One of the better series to run on the WB network, "SUPERNATURAL," is now available on dvd and blu-ray. It's important for viewers to know that "Season 2" ended with Dean making a deal with the devil to give up his soul in exchange for sparing his brother's(Sam)life and giving him a full year to enjoy his time with him. It's a poignant idea, full of greek, "Illiad-like" tragedy. The Winchesters spend this season continuing to fight off hordes of demons, while also trying to find a way to beat the devil out of the deal, with as few consequences as possible. "SUPERNATURAL" has definitely changed since its debut season, but for the better. While there's more humor now, it doesn't diminish the fright factor either, or the well-written episodes, often self-contained, as they meet up with witches, ghosts, vampires and more. It also helps that the new characters introduced are all exciting! While it's a little disappointing "SEASON 3" offers fewer episodes than the previous seasons, only one(Long Distance Call)is mediocre, while the rest are really good or great("Mystery Spot" and the opener, "THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN."
WARNER BROS. has provided the correct 1.78:1 aspect ratio for this 1080p/VC-1 blu-ray. Color levels vary(intentionally)from episode to episode, depending upon the production design. But, even when colors are subdued, detail is impressive. Blacks are deep enough to provide stellar depth within the typically dark scenes of any given episode, and at times, colors are pushed to the max, without oversaturation. It's a great looking transfer!
WARNER BROS. has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. While dialogue is decent, without anything special, making it stand out above any other decent mix, the surround mix is aggressive. Discrete and subtle effects are used with creativity and impact, boosting the thrills to various episodes and adding to the series overall "scary" atmosphere. It's a really good mix, although we'd have preferred a Lossless mix.
WARNER BROS has provided various featurettes, as well as a gag reel, all in standard resolution.