Supernatural: The Complete Series Box Set review: The perfect sendoff for a legendary series

Supernatural: The Complete Series. Image courtesy Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Supernatural: The Complete Series. Image courtesy Warner Bros. Home Entertainment /

Sam and Dean Winchester’s journeys might have reached an end, but the magic of Supernatural will live on forever and now fans can bring all 327 episodes of The CW’s beloved series on both DVD and Blu-ray with the release of Supernatural: The Complete Series. 

Releasing on May 25, 2021, Supernatural: The Complete Series brings together every season of the show in one must-have collection which is sure to be at the top of every Supernatural fan’s holiday or birthday wishlist — assuming they have the patience to wait that long!

Here’s how Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes the release:

"Carry on with the thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers in Supernatural: The Complete Series. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) face everything from demons to vampires, ghosts, angels and pagan gods. And with the help of the fallen angel Castiel (Misha Collins), they discover that every threat they vanquish opens a new door for evil to enter."

Thanks to the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment team, we got our hands on an early copy of the new Supernatural: The Complete Series box set providing us the chance to take an in-depth look at the collector set has in store for fans of the beloved drama ahead of its May 25 release.

About the Supernatural: The Complete Series box set

Supernatural — “Inherit the Earth” — Image Number: SN1519a_0223r.jpg — Pictured: Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supernatural — “Inherit the Earth” — Image Number: SN1519a_0223r.jpg — Pictured: Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

As you’d expect, the Supernatural: The Complete Series box set contains all 15 seasons of the show with its 327 episodes of the series space out across 85 DVDs or 57 Blu-ray discs, depending on the platform you choose to purchase, as well as a bonus disc containing all of your final season special features.

What’s great about the packaging of the Supernatural box set is that’s it’s incredibly compact making it easy to store alongside your other DVDs and Blu-rays. With the Blu-ray collection, the set’s 57 discs are stored within a total of seven Blu-ray cases broken down as follows:

  • Case 1: Supernatural seasons 1-2, Eight Discs
  • Case 2: Supernatural seasons 3-4, Seven Discs
  • Case 3: Supernatural seasons 5-6, Eight Discs
  • Case 4: Supernatural seasons 7-8, Eight Discs
  • Case 5: Supernatural seasons 9-10, Eight Discs
  • Case 6: Supernatural seasons 11-12, Eight Discs
  • Case 7: Supernatural seasons 13-15, Ten Discs

In addition to every episode of the series, the collection also contains hours of bonus features from all 15 of the show’s seasons giving you plenty of content to enjoy after you’ve finished rewatching the series. In fact, the collection even has one complete disc which comes in its own separate package which houses the collection’s many special bonus features for the final season.

Beyond the DVDs or Blu-rays, again depending on which box set you chose to purchase, the Supernatural: The Complete Series collection also comes with a 68-page collectible book that serves as a guide to complete series with your standard episodic breakdown for the various seasons as well as photos taken over the years of the cast and creative team, photos of set designs, insights on the backstory of Baby and personal letters written by Eric Kripke and Robert Singer addressed to the Supernatural Family. 

The letters are an incredibly touching tribute to the fans who went along the journey with Sam and Dean over the years and supported the series throughout the years. While I won’t spoil their context, I’ll just say they’re the perfect personal touch to the collection and a great way of celebrating the SPN Family.

In terms of what to expect from the box set’s appearance, the seven Blu-ray cases and collectible book are all housed within a collector box which fittingly pays tribute to the show’s legacy.

On the front of the collector box is an image of Sam and Dean driving Baby down a dirt road into the sunset accompanied by the phrase, “Good Times. Bad Times. End Times.” Meanwhile, the back of the collector box features an image of Sam and Dean standing side-by-side with Baby behind them.

It’s a simple design, but one that perfectly honors the Winchesters and allows fans to select which design they’d prefer to display when showing off their collection.

What bonus features are on the Supernatural: The Complete Series box set?

If you’re hoping for some bonus features, Supernatural: The Complete Series comes packed with special features including gag reels, deleted scenes, special featurettes from each season of the show, San Diego Comic-Con panels, and even the Supernatural: Family Don’t End With Blood documentary.

For those who pick up the Blu-ray collection, you can also expect several bonus features that are exclusive to the Blu-ray box set including the following special features:

  • The Devil’s Road Map: An interactive US map guide to urban legends and factoids featured in season 1. (Season 1 bonus feature)
  •  Paley Festival Panel Discussion (Season 1 bonus feature)
  • The Hunter’s Guide to Season Six: Interactive hunter journal full of featurettes on the production, cast and mythology. (Season 6 bonus feature)
  • Selectable The French Mistake Trivia Track  (Season 6 bonus feature)
  • Interactive Featurette Supernatural Creature Fest Drive-InA series of short films pay homage to the ’50s and ’60s horror film genre. (Season 7 bonus feature)

Of course, the highlight of the box set’s bonus features comes in the form of the bonus features connected to the final season of the show. As we’ve already mentioned, the collection includes the Family Don’t End With Blood documentary, but that’s just the first of the many special features fans can expect from the box set collection.

