Blu-ray Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Author: Bill "Jett" Ramey (@BATMANONFILM)
Date: June 12, 2017
SYNOPSIS: In the irreverent spirit of fun that made THE LEGO MOVIE a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE not is my favorite movie of the year, it’s also one of my favorite Batman movies ever. I saw it several times during its theater run and I plan on seeing it many more times on Blu-ray. Just for the shear enjoyment of the film, the Blu-ray is worth buying. So, if you want my full review of just the movie itself, HERE. Now, on to the “extras”…
TLBM Blu-ray I received from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has the following special features: 4 new and original animated shorts, 4 deleted scenes from the film (which are awesome!), and 6 featurettes.
The shorts – “Dark Hoser,” “Batman is Just Not That Into You,” “Cooking With Alfred,” and “Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?” – are brilliantly produced and hilarious! My favorite – though I loved them all – was probably “Dark Hoser” that features Batman as a Canadian!
The featurettes essentially show us how the film was made from start to finish – which was tremendously interesting.
My favorite extra was a roundtable commentary on the film with director Chris McKay and the film’s crew.
There’s a whole lot of other stuff included including all the social media promotions (“Happy Holidays from Batman” for example), the winning videos of fan-made shorts, and the film’s trailers.
It also includes the film on DVD and digital download via Untraviolet.
Batman fans will definitely want to add THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE to their home video collection and will enjoy the tons of extra material included.
The THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on June 13th, and on Digital HD on May 19th. - Bill "Jett" Ramey
“The LEGO Batman Movie” will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc of the film in high definition, and a digital version of the film in Digital HD with UltraViolet*.The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. All versions include a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own “The LEGO Batman Movie” via purchase from digital retailers beginning May 19.
Additionally, all of the special features, including interviews with filmmakers, new original shorts, featurettes, deleted scenes and 360° videos, can be experienced in an entirely new, dynamic and immersive manner on tablets and mobile phones using the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App, available for both iOS and Android devices. When purchased digitally and redeemed on UltraViolet, the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App allows users to watch the movie and simultaneously experience synchronized content related to any scene, simply by rotating their device. Synchronized content is presented on the same screen while the movie is playing, thus enabling users to quickly learn more about any scene, such as actor biographies, scene locations, fun trivia, or image galleries. Also, users can share movie clips with friends on social media and experience other immersive content. The Movies All Access app is available for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.
The Blu-ray discs of “The LEGO Batman Movie” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.