CSI: Vegas Season One DVD review

Apr 08, 2022- Permalink

Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment have released CSI: Vegas Season One on DVD and I had the opportunity to take a look at the set. A sequel to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the fifth show in the franchise, CSI: Vegas premiered on October 6, 2021. A new series of threats promises to bring down the crime lab and release thousands of killers back on the streets unless a new team of forensic investigators can stop it from happening. Familiar faces are asked back to help the team and explore the cases with updated forensic techniques. New team members Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez, and Mandeep Dhillon are joined by CSI vets William Petersen , Jorja Fox,Wallace Langham and Paul Guilfoyle in this ten episode season.

The video presentation is in 480i and is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. It’s a shame that it’s not a Blu-ray release as the Las Vegas setting with its neons, hectic nights and bright sun really shine in the boosted colour and black levels of that medium. Still, given that most people will be watching the show on Paramount+, physical media aficionados know that physical demand will be low so DVD it is. Detail and colour is good for a DVD release, but dark scenes do suffer a bit in terms of detail.

The audio is an English 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack with available English SDH subtitles. Effects are placed in the surrounds and the score sounds pretty good, while dialogue is clear, centred and well-prioritized in the mix.

The 3-disc sets has each DVD disc on its own spindle, which is nice. There’s a slip cover, but no digital code. The extras include a handful of deleted scenes and a trio of featurettes that look at the reboot and its production.

The CSI: Vegas Season One DVD set will be welcome news for fans of the franchise. The audio and video is quite good given the specs of DVD physical media.