Cast: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins
Release Date: May 25, 2021
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 9/10
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), along with the angel Castiel (Misha Collins) have battled gods, demons, mythical creatures and monsters in a seemingly unending quest to save the world. But in the Apocalyptic final battle, they face off against God Himself, triggering God’s decision to end this reality forever. Over 20 extraordinary episodes, the legendary Winchester brothers reach the end of their long, wayward road trip after a lifetime of hunting things and saving people. In other words…the family business.
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.
The fifteenth and final season of ‘Supernatural’ picks up immediately following the events of season 14, with God unleashing the souls of hell upon the earth after taking down Jack after finally reaching the end of his patience with Sam and Dean who refuse to blindly follow his intended storyline for them. As Chuck/God vanishes after Sam uses a specialized gun against him, the brothers must find a way to return the dangerous souls unleashed back to the depths of hell. But unfortunately, that task is only the beginning of their current to-do list as they try to track down Chuck and stop him once and for all after refusing to play by his rules and simply let him ruin their loves for his personal amusement. Though for a mission this big, the boys are going to need some help.
After an impressive fifteen season run comprising over 300 episodes, the fan-favorite series ‘Supernatural’ finally comes to an end. With a series featuring so many substantial baddies and villains, it only seems fitting that the brothers would go up against the greatest force imaginable for their final fight and that’s precisely the way the fifteenth season is approached. Even while still including a handful of largely standalone episodes, they take more a backseat this year than usual as the final twenty episodes wisely use the majority of time to tackle the bigger story at play here and the various hurdles our favorite heroes are forced to endure and attempt to overcome in order to save the world yet again, this time from the one who created it.
Fans of ‘Supernatural’ that may have fallen a bit behind or simply haven’t had a chance to check out the final season are strongly encouraged to make a point of doing so whenever possible. It’s an altogether solid final ride for our favorite pair of monster hunting brothers that’s definitely well worth taking the time to check out, especially after we’ve already spent so much of our lives following their adventures. I’ve personally been watching the series since season one was airing and it’s almost hard to believe that it’s actually done. What a ride it was though, and one that I and many others will probably have a lot of fun revisiting over the years.
Overall, the fifteenth and final season of ‘Supernatural’ does a pretty solid job wrapping up this long-running series in most respects and serves up a fittingly tense and high stakes battle for our heroic brothers to take on for their final fight. It’s a fun, action packed and heartfelt final run that brings the series to an emotional conclusion after all these years. Fans that have been following the Winchesters all these years but haven’t yet had a chance to check out or finish the final season will certainly want to do so at your earliest convenience. Dedicated fans who have been collecting every season on Blu-ray should also be pretty pleased with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s 4-disc Blu-ray release of ‘Supernatural: The Fifteenth and Final Season’ which delivers great high definition video and audio presentations on every episode, along with a disc dedicated solely to extras featuring hours of bonus content. For fans already considering a purchase, the Blu-ray release is recommended.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Supernatural: The Fifteenth and Final Season’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the show’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio on all of the final season’s episodes. The video presentations look pretty wonderful as a whole and provide sharp, clean and nicely detailed presentations on every episode of the final season, with no unexpected troubles or issues to be found throughout. They hold up nicely even during the numerous darkly lit, fast moving and heavily populated sequences, never resulting in anything occurring onscreen becoming negatively affected or rendered indiscernible. Overall, these are great high definition video presentations that shouldn’t have any trouble pleasing the dedicated fans that have been collecting every season on Blu-ray over the years.
The Blu-ray release features a 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on all 20 Season Fifteen episodes. These multichannel soundtracks serve up clean, crisp and quite aggressive audio presentations on each episode of the season. They repeatedly take advantage of all five available channels in order to send music, action and vehicle activity, along with a whole lot more whipping throughout the various speakers at every fitting opportunity, and never allowing any dialogue or other audio elements that may be occurring simultaneously to become distorted or rendered inaudible along the way. Overall, these are fantastic 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtracks that sound consistently solid and should easily thrill the fans.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Supernatural: The Fifteenth and Final Season’ includes hours of bonus content that fans of the series should enjoy. Included on the release are ‘Deleted Scene(s)’ from 11 episodes of the season (running approximately 18 minutes in length altogether) and a ‘Gag Reel’ for the final season (running approximately 15 minutes). We are also treated to a collection of Behind the Scenes Featurettes that feature interviews/comments with the cast and crew, plus behind the scenes footage and more. They include ‘Supernatural: The End of the Road’ (running approximately 30 minutes), ‘Supernatural: Family Don’t End with Blood’ (approximately 23 minutes), ‘The Winchester Mythology: Midwestern Heroes’ (21 minutes), ‘Supernatural: The Long Road Home’ (42 minutes), along with the ‘Supernatural: 2019 Comic-Con Panel’ (34 minutes) and ‘Winning Baby: A Supernatural Giveaway’ (4 minutes).
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Disc Rating: 9/10
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