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153 of 159 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The gloves come off in season 2
Justice League season 1 was good, but flawed. Characters lacked depth, dialogue was occasionally cliche, plot holes were everywhere, stories felt padded to fill the running time. With season 2, the creative staff went back and did some major tweaking. The end result is not only a much better season all around, but one that almost feels like a brand new series...
Published on March 30, 2006 by Simon

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great shows and classic episodes- just do not get the Blu-ray
Season 2 is shot in 16:9 widescreen but i believe it is still 480i original content (although all bluray is "upgraded" to 1080p which does nothing to improve the picture). So I do not think blu-ray helps. The only extras is the creators "talk over" which is really don't care for.

So a difficult review because the cartoon is great, fantastic,...
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153 of 159 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The gloves come off in season 2, March 30, 2006
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Simon (Brampton, ON) - See all my reviews
Justice League season 1 was good, but flawed. Characters lacked depth, dialogue was occasionally cliche, plot holes were everywhere, stories felt padded to fill the running time. With season 2, the creative staff went back and did some major tweaking. The end result is not only a much better season all around, but one that almost feels like a brand new series.

Where to begin? Superman is finally back to his super-powered self, and the season opener pits him against his long-time nemesis Darkseid in an epic-yet-personal space opera. Green Lantern begins to get more imaginative with his energy ring, and Wonder Woman is less a powerhouse barbie and more a rounded character. Continuity has a heavy role this season, with plot threads from both season 1 and the prematurely cancelled Superman series finding continuation here.

The stories themselves are an interesting yet strong mix. You have your standard action stories, but also some downright creepy moments (Only a Dream, Wild Card) and others that are just randomly bizzare (Hereafter). A holiday-themed episode lightens the mood just before everything hits the fan with the season finale "Starcrossed," which if you've bought the previous dvd already know what it means for a certain Justice Leaguer. Overall there's definitely some stories fans will prefer more than others, but there's really not a dud in the bunch. It helps that strong character moments really hold everything together and give the stories a more personal edge. That and the tons of unexpected cameos and nods to the source material.

Animation is much improved over season 1, and the distracting CG elements are better implemented. It helps that the season is animated in true widescreen, and if Warner Bros. keeps its promise, that's what we'll be seeing on this set. Beyond all that, this is really a show that appeals to both kids and adults. Cartoon Network had a great hands-off policy, and season 2 pulls no punches. Kids will love the action and costumed characters, adults will do double-takes at the implied deaths, veiled innuendo, and all-around maturity. Bravo.

Below is a list of the 26 episodes for those interested. If you have any interest in superhero-related material, you will not be disappointed with this set. By far the best of American animation.

Twilight (2 parts)

Tabula Rasa (2 parts)

Only a Dream (2 parts)

Maid of Honor (2 parts)

Hearts and Minds (2 parts)

A Better World (2 parts)

The Terror Beyond (2 parts)

Eclipsed (2 parts)

Secret Society (2 parts)

Hereafter (2 parts)

Comfort and Joy

Wild Card (2 parts)

Starcrossed (3 parts)
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85 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as season 1 was, season 2 is just extraordinary, April 3, 2006
Season 1 of Justice League helped kicked things off. However, it's the 2nd season where things really shine. Season 2 went on and improved the show's animation, added on excellent subplots that carry on such as a growing relationship between Green Lantern and Hawkgirl, and increased eye-candy such as numerous guest appearances from characters from both the Superman and Batman toons, from supporting characters like Lois Lane, Ma and Pa Kent, and Alfred Pennyworth to classic villains like Lex Luthor, Brainiac, The Parasite, The Joker, and Clayface. New villains arrive as well, such as Eclipso, Dr. Destiny, Desparo, and even Doomsday, the monster that became infamous for killing Superman in the comics.

The quality of the stories increased as well. It starts off with Twilight, as the Justice League faces Darkseid and Brainiac(Ron Perlman and Corey Burton reprising their roles from the Superman cartoon).

In the center we have highlights such as Hereafter, in which the Justice League deals with the possibility that Superman is dead. Superman, however, is trapped in an apocolyptic future, with a former enemy now his only friend, ally, and hope of getting home.

