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Dexter: The Complete Series + Dexter: New Blood DVD Review

Showtime recently released Dexter: The Complete Series + Dexter: New Blood on both DVD & Blu-ray. The original series spanned eight seasons, ending in 2013. Fans were not happy with the way the series ended, which was why so many fans were thrilled when they announced that Dexter: New Blood would pick up ten years later. It was by far a perfect reboot, but in the end, most fans figured it was at least a more fitting end to the show. The

The 36-disc set features all eight seasons of the original series and the sole season of the reboot, a total of 106 episodes, plus over 3 hours of special features. For the original series, you’ll find audio commentaries by the cast and crew, cast interviews, special featurettes, & more. For New Blood, you’ll be able to watch: “Why Now?”; “Dissecting Dexter: New Blood: Deb is Back”; Dissecting Dexter: New Blood: The Kill Room; All Out on the Table; & more!

The audio and video quality are what you’d expect for DVD. Better than streaming, not as good as Blu-ray, and if you’re a fan of the show, it’s certainly well worth the money to get both the original and the reboot all together in one HUGE box set. Plus, the cover art is pretty sweet, combining the old Dexter with the new.

You can get your copy now on Amazon.

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The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series 2022 DVD Review

Enter another dimension with Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern reimagining of the classic TV series. Hosted by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Jordan Peele and featuring an all-star cast, this complete anthology series box set will take you on a mind-bending voyage filled with endless possibilities. Experience all 20 episodes of contemporary storytelling and journey behind the scenes with exclusive special features, including featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reels, and more!

For being only 20 episodes, the 2-season series comes on a total of 7 discs, which seems CRAZY to me. That leaves plenty of space for all the episodes plus a good number of extras. The picture quality is pretty good for DVD, but of course that isn’t nearly as good as Blu-ray, which you can also get both seasons of the show on. On the other hand, the audio is great, immersing you in the series.

The extras include 3 episode commentaries, episodic promos, & deleted/extended scenes on select episodes. If you don’t know what easter eggs are, they are secrets, tricks, and jokes hidden within the show (or movie, music, video game, etc. Usually hard to spot, they might reveal a new detail or clues about the story, or simply pay homage to an inspiration that the creators loved. Those who like easter eggs will enjoy the nearly three minutes of them that are hidden throughout the season and hint back to the original series.

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Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Blu-ray Review

Star Trek: Picard Season Two is a mix of good and bad when it comes to the Blu-ray that was recently released. Included in the three-disc collection are all ten episodes plus a boatload of extras. Oddly enough, even though Disc 2 shows extras, there are none on there, so don’t be surprised!

The Blu-ray release cover artwork is a little boring — pretty blue space background with photos of (almost all) the cast all put on in a big group. But more worrisome is the discs are rather precariously perched on two spindles inside the casing, with Disc 1 on the inside cover but Discs 2 and 3 stacked together on one spindle. This to me is a little dangerous and might easily be prone to scratching.

Overall, the video quality is great, especially compared to streaming, and the audio quality is beautiful. But really, it’s all the special features and extras that are the big draw here, especially for those who have already seen the season.

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Walker Season Two DVD Review

Jared Padalecki returned to his lead role as Texas Ranger Cordell Walker on Walker season two on DVD in early October, just before season three premiered on The CW. Picking up three months after the jaw-dropping season one finale, the show follows Walker as he’s reintegrated back into his role on his family’s ranch. Although life seems to be getting back to normal, things quickly take a turn when a family from Walker’s past returns to live in the vacant ranch next door. From Travis County’s newest district attorney Denise Davidson (Amara Zaragoza) and her shady, short-fused husband Dan Davidson (Dave Annable) to Walker’s childhood love Gale Davidson (Paula Marshall), these new neighbors ignite years of trauma from Walker’s childhood.

Walker: Season Two also stars Lindsey Morgan, as well as Keegan Allen, Molly Hagan, Kale Culley, Violet Brinson, Mitch Pileggi, Ashley Perez, Jeff Pierre, & Odette Annable.

The five-disc collection includes all 20 episodes, plus an exclusive gag reel and eight never-before-seen deleted scenes.

Be sure to take home Walker: Season Two on DVD now from Amazon.

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NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13 DVD Review

Yes, I’m back with another in the NCIS franchise. This time, I was thrilled to rewatch NCIS: LA (Los Angeles) season 13, just in time for season 14’s premiere in early October.

The five-disc collection includes every action-packed episode from the latest season, as well as exclusive special features, including the 300th episode celebration.

The jaw-dropping season kicks off as the LA division of NCIS continues to apprehend the dangerous and elusive criminals who pose a threat to the nation’s security. Meanwhile, Special Agent G. Callen (Chris O’Donnell) makes it his mission to hunt down Katya after his discovery of her use of deep fakes, which puts them all at risk. The NCIS team works together to make ends meet, leaving everyone on edge who will be the next to fall into one of Katya’s elusive traps.

The season 13 DVD includes deleted/extended scenes, my favorite the gag reel, and three great special features:

Lucky Number 13
This year, the NCIS: Los Angeles team finds themselves in the midst of intrigue and surprises. From dealing with Russian spies and the mysterious past of one of the team, this season is filled with suspense. This year also deals with important social issues, including adoption, hate crimes, and racial prejudice. The cast and producers provide candid insight into this unforgettable season.

Welcome Aboard, Admiral
Although he had appeared on several episodes in past seasons, this year, Gerald McRaney has become a series regular. In this amusing and perceptive interview, Mr. McRaney discusses why he decided to take on the role of Admiral Kilbride full time and why NCIS: Los Angeles is different from other television series he has been a part of in the past. The cast and producers also weigh in as to the addition of this gifted and talented actor.

300 And Counting
Few series can lay claim to having filmed 300 episodes and continue to be one of the top-rated shows on television. As NCIS: Los Angeles celebrates this milestone, we hear from the cast and producers about the success and the history behind this well-loved series.

Season 14 started October 9, but you can still rewatch season 13 now with the DVD from Amazon.


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