BBC Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will bring to Blu-ray Merlin: The Complete Fourth Season. Featuring a total of thirteen episodes, this three-disc set will be available for purchase on January 15th.
The young wizard struggles to protect Prince Arthur in the perilous world of Camelot. While battling deadly assassins, mystical monsters and the most powerful sorcerers Camelot has ever seen, Merlin now has to face his toughest challenge yet when Morgana's blind determination puts at risk Arthur's future as well as the very balance of the world. Featuring exciting new villains, white-knuckle stunt sequences, and spectacular CGI monsters, Merlin season four is more thrilling than ever.
1. The Darkest Hour (Part 1)
2. The Darkest Hour (Part 2)
3. The Wicked Day
5. His Father's Son
6. A Servant of Two Masters
7. The Secret Sharer
9. Lancelot Du Lac
10. A Herald Of The New Age
11. The Hunter's Heart
12. The Sword In The Stone (Part 1)
13. The Sword In The Stone (Part 2)
Like Doctor Who the first few seasons weren't shot in HD, so don't expect a Blu-ray releases. Season Four was the first to start shooting in HD, hence why they're starting with this one and not Season One.
I don't really see why this and Doctor Who can't be on Blu-ray, people are always saying Doctor Who airs in HD on BBC America and it looks better than DVDs, if that's the case I'd be fine with it.. if not then I'm fine with DVDs
I'm glad this is getting a Blu-ray here though, I was concerned it wouldn't since WB decided to release Misfits on DVD only
@kevin87 - It's still only SD and only barely looks better over the DVDs. One of the reasons why some say they look better is probably because they were shot in 576i for the UK PAL standard, whereas the US DVDs were NTSC 480 obviously. So even though it's a slightly higher resolution over the US DVDs it's still not nearly enough, especially when the native UK DVDs, and most successful, are the correct 576i resolution.
Regardless, I think one of the BBC's policies is that a certain percentage of the main feature has to be HD. Some may say it's a stupid policy, but I can understand there reasoning when the DVDs are still selling well and it would cost more money than it's worth to produce new Blu-ray editions.
Maybe in several years time when Blu-ray is more popular and the BBC's catalogue needs reviving then we'll see Blu-ray editions, but for now I'm happy with the DVDs
I already have the UK Blu-ray release from January of this year, and it looks and sounds great! It is 5 discs and has a Making of Merlin Series 4 Documentary, Cast & Crew Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scenes and Out-takes.
Are they ever going to release Ashes to Ashes in the US? I imported the UK blurays of Life on Mars right after the US series started and have been waiting for a bluray release or a US release of Ashes to Ashes.
Glad to here this is coming out in the US and that I waited to pick it up.