Suicide Squad (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Suicide Squad 4K Blu-ray TNSuicide Squad is one of those movies where you just have to get that first screening under your belt.  It’s like being on a Southwest Airlines airplane.  You know how you hear that ding and the captain says you’re now free to move around the cabin?  It’s sort of the same principle with David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.  After you get that initial first viewing of the film out of the way you’re now able to freely have fun with all subsequent watches.  That was at least the case for me as I went on to see this one a total of three times theatrically despite my initial disdain.  There are just too many good morsels to eat up in here to harbor any hate for the film.  It’s not like the second through fourth Transformers films.  Suicide Squad gets better with repeat visits.  If you don’t believe me, check out how much money this bad boy made at the box office.  Surely Margot Robbie doesn’t draw that much in attendance.  Or does she now?!

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Truth be told, when I initially reviewed Suicide Squad over here I was overly harsh on it.  I’m not sure why I didn’t see the same movie my girlfriend did, but it’s all in the past now.  Sometimes it’s just fun to reference how wrong you really were about something.  After all, one screening of a flick after a hard day at work is not the best recipe for an accurate interpretation of a feature.  Therefore, I’m going to reconcile and remedy some of my initial errors in the review link I originally posted here.  You can feel free to reference the before and after and how it all boils down to one simple, innate fact.  I’m only human.  I make mistakes just like everyone else.  I’m sorry, but I’ll make it up for it all down below.  I promise!

Let’s put this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in the Samsung player and get this party started.  By the way, do you see that bad a$$ looking disc artwork?

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Down below is Suicide Squad‘s 4K UHD main menu that you’ll see on your 4K television set upon inserting the disc.  I’m going to select the Play Movie option now.

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Suicide Squad needs no further word of mouth to market this one.  Warner Bros. made plenty sure of that with all the various trailers, TV spots and money this one took in despite all the negative reviews.  Heck, Margot Robbie is practically the poster child of this one.  Who needs the Joker and Batman?  She sells the film herself as Harley Quinn, but seriously.  The concept of taking a bunch of criminals, some of which of which are meta-humans, and making them superheroes.  Well, that’s just plain genius when you think about it.  I mean really.  Really think about how brilliant that idea is.  Go on!  Let it sink in real good.  Okay!  I gave you enough time to dwell.  Moving on…

If you’re doing the math, Suicide Squad becomes the third film in the DC Extended Universe.  Most noteworthy, Zack Snyder has been captain of this universe with his first two installments, Man of Steel and BvS.  Now it’s time for someone else to have some fun in this sandbox.  Therefore, put your hands together and welcome director and writer David Ayer to the franchise.  Here he leads an ensemble cast that contains the likes of household names such as Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood and more.  The story of Suicide Squad is a simple one.  A U.S. government agency recruits imprisoned super-villains for a deadly black ops mission to save the world.  What could possibly go wrong, right?!

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Suicide Squad immediately follows the events that went down in BvS.  Therefore, if you care about continuity and have not seen BvS as of yet, you need to before watching Suicide Squad.  You’ve been warned.  So here’s the skinny of it all.  Viola Davis’ character wants to start a black ops team comprised of notorious criminals and meta-humans known as Task Force X.  The reason behind this is the thought of what if Superman wanted to destroy them all.  Who would have stopped it?  She claims if “squad” members get caught, the U.S. will deny any knowledge of or involvement with.  Hence, one thing leads to another and this “task force” is needed for a particular messy situation downtown in Midway City.  They are herded like cattle from their prison cells and dropped into the situation at hand.  It’s up to them whether or not to comply and save the world or lookout for themselves and attempt to escape.  Not so fast Slipknot!  Meanwhile, the Joker has his own tricks up his sleeve (pun intended).  He interferes and meddles a bit here and there too.  That’s really all I want to say about the story here without going into any forbidden spoiler territories.

Before we even start talking about what’s good and bad with the film I want to reflect for a moment.  I want to take a look at and pay my respect to the performances here in the Suicide Squad.  For without them, this would have been an even “less” memorable outing.  I use the word “less” because you’re results and mileage may very here.  However, I digress for a moment.  Let’s take a brief look at three actors: Jared Leto (Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and okay, Jai Courtney (Boomerang).

