Yellowstone Season 5 Part 1 Blu-ray review

May 08, 2023- Permalink

It’s not quite double dipping, but Paramount Home Entertainment has just released Yellowstone Season 5 Part 1 on Blu-ray. Yes, you read that right, it’s part one as in the first eight episodes of a fourteen episode season. This season sees John Dutton (Kevin Costner) taking the fight to protect his land and legacy all the way to the seat of power in Montana.

The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 2.00:1 aspect ratio. Just like the seasons before it, Yellowstone Season 5 Part 1 is a great looking Blu-ray with sharp details ranging from weathered faces to weather-worn landscapes. The colour palette is rich and natural and ranges from greens to popping primaries.

On the audio side of things, there’s an English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack. Subtitles are available for English. The surrounds put you into the scenery without being too aggressive. The dialogue is clear and centred.

The four-disc Blu-ray set does not come with a digital code. Episode recaps are on each disc, while the fourth disc also includes featurettes exploring the show’s characters, music and production.

While I may have a bit of a quibble releasing a half season disc, die-hard fans of Yellowstone will want to pick up the Yellowstone Season 5 Part 1 Blu-ray.