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Red vs. Blue The Blood Gulch Chronicles: The First Five Seasons

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In the distant future, ten soldiers battle for control of the least desirable piece of real estate in the known universe a box canyon in the middle of nowhere. Red vs. Blue chronicles the misadventures of two hapless armies as they wage a war that few understand and no one wants to fight.

It all started with a simple question, 'You ever wonder why we re here?' But in a place called Blood Gulch, the answers aren t always what you expect. What began as a six-episode video project created by a group of avid HALO fans quickly took on a life of its own. Five seasons, 100 episodes and millions of downloads later, Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles has become known as one of the funniest and most popular Internet video series of all time. This 6-disc DVD set includes all 100 episodes from the five seasons (remastered for Seasons 1-4), as well as hours of exclusive bonus material.

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Though this irreverent animated series from Rooster Teeth Productions is inspired by the blockbuster Halo video game franchise, one doesn't need to be familiar with the game--or gaming in general--to appreciate Red vs. Blue's skewering of action tropes, military bravado, and science fiction in general. A prime example of the modern art form known as machinima (the use of video game graphics engines to create new animation), Red vs. Blue is also essentially a sitcom set in the eponymous Halo scenario, with two teams of soldiers in constant pursuit of each other's flag, yet completely unaware of the reason for the competition. Stuck in a repetitive and pointless scenario from which they appear to have no escape, the Red and Blue teams become embroiled in an absurdly elaborate game of one-upmanship that involves a Spanish-speaking robot who falls in love with a sentient, trigger-happy tank; a short-tempered talking bomb; frequent flashes backwards and forwards in time; an alien savior; and constant bouts of possession by various artificial intelligence. If this sounds like the densest chunk of science fiction ever presented, keep in mind that it's all delivered in rapid-fire bursts of snarky, slapstick humor over the course of 100 five-minute episodes; think a futuristic version of Stripes, not Dune.

Since Red vs. Blue was created for web broadcast using the Halo engine, image and quality tends to be somewhat low resolution, but picture-perfect visuals aren't what fans are expecting with this five-disc set. Rather, it's the chance to have the entire series run in one set, along with an impressive collection of extras. Chief among the latter are multiple audio commentaries from the cast and crew for each season (all have been featured on previous releases), including a new anniversary commentary recorded for this set. Two special productions--the Xbox Live miniseries Out of Mind and Recovery One--are also a highlight, as are a barrage of special videos, including the show's hilarious public service announcements, voice-over outtakes (many of which have been deliberately flubbed), and deleted scenes. Faux DVD menu content, including fake FBI warnings and nonsensical language options, is evidence of the appreciation for the show's fans that went into this set, as is a new sixth disc of rarities, including early dialogue recordings, award-show footage, and even a version of the series executed completely with Legos. It's hard to imagine a show that plays on paper like Red vs. Blue deserving such a deluxe presentation, but the sheer quality of the imaginations behind the program clearly warrant this impressive set. --Paul Gaita


Special Features

All 100 episodes from the first five seasons (seasons 1-4 remastered)
The Xbox Live miniseries Out of Mind and Recovery One
Audio commentary by the filmmakers
Special videos
Deleted scenes
Outtakes
Hidden tracks
Character profiles
Alternate endings
PSAs
Documentary footage
Rare clips from the RvB Archives and more

Product Details

  • Actors: Burnie Burns, Jason Saldana, Gustavo Sorola, Geoff Fink, Joel Heyman
  • Directors: Matt Hullum
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Flatiron Film Company
  • DVD Release Date: June 29, 2010
  • Run Time: 550 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0039ZBM5A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,867 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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By Robert A. Farquhar II on July 22, 2010
Format: DVD
I love Red Vs. Blue. I love it to death. I already owned the original five seasons on DVD, but I was still thrilled when the Remastered version came out. It really is much better now that the pictures fill the screen, and they're sharper, too! Even better for someone with limited shelf space, this time they put all 6 DVDs (5 seasons and a bonus disc) into only two thin boxes, rather than the huge box the old complete set came in. So now I have space to buy the next several seasons when they come out.

There's only one problem I have, and its the same problem I had with the old set... except for Lopez's Spanish dialogue, and the 5th season, there are no captions/subtitles. My girlfriend is both hard of hearing and sensitive to loud noises, and with all the yelling and the radio/helmet speech effects, she has a hard time following what's happening. Makes it hard to watch it together... or at night with the volume on low after she goes to sleep.

I'd take off a half-star for this, if I could, but I can't so I won't.

Nevertheless, all said, I'm glad I bought it. (Now, on to the "Recollection" 3 DVD set!)
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You can't go wrong here. Red vs Blue was one of the best Machinima's I ever watched. To think I used to watch them at 360p and then 480p. I remember watching the older, non - remastered versions where the cross-hair is still present and you actually are missing 1/2 the image (they had to crop out the arms/weapon of the camera man!). The remastered set is fantastic. The video looks great in widescreen, with drastically improved visuals compared to the original version we have all come to love. The textures now look crystal clear and the image takes up the entire screen rather than half. The audio has been improved as well, on top of some improved visual. Any Red vs Blue fan won't be disappointed. Any Halo fan won't be either. If you are a gamer you can't miss this show especially in its remastered form on DVD
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Well I certainly can see why Red Vs. Blue is a *5* star animated movie. Though Crude in the graphics its
hilarious as can be. I just love to sit around and listen to these guys talking to each other and all the jokes
that are cracked. Someone must have been very intelligent to pull this all together. Though the graphics
are bad, the dialogue is fantastic. So I have to save the episodes are worth *5* stars. I checked this out
on rottentomatoes.com and it said 98% of people likes these episodes because they are so funny to boot.
p.s. do not let your child see these movies because a lot of bad language is used in making these movies.
You know what I mean.... Though no critics have reviewed this film it still say 98% of people like these movies
and the sole reviewer gave it *5* stars...................
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All the seasons in a 6 disc collection, tons of bonus content, easy to use menus and funny little add ins. Everything I could want from Rooster Teeth.
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I love Red vs. Blue and have been watching it since the show started. This box set is really the show in its best form possible, a full frame version of the show with no crappy letterboxing. I owned the first four seasons on DVD but this is just so much better of an experience. I was not having the $45 dollar price tag at [...] because I owned the DVDs already, but at $30 on amazon I could not go wrong. A huge savings from Amazon (as usual) and the item arrived promptly and in perfect condition.

My only gripe is, like others have said, the packaging is a bit weak. The DVDs are in those spindles tighter than any other DVD I have had before, and I really fear I'm going to break them pulling them out sometimes.
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I would certainly rate the first 5 *seasons* of RVB five stars, but honestly it's a matter of taste and I'm sure a lot of people would hate it or say that at best it's only 3 stars, and then argue with me and I'd get more "unhelpful" votes again, which really hurts, you know? Fortunately, in this case the rating is for the DVD packaging, remastering, and extras of this boxed set, which is absolutely primo and should be completely undisputable at 5 stars. So I expect to see those "helpful" votes in mass quantity any time now.

Summary: The DVD set is a great way to watch the remastered first five seasons, with commentary, fun menus, and extras.

If, like me, your video player has difficulty playing the "we went into the future" episode you downloaded back when you were a subscriber because of the strange way they hacked the video files together, you have to buy the DVD boxed set in order to watch the whole thing without the audio getting all messed up. And you are then pleased to discover that the video looks very good, but strangely and subtly different. Where are the black bars and the super ultra wide format? Oh! You notice then that the first season or two have been *remastered*, obviating the super double-widescreen TV setup you built just for watching RVB. They did all those stunts again? Yes, apparently. This is all explained in the commentary, which is nice.

Also, the extras include a lot of the original bonus content and there's commentary for everything, which is nice if you're watching it for the 70th time and really need some friends to watch with because you don't have any friends and it's just so lonely in your house with just you and the TV.
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