It’s season six and Rick and Morty are back! Pick up where we left them, worse for wear and down on their luck. Will they manage to bounce back for more adventures? Or will they get swept up in an ocean of piss! Who knows?! Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss! Another can’t-miss season of your favorite show.
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Rick & Morty: The Complete Sixth Season comes to Blu-Ray with a luminous transfer that looks just as lovely as every previous season. This is a perfectly clear presentation free of any dirt, debris or digital artifacts. The line work and details are crisp and maintained firmly without any bleeding or blurring. There does not appear to be any issues with banding or other such nuisances. Colors are vibrant and deep throughout the season with some excellent saturation from world to world. Rick and Morty shows that it was made to be seen in high definition with its pleasing release here.
The Blu-Ray comes with a dynamic DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio soundtrack that brings the series to life really well. Sound effects from various gadgets and other action-packed moments dig deep in the low end which is appreciated. The show provides some interesting environmental effects that are directionally accurate within the mix. Dialogue is prominent in the track with a crisp, clear presentation in the center speaker that spreads into surrounds during moments when different environments are being engaged. Music is immersive with stings accentuating certain scenes in the rear channels. Warner Bros. has delivered a great audio presentation that should please most fans. There are optional English SDH, French, German and Dutch subtitles provided.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided Rick & Morty: Season 6 with an optional sleek new SteelBook that is truly lovely in person. The front artwork is a nicely stylized animated depiction of the family in the various forms, and the rear features a photo of the front cover being grabbed by a tentacle. The interior sports a depiction of the “Night Family” version of the family from this season. Photos of the SteelBook can be found at the end of this review.
- Rick and Morty – Inside Season 6: A nine-minute featurette in which the creative team discuss the unique challenges of switching to a remote work flow, the plot developments that happen in this season, the variety of different episodes they strive to give the audiences and more.
- Anatomy Of A Scene: A brief series of videos that delve into specific motivations behind certain episodes on a thematic and aesthetic level including the insane chase scene in “Night Family” and the realistic fist fight in “Analyze Piss.”
- Bethic Twinstinct (2:26)
- Night Family (1:58)
- Analyze Piss (2:29)
- Inside The Episode: Each episode gets a one to two-and-a-half-minute breakdown of the events with the creative team. There are a lot of interesting insights that help clarify some narrative turns that crop up during this season. There are also a lot of silly moments to make you laugh.
Rick & Morty: The Complete Sixth Season feels like a return to form for the series as it captures some of the magic of the early seasons. The previous season was not poor by any means, but it was clear that the writers were in a more liminal headspace which made the writing slightly inconsistent. This season delivers some classic episodes while continuing to build out the lore of the show when necessary. The show has taken a hit behind the scenes recently, but the on-screen quality is in good shape moving forward. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released this latest season on Blu-Ray with a terrific A/V presentation and a decent assortment of special features. There is an option to purchase this one in SteelBook form if you want more fetching packaging. This is a good release for fans. Highly Recommended
Rick & Morty: The Complete Sixth Season is available to purchase on Blu-Ray in Standard and SteelBook packaging and on DVD.
Note: Images presented in this review are not reflective of the image quality of the Blu-Ray.
Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has supplied a copy of this disc free of charge for review purposes. All opinions in this review are the honest reactions of the author.
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