Cast: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes (VOICES)
Release Date: January 23, 2018
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 7.5/10
With awesome super skills and powers galore, these crime-fighting partners kick butt and squash evil like nobody’s business! But as roommates in Titans Tower, it’s every hero for him/herself when it comes to living in peace. Not even super heroes can settle fights over who’s in control of the TV remote.
In these 13 action-packed adventures, the Titans face all your favorite villains – Mad Mod, The Puppet King, Killer Moth and, of course, their arch-nemesis Slade – in one power-packing showdown after another. Some battles even pit the Titans against each other. Featuring bold animation, funky music and fun characters, this complete Season One from the hit TV series is an intergalactic knockout.
The debut season of the beloved DC Comics animated series is finally making its Blu-ray debut with ‘Teen Titans: The Complete First Season’ from Warner Archive Collection. Just to clear any confusion, we’re not talking about the current, more children aimed hit cartoon ‘Teen Titans Go’, but the original ‘Teen Titans’ animated series which ran for five seasons between 2003 and 2006. Now for the first time ever all thirteen humorous and action packed episodes from the show’s debut season arrive home in their original widescreen presentations and on Blu-ray disc in glorious high definition. Get ready to become reacquainted with your favorite teenage superheroes as Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy and Starfire tackle no shortage of threats and dastardly adversaries in Season One that fans will want to revisit time and again; now looking and sounding better than ever before on Blu-ray!
‘Teen Titans’ is an incredibly unique entry in the DC Comics animated series lineup, and a rather uncommon superhero cartoon overall, not only because of its frequent Anime style traits or the all teenage hero lineup, but also due to such elements as the fact our heroes almost constantly remain in costume, rarely if ever ditching their superhero personas. It’s a witty, cleverly crafted and insanely fun show that repeatedly delivers a blend of action, fun and goofy humor that forms into something truly special and already holds a special place in the hearts of many DC fans who enjoy the animated shows. Arriving home on Blu-ray for the first time and sporting its original widescreen presentations, the ‘Teen Titans: The Complete First Season’ Blu-ray release provides impressive high definition video and audio presentations on all thirteen of the debut season’s episodes, along with some enjoyable bonus goodies many fans will surely enjoy. Altogether it should easily make a definite must own for fans of the beloved animated series who are sure to be downright thrilled to finally have the ability to enjoy the show on Blu-ray disc in gorgeous high definition (or at least the first season of it so far). Fellow DC fans who enjoy other animated shows in the library but haven’t previously had the pleasure of ‘Teen Titans’ will also want to strongly consider giving it a shot when you have the chance, odds are you’ll be quite pleased that you decided to do so.
Overall, fellow DC Comics fanatics and those who always loved this series in particular with both likely want to make sure to purchase a copy of ‘Teen Titans: The Complete First Season’ on Blu-ray. Finally making its Blu-ray debut courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection, the release serves up all 13 episodes in the show’s debut season with each sporting rich, colorful and quite gorgeous (and widescreen) high definition video presentations and lossless stereo soundtracks that should have very little trouble satisfying the diehard fans who have been anxiously awaiting this day. Warner Archive Collection’s 1 disc Blu-ray release of ‘Teen Titans: The Complete First Season’ is definitely highly recommended; fans won’t want to miss out on this overall solid release that brings the lovable show home better than ever before and will surely be anxiously awaiting the hopeful news of a season two release down the road.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Teen Titans: The Complete First Season’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation on all 13 episodes utilizing the show’s original 1.78:1 Widescreen Aspect Ratio. The video presentations look pretty magnificent as a whole and deliver clean, sharp and vibrantly colored presentations on each included episode that aside from a few brief instances of mild video noise and other minor artifacts look tremendous. They hold up remarkably well even during the darkly lit, fast moving and heavily populated sequences and never cause anything occurring on screen to become sloppy or rendered indiscernible. Overall, these are wonderful high definition video presentations and easily the best the series has ever looked, they should easily thrill the show’s fans.
The Blu-ray release includes a lossless 2.0 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on all 13 season one episodes. These lossless stereo soundtracks provide crisp, clean and robust audio presentations on every episode that definitely do the series justice. Smoothly balancing the dialogue, action effects and music, along with everything else and keeping all elements clean and sharp throughout, with no noticeable issues to be found along the way. Overall, these are wonderful 2.0 channel DTS-HD MA soundtracks that deliver on every level and should have no trouble satisfying the fans.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Teen Titans: The Complete First Season’ includes some fun bonus content in the way of behind the scenes Featurettes, interviews and other fun videos that many fans will likely enjoy. Included on the release is ‘Finding Their Voices: The Secret Information Behind the Making of Teen Titans‘ (running approximately 8 minutes in length), ‘Comic Creations: From Comic Book to Cartoon’ (running approximately 22 minutes) and a ‘Puffy AmiYumi Interview/Featurette’ (approximately 13 minutes). We are also treated to a ‘Puffy AmiYumi Music Video’ (approximately 3 minutes), a ‘Sneak Peek at “Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi TV Show’ (1 minute) and ‘”Toon Topia” Bonus Cartoons: “The Hiros” episodes 1 and 2’ (9 minutes).
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Disc Rating: 7.5/10
‘Teen Titans: The Complete First Season’ Arrives On Blu-ray January 23, 2018 From DC Entertainment & Warner Archive Collection