Justice League Unlimited: The Complete Series Headed to Blu-ray

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Let's pause for a few seconds to think back to how great Justice League Unlimited was. If you've been waiting for a high definition version for your personal collection, that time has just about arrived. Warner Archive Collection is released Justice League Unlimited: The Complete Series on Blu-ray for the first time in a full 16x9 widescreen presentation Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

The series was a follow up to the Justice League series and ran from 2004-2006. Instead of just having a core team, it featured a huge collection of characters from the DC library. The original seven members were joined by heroes such as Green Arrow, Supergirl, Black Canary, and more. Besides all the villains in the DCU, they also had their hands full with Lex Luthor and the legion of Doom.

The cast featured Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman, George Newbern (Scandal) as Superman, Susan Eisenberg (Justice League) as Wonder Woman, Michael Rosenbaum (Impastor, Smallville) as Flash, Carl Lumbly (Alias) as J’onn J’onzz, Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Pulp Fiction) as Green Lantern and Maria Canals-Barrera (Wizards of Waverly Place, Cristela) as Hawkgirl.

Special features on Justice League Unlimited: The Complete Series include:

  • Creator’s Commentary on the episodes “This Little Piggy” and “The Return”;
  • “And Justice for All”: a featurette on the process of revamping the series with new characters and a new creative direction;
  • “Cadmus Exposed”: Mark Hamill and series creative personnel discuss this popular series story arc;
  • “Justice League Chronicles”: The series’ writers, producers and directors discuss their favorite moments among final season episodes.

Who's going to pick it up this week?

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#1 Posted by lxlGiftedlxl (2443 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes!

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#2 Posted by Gotham331 (516 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the best animation series of all time.

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#3 Posted by the_stegman (40299 posts) - - Show Bio

Already have the DVD.

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#4 Posted by Jean_Dezem (42 posts) - - Show Bio

FINALLY.

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#5 Edited by lagozzino (555 posts) - - Show Bio

How would they be able to switch it to 16 x 9 though? Its not like we're talking about live action sitcoms, which were usually filmed in widescreen and then cut down to fit the size of old standard TVs. There's no raw widescreen footage of the animation cells. Unless they're just cropping/resizing the image in which case... ick.

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#6 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm looking forward to owning the greatest dc animated project of all time

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#7 Posted by derekvang (1519 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman said:

Already have the DVD.

Well... time to get it in Blu-ray then. Ain't nothing wrong with having more JLU in your life

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#8 Posted by Mark_Stephen (2616 posts) - - Show Bio

Still don't regret getting most of the episodes on VHS when it ran.

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#9 Posted by MAZAHS117 (12845 posts) - - Show Bio

Bout time

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#10 Posted by John-PH (362 posts) - - Show Bio

Wondering when this was coming out. They've been advertising it in the comics for months

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#11 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (4615 posts) - - Show Bio

Have they released the Justice League animated series on Blu Ray. The show that preceded this one?

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#12 Posted by the_stegman (40299 posts) - - Show Bio
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#13 Posted by Cloakx14 (9136 posts) - - Show Bio

i don't need to its on Netflix.

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#14 Posted by SaintWildcard (21871 posts) - - Show Bio

No

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#15 Posted by Lunarstorm (298 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

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#16 Posted by Captain13 (4773 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yeah!

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#17 Posted by Pokeysteve (12025 posts) - - Show Bio
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#18 Posted by MegaGinsengKing (65 posts) - - Show Bio

But why no Batman Beyond Animated series on Bluray?

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#19 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (4615 posts) - - Show Bio

@pokeysteve: Good to know thanks. Gonna hunt it down now and pick this collection up when it's released. Gonna sit nicely next to the Gods and Monsters film.

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#20 Posted by righteous300 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

Must be in preparation for the new JL show they're coming out with on Cartoon Network

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#21 Posted by NukeA6 (914 posts) - - Show Bio

I have been waiting for this forever. Glad it's happening.

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#22 Posted by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio

I can believe in a god now!

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#23 Posted by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio

Must be in preparation for the new JL show they're coming out with on Cartoon Network

Please tell me you're not joking

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#24 Posted by Johnny-Hart (12 posts) - - Show Bio

How would they be able to switch it to 16 x 9 though? Its not like we're talking about live action sitcoms, which were usually filmed in widescreen and then cut down to fit the size of old standard TVs. There's no raw widescreen footage of the animation cells. Unless they're just cropping/resizing the image in which case... ick.