A Better World is a 2-parter that helped set up the main storyline of the 4th season. It features the Justice League battling evil, alternate dimension versions of themselves, led by a ruthless dictator version of Superman you will love to hate. However the true highlight of the episode is an intense psychological faceoff between the two Batmen.

Wild Cards features the League facing off against the Joker in Vegas in a hilarious reality TV show homage, as they try to disarm bombs he's planted while also fighting off his henchmen, the Wild Flush Gang, who in a clever touch happen to be voiced by the main cast of Teen Titans. It ends with hands down the best Batman/Joker battle ever, even putting ones seen in the comics to shame.

It all ends with the 3-part smash bang finale, Starcrossed, which end with an alien invasion(only fitting since that's what got them together) and a shattering betrayal between one of the League's members.

Since the debut of Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, the WB's series of superhero shows that have since been known as the DCAU have continued to prove that animation can be intelligent, thought-provoking, and enjoyable for kids AND adults. Justice League season 2(which is released on the same day is Superman vol. 3!) is no different. A definite must buy.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 2nd Serving Of Justice June 20, 2006!, April 24, 2006
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High above the Earth in the great Watchtower of the Justice League, there are assembled the world's seven greatest heroes created from the cosmic legends of the universe - Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, the Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl. Their mission: To fight injustice, to right that which is wrong, and to serve all mankind.

Despite the colossal success of season one, the "Justice League" creators wisely went 'back to formula' on some elements from the show. Most notably, Superman's scaled back to his Superman: The Animated Series look, and the direction of George Newbern's vocal performances, both to much better results. The show's suspense and drama gets amped up several notches as the producers up the ante in terms of plot and character development, forcing the heroes to deal with issues of deep-rooted feelings of mistrust, insecurities, internal strife, affairs of the heart, and betrayal. These self-examinations of the heroes are just as engaging as watching them do battle in action scenes. Not to mention several surprise guest-appearances from classic DC Comics characters.

Just three months after the release of the first JL season set, Warner Home Video delivers the highly-anticipated Justice League - Season Two DVD on June 20th! This 4-disc (593 min.) set features all 26 episodes (multi-part arcs) from the second season; "Standard Version" Widescreen (1.78:1) video; English Dolby Surround audio; and English, Spanish, French subtitles. (Note: If you own all of the original JL volumes then you already have the Justice League - Season Two 3-part "Starcrossed" episodes, and should consider the remaining 23 episodes plus the exclusive EXTRAS on this set before deciding.) Here are the contents of this 2nd extraordinary set:

Disc 1:
Twilight Part 1
Twilight Part 2
Tabula Rasa Part 1
Tabula Rasa Part 2
Only A Dream Part 1
Only A Dream Part 2

Disc 2:
Maid of Honor Part 1
Maid of Honor Part 2
Hearts And Minds Part 1
Hearts And Minds Part 2
A Better World Part 1
A Better World Part 2

Disc 3:
The Terror Beyond Part 1
The Terror Beyond Part 2
Eclipsed Part 1
Eclipsed Part 2
Hereafter Part 1
Hereafter Part 2

Disc 4:
The Secret Society Part 1
The Secret Society Part 2
Comfort and Joy
Wild Card Part 1
Wild Card Part 2
Starcrossed Part 1
Starcrossed Part 2
Starcrossed Part 3

Special Features:
Commentary: On "Twilight Part 2", "A Better World Part 2" and "Starcrossed Part 3" with the series creators and directors

Featurette: "Justice League: Declassified": Phil LaMarr (the voice of Green Lantern) takes you behind the scenes with the show's creative team

Easter Egg: "Not too Savage": A Never Seen Before deleted scene with an introduction by producer Bruce Timm

Highly Recommended!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes! This is how superhero stories are TOLD!, August 9, 2006
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Justice League Season 2 magnificently realizes its potential and soars to the top of the animated world, elevated by explosive, plot-driven stories of top-notch quality. All the episodes are pulse-pounding, well formulated, and lives up to the mythological grandeur implicit in these seven iconic heroes. The stories are so superbly written. The show's writers gleefully mine the rich decades-old history of DC comics to produce diverting episodes varying in tone from light-hearted romp to apocalyptically cosmic.

The writers obviously took the viewers' few complaints about Season 1 to heart. Gone, for example, is the prior season's sissy Superman who had a tendency to have his butt handed to him over and over. Instead, we have the Man of Steel in all his unparalleled might, and in "Twilight," he even cuts loose a bit. There's also more screen time for Wonder Woman's innocent crush on the Dark Knight. While Batman, though ever focused on his war on crime, finds himself not insusceptible to Diana's charms. Meanwhile, little is left to doubt about the romantic interest between Green Lantern and Hawkgirl. In a series full of top flight episodes, "Only A Dream," "Secret Society," and "Wild Card" stand out, while the seminal "A Better World" and "Starcrossed" prove to have long-standing repercussions.

The show also did away with the stifling full-screen treatment. The new wide-screen format greatly contributes to a more stunning and epic presentation. With the regular cast of voice actors going as strong as ever (with the indispensable Kevin Conroy, as usual, mezmerizing as Bats), and all-star guest voices Michael Ironside (Darkseid), Clancy Brown (Luthor), Dana Delaney (Lois Lane), Brad Garrett (Lobo), Ian Buchanan (the UltraHumanite), and voice chamelion Mark Hamill (Solomon Grundy, Joker) ably hitting their mark, Justice League Season 2 is decidedly superior animation making.

The special features contain commentaries by Bruce Timm & company on 3 episodes: "Twilight" Part 2, "A Better World" Part 2, and "Starcrossed" Part 3. There's also "Justice League Declassified" - where Phil Lamarr (voice of GL) hosts a behind the scenes feature with the show's creative team. Here's a disc by disc breakdown of the season's 26 episodes:

Disc One:

"Twilight" (episodes 1 & 2) - Season 2 starts with a bang as Darkseid calls upon the Justice League to aid him against Brainiac's incursion on Apokolips. Superman (still stewing over past run-ins with Darkseid), Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter take a boomtube to Apokolips to take the battle to Brainiac, while Batman and Wonder Woman head out to New Genesis. Episode 2 showcases a no-holds-barred throw down between a furious Man of Steel and Darkseid, while episode one has Batman chastising Superman: "We know he used you...humiliated you, brainwashed you, wound you up like a tin soldier and turned you loose against Earth - cry me a river!"

"Tabula Rasa" (episodes 3 & 4) - A desperately wounded Lex Luthor finds a new, all-powerful ally in an innocent automaton who has the capability to mimic superpowers. Meanwhile, J'onn J'onzz suffers thru a period of crisis as he questions the worth of defending Earth's citizens.

"Only A Dream" (episodes 5 & 6) - Very atmospheric episode as mind-bender Dr. Destiny first puts his ex-wife out of commission then tries to take out the Justice League, trapping all but one in their own worse nightmares. This episode alone is worth viewing to see Batman patronize a Starbucks-like coffee shop in a desperate attempt to stay awake.

Disc two:

"Maid of Honor" (episodes 7 & 8) - Diana babysits the carefree Princess of Casmia, who is engaged to Vandal Savage, who, as usual, is up to his ancient shenanigans. Meanwhile, Batman investigates suspicious incidents involving Casmian military special forces. In this one, Wonder Woman goes clubbing!

"Hearts and Minds" (episodes 9 & 10) - It's GL to the fore as the beleaguered Green Lantern Corps ask his and the League's assistance in battling the tyrant Despero and his Legion of the Third Eye. There's also a subplot involving Hawkgirl, Stewart, and Katma Tui (Stewart's mentor and, er, more). Also nice to see one of my favorite poozers, Kilowog.

"A Better World" (episodes 11 & 12) - Classic, seminal episode which directly ties into the main story arc of Justice League Unlimited Season 2. The League chances upon an alternate world whose version of the Justice League (called the Justice Lords) has taken a darker, more authoritarian persona.

Disc three:

"Eclipsed" (episodes 13 & 14) - As Flash predictably puts his foot in his mouth and sends the League's public image careening downwards, an inimical presence with the ability to invade people's bodies is released from imprisonment. When the JL members are taken over one by one, it's up to the sole remaining JLer Flash to save the day. This episode unveils for the first and only time: the Flash-Mobile.

"The Terror Beyond" (episodes 15 & 16) - Dr. Fate, Inza, Aquaman, and Solomon Grundy team up with Superman, Wonder Woman, and Hawkgirl to fend off the long-banished mystical Old Ones.

