Billions Season Six DVD review
Jun 05, 2022- Permalink
CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment have released Showtime’s Billions Season Six on DVD. I had a chance to take a look. The previous five seasons had aggressive hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) battling the investigations led by US Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). With Lewis exiting the series to spend more time with family, Rhoades’ new sparring partner at the hedge fund is Michael Prince (Corey Stall) and these battles are of Olympic proportions.
The 4-disc DVD set contains all twelve episodes of season six. The video presentation is in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The show is digitally shot in HD, so though this is a standard definition DVD presentation, it does look quite good for the medium and given how badly some streaming services and providers can throttle the bandwidth at times, a DVD presentation can sometimes look better than what you’re streaming online. The colour palette is pretty good for a DVD, but yes, it would have been nice if it was on Blu-ray. Maybe fans will get a Blu-ray box set when the series ends. Fingers crossed.
On the audio side, there’s an English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack with subtitles available in English SDH. As with many similar shows, the soundtrack is very front-heavy, with the surrounds sparingly used for the odd effect or ambient noise. Dialogue is clear, centred and well-prioritized.
The 4-disc DVD set does not come with a digital copy code. In terms of extras, there are three small featurettes.
The Billions Season Six DVD set is aimed at those who either love the show and simply must have it on physical media or at those who missed it airing and don’t subscribe to Paramount+. If fans get their wish, hopefully when the series is over we might one day get a Blu-ray box set.