Wonder Woman 4K UltraHD Blu-ray Review
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Run time: 165 minutes
Audio: Dolby Atmos/English Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD
‘Wonder woman’ starts with showing where wonder woman (aka Diana Prince) came from: the amazons who live on the island Themyscira. The island is somewhere near Greece but hidden from view by a strange fog for normal people. We follow how Diana grows up to become one of the greatest amazon to have ever lived. On the day of her final training something strange happens: a German plane from the first world war breaks through the fog surrounding Themyscira and crashes into the sea. Diana rescues the man (Steve, a British spy played by Chris Pine) inside the plane, but he is pursued by German soldiers who also break through the fog. The Germans are quickly defeated by the mighty amazon warriors and learn from Steve that the whole world is currently fighting a great war. Diana thinks it must be the work of Ares, the god of war and that it is time to wield the god killer sword to put an end to Ares once and for all. Together with Steve and his friends she leaves the island of Themyscira to go to horrific front of the first world war, trying to find and defeat Aris.
I went into this movie a bit skeptical, because I wasn’t impressed by ‘Batman VS Superman’ where (the modern version) Wonder Woman made her entrance. But the character is interesting so I was curious how her origin story panned out. The start of the movie was a bit to serious/high fantasy for me but once Chris Pine enters the picture, it get’s a lot lighter in tone and I started to like it a lot more. I really like Pine in The scenes where Diana enters London and get’s in contact with 1910’s civilization are hilarious and Gal Gadot does a fine job playing someone who’s from a different world. I also liked the supporting cast who play Steve’s friends, lot’s of humor in those scenes.
Movie Content: 9/10
Colors are strong bringing the world of ‘Wonder Woman’ to life. The color palette is also vibrant bringing out the comic book presentation of the film. Blacks are deep looking like the ink came right off the pages of a ‘Wonder Woman’ comic book. The blacks are some of the best that I have seen on a high definition format. Details are also very good with some very accurate looking Fleshtones. Yet again I was stunned with the sheer amount of details in this print from the faces to even some of the darker scenes. Dark scenes are well lighted with excellent depth where you never have a hard time viewing the ongoing action. There are hardly any issues for this print that I can even report.
Video Quality: 10/10
Audio is presented in DTS-HD MA lossless 7.1 and Dolby Atmos mix. The audio is excellent receiving receives demo worthy praise. The score here in ‘Wonder Woman’ is bombastic and even sounds better than any of the past DC released film on Blu-ray. Bass is just perfect with the score as it gives you that very unpredictable feeling. The soundfield is engaging at all times pulling me in making this a very atmospheric experience. The rears encompass nice directional movement from speaker to speaker. Dialogue is very clean and crisp through the center channel. This is a well balanced mix without having to adjust the volume to hear the dialogue.
Audio Quality: 10/10
- “Epilogue: Etta’s Mission” short [HD]
- “Crafting the Wonder” Featurette [HD]
- “A Director’s Vision” Featurettes [HD]
- “Warriors of WONDER WOMAN” Featurette [HD]
- “The Trinity” Featurette [HD]
- “The Wonder Behind the Camera” Featurette [HD]
- “Finding the Wonder Woman Within” Featurette [HD]
- Extended Scenes [HD]
- Alternate Scene: “Walk to No Man’s Land”
- Blooper Reel [HD]
- Bonus Trailer for Justice League
Special Features: 8/10
The Final Word
‘Wonder Woman’ may not be very original or ground-breaking, but it does enable women to take the reins in the usually all-male dominating world of filmmaking and deliver one of the better comic book superhero blockbuster in quite a long time. Hear them roar!
Overall Rating: 9/10