Season 6

Smallville
Cover Art US Release

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Smallville Season 6

 

Release date [US] September 18, 2007

Release date [UK] October 13, 2008

Release date [NL] Not Released

 

 

Smallville premiered in 2001. Who'd have thought this show would wind up having 10 seasons. With SG-1 the longest running SF TV show originated from the USA. Blu Ray releases only started with season 6, seasons 1 trough 5 only been released on DVD thus far, not yet clear if these seasons will ever see the Blu Ray light of day. Lana & Lexx's relationship is the main focus of season 6. PQ is only a little bit better than the DVD release. Both releases, UK & US releases, are region free.

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Four-disc set (4 BDs)
  • Video codec: VC-1
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles UK/US : English SDH, English, French, Spanish
  • Region Code UK/US : Region Free
  • Packaging UK: 2 Standard BD in one Slipcover

 

Special Features:

 

  • Deleted scenes in high definition
  • A 25-minute history of Green Arrow in comic books and on TV, a 30-minute fan spotlight
  • Smallville: Big Fans - Profiling Smallville Devotees
  • The Making of Smallville Legends: The Oliver Queen Chronicles
  • Two Smallville Legends tie-in series: a crude CGI series on Green Arrow that fills in his back story, and Justice & Doom, an animated comic book about the team

Season 7

Smallville Season 7
Cover Art US release

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Smallville Season 7

 

Release date [US] September 9, 2008

Release date [UK] September 13, 2008

Release date [NL] Not Released

 

[Possible Spoilers]

 

Season 7, last season were we see Lexx Luther, exept for the series' finale, and were the audiance and Clark finally see Lexx how and what he is, how dangerous he can be. Also we meet Clarks Niche Kara. Some stunning revelations, all and all, for me, season 7 is a step up from season 6. PQ is a bit better too but the quality should be much better than it is.

 

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Three-disc set (3 BDs)
  • Video codec: VC-1
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles US : English, English SDH, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles UK : English, English SDH, French
  • Region Code US : Region Free
  • Region Code UK : Region B [A, C not tested] Very probably it's region free
  • Packaging : Standard BD case, not sure if it's with slipcover

 

Special Features:

 

  • Cast and Crew Commentaries: Persona and Siren earn audio commentaries with creators Miles Millar and Al Gough, producer Ken Horton and Todd Slavkin, writers Kelly Souders and Brian Petersonas, and actors John Glover and John Hartley. Sadly, each discussion is dry and somewhat lifeless, elevated only by Hartley's brief but welcome wit.
  • Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton (SD, 18 minutes): This overly-focused featurette digs into the creation, development, and appearances of Supergirl over the years. Renowned DC Comics creators, several actresses, and other industry heavyweights are on hand to offer their thoughts on the character.
  • Jimmy on Jimmy (SD, 23 minutes): Embarassing title aside, this featurette documents the charming roundtable meeting between four actors who've portrayed Jimmy Olsen over the years -- Smallville's own Aaron Ashmore, Superman Returns' Sam Huntington, Superman: The Movie's Marc McClure, and The Adventures of Superman's Jack Larsen. Be sure to check it out.
  • Deleted Scenes (SD, 34 minutes): A collection of deleted scenes from more than a dozen episodes. While most were wisely cut, the scenes include interactions and exchanges that will be of some value to fans of season seven.
  • Kara and the Chronicles of Krypton Mobisodes (SD, 21 minutes): Six clumsily-animated shorts that hone in on Kara before she came to Earth.
  • Smallville Visions: A nonsensical digital comic 

 

Season 8

Smallville Season 8
Cover Art US Release

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Smallville Season 8

 

Release date [US] August 25, 2009

Release date [UK] October 12, 2009

Release date [NL] Not Released

 

 

Possible Spoilers

 

Season 8 is full of changes! Finally Clark is going to work full time at the Daily Planet, Lexx gone missing on the Artic, his replacement, Tess Mercer, seems to be able to replace Lexx flawlessly, she's as devious as Lexx could be. Chloé and Jimmy getting married, Lana returns to Smallville and Lois and Clark obvious have feelings for each other which is more than just friendship. PQ is fairly good but could and should be better. Both the UK & US release are region free and has English Subs.

 

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Four-disc set (4 BDs)
  • Video codec: VC-1
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles UK/US : English SDH, French
  • Region Code UK/US : Region free
  • Packaging : Standard BD case with Slipcover

 

Special Features:

 

  • Audio Commentaries (Disc 2): Director Mairzee Almas, executive producer Brian Peterson, and actress Cassidy Freeman deliver a decent overview of "Identity," while producers Darren Swimmer and Tim Scanlan, and writer Geoff Johns offer up a more satisfying overview of "Legion." While neither commentary will blow anyone away -- Johns is really the only one who properly dissects the differences between the traditional Superman mythos and the television series -- there's enough development and production details on tap to please newcomers and those who've followed the show from the beginning.
  • Unaired Scenes (HD, All Discs, 18 minutes): Deleted scenes are included for "Plastique," "Instinct," "Legion," "Power," "Requiem," "Turbulence," "Hex," "Eternal," "Beast," and "Injustice." There's very little of note, but Smallville fans will appreciate the additional material.
  • In the Director's Chair (HD, 19 minutes): An overproduced but informative trip behind the scenes with Allison Mack. She discusses her transition from actor to director, her approach to the series, and her take on the characters. The featurette is a bit heavy of episode clips, but serves up plenty of solid interview segments to make up for it.
  • Smallville's Doomsday: The Making of a Monster (HD, 15 minutes): This look at season eight's big baddie delves into the vicious alien's design, appearances, and clashes with Clark and his superpowered brethren, as well as the CG and practical effects that brought his transformations to life.