Let’s examine what it takes to fill the iconic role of the Joker.  You have some pretty big shoes to fill, right?  From Nicholson and Ledger all the way back to Cesar Romero, you have your work cut out for you.  Now if you’re Leto, how do you prepare?  Why you let your sanity go but of course.  What other choice do you have?  From his method acting (never breaking character once) to his bizarre sexual gifts to co-stars, Leto took things to extreme.  It’s a wonder how he’s still sane today when you think of poor Heath Ledger.  I recently read that Leto has stated the Joker is still inside of him.  He did say he watched graphic videos of violence for months to prepare.  Even more impressive to me was how he developed his laugh.   He’s rumored to have walked the streets of New York laughing manically to develop it.  How’s that for dedication to your craft?

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Margot Robbie, like the rest of the cast, did a stellar job of embodying her role.  After all, I can’t believe it would be easy to bring the maniac Harley Quinn to life like she did.  She outright owns that mischievous character.  From cracking those bubbles to that sexy, devilish smile she executes I could not imagine anyone else besides her now as Harley.  She is an icon to me now.  I could honestly talk hours on end about the many ways she sells this film for me.  That bar scene particular gives me goosebumps every time I hear her deliver that line “You need to own that sh1t.”  However, all this is fine and dandy, but I want to shift gears and focus on Jai Courtney now.   I want to briefly chat about the uttermost lengths he reportedly underwent in order to bring Boomerang to life.

While he didn’t hold character for the entirety of filming like Leto did, Courtney still impresses me.  Granted, this is all hearsay so take this with a grain of salt.  However, from what I understand Jai Courtney took things pretty far to find the character of Boomerang within himself.  He supposedly consumed hallucinogenic mushrooms to “explore” his mind, albeit never on set.  He also claims to experiment with self-mutilation, putting out cigarettes on his skin and so on.  How’s that again for dedication to your craft?  Boom!

So with all this being said up above you know I had to absolute and unequivocally love this film, right?  Wrong!  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s a love/hate relationship with Suicide Squad.  Where do I even start?  First of all, this is coming from a guy who will defend BvS against any and all naysayers.  I will not back down and I’m relentless in the way I strike back due to my affinity for that film.  After viewing Suicide Squad I initially came home a broken man.  I could not even write like I usually do.  I fought back the need to shed a few tears and just retreated to slumber.  Believe me, no one wanted this movie to be awesome more than me.  No one!  I can see both sides of the coin with this, the lovers and the haters.  I’ve been on both sides with this one too.

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It feels like Warner Bros. spent all their money on marketing and making sure nothing was too dark or twisted.  Furthermore, whomever edited those trailers is a mad genius and I want them as my personal friend.  They could make me a lot of money in life.  Speaking of, I hope Warner Bros. paid him or her well because they are the reason people were salivating for this one.  Well, let’s be honest for a minute.  The ingeniously edited trailers and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn are why people checked this out theatrically despite all the naysayer critics.  I already told you she was spectacular throughout in this, but we’ll chat more about her in a moment.

When you’re telling a good story you need to remember the antagonist is just as important as your protagonist.  Why that simple rule wasn’t adhered to here is beyond me.  The main villain(s) is quite laughable at times.  I completely understand that is very heartbreaking to initially hear.  Here you have the chance to do something that’s never really been done before in a mainstream comic book movie.  You have a team of villains themselves fighting for their country.  When I first saw Suicide Squad it felt rushed, sloppy, incoherent at times, lost, forced, laughable at others and incomplete.  Did I tell you Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn exceptionally well?  We’ll always have that.  Ha ha.  Like I said up above, I was expecting a different kind of movie. When I didn’t get what I wanted I came home and acted like a child the way I took it out in my initial review.

What I am very curious about was what were those re-shoots for that Ayer and crew had to do?  Was the movie worse off before?  I also hear of an alternate cut too.  What gives?  We only get an Extended Cut here on Blu-ray that doesn’t change very much in the sense of being called an “alternate” version.  Whatever the case, curiosity has the best of me.  So last but not least on my list of minor complaints are the characters.  Ones like Deadshot (Smith), Flag (Kinnaman), Harley and Joker are fully developed, but some of the rest are all throwaways.  Yes, sad to say even Boomerang was a waste at times.  Why he had to experiment with mushrooms and self mutilation is beyond me.  His role is so minimal as it is.  Whatever!  Don’t get me started on Killer Croc (Agbaje) either.  He’s embarrassing at first, but trust me his bad dialogue gets better with every drink…err I mean viewing.  You thought Electro was bad in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?  Electro has nothing on the Croc here.  Every time he speaks I laugh harder and harder.

