Suicide Squad (DVD) : Review

Film

That crazy team, a secret unit put together by a secret government agency, comprising of a bunch of super-villains, a Suicide Squad. They’ve been incarcerated for some evil schemes and heinous crimes, probably by Batman himself, and now they’re on a mission to save the world from an apocalypse.

The much hyped, and eagerly awaited film is now on disc. With a rewatch value that is sure to have the average viewer and fans alike debating the film worth, and seeking those hidden easter eggs about the DC Universe. With story links and cameos from various other well known superheroes, there is so much to take in, that one needs subsequent viewings just to cover all the fast paced facts thrown at the audience.

And let’s not forget the thumping soundtrack, that earned Suicide Squad nomination nods from the Oscars.

Worth another watch or two for the average person, or many more for fans. Suicide Squad is sure to evoke much debate about it’s merits. And what now with more on the way, it’s just the right time if you haven’t seen the film yet.

Read the full SAMDB review of Suicide Squad.

Disc

Overall, the disc is of a high standard technically. Suicide Squad is available now, to purchase on disc, in South Africa.

Video

Video is encoded at a high average bitrate. There are no visible artefacts on-screen, and no colour bleed.

WIth the film set predominantly at night, it’s good to know that the many darker scenes maintain their detail.

Viewers with the relevant hardware or software could scale up to a larger or higher resolution screen, should they wish.

Audio

Audio is encoded at a high average bitrate, with dialogue clear via the centre channel, with other audio pushed through the front and surround speakers. Dialogue is still clear with lots of action and music.

The main feature makes extensive use of the surround channels, further drawing the viewer in to the on-screen action.

Navigation

The main disc menu is static, with some background music. There are options for scene selection, languages, and the gag reel bonus material.

The scene selections sub-menus each contain six decent sized, colour thumbnails. These are still images, and numbered, but do not have chapter titles, so some guesswork might be needed to find an exact spot in the film.

The languages sub-menu provides options for audio as well as subtitle choices.

The gag reel option takes you directly to a short clip of outtakes.

Bonus Features

There is only one bonus feature on the DVD, and that is a short two minute video of a few outtakes from some of the on-set bloopers.

Published by Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za And IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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