Aug 042020
 

Pennyworth is the latest series based on characters from DC Comics, this time getting the suspense-filled drama about the background for the future Wayne butler, Alfred. The season arrived on Blu-ray June 23rd.

 

 

Pennyworth: The Complete First Season
(2019)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment | NR – 564 min. – $29.99 | June 23, 2020

Date Published: 08/04/2020 | Author: The Movieman


SEASON INFO:
Writer(s): Bob Kane with Bill Finger (characters); Bruno Heller (developed by)
Cast: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher


DISC INFO:
Features: None
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.00
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


Warner Bros. Home 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 SEASON


Alfred Pennyworth (JACK BANNON), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (BEN ALDRIDGE), years before he becomes Bruce Wayne’s father.

With England balancing on the brink of a civil war, the first skirmishes of an undeclared secret war have begun. In this world of secrets and betrayals, we find Alfred Pennyworth. Nine years of training with the SAS have taught him to be a cynical optimist – expecting the worst, but knowing that he can handle it. Now, thrown back into the civilian world, Alfred’s looking for freedom, security…and love. With his SAS mates “Bazza” (HAINSLEY LLOYD BENNETT) and “Dave Boy” (RYAN FLETCHER), Alfred’s in search of an independent life and being his own man who doesn’t take orders and never has to kill anyone. That’s easier said tha done for a man with his skill set.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


This three-disc set comes housed in a standard Blu-ray case. Unfortunately no bonus features were included.

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


Pennyworth comes to Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and pretty much is in-line with most of their TV titles like for Titans or Doom Patrol, meaning the picture, which is shown with a 2.00 aspect ratio, is mostly clean and detail relatively sharp for the close-ups. This is a dark looking show so you’re not going to get incredible bouts of color but dark levels are stark without appearing crushed.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


Each episode comes accompanied with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. There’s a fair bit of everything here from many quieter, more dialogue-driven scenes, to some more action/suspense elements which does output of the front and rear channels. Nothing extraordinary but for a TV series, and one airing on a bit of a fringe network like EPIX, more than adequate.

 


 

 

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

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