Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appears in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 on this 4K UHD Disc. As expected, the image appeared positive.
Across the board, sharpness looked strong. Virtually no soft spots materialized, so the flick felt accurate and precise.
Issues with jagged edges or moiré effects failed to materialize, and the image lacked edge haloes. In addition, no signs of source defects appeared.
Turtles boasted solid colors. The film used a palette that favored primary colors to suit the story’s tone, and these exhibited fine vivacity and life. The 4K UHD’s HDR added some zing to the hues.
Blacks were dark and deep, while shadows showed good clarity. I found little about which to complain in this positive transfer.
I thought the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Turtles opened up the comic book material well. The forward channels brought out the majority of the material. Music presented strong stereo imaging, while effects cropped up in logical spots and blended well.
The surrounds also contributed good information. For the most part, these reinforced the forward channels, but they also contributed a fair amount of unique material.
These instances mainly occurred during s bigger action scenes. The back speakers brought out a nice sense of space and environment.
Audio quality always satisfied. Speech was warm and natural, without edginess or other issues.
Music sounded lively and full, while effects displayed good definition. Those elements seemed accurate and dynamic. All of this led to a positive presentation that deserved a “B+”.
How did the 4K UHD compare to the Blu-ray version? Audio remained identical, as both offered the same DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix.
As for visuals, the 4K UHD seemed a little better defined, and the HDR gave colors a bit of a boost. While the 4K UHD looked great, the Blu-ray offered such strong picture quality that the 4K UHD only became a minor step up in quality.
No extras appear on the 4K UHD itself, but the included Blu-ray copy provides a few materials. Two featurettes appear, and When Comic Book Worlds Collide goes for 12 minutes, 31 seconds.
It includes comments from writer Marly Halpern-Graser, storyboard artist Chris Copeland, lead background paint Bill Dunn, director Jake Castorena, producer Ben Jones, storyboard artist JJ Conway, pop culture content producer John Pirruccello, and actors Eric Bauza, Rachel Bloom, Ben Giroux, Andrew Kishino, Troy Baker, Cas Anvar, and Darren Criss.
“Collide” looks at the film’s approach to the crossover as well as story/character choices. Some of this tends to be self-laudatory, but “Collide” still offers some good insights.
Fight Night in Gotham runs 18 minutes, six seconds and features Castorena, Halpern-Graser, Jones, Copeland, Conway, Pirruccello, and Dunn.
In this show, we learn about the action choreography, the vehicles and the fighting styles used in the film. It becomes a reasonably informative reel.
We also find a Sneak Peek at Batman: Hush. This nine-minute, 18-second clip features director Justin Copeland, voice director Wes Gleason, producers Jim Krieg and James Tucker, screenwriter Ernie Altbacker, and actors Jerry O’Connell, Geoffrey Arend, Peyton List, Jennifer Morrison, Maury Sterling, and Jason O’Mara.
“Peek” covers the source comic and its adaptation as well as story/character areas and cast. Most of this learns toward promotion, but the “Peek” becomes a bit more substantial than most.
The disc opens with ads for Detective Pikachu and Shazam. Trailers provides promos for Reign of the Supermen and Justive League Vs. the Fatal Five.
Though more a concept than a strong narrative, Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still manages to entertain. It uses its characters to a solid enough advantage to turn it into a fun ride. The 4K UHD boasts strong picture and audio along with a few bonus features. This winds up as a pretty good crossover effort.
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