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Blu-ray Review: 'Dexter: The Complete Series Collection'

November 15th, 2013 9:20am EST | Jason Coleman By: Jason Coleman

Dexter

For those who are newbies (like me!) or those who simply wish to enjoy the kills and thrills all over again we’re checking out the massive, cool and highly collectable whopping 25-Disc Blu-ray Showtime series set "Dexter: The Complete Series Collection," out now on both DVD and Blu-ray from Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment.  Seeing as this set is uber-long so is our coverage for your convenience.  So we’re examining the blood spatters here in sections that include capsulated reviews of all eight seasons, a looks at the extras and even dissection the packaging to see if this puppy is worth your hard earned dollars – open the blood slide box as the review of the contents within are about to begin!

 

Dexter 

Title: "Dexter: The Complete Series Collection"

Cast: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, James Remar

Grade: 4

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Release Company: CBS/Paramount Home Entertainment

Website: www.sho.com/sho/dexter/home

 

THE SERIES

As a series "Dexter" is without a doubt riveting original work.  To utilize the character of a serial killer as your show lead is tough enough, but making the audience then feel empathy and support for said killer is truly audacious.  But Michael C. Hall, who both acts and appears just a bit off center, is the right man for the job and like Kiefer Sutherland in "24" holds attention when story elements get off track. (Plus the Dexter voice over normally used as a crutch device works in perfect harmony with a character that shows little emotion.)  The other major memorable staple of the show is James Remar as Dexter’s code creating pop, who through both flashbacks and then as a mirage in the mind of Dexter, helps keep the show grounded.  As far as side characters go both C.S. Lee as man whore tech Vince Masuka as well as Jennifer Carpenter as foul mouthed sis Deb Morgan (though they screwed the pooch on her character going into Season 7!) are stand outs for sure.  The rest are safe filler, but it’s frankly the father/son team dynamic of Hall and Remar that makes "Dexter" so deadly – the ying and the yang indeed - keep going for dissection of each Season!

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Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment