Cast: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell (VOICES)
Release Date: September 22, 2020
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 8/10
Buckle in for disappointment because there’s no way these episodes will be good enough for how long you waited. But maybe they will be? It’s season four! It’s sexy and smooth. Buckle in! Did I already say that? Definitely stay buckled in.
Please Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
Get ready for another zany batch of interstellar adventures with your favorite pair of space-travelling troublemakers. Season 4 of ‘Rick and Morty’ sees the duo diving into another batch of twisted adventures from Morty completely losing himself when a death crystal shows him a version of his death he’s determined to see become reality, and a double crossing overload when Rick and Morty take on the intergalactic heisting world, to the chaos that ensues when Morty gets a pet dragon, along with accidentally initiating a Snake apocalypse and many more over the top and hilarious life-threatening adventures. It’s just another average collection of days for the lovable and unlikely pair of space trekking father and grandson.
The fourth season of the popular adult animated series ‘Rick and Morty’ is another wonderfully ridiculous, vulgar and downright hilarious batch of episodes that proves that this animated series hasn’t begun to lose any steam just yet, serving up a memorable collection of over the top misadventures with new threats and splendidly preposterous situations that don’t disappoint and always keep the laughs coming at full speed. The series continues to find fresh and cleverly offensive new ways to take the space-travelling comedic tales to the extreme, loaded with inane scenarios and troubles for our pair to take on, while also finding itself settling back into the normal canon of the series with the family now back under one roof. The new season features plenty of fan-favorite characters reappearing throughout and world-dooming threats around each turn, always combined with heaps of offensive and vulgar comedic situations that continually keep things anything but dull. Fans of the series that might have fallen a bit behind will definitely want to make a point of checking out season four whenever possible. It’s yet another wonderfully silly and consistently hilarious set of episodes that fans will likely want to revisit time and again, at least until the next season arrives at some point over the next few years.
Overall, season four of ‘Rick and Morty’ is another clever, vulgar and hilarious collection of world jumping misadventures with your favorite intergalactic pair of misfits and fans who haven’t yet had the pleasure definitely won’t want to miss out on this splendidly outrageous new season. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray release of ‘Rick and Morty: Season 4’ zooms home sporting gorgeous high definition video presentations paired with notably aggressive and uncensored Dolby TrueHD multichannel soundtracks on all ten episodes, along with fun bonus content that should altogether make this release a must-own for dedicated fans of the series who already own the previous three season releases on Blu-ray. Even with everything compiled on a single disc, fans shouldn’t be the slightest bit disappointed with what this great overall Blu-ray release of Season 4 has to offer.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Rick and Morty: Season 4’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation with the show’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio on all of the fourth season’s episodes. The video presentations look wonderful as a whole and provide clean, sharp and brightly colored presentations on each episode that never suffer from any problems along the way. They hold up beautifully even during the various fast moving, darkly lit and heavily populated moments which are all quite frequent in the series, never causing anything onscreen to become negatively affected or rendered indiscernible. Overall, these are fantastic high definition video presentations that look gorgeous every step of the way and should easily thrill the show’s fans.
The Blu-ray release features an uncensored 5.1 channel Dolby TrueHD soundtrack on all 10 Season Four episodes. These multichannel soundtracks are quite the treat, delivering crisp, sharp and frequently hard hitting audio presentations on each episode with all of the offensive and vulgar language intact and entirely bleep free. They repeatedly take full advantage of all five available channels in order to send spacecraft, action effects and a great deal more regularly zipping throughout the various speakers while always making sure that any dialogue or other audio elements that might be occurring simultaneously remain clean and fully audible every step of the way. Overall, these are magnificent 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtracks that contribute a great deal of additional fun to the viewing experience and never disappoint.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Rick and Morty: Season 4’ includes a number of fun extras that fans of the series should enjoy. Included on the release are brief ‘Inside the Episode’ Featurettes for all ten episodes exploring what went into bringing each episode to life (running approximately 1-2 minutes apiece), along with a collection of various Behind the Scenes Featurettes that include interviews/comments with the cast and crew, plus behind the scenes footage and more. They include: ‘A Day at Rick and Morty: Inside Season 4’ (running approximately 9 minutes), ‘Creating Snake Jazz’ (approximately 2 minutes), ‘Directing Rick and Morty’ (3 minutes), ‘Samurai & Shogun’ (5 minutes), ‘Prop Process’ (3 minutes), ‘Character Creation’ (2 minutes) and ‘Animation Challenges’ (2 minutes).