The Sopranos: The Complete First Season

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Meet Tony Soprano: your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony’s got a dutiful wife. A not-so-dutiful daughter. A son named Anthony Jr. A mother he’s trying to coax into a retirement home. A hot-headed uncle. A not-too-secret mistress. And a shrink to tell all his secrets, except the one she already knows: Tony’s a mob
The Sopranos, writer-producer-director David Chase’s extraordinary television series, is nominally an urban gangster drama, but its… More >>

The Sopranos: The Complete First Season

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  1. For the most part, the Blu-Ray edition of Sopranos Season One looks fantastic. The colors are bold and vivid and the production has a realistic three-dimensional look.

    However … dark interior scenes and night-time scenes are way too dark, especially in the pilot and first three or four episodes. Sometimes the characters’ faces are completely lost in shadow. I have watched this on DVD several times and these scenes looked very different. Scenes inside the “Bing”, for example, look as if someone cranked the contrast up way too high.

    Most of the episodes look spectacular, but the dark scenes often look muddy. Overall this is a major improvement over the DVD, but I wish I hadn’t traded my old discs in before buying this, because I’d like to compare the dark scenes with the Blu-Ray.

    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. The Sopranos Season 1 has never looked so beautiful. I have a 52 inch Sony LCD tv, and even on such a big TV, the image is sharp and you can see so much more than before.

    Get it!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I buy when comes all the complete series on blu ray… I can wait and dont waste my money.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. The Sopranos went to widescreen DVD’s with Season 2 – but this left season 1 in 4:3. Of course seasons 6.1 and 6.2 were available in blu ray. I was most interested to see if season one could look great in hi-def widescreen – and it does. Season one is very important for setting up the whole storyline, so seeing Tony consult Dr. Melfi in widescreen hi-def at last, was worth the purchase for me.

    Seasons 2,3,4 and 5 were in widescreen DVD’s, a good thing, with Dolby 5.1 sound. The blu ray of season 1 is offered in DTS Master Audio (lossless). 6.1 and 6.2 were uncompressed PCM. Too bad the ensemble can’t return for a season 7 – so the series can be wrapped up instead of the non-definitive ending of the last ep of S6.2. All kinds of interpretation and speculation can go into that, but it would be much better to tie up some loose ends, at least some of them.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. What can you say.

    The original DVD set looks awful in comparison to the Blu ray set.

    There is lots of grain to be seen , which is a good thing as it means your looking at HD.

    A lot of people were dissapointed by this BLu release, but for a 10 year old show, it looks better than a lot of movie releases on Blu this year.

    DTS-HD mix is excellent, yes the rears aren’t too involved in this season but the sound of “woke up this morning” and some of the nightclub sequences are out of this world.

    A must buy for a true fan.

    Roll on Season 2.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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