Aug 192017
 

Black Sails: The Complete Fourth Season is a solid and fine finale for the series that, as in previous seasons, is notable for the performances of Toby Stephens and Hannah New with special acknowledgment to Ray Stevenson as Blackbeard, whose presence is always welcomed.

 

 

Black Sails: The Complete Fourth Season
(2017)

Genre(s): Adventure, Drama
Anchor Bay | NR – 555 min. – $59.99 | August 29, 2017

Date Published: 08/19/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine (created by)
Cast: Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Toby Schmitz, Clara Paget, Luke Roberts, David Wilmot, Ray Stevenson
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes
Digital Copy: Yes
Number of Discs: 3
Audio: English (Dolby TrueHD 7.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


SEASON SYNOPSIS


It’s war in the West Indies, and the shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier. While Eleanor Guthrie (HANNAH NEW) and Woodes Rogers (LUKE ROBERTS) hold Nassau; Captain Flint (TOBY STEPHENS) sails to strike the final blow… and from the interior, an insurgency builds, fueled by the legend of Long John Silver (LUKE ARNOLD). But the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately, and destructively, it will fight back.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5


This 3-disc set, just like the previous season set, is housed in a digipak with a thick slip cover and lenticular front cover. Inside is a slip for with the redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

The features here are on the weaker side, totaling only 26-minutes:

  • Inside the World of Black Sails (18:10; HD) is a behind-the-scenes featurette for the entire season beginning with the premiere and overall story and character arcs.
  • Creating the World (2:58; HD) is a short featurette on the production design, stunts, and costumes.
  • Roundtable: Women in Piracy (1:53; HD) has the ladies of the cast (Hannah New, Clara Paget, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Zethu Dlomo) discussing their roles.
  • Roundtable: The Legends of Treasure Island (2:03; HD) – Here the men (Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Tom Hopper) talk about their respective characters and the basis for them from the classic novel.
  • Roundtable: Fearless Fans (1:18; HD) has the same guys talking about the fandom for the series.

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Black Sails: The Complete Fourth Season docks onto Blu-ray presented in its originally televised 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The series offers sharp detail with bright, natural colors though tend to go more on the darker scale in keeping with the plot lines and corrupt characters. The transfer appears clear, free of major signs of aliasing and artifacts. (Copied from Black Sails: Season Two Blu-ray Review)

AUDIO – 5.0/5


Give the show, and the studio, credit. Each episode is accompanied with a fantastic and strong Dolby TrueHD 7.1 track. With a wide range from ship-to-ship fights to dialogue-centric sequences which show off the lower end of the scale. It’s one of the more dynamic and depth-filled tracks I’ve come across especially for a television series. (Copied from Black Sails: Season Two Blu-ray Review)

 


OVERALL – 3.75/5


Overall, Black Sails: The Complete Fourth Season is a solid and fine finale for the series that, as in previous seasons, is notable for the performances of Toby Stephens and Hannah New with special acknowledgment to Ray Stevenson as Blackbeard, whose presence is always welcomed. The Blu-ray released by Anchor Bay includes excellent video and audio transfers and an average selection of special features.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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