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4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray + Digital | Warner Bros. | 2020 | 83 mins | Rated R | Jan 26, 2021
Director: Sam Liu
Starring: Kelly Hu, Michael Jai White, Mark Dacascos, James Hong, David Giuntoli
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 (192kbps)
| Film Synopsis |
Set in the midst of the swinging 1970s, this Elseworlds adventure finds Bruce Wayne training under a master sensei. It is here that Bruce, along with other elite students, is forged in the fire of the martial arts discipline. The lifelong bonds they form will be put to the test when a deadly menace arises from their past. It will take the combined efforts of Batman, world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner, and Lady Shiva and their mentor O-Sensei to battle the monsters of this world and beyond!
| Video |
'Batman: Soul of the Dragon' comes to 4K UHD Blu-Ray with a 2160p transfer. Colors are strong and really stand out. Blacks are deep and natural. The shading, lighting, and textures all look exciting in 4K.
| Audio |
'Batman: Soul of the Dragon' on 4K UHD Blu-ray is presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. Vocals are clear and crisp. Rears channel provides a good environment with the music and sound effects.
| Special Features |
• Batman – Raw Groove
• Producer Jim Krieg's Far Out Highlights
• A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie "Justice Society: World War 2
• From the DC Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, "Day of the Samurai"
• From the DC Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, "Night of the Ninja"
| Overall Reaction |
'Batman: Soul Of The Dragon' is visually outstanding. The plot is simple and fun with heavy action and '70s style martial arts. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release comes with both impressive video and audio presentations. Highly Recommended. The film is dedicated to legendary DC writer Dennis O’Neil, who co-created the characters Richard Dragon, O-Sensei, Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. O’Neil passed away on June 11, 2020.
Summary (out of 5)
Film: 4.0 Video: 4.5 Audio: 4.5 Extras: 4.0 Overall: 4.0