Plot: What’s it about?
At the 2009 installment of Judgment Day, things were more personal than ever. The theme seemed to be revenge, as almost all the matches were driven by vengeance. In the main event, Randy Orton and Batista would clash over the WWE Championship, a title that Batista has never held. His drive isn’t just for the gold however, as he has a lot of issues with Orton to settle as well. Edge and Jeff Hardy have been rivals for over a decade, back to their days as tag team specialists, but this latest brawl has the World Heavyweight Championship in the balance. Christian and Jack Swagger lock horns once again, as Swagger seeks to avenge his loss and reclaim the ECW Championship. In other action, Rey Mysterio and Chris Jericho square off, John Cena steps in the ring once more with the Big Show, and CM Punk braves the brual wrath of Umaga.
1. Randy Orton vs. Batista (WWE Championship)
2. Edge vs. Jeff Hardy (World Heavyweight Championship)
3. Christian vs. Jack Swagger (ECW Championship)
4. Ray Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho (Intercontinental Championship)
5. John Cena vs. Big Show
6. CM Punk vs. Umaga
Video: How does it look?
The event is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. This looks great, even better than broadcast on pay-per-view. The image is bright and clean, with the only real trouble being a few compression errors here and there. The in-ring action is well lit and the pyrotechnics really shine, thanks to WWE’s usual high end production values. I saw no issues with color or contrast here, this is a great looking show and fans should be more than satisfied.
Audio: How does it sound?
The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is very impressive, with a good range and enough power to make you feel every impact. The entrance music and pyrotechnics sound great here, so the atmosphere is immersive when the superstars walk down the aisle. The crowd is loud, but varies in volume, as should be expected from a live audience, of course. As far as the action inside the squared circle, the stiff clotheslines sound crisp, the powerful slams are well handled, and you can hear all the smack talk you can handle. You can also enable the Spanish broadcast team, if you so desire.
Supplements: What are the extras?
This disc includes a bonus segment with Batista.