Suicide Squad Blu-ray 3D December 13th, 2016

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Suicide Squad Blu-ray 3D

The latest entry in the DC Comic Universe is out with the Warner Home Video Blu-ray 3D release for Suicide Squad 3D on December 13th, 2016.

David Ayer wrote the screenplay for this action super hero film, based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name.

It is the third film in the DC Extended Universe following Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The story follows a team of misfit criminals coerced into being superheroes.

Suicide Squad 3D the Movie

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The movie opens in the aftermath of Superman’s death, and intelligence officer Amanda Waller is pushing to put together a team of dangerous criminals to form Task Force X.

Each member would have a nano bomb implanted in their neck, designed to detonate should any member rebel or try to escape.

Placed under command of Colonel Rick Flag, the team is to be used as disposable assets in high-risk missions for the United States government.

The team consists of elite hitman Deadshot, former psychiatrist Harley Quinn, pyrokinetic ex-gangster El Diablo, opportunistic thief Captain Boomerang, genetic mutation Killer Croc, and specialized assassin Slipknot.

A key member is a witch-goddess known as the Enchantress, who posses the body of Flag’s girlfriend, Dr. June Moone.

When Moone becomes the Enchantress, she can travel instantly through space, and Waller demonstrates the value of her capabilities.

After the Enchantress turns against Waller, she besieges Midway City and transforms its citizens into a horde of monsters.

Waller finally gets the chance to deploy the squad to extract a high-profile mark from Midway, which is reported to be under a terrorist attack.

The Suicide Squad take on the task, but can they ultimately succeed against the superhuman powers of the Enchantress?

Suicide Squad 3D – My Thoughts

Suicide Squad marks another entry in the DC Extended Universe, and is a film I feel plays more to the fans than the general public.

DC Comics seems to be delivering somewhat dark and inhospitable movies which don’t appeal much to the critics, though continue to have success in the box office.

The Suicide Squad film trailer promised mayhem with a touch of humour, and while the mayhem was certainly present, the humour fell a little short.

Even the best parts from the trailer fell somewhat flat in the context of the final film.

While the overall film is likely to appeal mostly to DC Comics fans, there were some outstanding aspects to enjoy.

Jared Leto and Margot Robbie delivered excellent performances as the Joker and Harley Quinn, both truly embracing the insanity and delivering on the promise.

Additionally the film makers went to great lengths to deliver authenticity to the comic book characters and military special force missions.

Suicide Squad was certainly an ambitious undertaking, and I am sure that future films will come along to flesh out some of the characters who didn’t get a lot of screen time.

A home theater copy of Suicide Squad is a must have for DC Comics enthusiasts, and here you get the full gamut from Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D to 4K Ultra HD available from Warner.

Suicide Squad 3D Cast, Crew and Performance

The ensemble cast includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Suicide Squad 3D was directed by David Ayer, the man behind films like Street Kings, Harsh Times, Sabotage, End of Watch, and Fury.

The film received predominantly negative reviews, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 26%.

However it saw a more positive public response with an IMDb score of 6.6/10.

Suicide Squad 3D was a big success in the cinema, taking in $325.1M at the US box office, which made it the 8th highest grossing movie of 2016.

Suicide Squad 3D on Blu-ray 3D

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The video on the disc is a stereo MVC 1080p encode at 25 Mbps, and is presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.40:1.

The movie is pretty dark and gritty throughout, but holds up pretty well in this Blu-ray 3D presentation.

Shot primarily on film, the cinematic sense is always present throughout, even with its muted look.

The 3D is a conversion, and while it adds some depth to the scenes, in general they are not composed with 3D in mind.

That said there is nothing bad about the 3D presentation – it just isn’t taken advantage of much in the scene compositions.

See the details page for Suicide Squad 3D for full resolution PNG screen captures taken directly from the disc.

The main audio is Dolby Atmos object based audio, and again I applaud Warner for including it on the regular Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D.

