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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: The Complete Series might be barebones, but nice to see Mill Creek release this in high-definition and in nice packaging (similar to their other series releases like The Mandy Project).

 

 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: The Complete Series
(2015-19)

Genre(s): Comedy, Drama       
Mill Creek Entertainment | NR – 1514 min. – $74.98 | February 18, 2020

Date Published: 02/16/2020 | Author: The Movieman


SERIES INFO:
Writer(s): Robert Carlock & Tina Fey (created by)
Cast: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski, Sara Chase, Jon Hamm


DISC INFO:
Features: None
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 8


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


Mill Creek Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 3.5/5


Series Synopsis: Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they’re well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up. Together they’ll make it through whatever life throws at them.

Quick Hit Review: Although I wasn’t an avid viewer of The Office, one of my favorite actresses, at least amongst the newer ones outside of the OGs, was Ellie Kemper, who had the great combination of cute and extremely funny, even when the material wasn’t always the greatest. So, it was nice to see her get a shot at headlining her own series and while Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt didn’t hit on all strides, Kemper, alongside a fun supporting cast which includes Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane and Jane Krakowski, plus some guest stars like co-creator Tina Fey and Jon Hamm.

The premise was full of funny ideas, almost akin to Blast from the Past with Kemper’s Kimmy Schmidt’s adventures in New York City as she meets quirky people and embraces new experiences about both society and in the romance department.

Considering I don’t have Netflix, this was the first time watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and though its relatively short four seasons, the show did give me plenty to laugh at, though it started off on an awkward note as Schmidt and two others rescued from an underground bunker, talk about something akin to female empowerment in an interview with… Matt Lauer. Um, yeah. Once past that, each episode was pretty entertaining.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


This release comes with a slip cover and the 8-disc set is housed in an extra-wide keep case.

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Mill Creek Entertainment releases Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt onto Blu-ray, presented in its original televised (streamed) 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture here looks great, colors of course are bright and vibrant especially since Schmidt does have a cheerful wardrobe. Detail also is impressive, looking well defined throughout and no major instances of artifacts, aliasing or other flaws.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


Each episode comes with an adequate DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and considering this is a comedy series, you’re not going to get a wide ranging of audio here as the bulk did tend to be dialogue with some minor ambient noises along with the score comprising the other channels. Still, more than sufficient for a show like this.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: The Complete Series might be barebones, but nice to see Mill Creek release this in high-definition and in nice packaging (similar to their other series releases like The Mandy Project). If you can grab this set for around $40 (so $10/season), it’s worth it.

 

 

 

 

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

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