Billions: The Complete Series DVD review
Jan 07, 2024- Permalink
Billions, which ran for 7 seasons and 84 episodes, follows US Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) as he investigates the financial dealings of hedge fund manager and philanthropist Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The series also stars Maggie Siff, Malin Åkerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashād, Asia Kate Dillon, Jeffrey DeMunn, Kelly AuCoin, Corey Stoll, Daniel Breaker, Sakina Jaffrey and Toney Goins. Paramount Home Entertainment has released a Billions: The Complete Series DVD set and I had a chance to take a look.
When a series is released on DVD, people always wonder why it’s not on Blu-ray, especially when some of the past season releases were on that format. It almost always boils down to market forces. DVDs are still cheaper to make and still sell more than Blu-ray and 4K, so the studio would have made an educated guess about which format would make them the most coin. Still, as far as the DVD format goes, Billions looks pretty good here with a nice colour palette and good detail in the image. With 84 episodes spread over 28 discs, there isn’t much to complain about in regards to compression artifacts.
On the audio side of things, there’s Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. Subtitles are available for Englsih SDH. Though the soundtrack can be a little front-focused at times, the surround channels do get some use with ambient sounds and directional effects. Even the subwoofer gets some use. Dialogue is always clear and centred.
Billions: The Complete Series DVD is spread over 28 discs. A digital code is not included. There’s roughly an hour of extras, including behind-the-scenes featurettes and a look at the cameos.
Fans of the series who don’t want to be subject to the whims of streaming services will enjoy adding Billions: The Complete Series DVD to their home entertainment library.