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Red Vs. Blue: Season 12 (2014/Flatiron/Cinedigm Blu-ray w/DVD)


Picture: B- & C Sound: B- & C Extras: A Main Program: B+



Marooned on a back water planet, the Red and Blue now must work together to find out what happened when their ship crashed. Tucker, Grif, Simmons, and Caboose struggle to find and free their friends when they get separated. They soon discover they are in a planetary civil war (again) and as the 'heroes' of Blood Gulch they get recruited into the war, but between their crashed ship, the war, finding their friends, training newbies, mysterious alien tech and mercenaries they have their work cut out for them in Season Twelve of Red Vs. Blue (2014).


Stuck on a planet, low on ammo, surrounded by trigger happy soldiers and mercenaries, and rogue A.I.s (and without a clue) team Red and Blues seem never to get a break. Now, with their leaders gone, they find themselves somehow now the heroes of a civil war. With Agent Washington, the Sarge, Donut, and a certain robot android named Lopez MIA, Tucker, Grif, Simmons and Caboose (the idiots of the group) find themselves in charge for once. Their first priority is to find and rescue their friends, only to discover later their friends are also trying to rescue them from the 'rebel terrorists' and the dark truth is both sides of the war are being manipulated by mercenaries to gain hands on alien tech and weapons. The only way off the planet now is finally for them is to find a way to stop the war, find the ones responsible, make peace and not get kill (if they don't kill each other first). It's finally time for them to step up and be soldiers the are (or at least what people think they are).


Compared to the video game Halo and epic tale of the Master Chief, Red Vs. Blue is a comic parody of space marines. More often the characters remind you of gamers who rather run from a fight, but most of the show then is about the comic dialog between them, while you get to watch a bunch of loose cannons and mavericks somehow save from galaxy from either evil aliens or companies/military trying to profit off the galaxy wide war. Ironically, only a group of what is considered fail soldiers/losers are the ones really fighting for peace.


The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital high definition image is a little rough as expected, but better than the last season, while the anamorphically enhanced DVD is, of course, weaker. The sound this time on the Blu-ray is DTS-HD (MA) Master Audio 5.1 mix also a little better than the last volume, but the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 on the DVD remains weaker too. Extras include Character journals, audio commentary with cast and crew, blooper reel, deleted scenes, 4 PSAs and trailers.



- Ricky Chiang


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