- Format: Blu-ray Region Free
- Number of Disc: 9
- Genre: Western
- Starring: Kevin Costner,Luke Grimes,Kelly Reilly,Wes Bentley
- Studio: Paramount
- Release Date: 2021
What’s it about
Yellowstone: Season 1’s 1080p presentation is flat-out gorgeous. The digitally sourced image is pristine, intricate, and inspiring. Whether vast Montana vistas or intimate character portraits, the Blu-ray reveals every detail with incredible clarity and sharpness. Human details are tremendous, with close-ups showcasing every intimate wrinkle, stubble, scruff, makeup, and wounds. Textural abundance prevails in clothing close-ups, whether worn ranch attire or sharp business suits. The Blu-ray reveals every stitch, fray, and example of wear with elegant authenticity. Animal details are equally impressive. Views of horses and cows showcase amazingly intimate detail across the board. Terrain, the rustic (yet obviously very pricy) Dutton home, and even some city exteriors dazzle with wonderful clarity and attention to detail. Colors are perfectly implemented. The palette appears very well saturated and bold, whether big blue skies, intimate portraits of character eyes, rugged Western wear, blouses and neckties, earthy terrain, and natural greenery. Skin tones appear true and black levels are inky deep. Noise is kept to a modest minimum and no significant source or encode flaws are to be found. This is a terrific Blu-ray presentation from Paramount.
Yellowstone: Season 2 was digitally photographed and, like season one, dazzles on Blu-ray. The expansive Western vistas are inherently photogenic, and the majesty of large open spaces, dense forests, jagged mountains, and expansive blue skies are all presented in vivid, breathtaking detail and clarity. The picture is in full command of the manmade environments, too, with the Dutton home interiors and exteriors alike revealing the fine architectural work and the natural constructs within with great command of every detail. Characters are exquisitely presented. Facial textures are absolutely alive and in total clarity, particularly hairs, pores, and fine wrinkles but extending to applied makeup to give characters bloodied and bruised appearances as necessary. The Western clothing presents with impeccable sharpness, whether worn and dusty ranch hand clothes or fine suits and vests. The collected image is simply breathtaking. The color palette is gorgeous, too, offering generous natural greens and brilliant sky blues. The earthy clothing and natural tones around the ranch are deep and true. Blood is a bright, brilliant red, and there’s no shortage of it in the season. Skin tones are perfect and black levels rarely lighten from a true dark position. Noise is in evidence in lower light but it’s rarely bothersome. No other source or encode anomalies are apparent. This one’s breathtaking.