Superhero this, superhero that. Meh, forget them, for it’s superzero time as the motley, not-for-kids Suicide Squad go about their business of being bad. But how is Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay on 4K Ultra HD? Is it bad in the Michael Jackson sense of the word, or bad as in the traditional dictionary definition?
The story: Bad really is the word in this tale of betrayal, crime, cards, surgery and the titular really hot place. An explosive introduction soon makes way for the main plot, wherein Amanda Waller (Vanessa Williams) reassembles Task Force X in order to retrieve a mystical playing card that will allow her to end up in a good place, rather than the bad one where she’s undoubtedly supposed to go. So, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, Copperhead, Bronze Tiger and – of course – Harley Quinn set about their task. Much bloodshed ensues…
“I know I’m going to Heaven. Anyone who can put up with Mr J. deserves a break.”
The 4K disc: Like the last DC animated movie to make it to 4K UHD in Australia, Gotham By Gaslight, the upscaled 2K transfer does what it has to do with a minimum of fuss. The relatively simple animation style doesn’t lend itself to any amazing feats of resolution wizardry, however proceedings are bolstered by the presence of HDR enhancement. For an example of how this makes a big difference, we have two words for you: disco ball. As for the sound, it comes via a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that isn’t the most adventurous when it comes to playing with the surround channels, but does deliver the excellent voice cast’s work to perfection. No extras made it to the actual 4K disc, but the enclosed Blu-ray includes a commentary and bunch of featurettes – and strewth, they include one on our very own Captain Boomerang, who’s actually voiced by a local in Liam McIntyre. Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Etc! Etc! Etc!
Release date: April 18, 2018
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: The voices of Tara Strong, Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams
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