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TV on DVD: Dexter deluxe

In blu-ray, dvd, television, tv, Uncategorized on 01/05/2009 at 7:31 pm

I think what you really want with your favourite serial killer is to see the gore in HD and to really hear the knife plunging.

Well then, thank god that Dexter: Season 1 has finally been released on Blu-ray. On shelves Tuesday, Jan. 6, the new release comes a year and a half after the regular DVD release of the first installment of the story, which chronicles the efforts of serial killer, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), to channel his bloody urges into a productive direction. Blu-ray or not, it would be worth re-watching Season 1 of Dexter, knowing what we regular watchers now know about Dexter, his traumatic origins and, especially, his father. Harry Morgan (James Remar) begins as a pillar of kindness and caring and a firm hand where Dexter — veering dangerously in flashback toward blood frenzy — needed it. Using Harry’s “code”, Dex learned to satisfy his need to kill, his father’s need for him to not get caught and society’s need for a human trash disposal engineer. But over the course of Seasons 2 and 3 we, and Dexter, learn a bit more. If this were audio, I’d do a really scary “Mooah-ah-ah!”

As for the Blu-ray release, in addition to crisper image, it will of course deliver the format’s best feature — super intense sound. I (ghoullishly) want to hear how much chillier the action sounds with that heightened audio and (geekishly) want to listen even to the scraping of the razor on Dexter’s throat in what is the best opening title sequence of any television series, ever.

Extras: The Academy of Blood – A Killer Course; Witnessed In Blood – A True Murder Investigation; Michael C. Hall podcast; First Episode of Dexter, Season 3 and — super bonus — the first two episodes of United States of Tara, which premieres later this month on The Movie Network.

Enjoy. Here are a few more new releases of TV on DVD.

Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.0
The Waltons: Seasons 1-8
Duckman: Seasons 3 and 4
Frisky Dingo: The Complete Second SEason
Mannix: The Second Season
Secret Diary of a Call Girl: The Complete First Season
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Collection 3
Transformers Animated: Season 2
Dexter: Season 1 (Blu-ray)
Tripping the Rift: The Complete Third Season
Red Skelton Christmas
Laredo: Season 2, Part 2
The FBI Files: Season 1
— Denise Duguay


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