Regular Show-Complete First & Second Seasons (Blu-ray) (2010)
Audio Commentary-40 episodes
Featurette-Behind The Scenes-Multiple
|Year Of Production||2010|
|RSDL / Flipper||
Dual Disc Set
|Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||John Infantino|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English for the Hearing Impaired||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
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.
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.
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.
|Surround Channel Use|
A large selection of extras are included, which replicate the extras from the DVD sets.
The menu includes music.
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.
Storyboard style version of the pilot episode. Really keen animation fans only.
Hand drawn tests for a particular character.
Storyboard style version of one episode.
Short test animation.
Trailer used to promote the show before release.
A real treat for fans is this student film by the creator which includes a character very similar to Pops.
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 creator and tour of the show's office.
The creator walks through the entire storyboards of the first episode as if he was pitching it.
Sam (whoever he is) records a karaoke song. This is silent vision of him doing it.
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
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.
The video quality is better than the DVD.
The audio quality is good.The extras are extensive.
|DVD||SONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp 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 Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|