Rick and Morty Season 6 Blu-ray SteelBook review
Mar 23, 2023- Permalink
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has just released Rick and Morty Season 6 in both a standard Blu-ray version and with collectible SteelBook packaging. I had a chance to take a look at the SteelBook. The WB likes disclaimers, so here goes: Though Warner Brothers provided me with a copy of this release to review, the thoughts and opinions below are mine.
Some real world background: Season 6 is a turning point for Adult Swim’s popular animated series. This is (currently) the last season where show creator — and the voice of Rick and Morty — Justin Roiland is involved in the creation of the show. In August of 2020, Roiland was arrested and charged with domestic violence towards an ex-girlfriend. The charges had gone unnoticed by the media until an NBC story on them in January of 2023. A firestorm of press coverage followed and Adult Swim dismissed him from the show. Just as this new release was being sent out, all charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence. Roiland says he’ll focus on restoring his name.
The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The animation looks great in this format, with sharp animation lines and a subtle colour palette.
On the audio side of things, you have the choice of an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack and French and German Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks. Subtitles are available for English SDH, French, German and Dutch. The soundscape immerses you in the crazy antics of our heroes, with effects whizzing throughout the surround channels. Dialogue is clear and centred.
The ten episodes of Season 6 are all on one Blu-ray disc. There is no digital code. Extras include shorts with details on each episode as well as some production interviews. The collectible SteelBook case features the family on the front and a tentacle-held “Polaroid” version of the cover art on the back.The inside features artwork from one of the episodes.
Fans of the series will want to add the Rick and Morty Season 6 Blu-ray SteelBook to their home entertainment library. Biting humour is teamed with excellent audio and video. Though a standard Blu-ray is available, collectors will want the SteelBook.