Cast: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer (VOICES)
Release Date: December 7, 2021
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 8/10
Rick and Morty is the multi-Emmy® Award winning half-hour comedy series that airs on Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults for over a decade. The half-hour animated Adult Swim hit comedy series follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 and 2019 and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, live streaming, retail, and fan experiences.
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.
Brilliant scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty along with the rest of the Smith Family all return in Season 5 of ‘Rick and Morty’ which finds our beloved duo tackling a new mess of interstellar problems and even some personal issues between the two. This time around they must take on everything from a mass of clones who think they’re real to giant sperm on the attack, not to mention a confrontation between Rick and his arch nemesis Mr. Nimbus and even a touching look at the relationship between Rick and Bird Man. So buckle up for another set of zany, vulgar and out of this world adventures with Rick and Morty in Season Five, now uncensored and bleep free on Blu-ray.
Season 5 of ‘Rick and Morty’ delivers another hilarious, over the top and just ridiculously entertaining batch of episodes with our favorite odd pair of grandfather and kid, while at the same time delving deeper into the roots of these characters than they ever have previously in many ways. It’s hard not to appreciate just how off the wall this show is at every turn and just how capably the writers repeatedly find clever ways to take it to ridiculously silly yet no less entertaining and fitting places every season. Just when you think they can’t top themselves another batch of episodes comes around and does just that. Perhaps most surprising of all are the emotional moments that arise sporadically throughout the latest season such as the episode focusing on Rick and his relationship with Bird Man which can be as sweet as it is hilarious and goofy. Season 5 certainly proves without a doubt that this adult animated series hasn’t come anywhere close to losing its charm or ability to simultaneously surprise us while making us cringe and one can only begin to fathom just where Season 6 might take us. Fans of the series that haven’t yet had a chance to check out the latest season will definitely want to make a point of doing so whenever possible. It’s another fun, clever and hilarious batch of misadventures that you won’t want to miss out on, now on Blu-ray with all of the fully uncensored audio and fun intact.
Overall, ‘Rick and Morty: Season 5’ is another rewarding and massively enjoyable collection of episodes loaded with new misadventures and dangerous scenarios for our favorite grandfather and grandson to tackle. All while providing plenty of laughs and a handful of wonderfully ridiculous event turns to keep things fresh and exciting along the way. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s single disc Blu-ray release of ‘Rick and Morty: Season 5’ shouldn’t disappoint the fans who want to physically own the latest season either. Featuring gorgeous high definition video presentations and uncensored, multichannel DTS-HD MA soundtracks on all ten episodes along with some enjoyable bonus content on top of it including an exclusive Making of Season 5 Featurette and quite a bit more. Altogether it will probably make this another must own for dedicated fans of the show and this Blu-ray release is definitely recommended for anyone that’s already considering a purchase.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Rick and Morty: Season 5’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation with the show’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio on all of the fifth season’s episodes. The video presentations look magnificent as a whole and deliver clean, sharp, beautifully colored and richly detailed presentations from start to finish on each episode. They hold up great even during the various fast moving, darkly lit and heavily populated sequences which are all quite prominent on the show, never allowing anything occurring onscreen to become negatively affected or problematic along the way. Overall, these are fantastic high definition video presentations that should thoroughly satisfy the fans.
As opposed to the Dolby TrueHD soundtracks included on the previous season releases of the show, the Blu-ray release for Season 5 features an uncensored 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on all 10 Season Five episodes. These multichannel soundtracks are equally impressive and provide crisp, clean and hard hitting audio presentations on every episode. They constantly take advantage of all five available channels in order to send everything from music to action and space related effects and a great deal more regularly zipping throughout the various speakers whenever appropriate and never conflicting with any dialogue or other audio elements that may be occurring simultaneously. Overall, these are top notch 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtracks that are more than up to the task and sound consistently great.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Rick and Morty: Season 5’ includes a handful of fun extras that fans of the show should enjoy. Included on the release is the exclusive Behind the Scenes Featurette ‘Fighting Gravity: The Making of Season 5’ (running approximately 9 minutes in length), along with ‘Inside the Episode’ Featurettes for all ten episodes (running approximately 1-2 minutes apiece). We are also treated to some other various Featurettes and fun videos including ‘Animation and Compositing’ (running approximately 2 minutes), ‘Backgrounds’ (2 minutes), ‘Coloring Rick and Morty’ (3 minutes), ‘B-Story Generator Vol. 1’ (3 minutes), ‘B-Story Generator Vol. 2’ (3 minutes), ‘Directing “Mortyplicity”’ (2 minutes), ‘Directing “Rickmurai Jack”’ (2 minutes) and ‘Season 5 Hype’ (2 minutes).
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Disc Rating: 8/10
‘Rick And Morty: Season 5’ is Now Available to Own on Blu-ray & DVD from Adult Swim & Warner Bros Home Entertainment
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