Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Leftovers: The Complete First Season Blu-ray + Digital Copy Review

Following a "rapture" like event where two percent of the world's population suddenly disappears and no one can explain why, The Leftovers is a drama about how people cope with a traumatic and seemingly supernatural event and learn to build their lives again slowly, but bravely. The first season more or less covers Tom Perrotta's best selling novel very closely and features Justin Theroux as Police Chief Garvey, the protagonist through which much of the action is funneled or somehow directly or indirectly revolves around. Christopher Eccleston and Liv Tyler also star in the show's first season. This is a very somber and brooding series that could depress viewers since this is not so much about why has this happened, but what do the characters do now that it has with their own lives.

All ten first season episodes are spread across two Blu-ray Discs and look beautiful in their 1080p full HD (1.78:1) broadcast aspect ratio with English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Sound and French and Spanish Language Dolby Surround 2.0 Tracks as well as English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and French and Spanish Language Subtitles encoded onto both discs as options. 

Executive Producers Damon Lindeloff and Tom Perrotta's provide retrospective audio commentaries for the pilot and first season finale. Co-Executive Producer and Director Mimi Leder also participated in the first season finale commentary.Two interviews featurettes included cover the challenge of producing a show with such broad elements while the other explores challenge of acting out characters who do not speak throughout nearly the entire series. A behind the scenes short and a look at season two wrap up the extra value features included within the two-disc set.

An insert containing episode information and disc content delineation is included along with another insert containing a Leftovers Online Survey link and a limited time only redeemable code for a free Ultraviolet Digital Copy of the first season within the BD case, which comes within a cardboard slip.

The Leftovers: The Complete First Season Blu-ray + Digital Copy is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Brothers Studios Entertainment.

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