Starring Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren Velez, David Zayas, James Remar, Erik King, C.S. Lee
Studio: Showtime Entertainment
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The first season of the hit Showtime series, Dexter is now available to own on Blu-ray. Michael C. Hall stars as Dexter Morgan, a blood forensics expert for the Miami Police Dept. who also doubles as a serial killer who only kills people that are bad and won’t be captured. Dexter is the person everyone loves around the police station but has this urge inside that can’t stop him from killing people. Dexter was a show I always heard about in the press and through word of mouth, and finally I can see why. Dexter is an excellent show filled with dark drama, sarcastic humor, and a great locale- Miami!
Growing up, Dexter Morgan felt different from the rest of the children. Dexter was distant, quiet and had a growing desire to kill people. Raised as a foster child, Dexter looked up to his foster dad Harry, who rescued him from a traumatic situation and brought Dexter home to his family. As seen in flashbacks, you see the strong relationship Dexter and his father Harry had. Harry treated Dexter like he was his own and was well aware of the tendencies and behaviors Dexter was dealing with. Harry tried to channel that anger and urge for good and constantly reminded him that killing people that were innocent in this world would not be worth it. Now with Harry gone, Dexter just has Sister Deb, who also works at the Miami P.D. and shares a close relationship with Dex. Deb is not aware of the double life Dexter leads and would be heartbroken if she were to ever find out. Most of the season is concentrated on several one-arc episodes but the A story revolves around a serial killer that chops up female victims in pieces and lays them out in order across Miami. Known as the Ice Truck Killer, Dexter has a growing interest and weird relationship with this killer. Playing Cat & Mouse games, this Ice Truck Killer, knows what Dexter is up to, and Dexter must find him before he is caught and tells the entire world the kind of person Dexter is.
The cast of Dexter is terrific and for the most part, the supporting cast is character actors who you may have seen in other shows or films. Obviously, Michael C. Hall is outstanding as Dexter Morgan who plays Dexter as if he was two parts. Dexter the serial killer, who’s hungry for blood, wants to rid the world of the other bad people in this world. Then there is Dexter, the blood forensic lab rat who is quiet and keeps to himself, yet most people in the office like working with him. The two lives blend nicely together yet are contradictory in nature. The writing is superb and the direction and location shoots really make the show a treat to watch.
The episodes look great in Blu-ray and here’s hoping they rush out to release Seasons 2 and 3 on blu-ray as soon as possible. The colors are rich and vivid and the audio is solid as well. Everything you’ve come to expect on a high definition broadcast is now available and more on this blu-ray set. The extras could not be viewed on my blu-ray player since they’re considered BD-Live and require an internet connection but only a few extras are through the BD-Live site including a podcast with the star of the show, as well as Season 3 of Dexter (if you of course have seen the first two seasons) and a few other things. Dexter is a fantastic show but it’s not for those that are squeamish around blood and ultra violence, though most is shown off camera. Plus, by the end of a few episodes you are desensitized to it anyway.
The Academy Of Blood – A Killer Course
Witnessed In Blood – A True Murder I’vestigation
Michael C. Hall Podcast
First Episode Of Dexter Season 3
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ENGLISH: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Widescreen 1.78:1 Color
Screen Resolution: 1080p
Favorite Scenes: Dexter, Letns give the boy a hand, Shrink Wrap, Seeing Red, Born Free
Running Time: 651 minutes