Batman vs. Two-Face appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. At all times, this became a strong presentation.
Overall sharpness satisfied. If any softness occurred, I didn’t notice it, as this was a tight, concise image. No signs of jaggies or shimmering popped up, and I witnessed neither edge haloes nor source flaws.
I thought the colors of Two-Face went with a fairly dark palette that favored blues. The hues remained full and rich. Blacks were deep and tight, while shadows seemed smooth and clear. This ended up as a pleasing presentation.
When I examined the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Two-Face, it created a fine sense of action. The movie packed a lot of battles and involving material, and it used the five channels to impart that information in a lively manner. Explosions and fights filled the channels to create a full spectrum, and quieter elements fleshed out the room as well.
Across the board, the material sounded good. Speech remained distinctive and concise, without edginess, and music seemed vivid and full. Effects appeared accurate and tight, with clear highs and some powerful lows. All in all, the mix worked nicely.
As we shift to extras, The Wonderful World of Burt Ward goes for 14 minutes, 34 seconds and offers notes from actor Burt Ward. He discusses aspects of his life and career, with an emphasis on his Batman experiences.
Some of Ward’s notes are interesting, but much of “World” acts as a commercial for Ward’s own brand of dog food – and it’s an advertisement with questionable claims about how this chow extends canine life spans. Maybe half of “World” works, and the rest drags.
Next we find an Adam West Tribute Panel. It lasts 39 minutes, 27 seconds and features radio host Ralph Garman, filmmaker Kevin Smith, writer James Tucker, and actor Lee Meriwether; a few circa 2016 comments from West himself appear as well.
They discuss memories of West and offer an appreciation of his life and work. As expected, this leans toward praise, but the participants maintain enough of a comedic bent to make it enjoyable.
Three similar clips arrive after this. We find Burt Ward on Being Starstruck (2:03), Burt Ward on Ambition (0:59) and Julie Newmar on Inspiration (1:53). These quick tidbits provide their experiences related to Batman. The snippets offer minor insights but not much of substance.
Two separate Sneak Peeks discuss parts one and two of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. These fill a total of 19 minutes, 28 seconds and include comments from executive producer Bruce Timm, DC Entertainment Animation Creative Director Mike Carlin, casting director Andrea Romano, director Jay Oliva, screenwriter Bob Goodman, co-producer Alan Burnett, and actors Peter Weller, David Selby, Ariel Winter, Michael McKean, Michael Emerson and Mark Valley.
We get notes about story and characters as well as cast and performances. These become basic advertisements and not much more.
One Easter Egg shows up here: a 32-second animated clip. This gives us a quick snippet with Harley Quinn and Joker that seems to tease a subsequent film. To find it, simply click on the “star” to the right of “Trailers” in the bonus features menu.
The disc opens with an ad for Justice League and Batman & Harley Quinn. Trailers adds promos for Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Two-Face. It includes two sneak peeks as well as trailers but it loses the other extras.
While it improves on its predecessor, Batman Vs. Two-Face still fails to coalesce into anything memorable. Too silly, campy and inconsistent, it mostly falls flat. The Blu-ray offers excellent visuals as well as very good audio and minor supplements. Fans of 1960s Batman might enjoy Two-Face but it doesn’t work for me.