Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl they have all used their unique powers to fight evil across the galaxy. These seven super heroes unite to become the Justice League. ... more »These 26 adventures feature battles with favorite villains like Lex Luthor, Vandal Savage and sorceress Morgan Le Fey. Acts of justice include saving Aquaman from a coup and clearing Green Lantern's name in a charge of genocide. From the smash hit TV series, these triumphant tales of teamwork will enthrall and inspire.« less
Justice League is on Blu-ray, but where's the widescreen?
B. Oliver | Oregon, USA | 08/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have no gripes with Warner Bros. releasing this on Blu-ray, but I do have a problem with what they put on this disc (or, I should say, what they DIDN'T put on there). First, the picture itself does look fine and is fairly crisp and clean, but why in the world was it not presented in widescreen, the preference as stated in the very first commentary by the producers??? There's no excuse for that.
Second, there is only the standard Dolby Digital 5.1 which, for those who own the SD version, is an upgrade. The audio does sound pretty good, though it didn't have the impact I expected. There's plenty of dialogue that is clear, making use of the center channel while other speakers are used for the action sequences. Not overly impressive, but a decent effort.
Third, the studio was kind enough to port over all the features but added nothing else. Given the price difference between the two versions ($25 vs. $42), and the fact they didn't bother with a widescreen transfer, they could've added couple new features. How about one on making the Blu-ray release itself? Oh, and speaking of features, adding insult to injury, one of them actually showed a couple scenes from the season in widescreen (non-anamorphic since the feature was in full frame)...
As it stands, this is an OK Blu-ray release but not a must buy IMO. Comparing it with the SD (which I also own), the picture here does seem to be brighter and clean, but is the improvement worth the cost? I'm not so sure. The only (minor) plus side is the 26 episodes are now spread across 3 discs rather than 4 and all the featurettes are on one disc.
Note: I rated this 3/5, however it is closer to a 3.5/5, I just couldn't justify giving it a 4/5."
Your Average Ordinary Everyday Superheroes
R. J Rey | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | 10/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Protecting the world from alien invaders, powerful sorcerers and criminal masterminds is a job too big for just one superhero. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter and the Flash are seven of the world's mightiest superheroes. Together, they are the Justice League. In this collection of entertaining adventures, the Justice League faces such dangerous rogues like Lex Luthor, Felix Faust, Gorilla Grodd and Vandal Savage. Based on the popular DC Comics' characters, "Justice League" is another well produced animated series from the creators of the Emmy-winning "Batman: TAS". "Justice League" premiered on Cartoon Network in 2001 and became a popular hit due to the inmense popularity of the previous animated shows. The first season of "Justice League" features 12 multi-part episodes with likable good-versus-evil plots, refreshing characters, rousing comic book action and colorful animation. The first season is the weakest of the entire animated series but does include such standout episodes as "The Enemy Below", "The Brave and the Bold", "Legends", "A Knight of Shadows" and "The Savage Time".
If you already own "Justice League: Season One" on DVD, then you'll want to think twice before upgrading to the Blu-Ray set. Despite a strong fan outcry for the release of the first season in widescreen, Warner Bros has again disappointed us by presenting all episodes in their full screen broadcast format. On the upside, the picture quality is really good. The episodes never looked so bright and sharp. The 5.1 Dolby Digital sound isn't riveting but gets the job done. The 3-disc Blu-Ray has the same bonus features from the previous DVD set: "Inside Justice League" panel discussion, "The First Mission" promo, "The Look of the League" and "The Blueprint for Justice" featurettes and audio commentaries by series creators on three episodes (The Enemy Below Pt.2, Legends Pt.2 & The Savage Time Pt.2). Overall, "Justice League: Season One" scores a "B-"."
A real Review....
M. Sharpless | 4621 Kathi Drive APT C. | 05/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One: Everyone here complains about one thing. "Where is the WIDESCREEN", first off, I have watched the show since it first aired. The first season was aired in widescreen during the encore showing, but it changed nothing. I don't understand the problem, why widescreen? The product was produced in widescreen, but all they did was stretch the image a little, and cut off some of the upper and lower part of the screen. This is done in a lot of older movies that originally aired full screen. If you watch some of the older "made for TV" movies that were put into a DVD "widescreen", a lot of the picture is cut out. This would have been the case for this product. So, the widescreen argument with this release is worthless.
Two: The picture quality is awesome, unfortunately, it also leads to problems. For instance something that was not drawn in a background pops in all of sudden. Like Batman's belt, and some other things that is no big deal when on regular TV broadcast, or DVD playback. This is only because the producers didn't draw it for a Blu-Ray Release. This should have been corrected before releasing this set and the only reason it loses a star. This however, does not kill the Blu-Ray, being it happens rarely, but it's noticeable at times.
Three: The Sound is really good, I can't say too much because I don't have a High Standard sound system. I do have 5.1, and at least in my system it sounds good.
Last but not least: The show itself is awesome. The characters are created well, and the voice acting is topnotch. I was going to buy the DVD sets when I got back from Afghanistan, but I saw the Blu-Ray release and purchased it before I went home on leave. I am glad I had waited, because this is truly the best way to see Justice League. I have a PS3, and a 42In 1080P Vizio. It runs well on this setup, I don't know why someone would have a problem, unless he/she has not read the instructions on his PS3 or TV. The Instructions for both systems are there for a reason!! Read them, so you can get the best playback. "
Lawrence Dixon | los angeles | 01/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"great series when it aired on tv.As far as the blu ray goes PQ is fantastic the only thing that would have made it better is if it was widescreen."
Only made better with Blu-ray
DCU Fan | 11/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'll be honest. If you have the DVD release, then there isn't any need to get this. However, if you don't have it and have a blu-ray player or a PS3 then it's worth getting the Blu-ray if you find it decently priced. For me, the Blu-ray was only about $5 more, which isn't bad considering it's a whole season. Animation generally benefits quite a bit from high definition, and the sound is good too. Finally, don't worry about the widescreen. The show was originally aired in the the old 4:3 style, and almost all shows that re-air something in widescreen will alter the images rather than redraw them. It's not a complaint by any means, it's just the way things are since it'd be too expensive and time consuming to go back and redo something like that."