The Death of Superman Blu-Ray Review

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Doomsday has arrived!

Superman has met his match, with stakes that have never been higher, and a new look that brings the classic story together in Warner Bros Animation’s latest release, The Death of Superman. The film is more than your Saturday Morning Cartoon, bringing a familiar mature tone that DC has been gravitating towards in their recent releases. There’s real intensity, violence, and some salty language to top it all off. You can tell right off the bat what DC’s goal is and for adult fans, providing an interesting adaptation that’s worth a second look.

It’s a nice change of pace, mixing in the power of the Superman story without going overboard with trying to reinvent it. Everything is perfectly balanced, paced moderately, and not cramming too much in while managing to not be too brief. You can get invested easily, and even if you aren’t a comic expert, you can pick up the film without too much trouble. The Man of Steel is front and center and even when the credits roll, you get to dive into even more content that’s entertaining and keeps you interested in what’s coming next.

The features allow you both a sneak peak at DC’s part two for this story line in addition to a look back at the comic’s inspiration to making the film. Panel by panel, you get to compare and contrast the story in a fast paced set that doesn’t leave time for boredom. It’s a step up in DC’s game, and one that is welcome given some of the misfires from similar animated features. If you are a Superman fan and a true comic nerd, this is a great release and one that can make you feel that much more confident in what DC has coming your way in the future. Stay tuned, as there is plenty more to come!

Here’s a breakdown of the full feature list:

The Death of Superman is now available on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), as well as on Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray™ disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set includes a collectible Superman figurine; the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray Combo Pack™ include a digital version of the film.

The Death of Superman Enhanced Content
Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital

The Death of Superman: The Brawl That Topped Them All (Featurette) – Experience the battle between Superman and Doomsday like never before as creators of the iconic comic and the new film explore the nuances of “The Greatest Fight” with the help of a martial arts expert.

A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie, Reign of the Supermen – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.

From the DC Comics Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 1 – After eliminating Imperiex, Brainiac 5 takes over his army and plans to take over the universe. With Superman thought to be dead, the other Legionnaires must stop him before it is too late!

From the DC Comics Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 2” – The Legion faces Imperiex in a final battle, while a traitor lurks in their midst.

DVD

A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie, Reign of the Supermen – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.

The collectible set also comes with commemorative packaging and a limited edition Superman figure. Battle hardened, he’s ready for your next mission. Make sure to fly out and grab yours while you can!

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