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I think I did enough bashing.  Believe me I could find many more reasons to complain about things here.  Sadly missing is a Hans Zimmer score too.  I think the studio put too much faith in their soundtrack that unbelievably did go on to see like hotcakes.  Or did Warner Bros. tinker with this too much after people’s reactions to Batman v Superman?  I’m afraid we’ll never really know.  However, my other half loved it all after only one viewing.  I typically like things more the second or third viewing.  It happened with Interstellar and it happened with this one too now.

Let’s say this, if it were not for Margot Robbie in this film, I would probably never watch this again.  She gives this Suicide Squad some of the redeeming entertainment, energy and momentum it has.  It’s intriguing to also know that I now have a hall pass for her too.  Ha ha.  Don’t get me wrong though, there are a few others I liked in this.  Jared Leto makes it interesting at times as the Clown Prince, but he’s really not given much to work with here.  His overacting is also brutally painful at times, but the insanity of it all is oddly enjoying to me.  My only other compliment goes to Will Smith.  He’s charismatic as usual and it would be unfair to dump any of my frustrations on him.

Last but not least, one other thing I like about this film is its continuity and tie-ins to Justice League.  The Batman scenes could be better, but I also appreciate them at the same time.  The onscreen moments that Ben and Margot shared were hilarious.  I love every single minute of whatever Easter Eggs or DCEU continuity they throw my way here.  I have not given up on the DC Universe franchise yet, but for all you BvS haters out there, Suicide Squad makes it look rock star now.  I can’t wait to see another Zack Snyder film after this one.

There’s a lot going for this one, but it’s execution and story is severely flawed at times.  I did my best to spare you anymore details than I felt was necessary.  I need them to make all the money they can on this release despite the bad word of mouth.  I want to see as many future movies in this DC Universe as possible.  After all, there’s nothing wrong with the holy trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.  They have onscreen chemistry.  Hopefully, we haven’t seen the last of the Suicide Squad either.  Just please don’t let this become a tired Expendables franchise.  And bring the Joker and Harley into the future Batman film universe and all will be right again in the world.  See how easy democracy is?  My love for this DC franchise and brand is the main saving grace here in the score department, not mention the assets of Miss Harley Quinn.  Because of all this Suicide Squad has become quite the guilty pleasure for me, and to be fair it has made an a$$ load of money for Warner Bros. too.  All is not lost.

Extended Cut: So yeah there’s an Extended Cut of the film included here only on the 1080p Blu-ray disc.  Unlike the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman, there aren’t any real game changing reveals to be found here in the extra 13 minutes.  Most of it involves either longer scenes or more Harley Quinn moments and banter with her.  There’s nothing wrong with the latter.  I’ll take it!  There’s also an extended bar scene, which to this day is still my favorite banter of them all in the film.  This is where the squad really comes together and it’s also heartbreaking to take in too.  There’s that poor Diablo story.  Oh well.  I don’t want to bore you with it all, but if you’re interested in all the differences between the theatrical version versus the extended one there’s an excellent writeup on it all found here (chronicling all 17 of the moments).

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The below video score and related critique of things here are based solely upon my viewing of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation of Suicide Squad.  Prior to writing this I have previously taken in the Extended cut on both the Blu-ray disc and Digital HD streaming version (iTunes) now too.

According to IMDB the technical specs of Suicide Squad‘s video was captured and mastered as such:

