Wonder Woman appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. No problems emerged during this strong presentation.
Across the board, sharpness looked strong. The movie boasted consistently terrific delineation and never suffered from any obvious soft spots. Issues with jagged edges or moiré effects failed to materialize, and the image lacked edge haloes. In addition, no signs of source defects appeared.
Wonder Woman boasted solid colors. The film used a palette that favored some blues and oranges but still came with some variety, and all the hues appeared vivid. Blacks were dark and deep, while shadows showed nice clarity. I found nothing about which to complain in this terrific transfer.
I thought the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Wonder Woman opened up the comic book material well. This wasn’t a particularly ambitious piece, but it added pizzazz to the program.
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 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”.
When we look at extras, these open with an audio commentary from Senior DC Creative Affairs Vice President Gregory Noveck, producer Bruce Timm, director Lauren Montgomery, and writer Michael Jelenic. All of them sit together for a running, screen-specific discussion of their telling of the origin myth, story/characters, design and animation, cast and performances, and connected domains.
Despite occasional gaps, the commentary covers the material fairly well. I like the emphasis on story and character domains, and the track moves pretty smoothly. Overall, the track gives us good information.
Next we get some featurettes. New to this 2017 “Commemorative Edition”, What Makes A Wonder Woman runs 10 minutes, six seconds and offers notes from Montgomery, Jelenic, Wonder Woman (2017) director Patty Jenkins, Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia co-author Phil Jimenez, DC Entertainment president/CCO Geoff Johns, Secret History of Wonder Woman author Jill Lepore, media literacy educator Andrea Quijada, artist Cliff Chiang, creator’s son Pete Marston and actor Gal Gadot. They discuss various aspects of the Wonder Woman character. Some insights emerge, but most of the feature seems general and without much substance.
Wonder Woman: A Subversive Dream fills 25 minutes, 36 seconds with info from Noveck, Our Gods Wear Spandex author Christopher Knowles, comic book historians Trina Robbins and Michael Uslan, comic book enthusiast Andy Mangels, former DC Comics editor/writer Dennis O’Neil, Once and Future Myths author Phil Cousineau, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, DC Comics Senior VP/Executive Editor Dan DiDio, Ink Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors author Jennifer K. Stuller, story consultant Christopher Vogler.
We get info about creator William Marston and the origins/development of “Wonder Woman” as well as the character’s growth over the years. Though we find some useful notes about Marston, “Dream” fails to convey a ton of depth, so it seems inconsistent.
Finally, Wonder Woman: Daughter of Myth last 25 minutes, 40 seconds and includes Mangels, Uslan, Knowles, Noveck, Stuller, Cousineau, O’Neil, Vogler, Robbins, Don’t Know Much About Mythology author Kenneth C. Davis, UCLA Professor of Comparative Literature Katherine King, and Getty Villa museum educator Eidelriz Senga. “Daughter” relays historical and mythological influences on Wonder Woman. Like “Dream”, “Daughter” offers a mixed bag that only occasionally succeeds.
A Sneak Peek at Batman and Harley Quinn lasts nine minutes, eight seconds and brings us comments from DC Entertainment Animation Creative Director Mike Carlin, Conroy, executive producer Bruce Timm, voice director Wes Gleason, co-writer Jim Krieg, and actors Melissa Rauch, Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester. They give us notes about what to expect from the upcoming animated movie. It’s a promo piece but it sets the table well.
The disc opens with ads for Wonder Woman (2017) and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. We also find a trailer for DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year.
A second disc presents a DVD copy of Wonder Woman. It includes the Quinn sneak peek, “Makes” and “Subversive” but lacks the other extras.
As an origin story, Wonder Woman gives us a competent overview. Though inconsistent, the movie comes with reasonable entertainment value as a whole. The Blu-ray brings us excellent visuals as well as pretty good audio and some informative bonus materials. The movie suffers some problems but it acts as a decent intro to the character.