Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review
Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray): Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Run time: 775 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1
Disc Spec: 3 BD50
‘Doom Patrol’ is so elegant and gauche, so brutal and sensitive, so retro and fresh, so chic and shabby, I love it, each episode is a work of art. It is, without a doubt, with its high quality production, superb writing and pace, creativity and silliness “only the best celluloid can offer”… Oh, and it’s heroes have ridiculous powers and even more ridiculous faults and incapacity, they are so powerful but frail…The show is absolutely immersive and I’m in awe at how every episode is a movie on its own yet all episodes go together clinically, even in structure you find duality in play, genius…
This series is so well crafted I can’t believe that I’m waiting for a season 2 of a superhero series. Maybe the freedom of digital streaming subscriber based TV gives the correct merit comic books really deserve… That and always the wonderful DC production quality when it comes to making them live action. (Even if the DC movies are just awful, you see excellent production and hints of artistic genius which is devoid in Marvel movies).
Movie Quality: 9/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC with a 2.20:1 aspect ratio. I have to say that I am pretty impressed with the image quality. This show looks really good in its transfer to Blu-ray. While some maybe disappointed because some of the lower quality CGI in some episodes, that doesn’t detract from an excellent looking transfer. Colors are strong throughout and vary from episode to episode to fit with the atmosphere. Details are great especially with scenes where the camera is up close. Black levels are very strong considering that the series has many dark scenes throughout each episode. There is also grain and noise throughout the transfer, it never becomes obtrusive or distracting. Fans of the show will not be disappointed the slightest.
Video Quality: 9.5/10
The audio is presented in DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. The soundfield is immersive at all times no matter if it is the special effects or dialogue. I was literally amazed with the amount of dynamic panning from each speaker in the rears. Bass was punchy. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear. The best part of this all around aggressive soundtrack is that it is well balanced between the dialogue and sound effects.
Audio Quality: 9/10
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Come Visit Georgia PSA
Special Features: 7/10
This show is probably the most disjointed, insane, out of this world show ever made, but it works. You might be thrown off by it at first, but if you stick with it, it makes sense by its own standards. Looking forward to Season 2.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10