Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season Blu-ray Review
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Last season, the Winchesters were reunited with their long-dead mother, and joined forces with the British Men of Letters. But things turned from bad to worse, with the return of Lucifer and the surprising revelation that the Devil is expecting a child. In Season 13, Sam and Dean find themselves facing a creature of almost unimaginable power – one that could save the world… or destroy it.
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Run time: 1012 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 4 BD50
This show remains strong in spite of its age. Or perhaps it’s having the lengthy production experience that makes it so good on a budget limited by being aired on CW. Seasons 1-5 are a definite 10 stars, a roller coaster of episodes, no two alike the show provides a perfect mix of drama, horror, humor, suspense, thriller, comedy, silly, believable and more. A mix of all the good TV shows in one. I love the brother duo, it is a refreshing change and provides really good dynamics.
The brothers, portrayed by Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki, are once again joined by Misha Collins in a struggle of good over evil. Newcomer Alex Calvert continues on as new character, Jack. All are interesting, capable actors. Supporting cast is uniformly strong & SPN has brought back some fan favorites. I love that it also shows that family doesn’t always get along and that family isn’t always blood related. Anyone who hasn’t seen Supernatural yet might find jumping in at Season 13 a bit daunting…there is a build up of lore. However, the fandom is welcoming & binge watching prior seasons isn’t unheard of.
Movie Quality: 9.5/10
The print is presented in 1080p/MPEG-4 with a 1.78:1 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. This is one crystal clear looking television show, this show carries a darker gritty look to it as it has from the beginning. 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 some light 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. Dialogue was front and center with no apparent issues sounding crisp. The soundfield was rather active anytime there were action sequences or effects. I do think that this could have sounded even better with lossless audio mix. Especially with the wonderful soundtrack that this show incorporates based on 70’s heavy metal/hard rock.
Audio Quality: 9/10
- Into the Apocalypse: A World Without the Winchesters
- Mystery Mash-up: The Making of Scoobynatural
- The Winchester Mythology: Nature vs. Nurture
- Kansas Performs “Carry on the Wayward Son”
- Supernatural 2017 Comic-Con Panel
- 2 Audio Commentaries
- Unaired Scenes
- Gag Reel
Special Features: 7/10
I would recommend this show to anyone. Now admittedly the earlier seasons are definitely the best. Originally only 5 seasons were planned and they are spectacular, but the story still develops beyond that and I’m still not tired of it. It’s creepy but not scary and seriously entertaining.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10