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Dexter (2006)



Date added to database: 10/12/2006
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Reviews for Dexter (Top)
The 4th Season - He's a 'Killer Dad' (8/17/2010)
Ratings:
Video:   8/10
Audio:   9/10
Extras:   3/10

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Summary of "The 4th Season - He's a 'Killer Dad'":
Daaaaamn!! I find it amazing that the writers of Dexter can keep improving on the show each season. Season 3 was great, but season 4, wow. When I heard John Lithgow would be in the season I hoped he would be bad, and oh yes, he is a bad, bad man. Superb acting from a man that can play comedic roles, as well as very dark roles. I know he has some stuff competition for the "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series" Emmy award, but I'd have to say he has to be near the top of the category.

As much as I enjoy Dexter, Showtime continues to drive me nutty with their DVD releases. It's as though they just don't "get it" when it comes to certain things, such as the default audio issue, the forced ads for their channel (which, might I add, we can't even subscribe to in Canada), and their use of DVD-ROM material. The interviews, the only piece of video material related to the show, should be included on the DVD and not accessed online. They've done an excellent job of keeping all the material from previous sets online, but I doubt it'll still be there in 10 years. Put relevant material on the DVD, and make the bonus episodes available online if space is tight.

If you haven't already seen Dexter Season 4, you are in for a treat. I can't wait for season 5 to start! (read entire review)

The 4th Season - This show is a Killer (8/17/2010)
Ratings:
Video:   8/10
Audio:   9/10
Extras:   3/10

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Summary of "The 4th Season - This show is a Killer":
Daaaaamn!! I find it amazing that the writers of Dexter can keep improving on the show each season. Season 3 was great, but season 4, wow. When I heard John Lithgow would be in the season I hoped he would be bad, and oh yes, he is a bad, bad man. Superb acting from a man that can play comedic roles, as well as very dark roles. I know he has some stuff competition for the "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series" Emmy award, but I'd have to say he has to be near the top of the category.

My thoughts on this release are a lot better now that I have full access to the content, but I still have a few gripes. The BD-Live screen needs a more-obvious way to get to the content on the disc, since that's why people bought it; I think creating two separate BD-Live screens, one for promotions, one for content, would be the best option, and limit the promotional screen to disc 1. Bonus material, such as the cast interviews, should reside on the discs themselves, and not be stored on a server. I'm fine with the bonus episodes being BD-Live content, though the quality certainly suffers.

If you haven't already seen Dexter Season 4, you are in for a treat. I can't wait for season 5 to start! (read entire review)

The 2nd Season - The Butcher is Back! (8/18/2008)
Ratings:
Video:   8/10
Audio:   9/10
Extras:   3/10

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Summary of "The 2nd Season - The Butcher is Back!":
Yes, they managed to top the first season by leaps and bounds. I can't go into detail without giving the plot away, but wow, I really, really enjoyed this season, and I can't wait for the third season to start in just over a month. I enjoyed Jamie Murray on the British series, Hustle, and I enjoyed seeing more of her in Dexter.

I know I've complained about this before, and I'll keep complaining about it until something is done about it; Dolby Digital 5.1 should be the default audio track. Also, if you're going to include DVD-ROM material, MARK IT ON THE PACKAGE! I was unable to access the Michael C. Hall podcast, the Michael C. Hall interview, the first two episodes of The Tudors season 2, or the first two episodes from Californication season 1. I assume "E-Bridge Technology" has something to do with the downloading of the material, but a Google search just brings up information on a Toshiba printing/scanning technology. Hey, at least they included actual episodes of Brotherhood on the set.

This is an awesome show, and even though most of the bonus material is locked way on a DVD-ROM, the episodes are gold, and are worth owning. (read entire review)

The 1st Season - A good killer? (8/22/2007)
Ratings:
Video:   8/10
Audio:   9/10
Extras:   4/10

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Summary of "The 1st Season - A good killer?":
Uh oh, Showtime really messed up the bonus material on this set. A bunch of the material is available as DVD-ROM content, but there's NOTHING on the packaging that indicates this, or the fact that you need a PC to view it; you can't view the content on a Mac or Linux machine. I wasn't expecting to download the episode of The Tudors (Showtime even blocks Canadians from accessing their website), but I expected to find the two chapters of Dexter in the Dark as PDFs on the DVD-ROM, but they aren't there. What happened to "The Academy of Blood - A Killer Course"? I'm guessing that's buried on the DVD-ROM as well. Showtime, you MUST indicate whether material is only accessible via DVD-ROM on the package, or you'll have pissed off customers (I've already heard from some of them).

I think it's funny that 5 out of the 7 main actors have appeared on HBO shows as significant characters. Of course Michael C. Hall played David on Six Feet Under, but James Remar appeared as Richard in Sex and the City, while Lauren Velez, Erik King and David Zayas all appeared on Oz. I wonder whether Showtime deliberately went after HBO actors, or it was just a coincidence (most likely a coincidence).

