The Walking Dead: Season 4 (Tree Walker Edition)

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The Walking Dead
The Complete Fourth Season

(Tree Walker Edition)
from AMC and AnchorBay Entertainment
Conclusion
September 7, 2014
Introduction Tree Walker Packaging
Extras, Specifications, and Bitrates Conclusion
The Walking Dead
The Complete Fourth Season
Features: Several featuretes, audio commentaries, and deleted scenes.
Codec / Resolution: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p
Studio: AMC Studios
Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Theatrical Release: July 31, 2009
This Release: August 26, 2014
Region: Region A
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Running Time: 696mins
Number Of Discs: 5 (Blu-ray)
MSRP: $129.99 USD
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase

Pros

  • A surprisingly good season which managed to hold my interest for the upcoming fifth season
  • Consistently great video
  • Solid audio
  • A lot of extras on Disc 5
  • A higher quality limited edition packaging than the third season

Cons / Disadvantages

    • Removing the fourth season Blu-ray case from the Tree Walker is extremely difficult and almost impossible to pull out without potential damage to the fourth season itself — not recommended to use for storing if you're going to watch this more than once a year
    • Due to the difficulty of the removal of the Blu-ray case...you won't be utilizing the movement of the Tree Walker that much. Bummer.

    Rating

    AUDIO
    VIDEO
    CONTENT
    EXTRAS

    Overall Rating - 9.00 out of 10

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS

    Conclusion

    The fourth season of TWD does not disappoint. Reading comments online, I'm surprised this season had some negative remarks. I suppose the loss of some rather important characters didn't sit too well with dedicated viewers. But in any case, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the presentation, and the interesting story arcs. In fact, I watched all 16 episodes in only a few days.

    With some serious twists in this season, along with several more entertaining moments which managed to keep my attention for every single episode (and hoping for more!), The Walking Dead: Season 4 (Tree Walker Edition) (Blu-ray) gets a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS.

    One thing I'd like to mention is with the fifth season, we'll need to see some significant changes in how the group encounters resistance in the world of the dead. There's only so many times I can watch a group being routinely couped up in a dwelling, along with the drama which goes along with it (i.e., a farm, a prison, another prison-like environment for season 5?).

    If TWD lasts into the fifth season and is ready for a sixth, I'd like to see more mini-arcing stories. For example, take about four episodes, and have the group deal with a special issue of Walkers, and even begin to present mutant Walkers which are more powerful, and quicker. Watching the season for 16 episodes in one location can be boring, so keeping the group moving on a quicker pace (along with fighting some Mutant Walker Baddies) would be refreshing.

    As mentioned throughout this review, the limited edition statue was of better quality this time around, but unfortunately isn't too functional because of the tight-fitting housing for the Blu-ray case. Quality control needs to get better. This is the third time we've had a limited edition, so there's really no excuse.

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