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Constantine: City Of Demons- The Movie 4K UHD Review

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“Constantine: City of Demons- The Movie” is one of the best on screen Constantine tales.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the 4K I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.”

“Constantine: City Of Demons- The Movie” is comprised of the 5 web series episodes along with nearly 60 additional minutes of new content. The story of this feature film finds a kind hearted family man named Chas coming to his friend John for help. It turns out that Chas’s daughter Trish is in a coma and her soul has been taken by someone. While John’s pal the Nightmare Nurse looks after Trish’s body, John and Chas venture to Los Angeles to investigate the situation. John discovers a demon named Beroul has lured him there as he has a fiendish plan that requires John’s help. John reluctantly decides to help the demon (who isn’t what he seems) in exchange for saving Trish. While on the job, Constantine encounters other demonic dangers and the mysterious Queen of Angels who may also be hiding secrets. Can John and Chas save Trish?

After seeing countless superhero centric animated films, it’s nice to see DC exploring other parts of their comic book universe with “Constantine: City Of Demons- The Movie.” I should emphasize the word ‘other’ here as this is a very hard R-rated animated film with some truly dark and warped imagery. To say this is not for children is an understatement. At any rate, viewers can expect to see graphic bloody violence, crazy demon actions, some sexual content, and plenty of death to boot. Truth be told, I was quite surprised by the content in this movie as it’s so much more extreme than what we have seen from any other DC animated film. Personally, I was happy to see something different from the norm. I was even more pleased to see that this movie works!

What really drew me into this film was the character of John Constantine. It’s great to see actor Matt Ryan reprising the sarcastic, chain smoking, dark magic user/occult investigator. It’s even more rewarding to see him get a chance to really dig into the character even further. The character work between him and his friend Chas is particularly noteworthy as it really drives the story. The two have a pleasant and dark history together that ties into the plot. It also leads up to a rather emotional and heartbreaking ending that really elevated the movie even more. Sure, the weird and hellish demons may be a big draw here, but it’s the character work that will have you glued to your screen.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 2160p. How does it look? Does this warrant a 4K release? Not really. The animation is pretty simplistic and the 4K and HDR don’t add much here. Granted, this is the best transfer of the film available, but it’s nothing to ride home about.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? It’s a little flat in spots, but the sound FX really roar to life here.

Extras: * Digital copy * Blu-ray copy * Warner and DC trailers * “Constantine: City Of Demons WonderCon Panel”- 20 minutes from the 2018 panel featuring Matt Ryan. * “The Sorcerer’s Occultist: Understanding John Constantine” features interviews movie clips, interviews, discussions about the character of John Constantine and magic, and more.

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October 8, 2018 - Posted by | 4K UHD Review | , , , , , ,

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