Catwoman: Hunted appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie offered a strong visual presentation.
At all times, sharpness remained terrific. Virtually no softness crept into the image, so we got a tight, well-defined package.
No signs of jagged edges or moiré effects materialized, and I saw no edge haloes. Print flaws also remained absent.
Given all its wild antics, Hunted boasted a moderately varied palette that happily deviated from the usual trend toward orange and teal. The movie’s colors went with a nice mix of hues, all of which appeared lively and bold.
Blacks seemed deep and dark, while low-light shots presented nice smoothness and clarity. This ended up as a solid image.
Though not quite as good, the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack added punch to the proceedings. With all sorts of chaos and mayhem on display, the mix opened up well and used the various speakers to create a lively sonic environment.
That said, I thought the mix could’ve provided better integration. While we got a lot of action, the elements didn’t always mesh as well as I’d prefer. Still, the soundfield fared well as a whole, even if it could’ve used a better sense of movement and connection.
Audio worked fine, with speech that came across as natural and concise. Music appeared vivid and full, as the score remained well-depicted.
Effects added spark to the material and showed nice accuracy and depth, with warm, tight bass. The minor awkwardness of the soundfield took this to a “B”, but it was still a pretty good mix.
Two featurettes appear, and When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted spans 18 minutes, 57 seconds. It offers comments from comic book writers Jeph Loeb and James Tynion IV, executive producer Michael Uslan, writer/artist Joelle Jones, screenwriter Greg Weisman, producer Ethan Spaulding, and casting/voice director Jamie Thomason.
“Hunted” looks at the Catwoman character as well as aspects of the Hunted production and choices made for the film. This turns into a brief but fairly informative look at Hunted.
The Feline Femme Fatale goes for 39 minutes, 59 seconds and offers info from Loeb, Uslan, writers/artists Frank Miller and Alex Ross, Batman creator Bob Kane, DC President (2002-09) Paul Levitz, author Suzan Colon, DC co-publisher (2010-20) Dan DiDio, TV director Sam Strangis, film directors Christopher Nolan and Tim Burton, film screenwriters Jonathan Nolan, Matt Reeves and Daniel Waters, film producers Emma Thomas, Dylan Clark and Denise Di Novi, animated series co-creator Bruce Timm, animated series writer/producer Paul Dini, animated series director Dan Riba. Gotham writers Seth Boston, Bryan Wynbrandt, John Stephens and Tze Chun, and actors Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrienne Barbeau, Julie Newmar, Adam West, Lee Meriweather, Danny DeVito, Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Zoe Kravitz and Camren Bicondova.
“Fatale” delivers a look at the origins, development and history of Catwoman. We find a pretty enjoyable overview of Catwoman across the years.
A wild, anime-influenced adventure, Catwoman: Hunted becomes a vivid tale. With lively stylistic choices and an array of dynamic situations, this winds up as an above average DC animated program. The Blu-ray boasts excellent visuals as well as good audio and a few bonus materials. I find a lot to like about this exciting film.