It bothers me that Showtime seems to do half-assed jobs on their DVDs. My reviews seem to contain some praise, along with a paragraph about what they messed up. I enjoyed the "Witnessed in Blood" featurette, and the commentary tracks, but I'm pissed that I couldn't access everything on the set, especially when there's NO indication that some of the material is only accessible via DVD-ROM.

Dexter is a great series, and worth owning on DVD. If you have a PC at home with a DVD-ROM drive you'll get more out of this set than others will. (read entire review)

Dexter News (Top)
11/04/2013 1-Week Delay for 'for The Final Season'; 'The Complete Series'
Way back in July we reported on the Showtime/Paramount announcement for both Dexter - The Final Season (season eight) and also Dexter - The Complete Series Collection (with all 8 seasons), with each title... (read entire news item)

7/18/2013 Blu-ray, DVD Packages, Date for 'The Final Season' and 'The Complete Series Collection'
Today, Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment have announced a November 5th release date for both Dexter - The Final Season (season eight) and also Dexter - The Complete Series Collection (with all... (read entire news item)

2/19/2013 Blu-ray and DVD Dates Announced for 'The 7th Season'
With Showtime preparing an eighth season to air this summer, the studio has today announced that Dexter - The 7th Season is coming to stores on May 14th. The DVD is priced at $54.99 SRP, and high-def... (read entire news item)

11/02/2012 Blu-ray, DVD Plans Are Being Cut for 'The 7th Season'
A bit over a month saw the debut of the current (and what's been announced as the next-to-last) season for Showtime's series starring Michael C. Hall. Now Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for home... (read entire news item)

5/14/2012 Street Date is Scheduled for 'The 6th Season' on DVD and Blu-ray
A month ago we alerted you that pre-order listings (see button link below) were available for Dexter - The 6th Season on DVD ($54.99 SRP) and high-def Blu-ray Disc ($65.99 SRP). At the time Showtime/Paramount... (read entire news item)

4/13/2012 'The 6th Season' on DVD and Blu-ray Disc are Stalking Stores Later This Year
The explosively popular DEXTER is back with a vengeance for a sixth season of startling suspense and unexpected twists. It's been a year since last season's shocking and heartbreaking conclusion, and... (read entire news item)

8/12/2011 Official Press Release Gives Killer Details for 'The 5th Season' on DVD and Blu-ray
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SHOWTIME'S MOST-WATCHED ORIGINAL SERIES RETURNS ON BLU-RAY AND DVD DEXTER: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON Critically-Acclaimed Show Debuts August 16, 2011, Packed with Special... (read entire news item)

5/24/2011 Season 5 Announced for August *Updated with Artwork*
Showtime has just announced that the fifth season of Dexter will be released on August 16. Unfortunately there isn't any other information for the set, which will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray. Here's... (read entire news item)

4/05/2011 'The 5th Season' on DVD and Blu-ray is Being Meticulously Planned for Release
With a September premiere of Showtime's sixth season on the horizon, Amazon has now begun taking pre-orders for a release of Dexter - The 5th Season on both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc formats. These... (read entire news item)

8/12/2010 The 4th Season Press Release Details Next Week's Blu-ray and DVD Sets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER MICHAEL C. HALL IS BACK AS AMERICA'S FAVORITE SERIAL KILLER IN DEXTER: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON Guest-Starring Golden Globe Winner John Lithgow, Showtime's... (read entire news item)

5/17/2010 The 4th Season Release Date and Other Early Details for DVD and Blu-ray Disc **UPDATE: PACKAGE ART FOR BD & DVD**
The Showtime Original Series DEXTER is back with an all-new season, and this time America's favorite serial killer has gone from freewheeling bachelor to responsible husband and doting dad. Maintaining... (read entire news item)

4/15/2010 Back With a Vengeance: DVDs and Blu-ray Discs for The 4th Season are Coming!
The Showtime Original Series DEXTER is back with an all-new season, and this time America's favorite serial killer has gone from freewheeling bachelor to responsible husband and doting dad. Maintaining... (read entire news item)

7/22/2009 The 3rd Season Press Release for DVD and Blu-ray Disc
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEXTER THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON Showtime's Delightfully Twisted Hit Series Slashes Its Way Onto DVD and Blu-ray August 18 From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment... (read entire news item)

5/28/2009 Finalized 3D Box Art for The 3rd Season on DVD and Blu-ray Disc
A week ago we had an early look for you at the cover art from Showtime/Paramount's August 18th release of Dexter - The 3rd Season on DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc. Now the studio has circulated the finalized... (read entire news item)

5/22/2009 Early Cover Art and Early Content Info for Season 3 on DVD and Blu
A few days ago Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment made it official, announcing a street date of August 18th for Dexter - The 3rd Season on both Blu-ray Disc and standard DVD. Now the studio has... (read entire news item)

