Written by John Edward Betancourt
Oh what an ugly season it was on The Walking Dead this past year. We were witness to a horrific flu that ravaged the serenity of the prison. The Governor returned to exact his revenge, killing Hershel and ravaging the prison in the process. The group was left scattered to the wind. We learned how terrifying looking at the flowers can be and those that arrive at Terminus, most likely will not survive.
Yes, it was the show that kept on giving one twisted gift after another and for all of us fans out there, the fourth season of this incredible show has at last arrived on blu ray and man, it certainly does this already amazing show justice.
First and foremost, you'll find stunning picture and rich sound in this collection. Every little detail, including how amazing Greg Nicotero's work is on the walkers on the show is revealed in this lovely high definition transfer. In fact, the quality of the image is so good, I found myself wincing at the sheer gross out factor of some of the walkers.
The sound is equally as crisp and cringe inducing when you hear the horrible noises of a walker going to town on its favorite food and there are even a few surprises sound wise that caught me off guard since I don't recall hearing them in the original broadcast. A fine example and yes SPOILERS are coming up is in the episode "Too Far Gone" when the Governor goes in to finish off Hershel and well...you can hear poor Hershel cry out in his final moments.
But of course what would a collection like this be without extras galore. This set offers plenty of in depth featurettes on the making of the show, each one of which is fascinating to watch. They also loaded it up with deleted scenes, extended episodes and some awesome commentaries on some of the episodes. My personal favorite is the commentary on "The Grove" which features Andrew Lincoln and show runner Scott Gimple.
But there is one particular moment in this collection that will satisfy fans who love the comic through and through and well, fans of the show who had a hunch that Rick's final line in the season finale seemed like it should have been a little more intense in its language. Well, the good news is "A" restores the line to what Rick said in the comics and yes, it's as awesome to see and hear on the screen as it was to read on the page. That alone makes this disc set worth owning (yes, it's that epic) and if you're a huge fan of the show or just love zombies, you need to pick this one up.