Aug 252017
 

Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season is a great series that is dark, gritty and film noir in its style and storytelling… just with mutants/metahumans/them thrown in for extra measure. Krysten Ritter and David Tennant deliver amazing performances opposite one another.

 

 

Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season
(2015)

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Crime, Drama, Suspense
Buena Vista | TVMA – 667 min. – $39.99 | August 22, 2017

Date Published: 08/25/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


SERIES INFO:
Directed by:
Various
Writer(s): Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos (character); Melissa Rosenberg (developed by)
Cast: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 4
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


THE SEASON — 4.25/5


Season Synopsis: Haunted by tragedy that broke her world apart, Jessica Jones (KRYSTEN RITTER) settles in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, with the hope of rebuilding her life and keeping the lights on in her apartment. She discovers that the source of her trauma, a mind-controlling sociopath named Kilgrave (DAVID TENNANT), has resurfaced, forcing her to use her gifts as a private eye to track him down before he causes more damage to her life or to anyone else.

Quick Hit Review: This is actually my first foray into the Marvel television universe out of  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter and since Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are on Netflix, where I do not have an account (one of only a few I know), I went into this with fresh eyes. And the result is a pretty damn good dark film noir-like series featuring a wonderful performance from Krysten Ritter, an interesting season-long story arc and amazing villain brilliantly played by David Tennant. With the season only being 13 episodes, this makes for a good binge-watch (well, over the course of two days), and it is highly entertaining from beginning to the tremendous finale.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


The 4-disc set is housed in a standard Blu-ray case with two discs stacked on either side. No features unfortunately were included.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


Jessica Jones finally makes its debut on Blu-ray, since it aired two years ago now, and is shown in its originally televised 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. To say this is a dark series is an understatement and with episodes taking place in dark locales and/or at night, the black levels do look decent while detail is adequate enough. Skin tones to appear natural looking and there are a few pops of colors here and there, but it’s mostly dark.

AUDIO – 3.5/5


Each episode is accompanied with a rather average DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Although dialogue levels sounded pretty good, when there’s any action, I felt it lacked very much depth with seemingly the bulk of the audio being funneled through the center channel with the fronts and rears being relegated for minor things like ambient noises and the score/soundtrack.

 


OVERALL – 3.75/5


Overall, Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season is a great series that is dark, gritty and film noir in its style and storytelling… just with mutants/metahumans/them thrown in for extra measure. Krysten Ritter and David Tennant deliver amazing performances opposite one another and its nice seeing Carrie-Ann Moss getting consistent work as well. This Blu-ray release by Buena Vista is rather basic with no bonus features.

 

 

 

 

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

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