6.2 C
New York
Monday, November 23, 2020
Advertisement

Wolverine and The X-Men: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24
  • Audio Codec: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Subtitles: English SDH
  • Region: A
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Discs: 3
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Blu-ray Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • List Price: $44.99

[amazon-product align=”right”]B003XTUAWI[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
Wolverine & X-Men: Complete Series (3 Disc) - Widescreen

Purchase Wolverine and The X-Men: The Complete Series on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Wolverine

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Overall
[Rating:3.5/5]
The Series
[Rating:4/5]

Video Quality
[Rating:3.5/5]

Audio Quality
[Rating:3.5/5]

Supplemental Materials
[Rating:3/5]

Click thumbnails for high-resolution 1920X1080p screen captures

(Screen captures are lightly compressed with lossy JPEG  thus are meant as a general representation of the content and do not fully reveal the capabilities of the Blu-ray format)

The Series

[Rating:4/5]

This 26-episode series from Marvel Entertainment, timed to coincide with the Wolverine movie, finds the popular comic book superheroes in disarray. A mysterious explosion at the Xavier mansion results in the disappearances of Professor Xavier, the leader and teacher of the X-Men, and Jean Grey. Distraught, the band of mutant superheroes dissolves, only to come together again under the leadership of Wolverine.

Apparently, Professor Xavier has traveled to the future and seen a dystopian future the X-Men must help prevent. He’s told Wolverine of this scary fate, and appointed him the leader of the X-Men. The group of heroic mutants must now come back together, not only to ward of this frightening future, but also to stop an increasingly powerful MRD (Mutant Resistant Division) put together by the government to control and detain all mutants. In addition, the X-Men have to face all their usual enemies and conquer their own faults to keep their group together.

The series is one of the better ones put together by Marvel, because it’s sole focus is not on the action, but, rather, there is ample opportunity for drama and growth of characters over the course of its 26-episodes. The animation is superb, as to be expected, and the twists unexpected.

Video Quality

[Rating:3.5/5]

At first glance, Wolverine and The X-Men’s 1.78:1 AVC/MPEG 1080p encoding looks brilliant, with vibrant colors, sharp, detailed line art and little in the way of artifacts to get in the way of your viewing pleasure, but upon further inspection, there is a lot of noticeable color banding that becomes a bit distracting.

Audio Quality

[Rating:3.5/5]

The English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix is big and dynamic, but a bit boring for program material such as this. The surrounds are used mostly for atmospheric effects. Low frequencies are nicely extended down to the upper low range. High frequencies are just a little gritty sounding, but not too unbearably so.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:3/5]

Wolverine and The X-Men definitely gets an A+ for effort in the supplements department with the 29 audio commentaries with the show creators, but if you’re someone who doesn’t care much for audio commentaries or if you would rather a little more variety in your extras then you’re out of luck. Only two brief featurettes are provided beyond the audio commentaries, and they fall into the typical “making of” type category.

The supplements provided with this release are:

Disc 1:

  • Audio Commentaries:

Disc 2:

  • Audio Commentaries

Disc 3:

  • Audio Commentaries
  • The Inner Circle: Reflections on Wolverine and The X-Men (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 0:18.51) — The writers discuss coming up with the story for the Wolverine and the X-Men story.
  • Making Wolverine and The X-Men (1.78:1; 480i/60; 0:05.15)

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:3.5/5]

Wolverine and The X-Men may have started out as an obvious attempt by Marvel to cash in on the growing popularity of one particular X-Men character, but the resulting series is satisfying nonetheless. Kudos to Marvel and animation and comics fans should without a doubt enjoy this one.

Additional Screen Captures:

[amazon-product align=”right”]B003XTUAWI[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
Wolverine & X-Men: Complete Series (3 Disc) - Widescreen

Purchase Wolverine and The X-Men: The Complete Series on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Wolverine

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Join the Discussion on Our Forum

Advertisement

Related Articles

Chernobyl (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The account of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine, Soviet Union, and the subsequent health and political fallout is told in five gripping episodes.

2067 (Blu-ray Review)

With the world deforested and people dying from a deadly disease caused by synthetic oxygen, a quiet tunnel worker receives a message from the future and must save humanity in this uneven but watchable dystopian Aussie indie sci-fi thriller.

The Irishman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated (Best Director) late career crime world epic gets the Criterion Collection treatment it deserves.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

299FansLike
0FollowersFollow
0FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Notice of Compliance with FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 255

In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR part 255 guidelines, this website hereby states that it receives free discs and other theatrical or home entertainment “screeners” and access to screening links from studios and/or PR firms, and is provided with consumer electronics devices on loan from hardware manufacturers and/or PR firms respectively for the purposes of evaluating the products and its content for editorial reviews. We receive no compensation from these companies for our opinions or for the writing of reviews or editorials.
Permission is sometimes granted to companies to quote our work and editorial reviews free of charge. Our website may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or the services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Latest Articles

Chernobyl (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The account of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine, Soviet Union, and the subsequent health and political fallout is told in five gripping episodes.

2067 (Blu-ray Review)

With the world deforested and people dying from a deadly disease caused by synthetic oxygen, a quiet tunnel worker receives a message from the future and must save humanity in this uneven but watchable dystopian Aussie indie sci-fi thriller.

The Irishman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated (Best Director) late career crime world epic gets the Criterion Collection treatment it deserves.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Criterion gives us a brilliant new 4K restoration on Blu-ray of Jim Jarmusch's 1999's indie classic about a loner assassin who follows the way of the samurai.

Westworld: Season Three — The New World (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The third season of HBO's flagship sci-fi series sends the Hosts into the real world for a somewhat disappointing eight episodes but a magnificent 4K Ultra HD release.
%d bloggers like this: