Thursday, July 23, 2009

Prison Break: The Final Break Blu-ray Review

Prison Break: The Final Break Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys JohnsonDisc Size: 20.8 GB
Episode Size: 19.4 GB
Region: A

Video
Prison Break: The Final Break comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. Like Season 1 and Season 3, the show's look is definitely mixed. The issues present are mostly due to the source, and not because of bad Blu-ray transfers. Detail varied with the amount of focus used on screen, Prison Break tends to be slightly out of focus at times, but whenever it was fine it was very impressive.

There was a thin layer of grain present, and a bit of noise did pop up in a couple of scenes. Colors were rich and accurate, and black levels were fairly solid. This won't be demo material anytime soon as it does have it's flaws, but fans of the series will be more than pleased. 8/10.

Audio
A 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is included and sounds very nice. The show is aggressive when it needs to be, and clear at all times. Dialogue was always easy to understand, while the film's music and effects expand into the surround area. The track was more than pleasing and actually quite impressive at times considering it isn't a theatrical release. 8/10.

Extras

Deleted Scenes (4:09) (HD)
Two fairly decent deleted scenes are included that perhaps could have been included.

Blu-news Summary
Prison Break: The Final Break is definitely a show for the fans of the series, and one that could be difficult for newcomers to fully understand. It takes place after the group has been exonerated but before the final scene in the already aired season finale, which was 2 years later for the characters. It definitely explains lots of questions that were left by the season finale, including certain characters and an unfortunate death.

The Blu-ray release is quite strong, with good video and audio, but minimal extras. Prison Break: The Final Break is 'Highly Recommended' for fans of the series, but to those just wanting to watch it as a standalone just 'Give It A Rent.'

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