“Being Human” released its fifth and final season on DVD and Blu-ray, marking the end of the British series.
The fifth season follows conclusion of the previous season with a new ghost, vampire and werewolf trio living together and trying to have a normal life despite their supernatural state.
The list of episodes are as follows:
- “The Trinity”
- “Sticks and Rope”
- “Pie and Prejudice”
- “The Greater Good”
- “No Care, All Responsibility”
- “The Last Broadcast”
This season kept with the mix of flatmate comedy and horror, while working toward the inevitable wrap up ending of the series. It began with new characters, notably with the new ghost Alex Millar (Kate Bracken) being bumped up to a main character with vampire Hal Yorke (Damien Molony) and werewolf Tom McNair (Michael Socha). Unlike other cancelled shows, this show was able produce an ending that works with the series and allows fans of the show to have a solid resolution. This season is for those who are already fans of the show, rather than newcomers.
“Being Human: Season Five” has a run time of approximately 360 minutes, and is not rated.
The Blu-ray features a 1080p/AVC-encoded presentation in the original 1.78:1 aspect ratio. BBC is usually pretty consistent with their video quality, and those familiar with their releases won’t be disappointed although it is not the best out there. Blacks and colors are decent although a little inconsistent. There is some softness and noise here and there, but overall it fits among the rest and isn’t too bad especially for the audience this will attract.
Like the previous seasons, this Blu-ray features a Dolby Digital 2.0 track. This is a little disappointing as this is a show that could benefit from a 5.1 mix. Nevertheless, the sound works fine without featuring clear dialogue when it is alone of the soundscape. It can get dragged beneath other effects and sounds if they are on at the same time, but there is not much to be done on a 2.0 track.
There are no commentary tracks included and standard definition bonus features. The bonus features include:
- Deleted Scenes
- Cast and Crew Interviews
- Exclusive Scene
- Alex’s Unfinished Business
“Being Human: Season Five” is a fitting end to a cult favorite BBC show, although with a slightly disappointing audio release. For those wanting more, the North American remake of the same name is still going, and has been renewed for a fourth season to premiere in 2014.
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