The Seven Season
for Television by James Manos, Jr, 2012)
Review by Gary Tooze
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Episode Runtime: 56:00 X 12
Disc One Size: 46,849,618,576 bytes
Single Disc Features Size: 46,283,943,936 bytes
Video Bitrate: 21.96 Mbps
Chapters: 7 X 12 episodes
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: May 14th, 2013
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Dolby TrueHD Audio English 1577 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1577
kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
/ Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
/ Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio French 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
English, English (SDH), none
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Description: DEXTER returns to Blu-ray in explosive fashion
with Season 7, as Dexter is finally forced to confront his
greatest fear, as Debra witnesses his insatiable,
ritualistic slaying of a killer. Now Deb knows the secret of
his Dark Passenger, his undeniable thirst for blood, and the
Code that their father Harry instilled in him as a young
boy. But as Deb tries to reconcile the unfathomable idea
that her beloved, mild-mannered brother is Miami's most
notorious serial killer, Dexter is still pulled by his
natural impulses to seek out the guilty and exact his brand
of vigilante justice.
Everyone’s favourite serial killer is back for more in
Season 7 of the wickedly good drama, Dexter. Golden GlobeŽ
winner Michael C. Hall returns as the Miami forensics expert
with blood on his hands--only now, he’s finally forced to
come clean to his sister, Deb, about his deadly ways.
Meanwhile, there’s a chance for possible romance with a
beautiful fellow murderer, Deb learns how difficult it is to
keep her brother’s secrets, Batista pursues a dream away
from the force, Quinn loses his heart, and LaGuerta gets
closer to pinning the Bay Harbor Butcher killings on Dexter.
Someone’s got it coming…
Season Seven descriptions from IMDb
Season Seven, Episode 1
Sep. 30, 2012
Having been caught in the act of eliminating Travis Marshall by his
sister Deb, Dexter has to scramble to come up with an explanation. Deb
is understandably shaken by what she's just seen but accepts, somewhat
reluctantly, Dexter's explanation that he's suffered momentary madness.
As she thinks about it, Dexter's explanation makes no sense and decides
to dig deeper. Captain LaGuerta meanwhile is puzzled by a piece of
evidence she found at the scene of the Marshall killing. When a member
of the homicide squad is killed, Dexter goes all out to stop the killer
before he ...
Sunshine and Frosty Swirl
Oct. 7, 2012
With Deb having found all of Dexter's paraphernalia, including the blood
slides, he has little choice but to admit everything. She decides not to
arrest him or let the police know what he does during his off hours. She
does decide she's going to try and cure him and keeps him on a very
short leash. Dexter is wondering more and more what to do about Louis
Greene who he is convinced sent him the hand from the Ice Truck killer
case. Louis doesn't scare easily however. The police continue to press
the investigation into Mike Anderson's death not knowing that Dexter has
Buck the System
Oct. 14, 2012
With Deb keeping a close eye on him, Dexter is starting to go stir
crazy. He desperately wants to satisfy his dark passenger but first
decides to get Louis Greene out of his life forever. Deb is growing
increasingly frustrated at the lack of progress in finding Mike
Anderson's killer. The murderer's employer, Isaak Sirko, is having much
better luck and actually traces his former employee right to Dexter's
boat. Dexter wants to kill someone and focuses on the recently paroled
killer Ray Speltzer. Dexter is convinced that Speltzer will kill again
and tries to convince ...
Oct. 21, 2012
The police quickly catch up with Ray Speltzer and does a brilliant job
interrogating him and getting a confession. She and others are shocked
however when a judge ruled the arresting officers had violated his
Miranda rights and releases him. When he shows up on the sidelines of
his latest victim's funeral, Deb goes berserk and decides they have to
get him at all costs. Dexter decides it's time for him to do what he
does best. Meanwhile, the police are still raiding the strip club and
owner Isaak Sirko decides it's time to give the police what they want
and frames ...
Oct. 28, 2012
After Deb learns that she has sent forensic evidence to an outside lab
for analysis, Captain LaGuerta confides in her that she found a blood
slide at the site of the Marshall killing and believes the Bay Harbor
butcher is still alive. The Captain accepts Deb's offers to help her in
the investigation. When Dexter learns what's going on, he just wants Deb
to stay out of it. Dexter finds blood on his boat and tests reveal it
belongs to Louis Greene. He soon after finds he has to deal with Isaak
Sirko who is clearly out for revenge. Dexter's plan to get him doesn't
Do the Wrong Thing
Nov. 4, 2012
Dexter decides he's going to eliminate Hanna McKay and gathers evidence
that she has eliminated a number of people in her life. Something
unexpected occurs however. LaGuerta begins to think that the Bay Harbor
Butcher may have been responsible for the deaths of several criminals
who vanished before they could be arrested. After discussing the
situation with Nadia, Quinn decides to return the money left in his car.
He's given little choice but to help the mobsters: either he eliminates
the blood evidence they have linking Isaak Sirko to the Colombian
shooting or Nadia ...
