4K January 2019 - Reign of the Supermen

The very latest entry into the ever-expanding DC Animated Movie Universe, Reign of the Supermen arrives on 4K Ultra HD soon after its mega-limited cinema release. So, how does it go on the format? Is it super, thanks for asking, or should you change the subject?

The story: Taking off from where The Death of Superman left us, this is the second part of the story from the graphic novel of the same name. Considering that title, we’re not exactly heading into spoiler territory to say that Supes is gone. In his place, however, are four more super-entities in Superboy, Steel, Cyborg Superman and the Eradicator. But which one is Superman’s rightful successor, and is the one whom we knew as the Man of Steel really but a memory?

“There is only one Superman.”

The 4K disc: Another DCAU flick arrives on 4K Ultra HD, and we’re left looking for words to say much the same things that we’ve said for all of the previous ones. The upscaled 2K vision is presented with HDR encoding, which does make proceedings look quite markedly better than the HDR-free Blu-ray version thanks to its improved dynamic range. This isn’t the most detailed animation style out there, but it does look basically as super as we think it could.

Audio-wise it is, yes, another DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 presentation, which does all that it needs to do balancing dialogue and sound effects well, while delivering the odd subwoofer thump and surround-placed bump.

No extras feature on the 4K disc, however the included standard Blu-ray does deliver two bonus cartoons, a Lex Luthor featurette and a sneak preview of the upcoming Justice League vs the Fatal Five.

Release date: January 30, 2019
Format: 4K Ultra HD
The voices of Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson

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