In addition to the documentary, fans can look forward to a behind the scenes look at the journey to crafting the series finale, a look at Sam and Dean’s heroics, a retrospective of all 15 seasons of the show, the show’s 2019 San Diego Comic-Con panel, a giveaway featurette and a gag reel that is sure to help bring some much-needed laughter after you’ve rewatched the heartwrenching series finale.

Supernatural — “Inherit the Earth” — Image Number: SN1519b_0110r.jpg — Pictured: Jared Padalecki as Sam — Photo: Cristian Cretu/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supernatural — “Inherit the Earth” — Image Number: SN1519b_0110r.jpg — Pictured: Jared Padalecki as Sam — Photo: Cristian Cretu/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

Supernatural soundtrack playlist

As one last bonus treat for fans, the 68-page collectible book which accompanies the collection has essentially bookmarked the perfect Supernatural fan playlist in highlighting the classic rock hits from across the show’s 15 seasons.

Looking to build your Supernatural soundtrack playlist? Here’s a look at the songs highlighted in the collectible book for building your own playlist:

  1. “Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers Band
  2. “Back in Black” by AC/DC
  3. “Laugh, I Nearly Died” by The Rolling Stones
  4. “Bad Company” by Bad Company
  5. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult
  6. “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  7. “Strangehold” by Ted Nugent
  8. “Can’t Fight this Feeling” by REO Speedwagon
  9. “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane
  10. “Renegade” by STYX
  11. “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas
  12. “Hells Bells” by AC/DC
  13. “Heat of the Moment” by Asia
  14. “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi
  15. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
  16. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
  17. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC
  18. “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum
  19. “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  20. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan
  21. “Rock of Ages” by Def Leppard
  22. “Beautiful Loser” by Bob Seger
  23. “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers
  24. “Space Oddity” by David Bowie
  25. “Back in the Saddle” by Aerosmith
  26. “One Way Or Another” by Blondie
  27. “Slow Ride” by Foghat
  28. “All Out of Love” by Air Supply
  29. “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
  30. “Locomotive Breath” by Jethro Tull
  31. “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp
  32. “Who Do You Love?” by George Thorogood and the Destroyers
  33. “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” by AC/DC
  34. “The Famous Final Scene” by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
  35. “Night Moves”  by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
  36. “Solitude” by Black Sabbath
  37. “No Time” by The Guess Who

How much is the Supernatural: The Complete Series box set?

The Supernatural: The Complete Series box set price point varies a bit based on what format you’re looking to purchase as well as your location. For those in the US, the approximate retail price for the Supernatural: The Complete Series DVD box set is $329.99 while the Blu-ray set will run you approximately $359.99.

Those hoping to bring the Supernatural box set home in Canada can expect an approximate retail price of $369.99 for the DVD collection and $399.98 for the Blu-ray collection.

When you factor in that the collection consists of 15 seasons, in purchasing the complete series collection on DVD that shakes out to about $22 a season or $24 a season when purchasing the Blu-ray edition. Considering the standard season retails for roughly $30-$45 each, that’s quite the steal for a collection which also includes several exclusive bonuses you won’t find elsewhere!

Where can I buy the Supernatural: The Complete Series box set?

The great news is that the Supernatural: The Complete Series box set will be available at most major retailers including Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. Because of this, getting your hands on the box set is easier than ever and also gives fans the flexibility to shop around for the best deal possible.

Is the Supernatural: The Complete Series box set worth buying?

The Supernatural: The Complete Series box set is truly a love letter to the fans and the perfect send-off to a series that has touched so many lives over the years.

As we’ve discussed in length, the Supernatural: The Complete Series box set is jam-packed with incredible content which will keep fans busy for countless hours. In addition to housing every episode of the series, the collection also brings fans an amazing array of bonus features to enjoy as they re-watch the series including gag reels, special featurettes, Comic-Con panels and more.

In addition to the video collection, the special collector’s book is a perfect treat to tie the collection together. From the moment you crack the book open and are greeted by the letters from Eric Kripke and Robert Singer, it’s clear that the book was created with the fans in mind.

Sure part of its purpose is to serve as an index of sorts in guiding fans through the episodes from the show’s 15 seasons, but it’s the personal touches sprinkled throughout the book such as the song callouts, photos from over the years and insider scoops that really stand out.

Although the price point might seem steep, when you consider the fact that you get all 15 seasons in one collection as well as an exclusive book and countless bonus features to enjoy all in a package that is sleek and celebrates the heart of the show, it’s truly a great deal.

While nothing will match the excitement of new episodes, Supernatural: The Complete Series is the perfect collector’s item for fans of the series and is sure to be a cherished addition to any collection for years to come.

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