Nov. 11, 2012
Dexter's problems keep mounting. After the surprise outcome of his
planned execution of Hannah McKay, they agree they are far too much
alike and decide not to see each other again. It doesn't quite work out
as planned. Dexter learns that true crime writer Sal Price is writing a
book about Hannah as he is convinced she was an active participant in
the murders believed to have been committed by her boyfriend. Dexter
sets out to get Sal to go in another direction but Hannah takes charge
of things. Deb wants Dexter to do what he does best. Meanwhile, Quinn
comes under ...
Nov. 18, 2012
Having spent the night together, Hannah and Dexter decide to see each
other again. He's not so sure what he's going to do about Deb however.
She is adamant that Dexter get rid of Hannah but he refuses, saying he's
sure she doesn't want to be responsible for a murder. With everything he
has to deal with, Cody and Astor come to stay with him after their
grandfather is hospitalized. Deb finally breaks down and tells him her
true feelings. Isaak Sirko decides to take a more direct approach and
tries to shoot Dexter in broad daylight. Strip club manager George
Nov. 25, 2012
Isaak Sirko learns that the Koshka Brotherhood has sent two assassins to
Miami to eliminate him. Surprisingly he turns to Dexter with a
proposition: help him eliminate the assassins in return for his life.
Dexter's not too keen on the proposal and turns him down. Isaak acquires
a trump card however: he's taken Hannah hostage and now offers him her
life as well. Dexter also has to deal with Deb who is embarrassed by her
earlier admission to Dexter that she's in love with him. Hannah
meanwhile keeps trying to get Dexter to open up to her. Captain LaGuerta
The Dark... Whatever
Dec. 2, 2012
There is another victim of the phantom arsonist, the fifth in two weeks.
Dexter thinks has a pretty good idea who is behind it. He is frustrated
because he promised Deb not to interfere in police cases. He tries to
explain his dark passenger to Hannah but they're interrupted by a man
peeking through the window - who turns out to be Hannah's father who has
just been released from prison. He wasn't a very good father - he once
left her alone in a motel room for three days while he went off to play
poker. He seems to have reformed but after she refuses him a loan he ...
Do You See What I See?
Dec. 9, 2012
At Deb's request, Batista locates Arlene Schramm, the witness who saw
Hannah McKay kill a counselor in a halfway house. When Deb blacks out
and has a car accident, she thinks she knows who might have been
responsible. Dexter learns that the last of the men who killed his
mother, Hector Estrada, is up for parole but has no objection as he has
his own plans for the killer. Matthews has a chat with Dexter and tells
him of Captain LaGuerta's theory about him being the Bay Harbor Butcher.
Dexter is quick on his feet and Matthews believes him when he denies it
all. When ...
Dec. 16, 2012
Dexter visits Hannah in jail to explain why he didn't protect her and
she in turn explains why she did what she did. She seems to understand
Dexter but has her own plans which don't include prison. Captain
LaGuerta disregards the evidence she and Tom Matthews have discovered -
and which Dexter planted - which points to Sgt. Doakes as the Bay Harbor
Butcher and continues her investigation into Dexter. She arrests him but
Dexter has set her up and she is forced to release him leading most at
Miami Metro to believe she was trying to frame him. Dexter still wants
to get ...
captures were taken directly from the
We've already covered
and this image looks totally
in-line with the strong visual quality.
The 1.78:1 HD shot episodes
look strong with the occasional weaknesses of that format -
some noise in darker sequences and it handles outdoor light
somewhat poorer than straight film with occasional flaring. Overall it
supports the series in 1080P with excellent detail in
close-ups and bright impressive colors with Floridian flora.
All three discs are dual-layered and maxed out at over 45
Gigs of space per - 4 episodes on each of the 3
There are no manipulations at all and it is,
predictably, spotlessly clean. This looks exactly as it was
shot and ready for broadcast in 2012; essentially it can be
considered flawless as a direct representation.
CAPTURE TO SEE ALL IMAGES IN FULL 1920X1080 RESOLUTION
Audio has notched down in robust-ness from the previous Seasons on
Dolby TrueHD 5.1 at a supportive
It has some mild, and subtle, range. I'm
always impressed with Daniel Licht original score that can really light
up a scene or bring it down to a more human, and sympathetic, level. I
think it is one of the best for a TV show that I've heard.
There are optional DUBs and English + English (SDH) subtitles and my
it as being a region
'A'-locked - like the previous packages.
There are no
digital extras except the advertised (but unseen)
Ultraviolet Copy Code that allows you t see the Pilot of the
new Showtime Series Ray Donovan. The package has transparent covers to see the text episode
descriptions of the 12 in Season 7.
Dexter continues to be strong and riveting - interesting
characters - Isaak Sirko of the Koshka Brotherhood, femme
fatale Hanna McKay (and her father) and tension mounts with
Captain LaGuerta closing in on him. Dex remains super busy being one-step ahead
of his investigatory colleagues. Michael C. Hall is fabulous as
he was in Six Feet Under. The
Blu-ray gives a great presentation. It has great value for almost a dozen hours of
top-notch TV - those who've been following the series won't
be disappointed. I watched this whole package over 3 nights
- I can't wait for Season 8.
May 6th, 2013