Krypton: The Complete Second and Final Season Blu-ray review

Jan 14, 2020- Permalink

The TV series Krypton took DC Comics fans 200 years back before the birth of Superman and follows the life of his grandfather Seg-El, whose family has been banished by the Zod clan. Throughout the series, Seg-El tries to unite a band of resister to restore hope to Krypton, and with the help of a time-traveler from Earth, try to save the events that will lead to his grandson’s eventual birth. Fans were disappointed when the Syfy network canceled the show in August of 2019, but luckily both seasons are available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital. I had a chance to review the Blu-ray/Digital set of Krypton: The Complete Second and Final Season. Disclaimer: Though Warner Bros Home Entertainment provided me with the set to review, the opinions expressed are my own.

The 10 episodes of the final season are contained on two Blu-ray discs. The 1080p AVC-encoded transfer is presented in the original 1.78:1 aspect ratio. It’s a pretty good video presentation, though scenes and settings tend to be on the darker, drabber side. Krypton isn’t a planet on a tourist’s list of lush green places to visit. The images are clear and there is good detail on skin, textile and surface textures. As mentioned, the palette is on the drab side (perhaps there’s a part of the colour spectrum called “downtrodden”) but black levels are good and deep. There’s only a smattering of digital noise throughout the presentation.

On the audio side of things, the season comes with an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Subtitles are available in English and French. Though there’s a good use of the surround tracks that will put you in the scene, it appears that dialogue is not always properly prioritized.

As for extras, the 2 disc set does come with a digital copy code. There are also two featurettes. Villains: Modes of Persuasion lets you know what makes your favourite DC baddies tick. In The Fate of Superman, executive producer David S. Goyer reflects on Superman’s lineage and how his grandfather Seg-El balanced the survival of his home planet against that of the entire universe.

Krypton: The Complete Second and Final Season has solid but not spectacular video and audio presentations. Casual DC fans will probably give it a pass, but if your a fan of the series or a DC fan who needs everything, you’ll want to add this to your collection.