Blu-ray Review “Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season”

supernaturalStarring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, Ty Olsson, Mark Sheppard
Number of discs: 4
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Run Time: 1012 minutes

Season: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 4 out of 5 stars

When “Supernatural” started I would have never believe if you if you said that this show was going to be going strong going on ten seasons. But as of this October, the show will be crossing that threshold and I do not see any signs of this show slowing down. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are still as bad-ass as Sam and Dean Winchester. I think why this show has succeeded so long was become it stood strong as a series, there wasn’t any spin-off or prequels etc. I know they tried but decided smartly against it. I hope that “The Walking Dead” doesn’t  jump the shark with their plans for a spin-off series to cash in on the hype. This show is action packed, features great writing and very impressive visual effects. Bring on season ten!

Official Premise: How do you deal with a fallout of heavenly proportions? With the angelic Host’s descent to Earth, Sam and Dean (Padalecki and Ackles) are now facing a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, who soon form their own chaotic agendas. Before tackling the threat of the “loose nukes” roaming the globe, however, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. Meanwhile, Castiel (Collins) finds he’s more vulnerable — yet capable of more humanity — than ever. As the threat escalates, a way must be found to reopen the gates of Heaven and head off a demon insurrection in Hell. The whole time, darkness leaves its mark on Dean, but has he finally crossed the line to protect his family?

Warner Bros delivered an impressive Blu-ray release. All 23 episodes from season nine are presented in there 1080p transfers with solid DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround tracks. There are some pretty awesome special features included as well. They know how to cater to their fans and deliver the goods. “The Men of Letters Interactive Set Experience” is an interactive menu that unlocks hidden features. “Men of Letters: The Winchester Legacy” dives into the mythology behind the Men of Letters. “Bound by Blood: Decisions and Consequences” looks into the themes for this season. There is highlights from the 2013 Comic-Con Panel, as well as some deleted scenes and gag reel included.

There are three audio commentaries included. The first is on “Blade Runners” with actor Mark A. Sheppard and writing team Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner. Next is on “Mother’s Little Helper” with writer/EP Adam Glass and director/actor Misha Collins. The last is on “Bloodlines” with EP Jeremy Carver, director/EP Bob Singer, and writer/EP Andrew Dabb. Each has a different feel yet is quite informative on each episode. “Behind the Scenes of Supernatural: A Fan’s Perspective” is a mockumentary hosted by Misha Collins. “Designing the Men of Letters Bunker” features the work of Production Designer Jerry Wanek. Lastly there is “Set Tours with Production Designer Jerry Wanek” checking out the  Crow’s Nest, Library, Lab, Galley, Dorms and Room 7B.

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