Regular Show-Complete First & Second Seasons (Blu-ray) (2010)

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Released 6-Nov-2013

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Animation Audio Commentary-40 episodes
Bonus Episode
Storyboards
Short Film
Interviews-Crew
Music Video
Featurette-Behind The Scenes-Multiple
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2010
Running Time 440
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered
Dual Disc Set
Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By John Infantino
Studio
Distributor
Cartoon Network
Madman Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI ? Music Mark Mothersbaugh
John Enroth
Albert Fox


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 1080p
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

     Regular Show is a Cartoon Network production which as with many Cartoon Network shows is being released in two different formats in Australia, being either full season collections or compilation discs of episodes. This Blu-ray edition basically contains the exact same material as the individually available DVD season sets, except that they are in high definition. I reviewed the two DVD season sets here and here.

     Those who are Blu-ray capable will probably choose this set over the individual DVD releases however this is not a Blu-ray release to show off your home theatre.

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Transfer Quality

Video

     The video quality is very good and a step up on the DVD edition.

     The show is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. It is in 1080p high definition.

     The clarity and colour are significantly enhanced on this Blu-ray version when compared to the DVD version.

     There are subtitles available in English for the Hearing Impaired.

Video Ratings Summary
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Audio

     The audio quality is good.

     These discs contain an English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 2.0 . The dialogue is clear and easy to understand and the episodes are accompanied by a variety of songs and incidental music. The Blu-ray audio is a slight improvement over the DVD but is still in the same lossy format.

Audio Ratings Summary
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Extras

     A large selection of extras are included, which replicate the extras from the DVD sets.

Menu

     The menu includes music.

Unaired Regular Show Pilot (7:40)

     A real treat for fans is this pilot episode which supposedly has not been shown on TV. It involves Mordecai and Rigby fighting over a chair.

Animatic of Unaired Pilot (7:16)

     Storyboard style version of the pilot episode. Really keen animation fans only.

Original Pencil Tests for Saerom (0:37)

     Hand drawn tests for a particular character.

Animatic for 'The Power' (10:48)

     Storyboard style version of one episode.

CG Test for Hodgepodge Monster (0:05)

     Short test animation.

2010 Comic Con Teaser Trailer (2:29)

     Trailer used to promote the show before release.

The Naive Man from Lolliland - Student Short (3:29)

     A real treat for fans is this student film by the creator which includes a character very similar to Pops.

Party Tonight Music Video (2:07)

     I just don't understand this at all. I can confirm it is a music video featuring people dressed up like characters from the show.

Interview with JG Quintel (5:07)

     Interview with creator and tour of the show's office.

JG Pitches 'The Power' (15:53)

     The creator walks through the entire storyboards of the first episode as if he was pitching it.

Original Regular Show Commercials (0:49)

     2 advertisements.

Sam Sings Mystery Karaoke (2:00)

     Sam (whoever he is) records a karaoke song. This is silent vision of him doing it.

Commentaries - All 40 episodes

     Commentaries are included for all 28 episodes mostly featuring the creator plus a member of the technical crew. Some have multiple commentaries available. Worthwhile for fans

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    The Region 1 release is basically the same. Buy local.

Summary

    The first & second seasons of Regular Show on a 2 Blu-ray set.

    The video quality is better than the DVD.

    The audio quality is good.

    The extras are extensive.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Review Equipment
DVDSONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output
DisplaySharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
Audio DecoderBuilt into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationMarantz SR5005
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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