Blu Ray Review: Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season

Smallville Season 9 cover Blu Ray Review: Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season
Release Date: September 7, 2010
MSRP: $69.98

The popular television series Smallville enters its tenth and final season in a few weeks when it finally returns to The CW every Friday at 8pm. Season nine was one of the series best seasons in years and the series looks spectacular on blu ray. The episodes are sharp and clear and the audio is excellent. Season nine saw the series change course as Clark Kent (played by the underrated Tom Welling) began wearing a prototype costume, start to develop feelings for Lois Lane, and generally take major steps towards becoming the hero he is meant to be. The series also introduced a lot of heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe and did an admirable and successful job overall. The Wonder Twins, Zatanna, Metallo, Zod, and most notably The JSA all appeared this season.

The 2 hr episode “Absolute Justice” was the season (and some would say series) highlight. Scripted by comic book writer Geoff Johns and well-cast and paced, it was a terrific episode. Some other terrific episodes include “Warrior”, “Savior” (season opener), “Metallo” (with 90210 alum Brian Austen Green doing a fine job as the menacing Metallo), and the season finale “Salvation”, which ends on a cliffhanger and the promise of a major new villain in the show’s 10th and final season. Season 10 begins Friday September 24th at 8pm on The CW Network.

Smallville has never looked or sounded better than it does on blu-ray. The extras include two audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and a behind the scenes featurette on the Absolute Justice episode. It runs around 30 minutes and does a nice job showing all the work and detail that went into making the episode so special for fans. Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season is very good television. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newbie, pick up the DVD or blu ray set and jump aboard.

Grade: A-

The box set will be available at retail stores on September 7, 2010 but you can pre-order it on Amazon today for $46.99 below:

Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season $46.99 [Blu-ray]

Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season $38.99 [DVD]

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