"Secret Society" (episodes 17 & 18) - As internal strife consumes the League and ultimately causes the group's disbanding, Gorilla Grodd takes full advantage and assembles the third incarnation of the Injustice Gang, with new members Sinestro, Parasite, Killer Frost, Giganta, Shade, & Clayface.

Disc 4:

"Hereafter" (episodes 19 & 20) - Superman falls in battle against a plethora of his personal foes and is believed to be dead. As the League and the world mourns, a powerless Superman, in reality, is alive and trapped under a red sun in the far-flung future, with no way of getting back until he finds help in the person of an unlikely, old-time foe. Meanwhile, The Main Man, Lobo, joins the League.

"Comfort and Joy" (episode 21) - A feel-good Yuletide episode as the League gets some down time. The Flash runs all over the city in search of a DJ Rubber Ducky toy for an orphanage, Clark takes J'onn J'onzz home to Smallville for Christmas, and GL and Hawkgirl bond.

"Wild Card" (episodes 22 & 23) - In a funny take on reality TV shows, the action takes place in Las Vegas, where Joker and the Royal Flush Gang have planted various explosives set on timers, forcing the League to desperately scurry around on a bomb-disarming mission.

"Starcrossed" (episodes 24, 25, & 26) - These are epic, emotionally-charged episodes as betrayal strikes the team from within and secret identities are revealed. Thanagarians come to Earth to ostensibly warn the League of an imminent alien invasion by the Gordanians. The Thanagarians offer their aid, but do they have an ulterior motive? This is the defining storyline that opened up the Justice League roster to other superheroes in the next season.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best DC Animated cartoons ever., June 23, 2006
Justice League is a great cartoon featuring the team-up of seven iconic DC Comics Superheroes: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and the Martian Manhunter as they team up to save to world from intergalactic threats and supervillians. It it a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond and furthers plots developed on those shows.

This second season set of Justice League features some of the best episodes of the series. I have heard elsewhere about how much the series improved in it's voice performances and fight scenes but it also has really witty dialogue which is a first for the DC Animated Universe.

This set contains 26 episodes most of which are two or three parters AND most of which are really good or better. If you are a fan of Batman: The Animated Series, you'll really dig this show.

The special features are standard but informative (there is a deleted scene Easter Egg on disc three) and the commentaries are probably about as entertaining as any I've ever heard. The menus are kind of static and bland though. There are also no chapter stops during the episodes so that is something else to be aware of.

Disc One contains:

"Twilight"--the first rematch of Superman and Darkseid since the old Superman cartoon's bittersweet Finale "Legacy". A lot of people love the fight scenes here which are bone-crunching but I personally have a soft spot for both Batman and Darkseid's snarky one-liners.

"Tabula Rasa"-- The episode is only decent (the Martian Manhunter stuff is boring) but it sets up some neat stuff with Lex Luthor in the Cadmus arc on Justice League Unlimited.

"Only a Dream"-- Dr. Destiny as a villian is kind of lame but the episode has some really scary animation. Also great is Batman trying to stay awake in some very funny scenes.

Disc Two:

"Maid of Honor"-- This was the Justice League episode that got me hooked on the series. It features the return of a James Bondish villian and lines witty enough to belong in a screwball comedy.

"Hearts and Minds"-- One of the few duds on the set it never-the-less features great music and a magnificent performance by Keith David (Gargoyles' Goliath) as the villian.

"A Better World"-- A really disturbing episode not only because a lot of things that happen in the alternate universe of the Justice Lords happen in JLU but because the alternate Gotham and Arkham Asylum are so clean and ordered it's jarring. Great episode.

Disc Three

"The Terror Beyond"-- Really moving ending that explores issues of faith which is kind of rare on a kids show. The first three quarters of the episode is just one long pointless fight scene however. Stiil you get to see Superman clobber Aquaman.

"Eclipsed"-- Mediocre episode more memorable for the Flash gags than the actual story.

"Secret Society"-- MUCH better villian team-up than season one's Injustice For All (Gorilla Grodd is great) with a geeky Superfriends homage at the end.

Disc Four

"Hereafter"-- Probably the best episode of the series and the ONLY movie/comic/book/cartoon/show I've seen that begins with the fake death of a major character where the resolution is NOT a total cop-out. Also the most delighfully bizarre and unpredictable twists and turns of the series.