5/20/2009 Showtime Slays Us with an Official 3rd Season Announcement on DVD and Blu-ray
DEXTER is back, and more killer than ever. The Emmy-nominated Showtime Original Series (Best Drama Series, Lead Actor in a Drama Series) returns for an all-new season - and this time Dexter's got a new... (read entire news item)

3/09/2009 Back of the Box for Dexter's Blu-ray Release of the 2nd Season
Exactly a month ago today we reported on Paramount's official announcement of the May 5th high-defintion Blu-ray Disc release of Dexter - The 2nd Season. We had front package art for you at the time... (read entire news item)

2/12/2009 Amazon Taking DVD & Blu-ray PreOrders on Dexter's 3rd Season
Wow, just earlier this week we brought you Showtime/Paramount's official announcement for the May 5th release of Dexter - The 2nd Season on high-definition Blu-ray Disc. And now Amazon has begun taking... (read entire news item)

2/09/2009 Studio Announces Blu-ray Release for 2nd Season; Industry Mag Provides Extras Info (+ Pre-Order & Packaging)
DEXTER is back! The critically acclaimed and groundbreaking original series from SHOWTIME starring Michael C. Hall, returns to DVD with all 12 riveting and chilling episodes in DEXTER-THE SECOND SEASON.... (read entire news item)

12/12/2008 Back of the Box for Blu 1st Season Gives Final List of BD-Live Extras
For the last two months we've been reporting the details about Showtime/Paramount's high-def Blu-ray Disc release of Dexter - The 1st Season, which is coming up really soon now: January 6th. Overnight... (read entire news item)

10/15/2008 Finalized Blu-ray Box Art, in a Hi-Res 3D View, for Dexter's 1st Season
A week ago we reported on the BD-Live bonus materials that will be included on Showtime/ Paramount's January 6th high-definition Blu-ray Disc release of Dexter - The 1st Season. At the time we had an... (read entire news item)

10/07/2008 BD-Live Features, Early Package Art for The 1st Season on Blu-ray Disc
Paramount Home Entertainment announced their first-ever "TV-on-BD" title yesterday, with their January 6th release of Showtime's Dexter - The 1st Season on high-def Blu-ray Disc. Michael C. Hall, Julie... (read entire news item)

10/06/2008 Paramount Announces Their First 'TV-on-BD' Release With Showtime's Dexter Blu-ray Disc
Paramount Home Entertainment has released a TV series-based hi-def home video disc package once before, with last November's Star Trek - Season 1: Remastered HD DVD and DVD Combo, which (as the title... (read entire news item)

8/15/2008 Studio Sends Last-Minute Press Release For This Tuesday's Dexter - Season 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAKES LIFE. SERIOUSLY. DEXTER Golden Globe® Nominee Michael C. Hall Returns For A Second Season Of Showtime's Killer Emmy® Nominated Series On DVD August 19 From CBS... (read entire news item)

7/06/2008 Turn Your Back On Dexter? His 2nd Season Rear Box Art is Here!
August 19th sees the DVD release of Dexter - The Complete 2nd Season, which was announced almost two months ago now. At last the studio has sent out rear cover art for this release, and we've got a sneak... (read entire news item)

5/14/2008 Final Box Art Revealed for 2nd Season DVDs: Hi-Res, 3D Picture Inside!
Recently we updated you about Showtime/Paramount's August 19th release of Dexter - The Complete 2nd Season on DVD, including info about the extras and an early look at the box cover art. The studio has... (read entire news item)

5/06/2008 Extras Unveiled for Dexter's 2nd Season DVDs
Last week Showtime/Paramount officially announced Dexter - The Complete 2nd Season for DVD release on August 19th. We didn't have info at the time about bonus material for this 4-disc set, but now retailers... (read entire news item)

4/28/2008 2nd Season Set Confirmed for August Release; Available for Pre-Order
Back in March we had the early word that Dexter - The Complete 2nd Season is coming to DVD on August 19th. The folks at Showtime and Paramount Home Entertaiment have officially announced this title for... (read entire news item)

3/22/2008 We've Got a Killer Scoop on the 2nd Season's DVD Date!
In the last quarter of last year, Showtime's hot new series Dexter completed their second season run of 12 episodes in time to avoid the complications of the writer's strike. Now, with the 3rd season... (read entire news item)

5/03/2007 Street Date, Contents, Extras & Cover Art for Dexter - The Complete 1st Season
No, there's no "laboratory" here: this is Showtime's series Dexter, coming to DVD on August 21 in a 4-disc set with all 12 episodes of the 1st Season. Besides those hour-long episodes (running almost... (read entire news item)

3/28/2007 Dexter slashes his way onto DVD - Season 1 rumor
One of our trusty retailers has emailed us a date for the first season of Dexter, the dark series staring Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, a blood splatter specialist with the Miami Police department,... (read entire news item)


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