SMALLVILLE: THE COMPLETE SERIES Blu-ray Box Set Review; "The Ultimate Celebration Of The Beloved DC Series"
At long last, Smallville: The Complete Series has finally arrived on Blu-ray, featuring all 217 episodes of the beloved DC series and tons of bonus content in the highest resolution possible!
Two decades after its groundbreaking debut which ushered in a whole new era of DC television, Smallville turns 20 this year, and to celebrate the momentous occasion, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has finally released all ten seasons of the beloved series on Blu-ray in one epic Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition box set.
While the entire series was previously only available in HD on digital platforms, the anniversary edition collector's box set is the first time ever the first five seasons of the show have been released on Blu-ray. This is something fans have been clamoring for since the show went off the air ten years ago, so it should be welcomed with open arms.
In addition to all 217 episodes, the set will also include over 28 hours of bonus features from all ten seasons, audio commentaries, deleted and extended scenes, gag reels, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and everything else that was previously released on the individual season sets.
Similar to the Supernatural: The Complete Series release, the packaging is quite compact, using ten Blu-ray cases to house the individual season discs and an extra case to hold all of the bonus discs. The new set is a considerable departure from the previous Complete Series DVD set and will take up a lot less space on your shelf, while looking pretty damn good from both the front and side views, which sport unique cover art featuring Clark Kent and his Superman suit.
Along with the physical discs, the box set also includes a one-time use only Digital HD code (redeemable on Vudu) for the complete series, allowing fans to take each one of Clark's adventures with them on the go.
Smallville will forever hold a special place in my heart. It's the show I grew up watching between the ages of 10 and 19 when finishing up my freshman year in college. Clark Kent's story of being an outsider and doing his best to find his purpose in the world, while remaining a fundamentally good person and staying true to himself, really resonated with a similarly uncertain Indian kid living in North Carolina trying to do the same.
It wasn't perfect by any means, but it was a genuine show made with so much heart, humor, and passion that there was rarely anything I wanted to do more than tune in for the latest chapter in Clark Kent's journey every week, watching him as he worked his way toward becoming the Man of Steel we know and love... and hoping that maybe, one day, I could do it too.
Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition is the ultimate celebration of this beloved DC series and one release that absolutely can't be missed!
Be sure to check out our recent interview with stars Tom Welling (Clark Kent/Superman) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) below!
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY
SMALLVILLE: THE COMPLETE SERIES
20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Featuring All 218 Episodes from the Iconic Series
Flying into Homes on Blu-ray October 19, 2021
BURBANK, CA (July 27, 2021) – It’s been 20 years since Clark Kent first arrived in Kansas, and in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the remarkable series, Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition will soar onto Blu-ray for the first time ever from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 19, 2021. This set for the ultimate fan features all 218 episodes along with over 28 hours of bonus features from all 10 incredible seasons, plus Digital Copy (US Only). Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $179.99 SRP ($209.99 in Canada) and will also be available on DVD for $154.99 SRP ($184.99 in Canada).
The groundbreaking, Emmy®-winning 10-season hit that redefined the origins of the world’s greatest super hero is all here – from Krypton refugee Kal-El’s arrival on Earth through his tumultuous teen years to Clark Kent’s final steps toward embracing his destiny as the Man of Steel. Relive a decade’s worth of thrills in fantastic adventures full of action, heart and humor in abundance, all anchored by the marvelous performance of Tom Welling at its center. Savor again the series’ thoughtful and imaginative integration and reinvention of the iconic characters of DC lore. And let your spirits be lifted up, up and away.
Starring Tom Welling as “Clark Kent,” Allison Mack as “Chloe Sullivan,” Kristin Kreuk as “Lana Lang,” Michael Rosenbaum as “Lex Luthor,” John Glover as “Lionel Luthor,” Erica Durance as “Lois Lane,” Annette O’Toole as “Martha Kent,” John Schneider as “Jonathan Kent,” Justin Hartley as “Oliver Queen,” Sam Jones III as “Pete Ross,” Cassidy Freeman as “Tess Mercer,” Aaron Ashmore as “Jimmy Olsen,” Eric Johnson as “Whitney Fordman,” Laura Vandervoort as “Kara,” Callum Blue as “Zod,” Jensen Ackles as “Jason Teague” and Sam Witwer as “Davis Bloome,” Smallville has also featured many notable guest stars including Terence Stamp, James Marsters, Michael McKean, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Seymour, Brian Austin Green, Pam Grier, Helen Slater, Michael Ironside, Julian Sands, Tori Spelling, Rutger Hauer and Christopher Reeve.
Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Based on DC Comics characters, Smallville was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. Its executive producers have included Michael Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, James Marshall, Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders, Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Greg Beeman, Ken Horton and Tom Welling. The series is from Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television.
Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition includes 2 DVD discs with over 28 hours of bonus features originally released on the Smallville Seasons 1-10 DVD sets.
MORE THAN 28 HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES
- The Adventures of Superboy – The original 1961 pilot starring John Rockwell.
- A Retrospective Look at the Series’ 10-Year Journey – An in-depth, season-by-season look at the creation of this landmark television series. Highlights include interviews with Tom Welling, Eric Durance, Michael Rosenbaum, Phil Morris, John Schneider and many more, as well as rare behind-the-scenes footage.
- A Decade of Comic-Con Featurette
- Paley Festival Featurette
- Smallville’s 100th Episode: Making of a Milestone – An extended version of the original featurette included in the Season 5 set.
- Secret Origin: The American Story of DC Comics – A feature length documentary chronicling DC’s 75 years of challenges, creativity, and triumph.
- Audio Commentaries, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Gag Reels, Behind-the-scenes featurettes and much more from all 10 seasons!