"Comfort and Joy"-- Holiday fluff.

"Wild Cards"-- Final appearance of the Joker and Harley Quinn (grumble grumble, Bat Embargo) is a mixture between a reality show and "24". REALLY hard to describe but a really fun episode. The end is a beautiful pay-off for fans of Hawkgirl and Green Lantern.

"Starcrossed"-- Watershed episode that turned everything we thought we knew about the series upside down. I won't go much deeper than that so as not to spoil the plot twists but one of the finest cartoons the DC Animated Universe has ever produced.

About the non-animorphic wide-screen: If you don't have a wide-screen TV (I don't) it's a non-issue. If you do, whether or not to buy it is your call but if you have an older TV set, not buying it as some sort of "fan solidarity" is stupid. If you are a fan of this show and would like to see future DC Animated Universe projects or DVD sets not buying it will insure they will never happen. I feel bad about folks with widescreen sets, I do, but if you don't HAVE one you really should buy this set if you're a fan of the show or just a fan of great cartoons in general.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, it redeems the mediocre first season., September 8, 2006
Season Two Rating: 4.5/5

I've recently found myself hooked to the DC animated universe, thanks to the engaging dark atmosphere and engrossing mysteries of Batman and the rousing sci-fi adventures of Superman, and after watching the amazing Supes series finale Legacy (one of the greatest episodes of television ever), it was only natural that I eagerly sought out Justice League to see what happened next. Imagine my crushing disappointment as I watched the mediocre first season (which I'd rate a 2.5/5).

The flaws were just too prevalent; too many episodes were far too action-oriented, there was barely enough character development for the individual JL members, the dialogue just didn't have the maturity I'd come to expect from Timm and Dini, and my favorite character, Superman, was poorly rendered in every sense, both visually (what was up with the cheek wrinkles?) and auditory (George Newbern just sounded off compared to Tim Daly). So it's with an equal mix of relief and geeky jubilation when I say that season two seemed to acknowledge all my complaints and almost all the problems have been rectified.

The stories are better, Superman has been improved in every possible manner over the first season (the character design was wisely reverted back to the same one as in the Superman animated series and Newbern's voice work is now mostly solid and even sometimes as good as Daly's, as was the case in episodes like Twilight, Hereafter, and Comfort and Joy; as a basis of comparison, Daly in his entire Superman run: A+, George Newbern in JL Season One: C-, Season Two: B+), and as a whole the show has just gotten a lot more fun to watch (overall, I give Season One: C, Season Two: A-).

Twilight- A. This is the episode I've been waiting for ever since Legacy. This rematch between Superman and Darkseid is a rousing sci-fi epic, with awesome battles and a more in-depth look at the planets of Apokolips and New Genesis. Though Twilight doesn't match the emotional impact of Apokolips...Now! or Legacy, it does deliver the same epic thrills, and we get another intense and exciting battle between Supes and Darkseid, which is almost as good as the one in Legacy.

Tabula Rasa- B. This one's mostly intriguing because it adds another facet to the relationship between Mercy Graves and Lex Luthor. There are also some good action scenes, especially the sequence where Superman takes on the android.

Only a Dream- B+. The Justice League finds themselves trapped in the their dreams by an evil new villain. This one's much better than the typical dream episode, mainly because these dreams are actually quite imaginative and the writers do a good job of mining equal parts drama, horror, and humor from these scenes.

Maid of Honor- B-. This rating's a bit kind since there really isn't much in the way of interesting action or plot in this outing. But it's still quite watchable and I liked learning about Vandal Savage's backstory.

Hearts and Minds- C. I've never been a big fan of the Green Lanterns and with an episode that lacks both Batman and Superman, this one's just pretty dull throughout.

A Better World- B+. Cool episode that introduces an intriguing alternate universe where the Justice League (calling themselves the Justice Lords) have become planetary dictators. There's also a great battle scene between the Justice Lords and Doomsday, and alternate Superman's costume is pretty slick if you ask me. The ending's concludes things a little too pat, though.

Eclipsed- C. This episode has one really cool flashback scene that shows how ancient Earth used to be populated by humanoid snake creatures. Aside from that, it's a boring piece that lacks intriguing conflict and a good villain.

