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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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Dexter: New Blood Season 1 Blu-ray Review

Official Synopsis: The world at large believes Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) died in a tragic boating accident, and in a way the world at large isn’t wrong. Far from the life he knew, living under a false name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York, he’s successfully tamped down his Dark Passenger for nearly 10 years. With a normal job and a Chief of Police girlfriend, it seems he’s got life under control – until his son shows up and turns his world upside down. Rattled, Dexter yields to his homicidal urges and soon finds himself on a collision course with a very dangerous local.

I loved the original Dexter series, and while the revival, Dexter: New Blood wasn’t perfect, there was a lot to like about it. So being able to watch it again to review the Blu-ray was fun. I especially love Julia Jones as Dexter’s girlfriend and seeing the return of Jennifer Carpenter as Dexter adopted sister Deb. Having Harrison show up out of the blue definitely brought an interesting dynamic to both Dexter the man and Dexter the series!

As for the four-disc Blu-ray set, it features all 10 episodes that aired on Showtime plus some great extras.

Disc 1 includes episodes 1-3, “Cold Snap,” “Storm of Fuck,” & “Smoke Signals.” It also includes two special features: “Why Now?” — Showrunner Clyde Phillips and stars Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter talk about what to expect in the revival series; & “Dissecting Dexter: New Blood – Deb is Back” — Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter dive into their roles as Dexter and Deb Morgan.

Disc 2 includes episodes 4-6, “H is for Hero,” “Runaway,” & “Too Many Tuna Sandwiches.” It also includes the special feature “Dissecting Dexter: New Blood – The Kill Room” — Viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at Dexter’s kill room and the psychology of it all. Fascinating stuff, but I could have used a lot more!

Disc 3 includes episodes 7-9, “Skin of Her Teeth,” “Unfair Game,” & “The Family Business.” There are no special features on disc 3.

Finally, disc 4 includes the season finale episode, “Sins of the Father,” as well as the special feature “All Out on the Table.” Viewers will enjoy a whopping thirty-minute retrospective about the making of the show as the cast and crew lay it “all out on the table” to dissect their characters, as well as revealing exclusive behind-the-scenes moments, breaking down the emotional finale, and more.

Overall, this is a beautiful Blu-ray set and a fantastic show, well worth buying and watching for a first (or second!) time.

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