The latest DCAU flick, Superman: Red Son, has hit on 4K Ultra HD. So, how does it shape up? Is it better red, or dead?
The story: DC’s 2003 alternate reality Elseworlds tale sees a spaceship with the last survivor of Krypton inside crash-land in Russia. It’s the height of the Cold War, and Superman is on the other side…
“I’m no hero. I am merely a servant of the state who seeks, as you do, to better the lives of our citizens.”
The 4K disc: As we’ve come to expect from the welcome continual stream of DCAU releases on 4K Ultra HD, this is an upscaled affair, simply as the source material was not created at 4K. The upscaling process does good things, and coupled with the HDR makes for a vastly improved watch than that supplied by the standard Blu-ray (also included in this package).
Audio is delivered by a solid DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. While dialogue sticks where it should, the rest of the presentation’s audio has fun with the surround channels, most spectacularly during fight scenes. Bass, meanwhile, does its stuff pleasingly when called upon.
That included standard Blu-ray gives us a selection of previews and featurettes, a Phantom Stranger short and Justice League two-parter A Better World.
Release date: March 18, 2020
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: The voices of Jason Isaacs, Amy Acker, Diedrich Bader
Want to know what to get next? Check out STACK‘s 4K Ultra HD specifications guide.