Feb 182016
 

“Falling Skies” was a bit of an uneven series but I can’t say over the course of its five seasons I can’t say any of them were particularly ‘bad’ and had many entertaining moments. The series was also efficient with its budget and featured some impressive effects, both visual and make-up, while the acting all around was quite good headed by Noah Wyle as well as Will Patton.

 

 

“Falling Skies”: The Complete Fifth Season
(2015)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Suspense, Drama
Warner Home Video | TV14 – 440 min. – $49.99 | February 2, 2016

Date Published: 02/18/2016 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Various
Writer(s): Robert Rodat (created by)
Cast: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Sarah Carter, Will Patton
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


THE SEASON

Synopsis: All breed of beast and mutant are running rampant on Earth. The Espheni’s power core has been destroyed, and humans are now ready to fight on their terms, even if it means resorting to hand-to-hand combat against the enemy. After four years of being tortured, imprisoned, mutated and having their loved ones stolen from them, Tom (NOAH WYLE) and the 2nd Mass are filled with rage, ready to destroy the enemy in an all-out battle to determine the fate of Earth.

Episodes:

  1. Find Your Warrior
  2. Hunger Pains
  3. Hatchlings
  4. Pope Breaks Bad
  5. Non-Essential Personnel
  6. Respite
  7. Everybody Has Their Reasons
  8. Stalag 14th Virginia
  9. Reunion
  10. Reborn

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5

This release comes with a side-sliding glossy slip cover. Inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

Farewell to the Skies (12:12; HD) are a series of interviews with the cast from Noah Wyle to Doug Jones and Sarah Carter as they reflect on their time working on the series.

Cast Goodbyes (1:06; HD) is a brief compilation of the cast sharing their thoughts.

A Look Back (2:31; HD) – This featurette looks at the season storylines.

2015 WonderCon Panel (48:59; HD) is just footage from a Q&A session with the cast, though Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood and Will Patton are MIA.

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5

“Falling Skies” flies back to Earth onto Blu-ray presented in the originally televised 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Although the bulk of this season, not to mention the series, seems to be set at night or in dark places, it still doesn’t look half bad with great detail throughout and colors, albeit muted, show flashes giving a certain pop at times.

 

AUDIO – 4.0/5

Each episode comes with a relatively robust Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track which provides for crisp and clear dialogue levels. The depth is on the limited side however as the healthy number of action sequences don’t show off as well but generally speaking are pleasing to the ears, just nothing noteworthy or substantial.

 



OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, “Falling Skies” was a bit of an uneven series but I can’t say over the course of its five seasons I can’t say any of them were particularly ‘bad’ and had many entertaining moments. The series was also efficient with its budget and featured some impressive effects, both visual and make-up, while the acting all around was quite good headed by Noah Wyle as well as Will Patton. This fifth season isn’t great yet had a satisfactory conclusion. The Blu-ray released through Warner is limited in features but the video and audio were excellent.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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