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Supernatural Season 11 DVD Review

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“Supernatural” continues into its eleventh season.

In the 23 episode eleventh season, Sam and Dean face off against a new foe with The Darkness (AKA God’s Sister) which takes form in a human body named Amara. Not only does The Darkness infect and murder people, but it also basically wants to destroy, well, everything.

In addition to that season long arc, viewers can expect to see plots involving Sheriff’s Deputy Jenna, an infected Sam, Castiel struggling with a spell cast on him, Sam’s visions, the troublesome Crowley, imaginary friends, Rowena the witch, Lucifer and his Cage, a Banshee, the return of characters such as Metatron and Claire, a Qareen, time travel, wrestlers, a flashback to Bobby’s past, the Bisaan, werewolves, God, and, of course, a major cliffhanger ending.

“Supernatural” is one of those series that feels as if it has been bled dry. I mean, how much do Sam and Dean have to go through? How much do they have to lose in their lives? It all feels rather tedious…especially now that the series is about to enter its 12th season. Despite these quandaries, however, the series keeps on going and fans keep coming back for more.

For the eleventh season, the primary arc revolves around God and his Sister. Admittedly, it’s one of the better arcs as of late even though it is rather overlong and overblown. Still, seeing The Darkness unleash chaos is rather intense and engaging.

Of course, it is the show’s outside of the box moments that steal the spotlight here. The clever “The Baby” (which is told from the POV of the Chevy Impala) is arguably the highlight of the season. Sure, it’s gimmicky, but it’s very well done. “Supernatural” is always at its best when it is quirky and creative. Not only does it benefit the show overall, but it provides a much needed relief from the seemingly endless doom and gloom scenarios the Winchester Bros. constantly face.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? It’s a fine transfer for standard definition, but it should be noted that this season is also available on Blu-ray.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? The music, sound f/x, and dialogue sound crisp and clear.

Extras:
* A digital code for 3 season 12 episodes on Amazon or Vudu.
* “Jensen Ackles On Directing The Bad Seed”- A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this episode.
* Commentary on “Baby” by Thomas Wright and Robbie Thompson, “Just My Imagination” by Jenny Klein and Richard Speight, and “Don’t Call Me Shurley” by Curtis Armstrong, Rob Benedict, and Robbie Thompson. The ‘Shurley’ commentary is far and away the most entertaining.
* Deleted scenes on episodes 5, 6, 9, 15, 18, and 20.
* A very funny 10 minute gag reel.
* An entertaining panel from the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con featuring Holly Ollis, Rob Benedict, Richard Speight Jr., Jeremy Carver, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, and Andrew Dabb.
* “Digital Magic: Enhancing The Sets With FX”- Speaks for itself.
* “The Winchester Mythology: Shedding Light On The Darkness”- A featurette on this season’s arc.
* “On Set With SPN: The Real Fan Contest”- A behind-the-scenes look at the fan contest winners experiences on set. Well worth watching.

 

Overall Thoughts: If you own the previous seasons of “Supernatural” or are looking to catch up with the show before season 12 premieres, this eleventh season set is for you.

 

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September 4, 2016 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , , ,

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