The show was actually animated in 16x9 and the sides were cut down to fit the size of old standard TVs from the second season of Justice League onwards. That's why the JL season 1 blu-ray is pillarboxed while the season 2 and JLU blu-rays are 16x9 widescreen.

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#25 Posted by Supermanwithatan01 (10313 posts) - - Show Bio

It's about time. Hopefully they will have a full series edition like they do on dvd.

Now just waiting for Avatar the Last Airbender to grace us with Blu Ray

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#26 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome!!!

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#27 Posted by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

I always loved the commentary on the JL DVDs. Listening to Bruce Timm, Paul Dinni, Andrea Romano and all the other great creators and cast was really cool and insightful.

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#28 Posted by righteous300 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

@stellar421: Nope. Awhile ago the Canadian Cartoon Network twitter page let it slip that they had one in the works and to expect it sometime in Fall/Spring 2016

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#29 Posted by mak13131313 (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

Had it pre-ordered from amazon. I will have it tomorrow!

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#30 Posted by lagozzino (555 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagozzino said:

How would they be able to switch it to 16 x 9 though? Its not like we're talking about live action sitcoms, which were usually filmed in widescreen and then cut down to fit the size of old standard TVs. There's no raw widescreen footage of the animation cells. Unless they're just cropping/resizing the image in which case... ick.

The show was actually animated in 16x9 and the sides were cut down to fit the size of old standard TVs from the second season of Justice League onwards. That's why the JL season 1 blu-ray is pillarboxed while the season 2 and JLU blu-rays are 16x9 widescreen.

Are you serious? That's so bizarre! Why animate a show in an aspect ratio that they had no way of knowing it would ever be seen in? There are probably background details like extra characters off on the far left and right that were fully animated but never actually seen by the public because they were cut off in the transition to "standard" tv size.

Neat bit of trivia. Thanks :)

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#31 Edited by Ertman (7 posts) - - Show Bio

The already released DVDs are in 16:9 format, what you gain is better resolution and no interlace.

@lagozzino said:

How would they be able to switch it to 16 x 9 though? Its not like we're talking about live action sitcoms, which were usually filmed in widescreen and then cut down to fit the size of old standard TVs. There's no raw widescreen footage of the animation cells. Unless they're just cropping/resizing the image in which case... ick.

@happy_evil_dude said:

The show was actually animated in 16x9 and the sides were cut down to fit the size of old standard TVs from the second season of Justice League onwards. That's why the JL season 1 blu-ray is pillarboxed while the season 2 and JLU blu-rays are 16x9 widescreen.

@lagozzino said:

Are you serious? That's so bizarre! Why animate a show in an aspect ratio that they had no way of knowing it would ever be seen in? There are probably background details like extra characters off on the far left and right that were fully animated but never actually seen by the public because they were cut off in the transition to "standard" tv size.

Neat bit of trivia. Thanks :)

AFAIK and IIRC, the first Season (JL not unlimited) actually had a 16:9 layout (how it was meant to be viewed) but was animated for a 4:3 ratio (standard at the time) and was cropped to widescreen later. The layout was done in 16:9 so that when they cropped down the 4:3 frame to the 16:9 ratio no important detail was lost, but technically for season 1 of JL full frame has the most animation detail.

The later seasons JL S2, JLU1&2 were all animated in 16:9 and released on DVD in widescreen (even says so on the DVD), so I don't know what this article claiming. I also believe that the JLU seasons might have actually aired in 16:9, which might depend on country and channel.

Also, filming in widescreen is not a new for television, for example Babylon 5 (1994) series was shot in widescreen with the expectation that it was the direction of television technology. They did the cgi in full frame as they though that they would be able to redo the cgi shots as it would be cheaper in the future. They never redid the cgi though.

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#32 Posted by The Impersonator (8487 posts) - - Show Bio

So many memories...

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#33 Posted by CodeComiX (39 posts) - - Show Bio

@stellar421: Negative. rumour has it that they are coming out with one next year

http://screenrant.com/justice-league-animated-tv-series-poster/

Take it with a pinch of salt BUT we can hope!!

Anyways another blu-ray to add to the collection! So amped to see this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYCQegECaaI) in blu-ray #tears

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#34 Posted by PapiNacho (3396 posts) - - Show Bio

Greatest Justice League representation, in any media, of all time.

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