Titans: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review
Titans is a live-action drama series that follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson aka Robin (series star Brenton Thwaites) emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes – including Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and many others. DC Universe’s first original series follows this group of young heroes as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. When Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth aka Raven (series star Teagan Croft), a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth, they are joined by the mysterious Kory Anders aka Starfire (series star Anna Diop) and loveable Gar Logan aka Beast Boy (series star Ryan Potter). Together, they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Run time: 704 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD50
Season 1 of Titans really surprised me. It was much more mature, dark, and adult than I expected and for that it gets high marks. These characters are somewhat broken and disjointed due to their pasts and anxieties but they come together and help each other successfully and unsuccessfully through season 1.
This plays more like a Marvel show and I’m not talking about agents of shield on par with Daredevil and Punisher in my personal opinion possibly the best DC live-action in recent years I am a fan of the DC universe as well of the Marvel universe and this is definitely a step in the right direction they should use this as a jumping off point for the universe because the show has been on for about a half hour I’m already extremely happy with it. None of the Titans had a happy story not one of them so for it to be anything but Gritty and brutal it shouldn’t be all lighthearted like the arrow verse and it’s not I’m on the surface I’m very happy people are upset about changes and things and everything changes and StarFire is absolutely gorgeous.
Movie Quality: 9/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. I have to say that I am pretty impressed with the image quality. This show looks really good in its transfer to Blu-ray. While some maybe disappointed because some of the lower quality CGI in some episodes, that doesn’t detract from an excellent looking transfer. Colors are strong throughout and vary from episode to episode to fit with the atmosphere. Details are great especially with scenes where the camera is up close. Black levels are very strong considering that the series has many dark scenes throughout each episode. There is also grain and noise throughout the transfer, it never becomes obtrusive or distracting. Fans of the show will not be disappointed the slightest.
Video Quality: 9.5/10
The audio is presented in DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. The soundfield is immersive at all times no matter if it is the special effects or dialogue. I was literally amazed with the amount of dynamic panning from each speaker in the rears. Bass was punchy. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear. The best part of this all around aggressive soundtrack is that it is well balanced between the dialogue and sound effects.
Audio Quality: 9/10
- Raven and Robin: Dark Rebirth [HD]
- Hawk and Dove Origin Story [DH]
- Igniting Starfire [HD]
- Becoming Beast Boy [HD]
- Conjuring Raven [HD]
- Meet the Doom Patrol [HD]
- From Page to Screen [HD]
- The One and Only Wonder Girl [HD]
- Grayson’s role in the show with emphasis on his effort to escape the dark character Robin that Batman has created. [HD]
- Team Titan [HD]
- What Does It Mean to Be Cast as Starfire? [HD]
- Anna Diop Having Fun with Teagan Croft [HD]
Special Features: 7/10
‘Titans’ really surprised as it was very well done and there are lots of tribute scenes to many comic book stories that are fleshed out. The backstories for Dick Grayson, Hawk and Dove are really well done! Make sure you watch the end credits scene on episode 11. Looking forward to Season 2.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10