The Terror Beyond- A. One of the season's best episodes, this one gives us lots of great action (loved the climactic battle and Superman's fight with Solomon Grundy) and an imaginative adventure set in another dimension filled with nasty-looking creatures that appear to be inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.

Secret Society- B+. Though nothing special plot-wise, it's fun to see a wild bevy of supervillains take on the Justice League, even if one suspects the JL shouldn't really have any trouble taking them down (which was explained away by Gorilla Grodd's mental influences). Hell, Superman could probably take them all on by his lonesome.

Hereafter- A. Possibly the season's best episode (or at least tied with Twilight and The Terror Beyond), Part 1 is a great look at how the world reacts to Superman's apparent death. Part 2 is arguably even better, with Superman finding himself stuck on another planet that orbits a red sun. He must rely on his wits and survival skills to brave the harsh environment and its hungry inhabitants. This second half is a particularly imaginative and adventurous piece of science fiction, and it even finishes things off on a surprisingly poignant note. A great episode, to say the least.

Comfort and Joy- B+. Purely a character-oriented episode, and I enjoyed seeing Clark spending Christmas with J'onn and his folks.

Wild Card- B. Not the best Joker episode, but it delivers solid action and interest throughout.

Starcrossed- A-. A mostly terrific feature-length episode (runs close to 70 minutes, including the credits) that details Hawkgirl's betrayal and the Thanagarian invasion of Earth. The first 2/3's are spectacular, particularly the initial epic battle between the Justice League and the Thanagarians.

The climax isn't entirely satisfying, with action scenes feeling a bit repetitive (too many shots of Thanagarians being tossed about by the JL) and GL's groan-inducing "You can kiss my ax!" line. Still, I liked the stuff afterward, particularly how the writers handled the Justice League's feelings towards Hawkgirl and her ultimate decision.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bypass JL S2 DVD, BUY the Blu ray!!!, November 29, 2012
This review is from: Justice League: Season 2 (DC Comics Classic Collection) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This review comes from me who first owned Justice League Season 2 on DVD and now owns the Blu Ray. Watching the DVD version on a widescreen tv was disappointing because the non-anomorphic transfer made the picture look fuzzy. It was difficult to watch, which was a shame because the show went from being a good show in season 1 to a GREAT show in season 2. But thankfully WB released Season 2 on Blu ray and the fuzzy non-anomorphic transfer problem is gone. The picture is crisp and beautiful and the audio is superb. Finally, I could watch in clarity the long-awaited kiss scenes between John Stewart/Shayera and Bruce/Diana! I also own JL S1 on Blu ray and I hope WB releases the rest of the series on blu-ray as well when it became the awesome Justice League Unlimited. If you already own the DVD or haven't yet purchased this outstanding series, I encourage you to add the Blu ray version to your collection. It's definitely worth it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overall- Another Solid Set With Very Few Disappointments., July 11, 2006
Some DVD sets I've walked away satisfied but wanting more; this time around, we get an additional bonus that we hadn't seen before: a featurette that showcases the voice talent on the show and is even hosted by Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern). But, more on that later--lets dig into the show itself.

With season two of Justice League, the crew behind the show decided to go bigger, bolder and even deeper into the characters that make up the principle cast of the show. As a result, we get a massive season opener in "Twilight", deeper character relationships in "Hearts and Minds" and the rousing finale in "Starcrossed" which culminates in fights of epic proportions that center around Hawkgirl's betrayal. With such a shaky start in season one, season two has easily surpassed its younger self and even eclipsed seasons of the other shows in the DC animated universe.

The cover to the set is the raised type we've received on previous releases with the back art displaying all you need to know about the set. Also of note is the back now states "Widescreen" in the video information, despite what the previously released back cover image displayed ("Standard").

This season of Justice League was the first to be animated and aired in widescreen. On this set we get the full image, but it is presented in a 4:3 matted frame, which means forced widescreen bars (even on a widescreen TV screen) and a non-anamorphic image; some fans were up in arms about this when it was first released (I will admit, I was upset as well), but after some investigation it turns out this was done because the transfers used for this DVD were from the same master copies that aired on Cartoon Network. The producer (Bruce Timm) prefers it this way, so that was how it was released.

