COMMUNITY: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review

COMMUNITY: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review
  • The Series
  • The Video
  • The Audio
  • The Supplements
4.1

Jeff Winger has to go to Greendale Community College when his degree is found to be a fake. He has to make it through school to be reinstated by the Bar Association. He meets a girl named Britta and finds out that she needs help with Spanish class. Quick on his feet, Jeff makes up a fake study group for the class and somehow a whole group turns up to the meeting place in the library. There is Jeff, Britta, Abed, Shirley, Annie, Troy, and Pierce.

COMMUNITY is created by Dan Harmon and the series went for 6 seasons. It is a quick-witted, funny show that follows this group in some insane situations. As the series went on, things became rocky with characters leaving, threats of cancellation, and even moving to the Yahoo! Streaming Service. It goes to show that there is definitely a following but all good things have to come to an end.

Cast
Joel McHale – Jeff Winger
Gillian Jacobs – Britta Perry
Danny Pudi – Abed Nadir
Yvette Nicole Brown – Shirley Bennett
Alison Brie – Annie Edison
Donald Glover – Troy Barnes
Ken Jeong – Ben Chang
Chevy Chase – Pierce Hawthorne

VIDEO QUALITY:

The video is a 1080p AVC presentation that is fairly consistent throughout the series on disc. The first episode has some softer details and this is most likely from the way it was filmed. The colors are bold in the clothing and the school’s decorations. The skin tones are warm and natural. As for details, you can clearly see the grime and bruises in some of the episodes. Clothing textures and hair is easily discernible. There is a light grain on everything and it looks great.

AUDIO QUALITY:

The audio is a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix and that is on all of the seasons. The dialogue is clear and that’s good being that the show is a dialogue heavy. Effects are clean and the music is subtle. It uses the LFEs but lightly and not in an overpowering way. The show is better in surround sound with the crowded school areas giving a more immersive feeling.

SUPPLEMENTS & PACKAGING

Season One Disc 1:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Outtakes

-More Outtakes

-Creative Compromises

-Mini Episodes:
Study Break: Stop using your Brain
Study Break: Truth or Dare
Study Break: Generation Gap

-Alternate Scenes:
Advanced Criminal Law

Season One Disc 2:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Outtakes

-More Outtakes

-Season One Cast Evaluations

-Extended Producer’s Cut:
Communication Studies

Season Two Disc 1:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Outtakes

-More Outtakes

-DJ Steve Porter Remixes Season One

-Deleted Scenes:
What’s The Worst That Can Happen With Chang?
I’m a Vegetarian Anarchist
Where’s The Party?

Season Two Disc 2:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Outtakes

-More Outtakes

-Season Two Cast Evaluations

-Deleted Scenes:
This Won’t be Very Effective
He’s a Real Giver
The Excrement of Strangers
Spirits of The Elders
Are You Trying to Shoot Yourself?

Season Three Disc 1:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Outtakes

-More Outtakes

-A Glee-ful Community Christmas

-Deleted Scenes:
Biology 101
Geography of Global Conflict
Remedial Chaos Theory
Competitive Ecology
Advanced Day
Documentary Filmmaking: Redux

Season Three Disc 2:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Outtakes

-More Outtakes

-This is War: Pillows Vs. Blankets

-Deleted Scenes:
Urban Matrimony and Sandwich Arts
Digital Exploration of Interior Design
Pillows and Blankets
Basic Lupine Urology
Course Listing Unavailable
Introduction to Finality

Season Four Disc 1:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Outtakes

-Inspector Spacetime: Inspection

-Deleted and Alternate Scenes:
Annie’s Appletini
Why So Sour Kraut?
Dinner Roll Therapy
I Really Blasted Him
I haven’t Slept in Three Days
Boy, You’re Good at That
Reading My Pun Book
Sleep Like a Baby
This is Your Legacy

Season Four Disc 2:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Adventures in Advanced Puppetry

-Deleted Scenes:
There’s Another Cloud
Little Annie Adderall
Bring On Summer/Winter