 

Season 9

Smallville Season 9
Cover Art US Release

For a full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Smallville Season 9

 

Release date [US] September 7, 2010

Release date [UK] October 25, 2010

Release date [NL] Not Released

 

 

Season 9, second season without Lexx, according to many, one is the best Smallville seasons, new villains, General Zod who gives the show a much needed impuls. Some nice guest stars: Metallo (Sarah Connor Chronicles refugee Brian Austin Green); Hawkman (Michael Shanks); Dr. Fate (Brent Stait); Amanda Waller (Pam Grier); Maxwell Lord (Gil Bellows). The 9th season is also the first season in which the PQ is more than okay.

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Four-disc set (4 BDs)
  • BD-Live
  • Video codec: VC-1
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles UK/US : English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Region Code UK/US : Region Free
  • Packaging: Standard BD case with Slipcover

 

Special Features:

 

  • Audio Commentaries (Disc 2): Even though twenty-one episodes are on tap, only two feature commentaries. Actor Daniel James Callum Blue (Major Zod) and writers Turi Meyer & Al Septien tackle "Kandor," starting off with a few light jokes before barreling into the fray, discussing the development of Zod's backstory and personality, working with Julian Sands and other cast members, reacting to empty green screens, the relationships between Clark, Jor-El and Zod, the evolution of key series themes and characters, et cetera, et cetera. It's an insightful track, and easily one of the betterSmallville commentaries in recent memory.
  • Audio Commentaries : Elsewhere, actress Erica Durance (Lois Lane) and executive producers Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders deliver an even breezier commentary on "Idol," laughing about directorial styles and romantic scenes before launching into an engaging conversation about Lois and Clark's interactions, Durance and Welling's performances, the ongoing storylines and more. They gush any time an actor walks on screen, but after nine years it's too be expected and doesn't interfere with the thrust of the track. Ultimately, both commentaries are excellent. I just wish there were more.
  • Deleted Scenes (Discs 1-4, HD, 9 minutes): I'd love to say there are some scenes in this under-seasoned batch of cuts worth sampling, but even the most diehard Smallville fans will admit each one was wisely trimmed.
  • Kneel Before Zod (Disc 4, HD, 15 minutes): The Smallville showrunners, Superman II director Richard Donner and actor Terence Stamp, and several DC Comics editors peel back the layers of Zod, digging into the evil Kryptonian's first cinematic appearance, the various pieces of his origin story, his connection to Jor-El, and the television series' take on the character. It's an unexpectedly classy featurette, and the only downside is that it isn't quite as long or extensive as it could have been
  • Absolute Justice: From Script to Screen (Disc 4, HD, 30 minutes): A flashier but equally absorbing examination of the Justice Society, the differences and similarities between the comicbook and Smallvilleincarnations of its members, the costumes and special effects created for Hawkman and his super-powered cohorts, and more. It's incredibly detailed and thorough, regardless of how you feel about the end results.

 

Season 10

Smallville Season 10
Cover Art US Release

For full review + screenshots : Blu-Ray.com/Smallville Season 10

 

Release date [US] November 29, 2011

Release date [UK] October 31, 2011

Release date [NL] Will not be released

 

 

Season 10, Smallville last season and although an entertaining season you get the feeling you are missing something. You'd expect an highly explosive season of a series which lasted 10 years. Last season should not have contained "filler" episodes, but it does unfortunately. The creators waited till the last 2 episodes but they should have divided this over all 22 episodes.

 

Also Lex's involvement in the finale was a huge disappointment. It should have been an explosive season, 20 heavy serialized episodes leading up to the finale, still, as I said, it still was entertaining were it could have been awesome. The picture and soundquality is superb, just like season 9. In the special features department, there unfortunately should have been more for a series which lasted 10 seasons. 

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Four-disc set (4 BDs)
  • BD-Live
  • Video codec: VC-1
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • French: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles US : English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin (Traditional)
  • Subtitles UK : English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Region Code US/UK:  Region free
  • Packaging : Standard BD with Slipcover 

 

Special Features:

 

  • Audio Commentaries: Two commentaries barely scratch the twenty-two episode surface of Smallville's tenth and final season. Casual fans will appreciate what little they're given, but diehards will feel overlooked and underwhelmed. Commentaries include "Lazarus" with writer/producers Holly Henderson and Don Whitehead and actors Allison Mack and Cassidy Freeman, and "Dominion" with executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders, actor/episode director Justin Hartley and actor Callum Blue. For whatever reason, though, the series finale is untouched and unexplored.

 

  • Back in the Jacket: A Smallville Homecoming (HD, 20 minutes): Clark returns to Smallville (withSmallville in tow) as the cast and crew discuss the series, its themes, its larger story arc, its characters and, above all, "Reunion," the tenth season high school reunion episode that delves into each one.

 

  • The Son Becomes the Father (HD, 17 minutes): A look at Smallville's father/son relationships -- Kal-El and Jor-El, Clark and Jonathan Kent, and Lex and Lionel Luther -- and their evolution over the course of the show's 200-plus episodes. It's the best feature on the disc but, once again, the finale and the season's status as the series' last aren't given the attention or the coverage both deserve.
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  • Deleted Scenes (SD, 4 minutes): A short, undeniably disappointing collection of brief blips, smart cuts and deleted trivialities. Scenes are available for "Shield," "Supergirl," "Abandoned," "Beacon" and "Scion."

 

  • Music Video (SD, 4 minutes): Swank's "How Do We Do" via actors Cassidy Freeman and Alessandro Juliani.

 

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    sfseriesenfilms (Saturday, 22 October 2011 09:01)

    About the last season, at this time, it has not yet been released. As soon as I have more info on this release, I will update this page.

  • #2

    sfseriesenfilms (Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:20)

    Added season 10 today.

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