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  • Encoding: HEVC / H.265
  • Resolution: 4K (2160p)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Clarity/Detail: I’ll unfairly compare this to the like of its two former predecessors on the 4K Ultra HD format, Man of Steel and BvS, but I do so for a very good reason.  The reason being is while both those aforementioned titles look great on 4K Blu-ray they are very grainy and some of the fine detail gets lost in the overall presentation.  That’s not the case here.  Suicide Squad is a clear on, Clark!  The details throughout this 4K presentation are quite impeccable from the tiniest of cracks in the concrete cell blocks, snowflakes and wet pavement to the pale, pasty skin and pores that adorns Harley’s body, the stubble on Deadshot’s head and beard, the ink baby (all the never ending visible tattoos in this one) and the intricacy of scales that make up the Killer Croc’s body.  There’s also the fine details to talk about in fabrics like Amanda Waller’s corduroy jacket to the gloves that Harley’s character wears.  Heck!  All of the characters’ costumes are riddled with endless details and Easter Eggs.  You can’t say they didn’t try hard to make this one look authentic as possible.  The film has a very stylistic finish and the detail in the style goes a long way here.  Even the potential Oscar nominated VFX hold up very well here.
  • Depth: The onscreen characters all exhibit that traditional Blu-ray three-dimensional pop to them all separating them from the blurred out backgrounds.  We Blu-ray, HD fans and now 4K ones love that!  But these are just the closeups and medium shots I’m referring to.  The farther we go the further the depth goes here like Harley’s caged-in scenario she inhabits, the city streets of Midway City, Jill Moon gazing out to the forest in the distance, skirmishes in the subway and the list goes on and on.  Heck!  Even in constrained situations like the tunnel they keep Diablo prisoned in (or does he keep himself in there?) when he spells the word L-O-V-E in flames the depth of field is amazing.
  • Black Levels: The black levels are equally amazing and awe-inspiring here.  They are dark, deep and inky as can be throughout.  Gotham and Midway City look absolutely incredible in their nighttime sequences.  The HDR lends itself well here, but truth be told it looks equally as great on Blu-ray and Digital HD (viewed in iTunes HD).  One scene in particular involving the Mr. J and Harley (before here transformation) during their one of many psychology sessions looks stunning how the darkness surrounds them, but they’re never lost in it.  Fine detail in the shadows is where it’s at here because let’s face there’s a hell of a lot of darkness shrouded throughout.  Thankfully the black levels do this one justice and perform an exemplary job in the overall excellence department here.
  • Color Reproduction: Here’s where I never would have believed this would happen, but it did.  The colors, especially the Midway City neons and stylized graphics, absolutely pop against the contrast of the darkness of it all here.  Despite the grayish and muted color tones there’s a lot of color in this one when you consider the main characters on display here.  It’s definitely not the brightest looking UHD title because let’s face it this one’s intentionally dark and gritty, but it’s no drab Deadpool looking feature either.  From the purple clothing and vivacious green hair of the Joker’s to the ruby red lips and bright garments that Harley Quinn wears there is color infused everywhere you look here, not to mention fire.  The transitions also pack some very stylistic colors that spike with heavy neons against the muted palettes they’re replacing.  So this one’s not the drab I thought it was going to be on 4K Ultra HD.  I can get behind that and I appreciate that very much.  Thank you Warner Bros.
  • Flesh Tones: Look no further than the beginning here when we first see Harley Quinn’s pasty, white skin.  It’s flawless and so are the skin tones here.  They are all natural and authentic looking throughout, especially that of the scaly Killer Croc.  Ha ha.
  • Noise/Artifacts: I said it before and I’ll say it again.  Unlike the grain that plagued the 4K UHD presentations of Man of Steel and BvS  this one looked like a million bucks.  Sure there was some minor source noise here or there, but nothing overwhelming or deviously hampering with the sharpness of it all.  It’s a surprisingly tight and clear 4K presentation to experience here.  Both the Blu-ray and Digital HD presentation of the film look just as great.

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Like I mentioned up above in the video section, the below audio score and critical comments of such are based solely upon my viewing of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation of Suicide Squad.  Rest assured though that Warner Bros. did not skimp in the audio department here.  Both the 4K UHD disc and the regular 1080p Blu-ray come armed with a bombastic Dolby Atmos surround track.

