Robot Chicken-DC Comics Special (Blu-ray) (2013)
Main Menu Audio
Featurette-Behind The Scenes-Numerous
Interviews-Cast & Crew
|Year Of Production||2013|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||Seth Green|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby TrueHD 5.1|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English for the Hearing Impaired||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Robot Chicken is a stop-motion animation satirical television series created by actor Seth Green and Matthew Senrich. It has been running since 2006 and has so far produced 6 seasons of satirical silliness. Over the same period they have now produced three Star Wars themed specials plus now this first DC Comics themed special. This one pokes fun at all your favourite super heroes including Superman, Batman and especially Aquaman. It was made with the full co-operation of the DC Comics people.
The comedy here is a mixture of juvenile and clever satire, however it is just about always funny. There are numerous short sketches and a through storyline in this 23 minute special. All of your favourite characters are included along with some you may never have heard of like B'dg and Firestorm (who supposedly really do exist). See Superman use his secret kissing power, see Batman and Bane, see Aquaman try to avoid turning evil, see Lex Luthor with hair. All this can be yours in this new Robot Chicken special!
If you enjoy things like Family Guy, American Dad or The Simpsons and love DC Comics, this is definitely the show for you. Very funny stuff!
The video quality is very good with no issues to report.
The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. It is 1080i using the VC-1 codec.
The picture was very clear and sharp throughout.
The colour is excellent, with no issues to report.
There are no other artefacts.
There are subtitles in English for the Hearing Impaired which are easy to read but a little small.
The audio quality is very good.
This disc contains an English TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack and two commentaries in Dolby Digital 2.0.
Dialogue was clear and easy to hear.
The score and music used are minor in the grand scheme of things.
The surround speakers were used for a little atmosphere at times.
The subwoofer was used occasionally.
|Surround Channel Use|
Lots of extras are included.
The menu features some of the music and is still.
The writers and voice cast discuss the characters and explain why they targeted Aquaman. Not Bad.
Argument amongst the writers about how they decided to use Aquaman.
The writers and voice cast provide video commentary, although it is enabled by seamless branching rather than P-I-P. When a chicken appears on screen you hit enter and a short video segment plays of the writers etc., talking about the scene. The chickens sometimes flash by too quickly to select. Nothing spectacular.
6 writers get together for a reasonably informative commentary about their story and joke choices.
Alfred Molina, Seth Green, Tom Root & Matt Senrich talk about their comic book collections and get silly.
Getting shown around the DC Comics office and all the stuff they manage to take away with them.
Featurette about a launch party where they all dress up as super heroes.
Voice recording bloopers. Not overly funny.
A large selection of other ideas mostly in storyboard form with voiceover. Some funny stuff but mostly gross.
Seth Green, Matt Senrich & the DC Comics rep answer short questions on the special.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
Our local release is coded for all regions and content wise seems to be the same as the US release. Draw.
The video quality is very good.
The audio quality is very good.The extras are plentiful.
|DVD||SONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|