Complete ‘Samurai Jack’ Set, Movie Event and More Coming This Fall

Samurai Jack: The Complete Series
Samurai Jack: The Complete Series

Following its epic fifth and final season, Adult Swim’s four-time Emmy Award-winning animated series Samurai Jack is getting a complete series release on Blu-ray and Digital HD on October 17, 2017 — including awesome featurettes, behind-the-scenes content and special commentary. And that’s not all: Jack fans will also be able to own the fifth season soundtrack this fall, or take in the ultimate screening experience Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event, presented in partnership with Fathom Events.

Samurai Jack: The Complete Series (SRP $112.99, Oct. 17) Blu-ray and Digital box set includes all five seasons of the highly-acclaimed animated series, showcasing 1,364 minutes of high quality animation and never-before-seen bonus features, as well as a one-of-a-kind metal art print created especially for this collector’s item. Fans can also opt to pick up the separate Samurai Jack: Season Five collection on DVD ($24.98 SRP) and Blu-Ray ($29.98 SRP), available the same day.

Presented by Adult Swim and Fathom Events, Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event will be an exclusive one-night cinema event in theaters across the US on October 16. Offering fans an exclusive experience, the screening will comprise the series’ first season movie remastered in high-definition alongside content from the highly anticipated complete series box set. Additional surprises are anticipated, so be sure to sign up for alerts on the Fathom Events page — tickets go on sale to the general public on Sept. 15.

And the Samurai Jack: Season Five Soundtrack, available for digital download and streaming this fall, features 22 spellbinding, hand-selected tracks produced by celebrated film composer and producer Tyler Bates and composed by Joanne Higginbottom and Dieter Hartmann for the show’s explosive final season.

Created by celebrated animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack follows a young Samurai after he is sent to the future by the evil wizard, Aku. With the determination to defeat the wizard and undo his destruction, Jack sets off on a daring journey to return to the past and defeat Aku once and for all. The fifth season, which bowed earlier this year, sees Jack finally complete his mission 50 years after the events of the original series.

Samurai Jack: The Complete Series

Samurai Jack: The Complete Series

  • Chris Groves

    OK…my question. 5 discs? An entire 13 episode season(nearly 5 hours) crammed onto one disc? Won’t that yield a decrease in image quality?

    • JIMLAA007

      Depends on the file size. A single layered dvd can hold up to 4.7GB space, while a dual layered dvd can hold up to 9.4GB space, which should be more than enough space to store the data…

      • Chris Groves

        Does the fact that the first 4 seasons are full frame(not using the complete 16:9 image space) and are animation(minimalist animation at that) have anything to do with why this result might still be really good?

        I mean….They wouldn’t put the Extended Version of any Lord of the Rings film on a single Blu Ray….with Fellowship being about 3.5 hours.

        But now we are looking at basically 5 hours of episodes being put onto a single Blu Ray disc.

        I would just hate for all of the effort of ‘remastering the show in HD’ to potentially not be fully appreciated because they wanted a 5 disc set instead of a 9-10 disc set.

        • JIMLAA007

          tbh, regardless of whether it is put on 5 discs, or even 10 discs makes little to no difference to me, i’d still buy the crap out of it in a heartbeat :D

          • Chris Groves

            Absolutely, same here. Plus, no matter what we will see a DRAMATIC improvement over the DVD releases.

            Those releases were on DVD, and had some pretty terrible interlacing/visual issues.

            Meanwhile, all of these episodes have apparently been restored/remastered for HD….so I seriously doubt they’ll be terribly impacted by all being put onto one disc.

    • Bryan Matías

      Idk much about blu-ray quality, but hopefully 1 disc doesn’t limit the quality that it could potentially have(and should have).