  • Audio Format(s): English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1 (Dubbed in Quebec), Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 (Both Castilian and Latin)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
  • Dynamics: Remember those Verizon Wireless commercials where the nerdy guy says can you hear me now?  Well thankfully you won’t have to ask that here with Suicide Squad in 4K Blu-ray.  There’s a lot of dynamite packed into this surround track with a lot going on all around you.  Thankfully things are prioritized,  balanced and directional when necessary with the utmost of perfection in the soundstage.  All the little things like dialogue, jokes and discrete sound effects never get lost in the precise mix of it all.  That’s when you know you have a winner on your hands.  The bullets ring loud and clear throughout this one.
  • Height: Action movies like these are why I love Dolby Atmos, height engaged tracks.  They make that audio investment/upgrade worth every extra penny.  Speaking of extra, those “extra” height channels come to life here with many obligatory helicopters, Slipknot scaling buildings, an airplane flying overhead (and it literally sounded like that thanks to the Atmos channels that give way to the rears to take over), things going bump in the night above the subway tunnel and the brother’s explosion are just some of the many examples that instantly come to mind here.
  • Low Frequency Extension: The LFE channel punches and kicks with sheer brute throughout with help from the infectious and bombastic soundtrack and score (even a cool club scene featuring Mr. J and Harley!), machine guns, various other gunplay such as sniper shots, rain and thunder, Harley’s baseball bat cracking EA skulls, Enchantress’ world ending machine coming to life, the destruction of Midway City and so much more.  There’s even a heftiness of it all to the vocals of the Killer Croc whenever he speaks, laughs or grovels.  You can definitely feel it all thanks to the deftness of the LFE’s power throughout here.  Every single blow, thud and punch is reproduced with the utmost of authority thanks to underlying LFE channel here.  Kudos!  The bass is a champion just like Smith was as Ali.
  • Surround Sound Presentation: The rear channels within the Suicide Squad‘s 4K presentation are always active and engaged throughout the entire presentation.  Thus they always leave you feeling immersed within the fun of it all here.  Stay with me now as I recap all the following ways in which the rears let me have fun.  They include, but not limited to, Harley’s insanely sexy laugh, the flashback transitions, helicopters, the score, the alarm during the breakout scene, Flash in the bank, the Enchantress building her world ending machine, Deadshot’s fun with gunplay and his ricocheting bullets, rain falling, various other bullets spraying around, speeding around in Joker’s purple Lamborghini, the zany action in the streets of Midway City, the Brother’s long, outreaching, very destructive arms and so much more.  You picking what I’m dropping here?  Holy cow, Batman!  This one’s an immersive one!
  • Dialogue Reproduction: The dialogue is always loud, clear and intelligible throughout not to mention prioritized and directional when necessary for effects, etc.  Every line of dialogue, whether you like it or not, can be heard with ease here.

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Suicide Squad: Extended Cut features more action and more Squad (thankfully that comes with a heaping server of more Harley) with 13 minutes of footage not previously seen in theaters.  The Ultra HD Blu-ray set includes the extended version of the film (134 minutes) on the regular 1080p Blu-ray disc. However, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc itself only contains the theatrical version of the film (123 minutes).  Boo!  Thats’ the complete opposite of what they did with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 4K Blu-ray release.  Oh well!  At least we get some incarnation of Harley Quinn in 4K!  That’s all I care about here, but I will choose to digress for the moment.  There’s also the redeemable Digital HD copy that gives you the theatrical version in 4K UHD on UDU.  However, I want to shift the focus back to tackling all the extras we have here on the included 1080p Blu-ray disc.  You’ll find them all listed below.  Sadly any audio commentary track is omitted from this release.  How awesome would that have been with the likes of Ayer, Leto and Robbie all conversing?  Maybe they’ll do a double dip next year and that release’s cover will prominently feature Harley Quinn’s character.  LOL.  What?  A boy can dream can’t he?

