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Blu Ray Pack could have been better
, 15 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Heroes - Season 1-4 Complete [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Heroes is a great TV series, and I won't bore you with a review of the program itself, because that gets 5-stars everytime.
Instead, this review is specifically looking at this Blu Ray box-set. Now, it has a lot going for it, but as a Blu ray box-set, there's a whole lot more not going for it, due to it being badly organised and presented.
First off, the "extras". Yes, there's a nice selection of extras, but they are all over the place. Some of it is located in places that doesn't make sense to people, such as why discuss about what was not included in Series 3 due to the writers strike on a Series 2 disk? And where are the trailers and TV spots. I recall Volume 2 and 3 had fanfare in the US with a couple hour long programs - where are they? I recall on TV an interview with Hayden Panettiere on Volume 2, where is that? I recall a whole different Volume 3 was dropped, yet less than a couple minutes of this material is included. It would have been better to have included this, with the storyboard concepts for the bits that were not recorded. In the whole presentation, only one episode gets this level of treatment, which is a huge let-down.
Then there's the bizarre situation of number episodes on disks. You get one disk with 4 episodes, the next with 5, then one with 2, and one with just 1 episode. Two disks for three episodes at one point in the series. And for the disks containing 5 episodes on one disk, the menu on the disk is such that you have to scroll to page 2 to view the fifth episode, further reinforcing the badly designed menu interface which appears to have reused a menu from elsewhere and then tried to be amended to fit Heroes.
It also looks like nobody quality checked the packaging, multiple words on the package is combined, making it hard to read the episode synopsys.
All in all, a very poor presentation of a fantastic TV series. About the only thing positive is that you have all the episodes in one box, and for that, an extra star.
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