Red Vs Blue: Season 12 (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

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Red Vs Blue: Season 12 (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Starring: Geoff Ramsey, Gus Sorola, Dan Godwin, Matt Hullum
Rated: UR/Region A/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Cinedigm

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Red vs. Blue: Season 12 is a machinima web series created by Rooster Teeth Productions, and was released on April 28, 2014. The season continues where the previous left off, with Tucker, Grif, Simmons, and Caboose joining the New Republic in order to rescue their friends. The season was first announced by writer/director Miles Luna on February 3, 2014 and a teaser trailer was released on April 1, 2014, Rooster Teeth’s eleventh anniversary. This season also marked the return of original pre-rendered character animation in the series, which was blended in with machinima, similar to Revelation. It is the twelfth full season of Red vs. Blue, and the second season of the Chorus trilogy.

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Do you like pickled eggs? How about a big ol’ slice of Key Lime Pie? Those things are great to some some, but called gross by others. Basically they are acquired taste. Shows and movies can also be of an acquired taste and something like Red vs Blue can certainly be labeled as that easily. Don’t go feeling sorry for it, because the show has now reached season 12. I remember when it was just something friends of mine watched clips of on YouTube and now here the darn show is on full on 1080p Blu-ray disc! However, things certainly seem to be much more in line of an actual show and plot. Combine the plot with some random comedy and we have our show in a nutshell. Some jokes hit and some jokes miss, sort of like me sending out messages on that darn Plenty of Fish website. When this one misses, it sort of just flies over your head, but when it hits, it becomes something you will be quoting with your friends for weeks. And there is a lot here to find something, since there are twelve episodes and the running time goes over 2 hours. Only the hardest of hardcore Halo fans will be ale to watch this without issue in one sitting.

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We’re along way from Rambo, but here this season we have Tucker, Grif, Simmons, and Caboose joining the New Republic in order to do some top notch undercover mission in so that they can rescue their friends. There is a plot, but you will get the idea that the plot isn’t really the point of this one. I find it harmless enough, but the comedic stuff is going to be what brings you to this one, that and if you are still as hardcore about Halo as you were when this thing first started catching some steam. Things happen, some is funny and some isn’t THAT funny, but if you can watch this without even a chuckle, you are by far a prune with a rather stick up your backside. I don’t know about the re-watch value for a man like myself, but I can see people who dig digging it often. I may be more of a casual Red vs Blue fan than a hardcore one. Still, I respect this show for what it is and can understand why some love it.

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Extras

– Character Journal Entries (Blu-ray only)
– Audio Commentary with Cast and Crew
– Deleted Scenes
– 4 PSAs
– Teaser Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 90%