Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.
Everyone knows who Superman is, but not everyone knows much about his home planet, Krypton. From executive producers David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Cameron Welsh (Constantine) comes a series that takes you on a journey asking the question: What if Superman never existed? Fans of the iconic hero are introduced to the Man of Steel’s grandfather, Seg-El, and the world that he comes from before it is destroyed. A young Seg-El must decide if he should save his home planet or allow it to succumb to its fate in order to secure his grandson’s future as earth’s greatest superhero.
The first season has already featured a few well known key characters from the DC Universe and Superman’s mythology that fans may recognize including Adam Strange, Zod and Doomsday.
Picture Quality And Sound Are A+
When purchasing a DVD or a Blu-ray, fans are always interested in finding out if the picture quality and sound are worth it. After watching a handful of episodes and all of the special features on my own Blu-ray player, I can tell you they are. The image on the screen was crisp and the sound was fantastic. I am a big fan of Blu-rays because the images are so sharp. There is a stark difference between the broadcast version of this series and the Blu-ray quality. Any fan of this series is really going to enjoy binging the entire first season before the second season comes out later this year.
The picture and sound alone would be reason enough for any Blu-ray junkie to add this to their collection.
Where Are The Spanish Subtitles?
The Blu-ray features a long list of subtitles for fans to enjoy. However, one language that is glaringly missing is Spanish. According to the press release, the DVD and the Blu-ray have Latin Spanish subtitles but I could not find them under ‘Languages.’ It’s not a deal breaker, but I do think they should look into adding one of the most widely used languages in the world on their next Blu-ray copies. Most of the DVDs and Blu-rays I’ve purchased in the past have Spanish subtitles available so it was very surprising to see that option missing here.
Special Features take you deeper into the world of Krypton
As a fan of the series, I really appreciated all the behind the scenes featurettes that are on this Blu-ray. As I stated earlier, not a lot of people know about Superman’s home planet. The reason: there isn’t a whole lot of source material to go off on. These special featurettes take you behind the scenes to see the world that has been created for the series. From the sets to the costumes, so much detail went into creating the world of Krypton. Featuring interviews with executive producers David S. Goyer, Cameron Welsh and series star Cameron Cuffe, brace yourself as you journey to an alien planet unlike any you’ve seen before.
Each disc has a handful of deleted scenes as well. This is a staple on most DVDs and Blu-rays. There is also a gag reel featured on this product. Usually this is a fan favorite special feature but for me, it’s not the biggest draw to the Blu-ray. If I had to name one of my favorite special features on the Blu-ray, it would be the fact that they included the 2017 Comic-Con Panel. I think fans will really enjoy getting to see the creative minds behind the series answering questions about their show in a room full of excited fans prior to its premiere. It’s a nice little throwback for diehard fans.
The DVD and Blu-ray are both presented in 16×9 widescreen format with a running time of 600 minutes. It is already available to own on Digital platforms. Priced at $24.98 for DVD and $29.98 for a Blu-ray that includes your own digital copy, The Complete First Season of Krypton will be available to own on DVD and Blu-ray March 5, 2019.