The sound mix is very strong, both in terms of aggressive use of the surround speakers and complexity.

Even the extended version of the film features Dolby Atmos audio, so Warner has you covered no matter which version you prefer.

The disc is a dual layer BD50, with 45.1 GB used and is coded for All Regions.

Suicide Squad Blu-ray 3D – The Bonus Features

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The supplemental features for Suicide Squad are available on both of the included regular Blu-ray Discs in the package.

While one Blu-ray features the theatrical cut like the Blu-ray 3D version, there is a second Blu-ray that has the extended version.

With a run-time of 2:14:32, the extended version is around 12 minutes longer, and is not rated.

The extended version offers more time for interaction between the characters, with more revelation for the lesser active Squad members.

It also gives a lot more background to the relationship between Joker and Harley Quinn.

Task Force X: One Team, One Mission – 23:08

This segment kicks off with the origins of the Suicide Squad in the comic book series, and other incarnations of the team.

The key characters are then discussed, with input from the comic book writers, film makers and cast.

Their role in the squad and their essential strengths are discussed in some depth.

The director and cast also talk about the bonding that occurred throughout the shoot, resulting an a team both onscreen and off.

Chasing the Real – 9:37

The ‘truth’ behind the characters and the human connection is the focus of Chasing the Real.

Authenticity for locations and sets are considered, as well as the character motivations.

The wardrobe and tattoos for the characters were also important to the story.

Joker & Harley: “It” Couple of The Underworld – 14:29

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The Joker and Harley Quinn characters are key to the movie and their traits and relationship are highlighted in this segment.

Jared Leto and Margot Robbie talk in depth about their characters, and the film makers also weigh in.

Leto entered the character whenever on set and in costume, which took some getting used to for the others.

Quinn is another exceptionally well known character and Robbie embraced every twisted aspect of the character.

Squad Strength and Speed – 9:03

This featurette goes into depth with the physical and mental training of the cast for the movie.

Starting with essential physical conditioning, the actors eventually move on to fight training and weapons skills specific to their character.

The dedication of both the cast and the training team is apparent in this segment.

Armed to the Teeth – 11:48

With extensive gun battle scenes as the film progresses, the weapons in the movie are an essential element.

Each different character was known for specific weapons, which were created in functional detail for the movie.

Again authenticity is key, with weapons that are both operable and visually appealing for the scene.

Each character is discussed in some depth, with a view to the weapons of choice.

This is Gonna Get Loud: The Epic Battles of Suicide Squad – 10:54

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This segment delves into the challenges associated with the shooting of the key action sequences in the film.

The director preferred to keep things practical, with as little computer enhancement as possible.

It was a huge coordinated effort that is revealed in this featurette.

The final sequence, which was very visual effects heavy, is also covered here.

The Squad Declassified – 4:19

A short mockumentary that covers both the enemy and the members of the Suicide Squad.

Learn about their strengths and skills in this short segment.

Gag Reel – 2:04

Candid moments and outtakes from the production.

This release includes an UltraViolet Digital Copy code.

Suicide Squad Blu-ray 3D – Final Thoughts

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Suicide Squad is a fairly solid addition to the DC Extended Universe and is a must have for the fans.

Warner Home Video has put together a superb Blu-ray 3D release for the film, complete with the extended edition on regular Blu-ray, with Dolby Atmos on all versions.

There are also roughly an hour and a half of supplemental features included.

The retail price is $44.95, though you can get it at Amazon for $29.99, saving 33%!

Suicide Squad Blu-ray 3D Extras:

  • Task Force X: One Team, One Mission
  • Chasing the Real
  • Joker & Harley: It Couple of The Underworld
  • Squad Strength and Speed
  • Armed to the Teeth
  • This is Gonna Get Loud: The Epic Battles of Suicide Squad
  • The Squad Declassified
  • Gag Reel

Suicide Squad Blu-ray 3D Synopsis:

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

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