Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Season Blu-ray Review
Join the GHOST crew as it prepares for its biggest mission yet in STAR WARS REBELS: SEASON THREE! The story of the GHOST crew is far from over. While Sabine confronts new challenges on her home world of Mandalore, Ezra’s growing power as both a Jedi and a rebel leader helps the rebellion acquire new resources and recruits for the fight ahead. However, the Imperial effort to eliminate the rebellion is now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before.
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Run time: 485 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD
‘Star Wars Rebels’ has turned out a welcoming change of scenery from ‘The Clone Wars’, and it’s very watchable though sometimes a flawed gem of a show. Some of the stories in the first season alone make these chapters worthy additions to the Star Wars canon, and you can forgive the reliance on The Prequel Trilogy backstory used here, because it uses those references for some satisfying payoffs in the end. Oh, and NO JarJar Binks! *Phew*
‘Star Wars Rebels’ is a charming and pretty to look at and behold, and episodes like Rise of the Old Masters give this series real teeth and personality; it’s not afraid to tackle themes that would otherwise be too much for a children’s show. It’s a brave show that knows when to play it safe, and when not to play it too safe if it compromises the story. The series does borrow from the source movies, but it stands its own ground, and some of these play like entertaining apologies for The Prequels.
Movie Quality: 9.5/10
The print is presented in 1080p/VC-1 with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Due to the film being an all digital transfer, the animation looks superb. The colors are rather bright and vibrant. The image is clean throughout and the addition of excellent details is a nice touch with close up scenes. The look of the characters and the style that is being used may turn off a few ‘Star Wars’ fans. It almost makes the characters look like miniatures.
Print Quality: 9.5/10
The Audio is presented in a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 EX mix. I found the audio to be rather impressive for a film that was originally intended for network television. The film takes advantage of the rears with all kinds of sound effects from the fighting on the battlefield with light sabers, ships flying overhead, lasers, and rifles blasting away. The rears did get a good amount of usage than I expected. Dialogue comes through the center channel very clean and crisp.
Audio Quality: 9.5/10
- Return To Mandalore [HD]
- Thrawn: A Legend Reborn [HD]
- Apprentices to Outcasts: Kenobi And Maul [HD]
- The Original Rebel: Saw Gerrera Returns [HD]
- Five Audio Commentaries – Featuring Dave Filoni (Executive Producer), Justin Ridge (Supervising Director), Kilian Plunkett (Art Director), Keith Kellogg (Animation Supervisor) and Joel Aron (CG Supervisor: Lighting & FX)
Special Features: 8/10
If you were disappointed that The Clone Wars ended with a lot of unanswered questions. Then you will be happy to hear that a lot of those questions are answered in this show. While also bringing up some new questions.
Overall Rating: 8/10