Joker 4K Review (Warner Bros)
Let’s discuss the special features from Warner Bros on this UHD disc. None of the extras are on the 4K, they are all located on the blu ray. “Becoming Joker” is a little over a minute. It has various screen tests of Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker during filming. “Joker: Vision & Fury” is a little over 22 minutes. It has interviews with director Todd Phillips, producer Bradley Cooper, actors Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill, & various members of the production. Todd Phillips says he was doing a character study film, it just happened to feature a famous villain from the superhero universe. He talks about how he came up with it, pitched the movie to the studio plus DC Comics, & that he always knew who he wanted to play the main role in this. Bradley Coopers mentions that he drew sketches of The Joker resembling Joaquin Phoenix years before he tried to pursue the project. Todd Phillips said it took a little awhile to convince the actor to take the gig. Joaquin Phoenix chats about The Joker & his experience on the production. They talk about the look of the known villain, putting together this version of Gotham City, & the music for the feature. They all praise Phoenix’s performance in this. They mention that they wanted to do their own version of the role for this alternate universe. They say most people only see Phillips as a comedy director but he’s much more than that. They bring up his great ideas on the spot & improvising dialogue while filming. They go over how much Arthur changes & transforms into someone else before it’s over. “Please Welcome… Joker!” is almost 3 minutes. It’s an interview with director Todd Phillips. He chats about the many different ways & improvisation Joaquin Phoenix did during the production. He says there’s various versions of the film because each take was different for most scenes. He shows examples of it with the Murray Franklin introduction with a variety of alternate takes from the actor as The Joker. “Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos” is a little over 3 minutes. It’s a still gallery with the score playing behind it. It features all kinds of photos from the movie in this. It also includes a slipcover, a digital code, & a blu ray copy of the release. There’s a few store exclusives of this film including Best Buy & Target. It’s available everywhere on the 7th, CHECK IT OUT!!!!