  • Task Force X: One Team, One Mission (HD, 23:06) – Here you get to face off with DC’s worst as the rich legacy behind Deadshot, Joker, Harley Quinn, Rick Flag and the rest of Task Force X is exposed for all to see.  This one starts out with the creators and filmmakers talking about the origin of Suicide Squad and the associated characters.  Then they dive deep into the characters here in the film complete with original comic book panels as well as behind-the-scenes filming footage with the actors who portrayed them.  I like this one very much and I learned a lot about these onscreen characters and their rich, deep rooted history.  It’s also a lot of fun to hear these actors talk about how enthused they were about their roles.  It’s completely evident from watching this extra that this cast had an absolute blast filming this movie.
  • Chasing the Real (HD, 9:35) – David Ayer focuses here on the authentic level grittiness of Suicide Squad with emphasis on each character’s uniquer style and abilities.  Ayer wanted this movie world to be as grounded and rooted as possible through the sets (including reference materials from a real prison), characters, story elements, costumes and other little details.  I loved learning about all the tattoos each character had given to them by Toronto artist Rob Coutts.  We even got to see Margot give Ayer a real tattoo here too.  They go into all the training for the action sequences here too as well as the rehearsals for the actors to understand their characters.
  • Joker & Harley: “It” Couple of The Underworld (HD, 14:27) – This was the one extra I have been waiting months to see…the relationship between the Joker and Harley Quinn…the first couple of pain!  Of course this one goes deep into watch Jared go away to become the Joker (method acting) and all his shenanigans.  He was only known as Mr. J and every conversation you had with him on or off set was with Mr. J and not Mr. Leto.  This one also explores his physical transformation from when Jared still had long hair to when he no longer had eyebrows.  It was very freaky to witness.  Ha ha.  Half way through here they switch the focus to my new favorite character, Miss Harley Quinn.  I can’t say enough good things about these seven minutes.  The crew said their performances were pure entertainment and unlike the squad sequences Margot said there were no rehearsals with Mr. J.  Margot said she did not see any of Jared when she acted against him, only the Joker.  This one could have been four hours long and I wouldn’t grow bored of it.
  • Squad Strength and Speed (HD, 9:01) –  Here’s where we see the cast members shape up for their respective squad roles.  Hardcore trainers mold their minds, amp their skills and whip their bodies into peak condition.  They stress how important it was to design the action sequences for the actors and not just stuntman.  Margo even did the underwater scene and held her breaths for a remarkable five minutes.  Wow!  Four of them even earned a yellow built in karate while training for their physical roles here.  The immersion training with the military officers was pretty eye opening too.
  • Armed to the Teeth (HD, 11:46) – This one focuses on all the various weapons the squad members possess and utilize throughout the movie like Deadshot’s wrist-mounted magnums, Katana’s soul-sucking sword, Captain Boomerang’s boomerangs and Harley’s “Goodnight” baseball bat.
  • This is Gonna Get Loud: The Epic Battles of Suicide Squad (HD, 10:53) – This extra is all about how they blended the physical techniques of the action sequences with the state-of-the-art CGI enhancements.  David Ayer and the actors discuss how most of all the action sequences are practical whenever possible.  As Joel Kinnaman says it’s old school analog stuff.  It was interesting to see how all the “eyeball” people (EA’s – Eyes of the Adversary) were shot in the action sequences with Midway City.  Then we go into the office setting for the squad’s second encounter with these people.  However, the coolest part was seeing the flame throwers for Diablo’s scenes.  There’s also a VFX progression reel here for the Enchantress Midway City moments.
  • The Squad Declassified (HD, 4:18) – This short extra is all about our super villains being put to the test in the battle for Midway City.  Furthermore, this one looks at how Task Force X measures up against their unearthly, lethal opponents in this blow-by-blow featurette.  This one kind of has a documentary feel to it all.  Did you know that Harley can swing her signature baseball bat at over 80 mph?  Well according to this extra she can!  Ha ha.
  • Gag Reel (HD, 2:03) –  This is your usual clips of blunders.  If you don’t watch this, you won’t miss out on anything.  Will Smith seems to goof up the most from what I saw here.
  • Sucker For Pain (Clean Version) (HD, 4:57) – This one is found only with the extras for Digital HD release and this music video from the soundtrack consists of Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic and Ty Dolls $ign featuring X Ambassadors.  That’s a mouthful, huh?

Additionally, for the first time ever, all of the special features can be experienced in an entirely new, dynamic and immersive manner on tablets and mobile phones using VUDU Extras+, the newest feature of the VUDU app, available for both iOS and Android devices.  Included with the theatrical cut of the movie when purchased from VUDU, VUDU Extras+ allows users to watch the movie and simultaneously experience synchronized content related to any scene, simply by rotating their device.  Synchronized content is presented on the same screen while the movie is playing, thus enabling users to quickly learn more about any scene, such as actor biographies, scene locations, fun trivia, or image galleries.  Also, users can share movie clips with friends on social media and experience other immersive content.  The VUDU app is now updated and available for download on the Apple app store, and will be updated later this week on Google Play.

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So there you have it.  No matter what your feelings are towards DC’s Suicide Squad as a film and the many inconsistent plot holes there’s no denying what a nifty little 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray package Warner Bros. delivers here.  With outstanding, top notch audio and video presentations and a slew of extras to keep you busy for some hours, including an alternate cut of the film on Blu-ray, the real question shouldn’t be whether or not you’re going to invest.  The real question should be how quickly are you going to hit that pre-order button down below.  After all, it’s Harley Quinn and the rest of the squad strutting their “assets” in glorious 4K Ultra HD with HDR and Wide Color Gamut in operating deftly with full force.  In closing I’ll lift a saying from the Killer Croc here, “I’m beautiful.”   I’m talking metaphorically of course as if I were this 4K UHD presentation luring you in.  Did you take the bait and fall into my trap?  If so, hit that link below.  I dare ya!  I now have a strange craving for some Dasani bottled water (see the boardroom scene).


DISCLAIMER: This 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review was judged and graded using the following 4K certified A/V gear found here.  Make sure to check out all our 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray reviews archived here.


Suicide Squad Extended Cut

Takes Center Stage

 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

December 13th!




Click on the below thumbnails to check out the front and rear of the slipcover.

Suicide Squad 4K Blu-ray Slipcase Cover     Suicide Squad 4K Rear Slipcase Cover


Suicide Squad 4K Blu-ray


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