Movie Review: Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (4K UHD Combo Pack)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines was co-directed by Sam Liu and Justin Copeland from a script by Mairghread Scott. Jim Krieg is co-producer. Sam Liu and Amy McKenna are producers. Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker. Rosario Dawson returns as the voice of Wonder Woman for the sixth time, leading a sensational Wonder Woman: Bloodlines voice cast that includes Jeffrey Donovan as Steve Trevor, Marie Avgeropoulos as Silver Swan, Adrienne C. Moore as Etta Candy, Kimberly Brooks as The Cheetah & Giganta, Courtenay Taylor as Dr. Poison, Constance Zimmer as Veronica Cale, Nia Vardalos as Julia Kapatelis, Michael Dorn as Ferdinand, Cree Summer as Hippolyta, Mozhan Marno as Dr. Cyber, and Ray Chase as Lead Bandit.

In Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Amazon princess Diana of Themyscira chooses to save fighter pilot Steve Trevor and return him to his home in America – setting in motion one of Wonder Woman’s most captivating chapters. Fulfilling the role of both ambassador as well as protector, Diana soon earns the name Wonder Woman from the gracious people of Earth. Equally strong in body, heart and will, she makes it her mission to help a troubled young girl enlisted by a deadly organization known as Villainy, Inc., whose criminal members have their sights set on invading Themyscira, Diana’s paradise home. Prepare for a thrilling quest packed with brutal battles, mysterious mythology and endless wonder!

Diana is forced to leave her home after she helps Steve Trevor get back America. Diana makes a new life there and becomes Wonder Woman. What happens is, a new super villain called Silver Swan is born out of tragedy and it’s up to Wonder Woman to stop her before it’s too late. The thing is, Silver Swan isn’t acting alone because she’s getting help from Dr. Poison and Dr. Cyber who have a sinister plan and it has to do with Diana’s home of Themyscira. Not only does Wonder Woman have to battle it out with these super villains but her nemesis Cheetah also arrives just in time to cause even more problems, and if that’s not enough, Medusa shows up and begins her reign of terror.

The thing about Medusa is that she’s a wild card and can’t be controlled by anyone so this ends up backfiring on Dr. Poison who brought her in to do her dirty work. Wonder Woman takes care of business but she has to come up with a really painful plan to take out Medusa because she knows what’ll happen if she looks at her. Needless to say, Wonder Woman goes in blind but ultimately defeats the evil Gorgon before any more damage is done. The heroine not only saves the day and her home but this epic battle ultimately repairs what was broken between Diana and her mother so many years earlier. Silver Swan is also saved.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/0-card. The front features the artwork you see below and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. Each disc features the movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this ultra high-definition release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines ended up being another exciting entry in DC Universe Movie that’s a mixture of a modern day origin story and all-new adventure. I liked the story for this one because it’s all about forgiveness and redemption and it had a few cool villains to go along with it. The characters were all fun to follow (good and bad) and the movie itself was non-stop action. As far as the animation style goes, it’s more of The New 52 look which also isn’t my favorite, but still, it gets the job done. I did like the fact that Wonder Woman trades in her old costume for the new one but eventually goes back to the good ol’ original as the movie plays out. Even though Wonder Woman: Bloodlines isn’t my favorite entry in the impressive arsenal of animated adventures by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, it’s still a really fun watch that will appeal to girls and boys of all ages. Wonder Woman: Bloodlines will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) on October 22nd.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Run Time: 83 Minutes

Rated: PG-13

4K UHD Video: 2160p Ultra High-Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

4K UHD Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio  5.1 / French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio  5.1 / French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Special Features: The extras include an all-new animated short film, a character featurette, a sneak peek at the next DC Universe Movie, two previews, two classic episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, trailers and a digital copy of the movie.

  • DC Showcase: Death (Animated Short) – Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman,” Death is produced & directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. The Fatal Five) and written by J.M. DeMatteis (Batman: Bad Blood). In the story, Vincent, an artist with unresolved inner demons, meets a mysterious girl who helps him come to terms with his creative legacy … and eventual death. Leonard Nam (Westworld) provides the voice of Vincent, and Jamie Chung (The Gifted, Big Hero 6) is the voice of Death. The voice cast includes Darin De Paul, Keith Szarabajka and Kari Wahlgren. (19:08)
  • The Cheetah: Ferocious Archenemy (New Featurette) – Ferocious. Clever. Deadly. It’s the thrill of the hunt and the prey is Wonder Woman. This is the story of The Cheetah, Diana’s greatest enemy. (10:50)
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Superman: Red Son – An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection. (11:21)
  • A Preview of Justice League vs Teen Titans (11:31)
  • A Preview of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (07:48)
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Triumvirate of Terror!” (22:46)
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!” (22:46)
  • Trailers (08:07)
  • Digital Copy

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