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Daredevil - Season One [4 Blu-rays]
(Drew Goddard, 2015)
Review by Gary Tooze
Theatrical: Marvel Entertainment
Video: Walt Disney Studios
Region: FREE (as verified by the Oppo Blu-ray player)
Runtime: 13 episodes (av. 0:52:51.960 per episode)
Disc 1 Size: 44,575,180,492 bytes
Average Episode Size: 11,295,891,456 bytes
Video Bitrate: 21.98 Mbps
Case: Thick Blu-ray case inside cardboard slipcase
Release date: October 3rd, 2016
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
DTS-HD Master Audio English 2671 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2671 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit / DN -4dB)
DTS-HD High-Res Audio German 2046 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit / DN -4dB)
English (SDH), German, none
Episode Sample Bitrate:
Description: All 13 episodes from the first season of the action adventure following the Marvel Comics superhero. Idealistic lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), along with his long-time friend Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), uses his newly established firm to tackle the rising levels of criminal activity in New York City. By night however, Murdock - who was blinded by a chemical spill as a young boy - uses his heightened senses to fight crime on the streets as vigilante Daredevil. With the influence of underworld kingpin Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) continuing to grow, Murdock faces a fight on two fronts to keep the city safe.
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.
Although not 'officially' released Stateside on disc yet - Europe has this available and it can still be purchased in North America. Disney's Blu-ray package of the fabulous series Daredevil is as clean and crisp as you might imagine from a new HD-broadcast series. The 13 X 52-minute episodes are housed on four Blu-rays. It is transferred in the original 1.78:1 aspect ratio. These are on dual-layered discs with reasonable bitrates for the feature content per Blu-ray. There are plenty of dark scenes in Daredevil (dark topics) but the bitrate is supportive and I saw no noise or compression artifacts. The brighter the scenes the more depth - which is common. Detail is strong, visuals, especially close-ups, are crisp. It is quite flawless and in 1080P.
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Excellent audio quality with a supportive and tight DTS-HD Master 5.1 track at 2671 kbps. Most of the action - and impressively-choreographed fight scenes have effect sounds that jump to the rear speakers. John Paesano's score floats in and out through scene changes and is an excellent theme that I haven't tired of. Everything sounds pristine in lossless and there is depth in the aggressive bass. There is a German language DUB on my edition and subtitle options signifying the four discs as being region FREE - playable on Blu-ray machines worldwide.
None. I don't know if the 'official US Blu-ray' release of Season One will have some extras, but it seems doubtful and will probably be exactly as this is; bare-bones.
October 14th, 2016
About the Reviewer: Hello, fellow Beavers! I have been interested in film since I viewed a Chaplin festival on PBS when I was around 9 years old. I credit DVD with expanding my horizons to fill an almost ravenous desire to seek out new film experiences. I currently own approximately 9500 DVDs and have reviewed over 5000 myself. I appreciate my discussion Listserv for furthering my film education and inspiring me to continue running DVDBeaver. Plus a healthy thanks to those who donate and use our Amazon links.
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