that improves upon that of the Blu-ray – not least of all due to the HDR encoding. The extra range from black to white really suits animation, and this presentation doesn’t let us down.

Audio-wise, it’s DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 all the way. The musical score and outbreaks of biffo have fun visiting the rear channels, while dialogue that pumps from the centre is perfectly clear at all times.

There are no extras on the 4K disc, however the included standard Blu-ray contains a commentary, some featurettes, sneak peeks and two classic animated episodes. These are the Legion of Superheroes outing Man of Tomorrow, and the rather well-timed (hello Marvel!) Justice League Unlimited episode Far from Home.

Release date: April 24, 2019
Format: 4K Ultra HD
The voices of Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Susan Eisenberg

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