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Bloody Brilliant Blu-Ray!!,
This review is from: Supernatural - Season 1-5 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
What can I say? If you're reading this you probably know the whole situation surrounding Supernatural on blu-ray. This for the first time ever in European markets marks the release of the first two seasons on the format. In the USA, season 2 is yet to be released (although it can be imported from Asia) Why should you buy this then? Well for a start the superior picture quality. The picture is strong, with a light grain and retains the whole gritty feel of the show, definitely worth watching on blu-ray!
Also, the price is excellent, or at least was when I purchased it at £67. A perfect purchase for someone willing to fork out in excess of £33 for just the fifth season on blu-ray. I already had the first four seasons on DVD, but managed to make a tidy £33 selling them. So, I practically upgraded my collection to HD at no extra cost.
The first two and last two seasons have four discs each, with the third season having three (due to the lower episode count as a result of the Writer's Strike) But all in all you get 104 episodes on 19 discs (with a running time of 4392 minutes), not to mention a ton of extras! The case is simple but beautiful on the shelf. The set is five standard multi-disc blu-ray amaray cases (the same as used in regular sets) in a strong glossy cardboard box.
At the end of the day, this is a great set, Season 1 is a great start to a great series, and unlike most the show just gets better and better, I'm only a few episodes into Season 5 at the moment, but from what I've heard it is the best, and I think this show deserves a lot more recognition, a hidden gem beneath the TV phenomenons such as LOST and 24, and is in many ways better than both.
All in all this is a great set, but I'd advise you to wait a while, perhaps until the price drops to somewhere around the £60-£70 mark. If you've seen this show on TV, or perhaps own a season or two and wish to catch up then by all means pick this up, you wont regret it. Yes, it may not be the complete collection, and yes, there will be a seasons 1-6 blu-ray collection in a year's time, but does it really matter? If the price is right, go for it.
The Show: 9/10
Video Quality: 9/10
Overall Value: 10/10
So get it, even if it's a blind buy, you wont regret it, trust me, pretty soon you'll get caught up in the world of the Winchester brothers, and wonder why you never did before!