Yellowstone Season One and Season Two Blu-ray review

Nov 01, 2020- Permalink

The Paramount Network drama series Yellowstone, which stars Kevin Costner as the patriarch of a cattle ranching family whose massive property is always under assault by corrupt politicians and even more corrupt businesses, has seen its first two seasons released by Paramount Home Entertainment. I had a chance to look at the two collections.

The 1080p AVC-encoded video presentation of Season One and Season Two is in the series’ original 2.0:1 aspect ratio. Yellowstone is a prestige project for the Paramount Network and the importance of the series shows in its presentation. It’s a fantastic looking Blu-ray with a clear, sharp image. Detail is everywhere, from every wrinkle, pore, and whisker of facial textures, to worn and torn textiles, to the scenery of Utah, which is pretending to be Montana here. The colour palette is well saturated, from the many hues of terrain and foliage, the wide open blue skies, and the muted tones of the ranchers’ clothing. Black levels are nice and deep with detail in the shadows. Both seasons just look beautiful.

On the audio side, both seasons come with an English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack with subtitles available for English SDH. The track is heavily favoured to the front with the surrounds used sparingly to add some atmospheric effects and the occasional point of immersion. With all of the intrigue going on, this is a dialogue heavy show, and that is is presented with clarity and priority.

The two seasons don’t come with digital codes. There are extras spread across all three discs in each season. They range from episode summaries, character examinations, production elements like fight choreography and music, as well as deleted scenes.

If you like a drama with family, business, and political intrigue combine with beautiful video, solid audio, and a nice selection of extras, then you’ll want to add the Yellowstone Season One and Yellowstone Season Two Blu-rays to your collection.