Zack Snyder's Justice League (Possible Blu-ray SteelBook) (Manta Lab Exclusive No. ?) [Hong Kong]

Jun 13, 2013
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I finally got to watch this at the weekend and I have to say I was much happier with this version. I actually really enjoyed it. I won’t lie I’m still not happy about the ratio and it did feel a little odd with that type of film but after a while you do just get used to it. I’m definitely a widescreen/ picture kind of guy!
But It certainly felt like such a better, heavier, fleshier and fuller film compared to the joss version.

Looking forward to seeing what Manta and Zeta do with their premium editions

I’ll put in a spoiler what I did like and the few things I wasn’t a fan of

first of all I much preferred all the action, alternate scenes, placement of scenes we had already seen and the pacing of it all. It didn’t feel as long as it was but it’s still quite a hefty film. But because I found it entertaining it went by nicely. Some really savage parts too which was great to see, wasn’t expecting that. I really liked that most the humour was taken away (or at least attempted out of place humour in the joss version) and that it was just kept to Flash which made sense and had much better deliveries. Cyborg and Aquaman were so much better in this film and much preferred their bigger roles. Aquaman was better in this than he is in his own film. Glad to see that awful scene where he has the truth whip round his leg was completely abolished. And all the dodgy lip superman scenes that joss filmed had been completely replaced. Absolutely loved the way Steppenwolf looks and acted compared to the joss version too. His suit of armour was quality. and was happy that things like Flash mentioning Louis is the key was referenced.

There are a few small things that I didn’t like though. I’m not bothered that Snyder changed the colour grading to his original vision to keep in line with his man of steel and BvS but I do prefer the look of the sequences where Steppenwolf attacks the Amazons for one of the Mother boxes in the Joss version because it’s so colourful and bright. It looks more like her home from in the actual Wonder Woman film in the Joss version compared to Zacks version however I do prefer how it all went down and the action more in the Zack version.
I was also a little disappointed that we didn’t see much from Darkseid. I thought we was going to see him fight or have a little savage moment. Hopefully we see more from him in the future.
I also thought the Martian man hunter part was pointless. I was also expecting a bit more from him. And it’s also weird that it’s the Military guy from MoS & BvS.
And the epilogue ending that’s a similar setting to Bruce’s kightmare in BvS with Bruce, Mera, Flash, death stoke and letos joker was strange too and kinda pointless. Couldn’t work out if it’s another vision like in BvS and that will actually happen in the future with superman going evil or if it’s like an alternate universe kind of thing lol.
And lastly, i preferred the white stripes icky thump playing when aquaman leaves the bar with the whiskey in the joss version lol.
Overall this is the better version though. By a landslide. As I said before the spoiler, really looking forward to seeing what Manta and Zeta do with their premium editions

Agreed on the aspect ratio - even though I got used to it I would still far prefer a widescreen presentation with the top and/or bottom cropped from this imax version.

Isn’t Zack Snyder cropping and colour correcting BVS now? Hoping he tinkers with JL to give a widescreen presentation on blu-ray.
 
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Isn’t Zack Snyder cropping and colour correcting BVS now? Hoping he tinkers with JL to give a widescreen presentation on blu-ray.
really? Is there any need? I thought it had the correct colour grading. What a waste of time. I won’t watch BvS cropped though. This was a one off as it’s the only way to watch this version. The ultimate extended edition of BvS is good enough for me
 
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really? Is there any need? I thought it had the correct colour grading. What a waste of time. I won’t watch BvS cropped though. This was a one off as it’s the only way to watch this version. The ultimate extended edition of BvS is good enough for me
It's already out now, well in the US anyway. Due out 21st April over in the UK. Apparently the colour was messed up on the UHD vs the bluray, so he wanted to change it.

As for the "cropped" scenes, they aren't actually cropped, quite the opposite really. There's about 25mins of the film that was shot on imax cameras that were "cropped" for the theatrical and and bluray releases. So essentially the top and bottom were chopped off and He's looked to remedy this.

On the new release he's restored these expanded imax scenes so they contain all the shot information, much like nolan films etc.. only difference being the aspect ratio is 1.43.1 (so literally what was shown in imax theatres) rather than a cropped 1.78.1 version of this.

Totally get the argument for people disliking justice league for the ratio, but it's certainly not cropping the picture. This applies to BvS even more so, but perhaps with less of an argument against, as it's only a small proportion of the film and it's a fuller frame (1.43.1 vs 1.33.1) than JL.
 
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Jun 13, 2013
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really? Is there any need? I thought it had the correct colour grading. What a waste of time. I won’t watch BvS cropped though. This was a one off as it’s the only way to watch this version. The ultimate extended edition of BvS is good enough for me

New intro for BVS: