Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - Great show, great set!": Though some have complained that the show starts off slow, I was perfectly fine with the entire season, and I want more, more, more!! I also really want to visit Nova Scotia, and I'm a tad jealous that my mom and her husband are on a flight there as I type this. That's one part of Canada I haven't explored at all, and seeing the beautiful shots of the area really makes me want to visit. The biggest complaint with a show like this is that questions are never answered, and I didn't have that problem with Haven. Sure, there are constantly new questions that arise, but the writers did a great job of answering things for the viewer, while then presenting a new question. That's one of the reasons I enjoyed the "Mythology of Haven" featurette, as it opened my eyes a bit more to just how deep this could go.
The bonus material on this set is quite good, and answered a lot of questions I had while watching the show. While there isn't a long documentary-type piece on the set (I haven't seen one of those on a set for quite awhile), the three main featurettes do a great job of delving into the series. I always love when I learn something new while watching a featurette, as opposed to "puff pieces" that are only created to promote a series. I found the VFX piece extremely interesting, as I had no idea the amount of work that went into creating them. Stabilizing helicopter shots, then changing the scene to appear as though it was shot at night, including adding lights in the windows?! Wow, I had no idea when I was watching the show. I had to laugh when they revealed the "sound stage" they were shooting on in the "Welcome to Haven" featurette.
While I enjoyed the material that was created for the set, I also appreciate when a company includes material created for other outlets, like the SyFy.com website. I love that they included the podcast commentaries from the site, and the behind-the-scenes video blogs. Allowing the consumer to "own" this content on the disc is much preferred over a digital copy on a website that could be removed in a month, or a year. eOne really needs to figure out how to properly put matted 4:3 material onto a Blu-ray, as this is the second release I've viewed that contains material in the format that's been encoded incorrectly, causing the video to stretch to the sides. I also hate the packaging for the set, which isn't in a standard Blu-ray case like Rookie Blue was, but instead uses overlapping trays, with little tabs to hold the discs. This is very similar to packaging that Alliance Home Video used for their TV-DVD sets last year before ditching them due to numerous complaints from consumers. I hope to never see this packaging type again!
Fans of the show will really enjoy this set, and if you haven't seen the show before, definitely check it out. It's a fun, mysterious show that'll get you hooked (just ask my wife - she intended on watching 5 minutes with me, and ended up watching the last 5 episodes). (read entire review)
Bonus Material and Final Specs for 'The Complete 2nd Season' on DVD, Blu-ray
Early this month we reported about the September 4th release date for Blu-ray Discs and DVDs of Haven - The Complete 2nd Season, and more recently we gave you a look at eOne's box art for both versions... (read entire news item)
We've Gotten eOne's Box Art for 'The Complete 2nd Season' on DVD and Blu-ray Disc
Earlier this month we passed along word that September 4th is eOne Entertainment's street date for Haven - The Complete 2nd Season on DVD ($44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray Disc ($49.98 SRP). Front package art... (read entire news item)
Finalized Release Date, Pricing for 'The Complete 2nd Season' on DVD and Blu-ray
We're grateful to one of our readers, "Shannon," for the heads-up over the weekend that last week eOne Entertainment tweeted the word that Haven - The Complete 2nd Season would be available to "Buy on... (read entire news item)
Release Date Revealed on Twitter for 'The Complete 2nd Season' on DVD, Blu
We've been so busy posting tons of other news on Friday and again yesterday (Monday), that we haven't had a chance to pass along the word that one of our readers, "Shannon," sent us late on Thursday night!... (read entire news item)
Syfy's Hot New Show, Based on Stephen King's 'The Colorado Kid', Announced for DVD and Blu-ray
FBI Agent Audrey Parker travels to the small town of Haven, Maine to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Soon she discovers that Haven is a refuge for people with supernatural powers, and it's up to her... (read entire news item)