Aquaman: King of Atlantis begins with Aquaman starting his first day on the job as king of Atlantis – and he’s got a lot of catching up to do. Luckily, he has his two royal advisors to back him up: the scholar Vulko, and Mera, the water controlling warrior princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman must rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects – and to himself – that he’s the true heir to the throne, and holder of the trident!
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Aquaman: King Of Atlantis comes to DVD with a standard definition transfer that looks great despite the lack of a HD option, which you can find streaming. The disc lacks the definition that a Blu-Ray would provide, but it does avoid an abundance of digital anomalies such as artifacting and digital noise. This is an experience bursting with lively colors throughout most of the runtime, but it cannot match the vividness a high definition presentation affords. The discs provide fairly deep black levels for a clean viewing experience free of crush. The animation style is one of the standout aspects of the series, and line detail remains appropriately strong throughout with only occasional instances of blurring along edges. The DVD presentation is a very lovely experience, but I would have been thrilled to have this on Blu-Ray, even if this had to go the MOD route through Warner Archive.
This release boasts a Dolby Digital 5.1 track that gets the job done really well in the most exciting way. The music is an integral part of the tone of the show, and this track showcases it with pleasing fidelity and clarity. Dialogue is rendered clearly with no issues of clipping during more kinetic moments. There is a fair amount of weight in the mix during the chaos of certain outlandish situations and action showcases. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has done a great job with this audio track considering the limitations of the format.
There are no special features provided on this disc.
Aquaman: King Of Atlantis is a really fun dive into this world that sets aside the events of any other take on the material and goes its own excitable way. There is a sense of unyielding energy throughout that keeps you deeply invested throughout these three parts, which is complemented by some really clever jokes and subversions of tropes. The humor will certainly not be to all tastes, but those who love a candy-colored fever dream filled with clever humor should find this to be a good time. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided a DVD set with a pretty great A/V presentation that should please fans well enough. If you are a fan of the character or the voice talent, be sure to check this one out. Recommended
Aquaman: King Of Atlantis is currently available to purchase on DVD.
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Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has supplied a copy of this disc free of charge for review purposes. All opinions in this review are the honest reactions of the author.
Dillon is most comfortable sitting around in a theatre all day watching both big budget and independent movies.