Season four of Supernatural finally arrives on the definitive format of
Blu-ray that once again reunites viewers with demon hunting brothers
Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki). Although Supernatural is
full of stereotypes and clichés plus it doesn't help that the two
main characters look like models, contrary to popular belief,
Supernatural is actually a well written and made series. After fighting
an almost never ending hoard of demons, ghosts and just about everything
and anything that goes bump in the night, the Winchester brothers are
still fighting the hard fight.
The main theme of series four is the
powerful demon known as Lilith (Katherine Boecher) who is attempting to
free her master, Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) by destroying 66 seals. But when the brothers learn of this nefarious tactic, they soon
realise that they are almost quite powerless to stop this creature.
Fortunately they find assistance through a strange individual called
Ruby (Genevieve Cortese) who happens to be a fallen angel and even
she agrees to assist the brothers, she has other agendas that may
eventually cross paths with what Dean and Sam want.
Similar to X-Files,
Supernatural is not just one long story, rather most episodes are
standalone which assists in giving you a break from the main theme of
Season Four as they continue to send these evils back to the hell hole
they crawled from plus a healthy dose of characterisation along the way.
Compared to previous seasons, season four truly transcends the previous
seasons and the scripting is very enjoyable.
The stars of
Supernatural, besides the special effects are Ackles and Padalecki who
really get into the minds of each of their characters. The relationship
between the brothers is a joy to watch as not everything is black and
white, with each having a different way of handling the challenges they
fight and like previous seasons, there's lots of bickering along the
way. Unfortunately not everything is perfect in Supernatural and some of the
stories are a little dry and boring but the majority does succeed and
provide viewers with a fill-in for the gap that Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season four is definitely recommended to lovers of
the supernatural but thankfully even if you have never seen the series, you
can still enjoy the story and who knows, you may even want to go back and
enjoy some of the past instalments.
On Blu-ray, the video quality is
stunning with 1080p that looks amazing, thanks to the extremely detailed sharp
images, deep black levels and vibrant colours. Very impressive indeed.
The sound matches the video well and best of all, the surround sound
takes the audio to another level.
The special features of Supernatural
Season 4 are quite in-depth from commentary by producer Eric Kripke and
writer Jeremy Carver, Mythologies of Supernatural, a 60-minute
featurette, extended scenes and a funny 10-minute gag reel to round it
out. At the end of the day, Supernatural may not reach the pop culture
status of Buffy the Vampire slayer but for those looking for a decent
sci-fi series, especially during this non-ratings period than there's
far more evil Blu-rays out there than this. Recommended!
Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester
In the Beginning
It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Heaven and Hell
Criss Angel Is A Douchebag
After School Special
Sex and Violence
Death Takes a Holiday
On the Head of a Pin
It's a Terrible Life
The Monster at the End of This Book
Jump the Shark
When The Levee Breaks