Krypton The Complete Season One Blu-ray Review
What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg must balance the quest to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos). KRYPTON is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) alongside Cameron Welsh. In addition to Cuffe, Sipos and Ritson, the show also stars Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre and Ian McElhinney.
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: March 5, 2019
Run time: 600 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 4 BD50
This is the story of the ancestors of Call Ala, the protagonist of our Superman’s grandfather, attempts to understand the extensive works of his ancestors who were deprived of all the privileges of the planet Krypton. On Krypton approaching a certain Devourer of the Planets and a grandson sends an Earthman to help his grandfather (Superman need to wear a sign saying “Thank you grandfather for the victory”). The action is directly reminiscent of the Terminator, who came to protect the relative. Sag Al first does not believe the guy from Detroit, but then still realizes the truth of his words. In this he helps the hologram of his grandfather, who was in the space of approaching this Death Eater, but was undeservedly accused of lying and deprived of all regalia as his future descendants. This Sparta – sonny! Well, there’s still a search for nothing, Black Zero.
The role of the model was chosen of model young boys and girls, especially the main character, it’s just one of the clones of Hollywood, which is similar to everyone at once: on the characters of the saga “Twilight”, on the characters of youth comedies, on the characters of the series “Sch. IT “and so on. The only highlighted spot is Wallis Day, it’s like a “white crow” in the mass of cloned handsome men. Well, I remember two actors from the series “Da Vinci’s Demons,” it’s Elliot Cowen playing a negative character and Blake Ritson, a character actor with a memorable appearance.
Movie Quality: 9/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. I have to say that I am pretty impressed with the image quality. Having watched every single episode of this series on broadcast television in high definition, this show looks really good in its transfer to Blu-ray. 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
- Including the 2017 Comic-Con panel [HD]
- Featurettes [HD]
- Deleted Scenes [HD]
- Gag Reel [HD]
Special Features: 7/10
This is a truly fantastic season of arrow that includes possibly my favorite finale of any of the seasons and the whole season is a must watch for comic book fans. If you have taken some time off from ‘Arrow’, this is a good time to come back.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10