Wonder Woman appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this 4K UHD Disc. This turned into a terrific presentation.
Overall sharpness seemed strong. Virtually no softness impacted the image, so it remained tight and concise. I saw no shimmering or jaggies, and both edge haloes and print flaws remained absent.
Like every other modern action movie, Wonder Woman opted for a heavy orange and teal orientation. These choices might be tedious but the 4K UHD depicted them in an appropriate manner.
Blacks showed good depth, and shadows offered nice clarity and smoothness. In the end, the movie provided excellent visuals.
In addition, Wonder Woman brought us a stellar Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Downconverted to Dolby TrueHD 7.1, the soundscape opened up best when it indulged in its many battle sequences.
These used the various channels in a vivid, immersive manner that placed the elements in logical spots and meshed together well. The track gave us a strong sense of place and action.
Audio quality also pleased. Speech remained natural and distinctive, while music was full and rich. Effects came across as accurate and dynamic, with tight low-end. I liked this mix quite a lot.
How did the 4K UHD version compare to the standard Blu-ray? Both provided identical Dolby Atmos soundtracks, but the 4K disc boasted improved definition, with bolder colors, deeper blacks and smoother shadows. It offered a nice step up in picture quality.
This package includes a Blu-ray copy of the film, and that’s where we find all its extras. We open with Epilogue: Etta’s Mission, a two-minute, 41-second clip that shows what happens to Trevor’s assistant Etta and his mercenaries after the war. Nothing substantial occurs, but it offers a bit of fun.
With the 16-minute, 26-second Crafting the Wonder, we find comments from director Patty Jenkins, producers Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Zack and Deborah Snyder, executive producer Geoff Johns, director of photography Matthew Jensen, costume designer Lindy Hemming, costume armourer supervisor Patrick Whitaker, set decorator Anna Lynch-Robinson, supervisor modeller Craig Narramore, senior prop modeller Katie Lodge, production designer Aline Bonetto, supervising location manager Charles Somers, visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer, and actors Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Danny Huston.
“Crafting” looks at story/character areas, cast and performances, cinematography and visual design, costumes, props, locations and sets, and Jenkins’ impact on the production. Though it seems more than a little fluffy at times, “Crafting” hits a lot of important topics and gives us a fairly good array of details.
Five segments appear under A Director’s Visio: “Themyscira: The Hidden Island” (4:56), “Beach Battle” (4:56), “A Photograph Through Time” (5:07), “Diana in the Modern World” (4:39) and “Wonder Woman at War” (5:03). Across these, we hear from Jenkins, Bonetto, 2nd unit director/stunt coordinator Damon Caro, and specialty glass photographer Stephen Berkman.
Through these, we visit various sets to view the scenes mentioned in each title. Jenkins delivers most of the information and ensures we get a brisk investigation of the requisite filmmaking subjects.
Next comes Warriors of Wonder Woman, a nine-minute, 53-second program with Jenkins, Gadot, Nielsen, Caro, cast physical trainer Mark Twight, special action performers Morgan Jacobsen and Jenny Pacey, and actors Robin Wright, Jacqui-Lee Pryce, Ann Ogbomo, Doutzen Kroes, Madeleine Vall Beijner, Ann J. Wolfe, Hari James, Brooke Ence, Samantha Jo, Hayley Lindor, and Lisa Loven Kongsli.
This show looks at the physical training of the Amazons. Some decent notes emerge, but much of the piece simply applauds the participants.
The Trinity runs 16 minutes, five seconds and features Roven, Johns, Jenkins, Suckle, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Gadot, comic writers Jill Thompson, Paul Dini and Greg Rucka, DC Entertainment/WB Consumer Products president Diane Nelson, animation director Lauren Montgomery, and comic artists Phil Jimenez, Cliff Chiang and Liam Sharp.
Though the title alludes to the relationship among Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman, “Trinity” focuses mainly on Wonder Woman. This results in a mix of decent notes.
During The Wonder Behind the Camera, we find 15 minutes, 34 seconds with Roven, Jenkins, Gadot, Deborah and Zack Snyder, Wright, Bonetto, Pine, Nielsen, Suckle, Lynch-Robinson, Hemming, first AD/co-producer Tommy Gormley, executive producers Rebecca Steel Roven and Wesley Coller, visual effects producer Amber Kersch and co-producer Curtis Kanemoto. We get notes about Jenkins and other members of the crew. It’s more than a little self-congratulatory but it has a smattering of good takes.
Finally, Finding the Wonder Woman Within occupies 23 minutes, eight seconds and gives us notes from Gadot, Jimenez, Nelson, Thompson, Rucka, Deborah Snyder, TV producer Rhonda Cowan, former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, stunt woman Zoe Bell, NASA Voyager manager Suzanne Todd, marketing specialist Anna Obropta, USC professor Dr. Stacy Smith, playwright Diane Lane, tennis pro Sloane Stephens, movie producers Lynda Obst and Emma Thomas, TV director Millicent Shelton, race car driver Danica Patrick, and NASA flight systems engineer Tracy Drain.
In this program, the participants reflect on personality facets such as courage, empathy and strength. It seems like generic self-help material without a lot of depth.
Five Extended Scenes follow : “Boat Conversation” (3:37), “Selfridges Shopping” (2:07), “Parliament Steps” (1:13), “Morning at the Train Station” (1:13) and “Charlie Never Sleeps” (0:54). We also get an Alternate Scene called “Walk to No Man’s Land” (1:04).
I hoped the package would include some fully deleted scenes, and these extended/alternate pieces don’t make me forget their absence. The extra material provides a smattering of added character information/beats, but none of them boast much impact.
The package concludes with a Blooper Reel. This five-minute, 37-second compilation shows the usual array of silliness and mistakes. It’s forgettable.
The disc opens with a preview for Justice League. It lacks the trailer for Wonder Woman.
A major hit that revitalized the DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman doesn’t quite live up to the hype. Still, it offers a solid adventure that brings the title character to the big screen in a satisfying manner. The 4K UHD offers excellent picture and audio along with a generally satisfying collection of supplements. This becomes an enjoyable action flick.
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