Stepping into the special features, we have a nice robust lump this time around. Three commentaries that are all interesting and have very, very few silent moments. There is a ton of insight given into the original drafts and scenes of "Twilight" and "Starcrossed"; "A Better World" gets some extra light dropped on it due to its massive impact on the second season of Justice League Unlimited.

Aside from the trailers, we have two other special features: "Justice League: Declassified" and "Voices of Justice." "Declassified" picks up where the first season set left off with a round table interview with Bruce Timm, James Tucker, Butch Lukic and Dwayne McDuffie. At the end, Hillhouse and Timm walk us through some exclusive looks at uncluttered background images. All total the feature runs briefly under eight minutes, but it's informative and entertaining every second of the way.

"Voices of Justice" is the real cream of the crop in this release, however. Phil LaMarr ("Green Lantern") sits down with voice talent of the show and voice director Andrea Romano and interviews them on their experiences with the show. The voice actors in this sit down are Jennifer Hale ("Giganta", "Killer Frost"), George Newbern ("Superman"), Maria Canals ("Hawkgirl") and Susan Eisenberg ("Wonder Woman"). They're all very chatty throughout the featurette and while there's nothing really all that informative given, it is just a lot of fun to watch them record their lines, flub a few and talk about making the punching and grunt noises. The featurette reaches back into the early seasons, with Eisenberg's shyness to perform the sound effect grunts and Newbern's voice being pitched down at first.

There is a bit of Superman history on this disc as well (found on the first disc) which is more or less a history akin to the Batman one on the Batman Anthology DVD; this isn't the full featurette, merely a preview of it. Also, it is worth noting that the packaging and menus show something different for the special features. This is a printing mix-up; the "Voices of Justice League" is on disc one and "Declassified" is on the third disc.

Overall this is another solid set with very few disappointments. The lack of anamorphic transfer is a downer to be sure, but the pristine transfer of both audio and video and the special features make for one hell of a release. Here's hoping the wait until December's Justice League Unlimited's release isn't too unbearable!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great shows and classic episodes- just do not get the Blu-ray, August 29, 2013
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Season 2 is shot in 16:9 widescreen but i believe it is still 480i original content (although all bluray is "upgraded" to 1080p which does nothing to improve the picture). So I do not think blu-ray helps. The only extras is the creators "talk over" which is really don't care for.

So a difficult review because the cartoon is great, fantastic, epic. no matter the format. This is just the BluRay copy is not as good as the DVD copy because
1) the quality is the same
2) bluray menu is really messed up and you need to allow it to start an episode before you can get to the top level menu. it keeps wanting to jump to the extras menu. So whoever did the software for this disk didn't know how to write a menu structure for bluray.
3) only plays on Bluray. DVDs play on everything and everywhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you think Season I was good, then you ain't seen nothin yet!, April 15, 2006
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Blindguy07 "Bob" (Arkansas, Conway, USA) - See all my reviews
Ok, so this season contains some of the best multipart episodes I've ever seen. It starts off with a bang in the two-part episode Twilight. Darkseid returns in this episode and it seems that he needs the League's help defending his planet Apocalypse against Brainiak who wishes to obtain all the knoledge from Darkseid's homeworld and then to destroy it. So Superman must put aside the past and work with one of his most dangerous enemies, but not all is as it seems.
The Terror Beyond is also included in this set. Aquaman, Dr. Fate, Solomon Grundy, Hawkgirl, and others must work together to stop Icthultu, an ancient evil, from demolishing our dimension. But they're victory will not be won without sacrifice. The end of this two-parter'll tug at your heartstrings. That's all I got to say about this one. And you got to love Aquaman's line to Hawkgirl at the end of Part Two. Helps me when times get tough. Says something like,"Its faith, Hawkgirl. You don't have to understand it. You just have it."
Hereafter is excelent. Superman is aparently killed in a battle and the League is wondering how they can go on without him. A better world is another memorable episode. The League face off against elseworld versions of themselves. Love how this two-parter sets up events in following seasons. Secret Society is another one of my favs. Grod is back and he pairs some of DC's greatest villains against the League. Clayface makes a comeback in this two-parter as well. And this season ends with a three-parter that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. We finally get a look at Hawkgirl's race. Never seen this multiparter, but I hear its a goody. So buy this set. Preorder it! I know I will. June 20th is gonna rock!
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