-Extended Scene:
Fake a Heart Attack

Season Five Disc 1:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Re-Animating The 80’s

Season Five Disc 2:
-Audio Commentary on Episodes

-Outtakes

-Advanced Television Production:
5 Days, 2 Scripts, No Sleep

Season Six Disc 1:
-Gag Reel

-Deleted Scenes:
Paycheck Advance
It Was Worth It

Season Six Disc 2:
-COMMUNITY Trivia

-Six Seasons and A Finale

-Deleted Scenes:
Solving The Giant Hand
Securing The Premises
Being There for Garrett
Bruised But Not Rotten

EPISODE LIST:
Season One:

Pilot
Spanish 101
Introduction to Film
Social Psychology
Advanced Criminal Law
Football, Feminism and You
Introduction to Statistics
Home Economics
Debate 109
Environmental Science
Politics of Human Sexuality
Comparative Religion
Investigative Journalism
Interprative Dance
Romantic Expressionism
Communication Studies
Physical Education
Basic Genealogy
Beginner Pottery
The Science of Illusion
Contemporary American Poultry
He Art of Discourse
Modern Warfare
English as a Second Language
Pascals’s Triangle Revisited

Season Two
Anthropology 101
Accounting for Lawyers
The Psychology of Letting Go
Basic Rocket Science
Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples
Epidemiology
Aerodynamics of Gender
Cooperative Calligraphy
Conspiracy Theories of Interior Design
Mixology Certification
Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas
Asian Population Studies
Celebrity Pharmacology 212
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
Early 21st Century Romanticism
Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking
Intro to Political Science
Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy
Critical Film Studies
Competitive Wine Tasting
Paradigms of Human Memory
Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts
A Fistful of Paintballs
For a Few Paintballs More

Season Three
Biology 101
Geography of Global Conflict
Remedial Chaos Theory
Competitive Ecology
Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps
Advanced Gay
Studios in Modern Movement
Documentary Filmmaking: Redux
Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism
Regional Holiday Music
Contemporary Impressionists
Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts
Digital Exploration of Interior Design
Pillows and Blankets
Origins of Vampire Mythology
Virtual Systems Analysis
Basic Lupine Urology
Course Listing Unavailable
Curriculum Unavailable
Digital Estate Planning
The First Chang Dynasty
Introduction to Finality

Season Four
History 101
Paranormal Parentage
Conventions of Space and Time
Alternative History of the German Invasion
Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations
Advanced Documentary Filmmaking
Economics of Marine Biology
Herstory of Dance
Intro to Felt Surrogacy
Intro to Knots
Basic Human Anatomy
Heroic Origins
Advanced Introduction to Finality

Season Five
Repilot
Introduction to Teaching
Basic Intergluteal Numismatics
Cooperative Polygraphy
Geothermal Escapism
Analysis of Cork-Based Networking
Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality
App Development and Condiments
VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing
Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
G.I. Jeff
Basic Story
Basic Sandwich

Season Six
Ladders
Lawnmower Maintenance & Postnatal Care
Basic Crisis Room Decorum
Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing
Las of Robotics & Party Rights
Basic Email Security
Advanced Safety Features
Intro to Recycled Cinema
Grifting 101
Basic RV Repair and Palmistry
Modern Espionage
Wedding Videography
Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television

Disc Details
12-Disc Set w/ 12 Blu-rays

Edition Ratings
Rated TV-PG

Region Coding
Region A

Video Resolution
1080p AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Audio Mixes
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English

THE BOTTOM LINE:

COMMUNITY is one of those shows that is really fun to binge watch. When the changes in the later seasons happen, the show loses some of its luster. It’s like watching a family break up and not for the better. The Blu-ray has been authored with a superb picture and the audio is right where it needs to be.

The extras in the set are plentiful with commentaries on almost every episode. There are also tons of delete scenes, the webisodes, outtakes, and more. This is a great set for the fan and people who are checking it out for the first time. I can highly recommend picking this up.

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