|Originaltitel:||Merlin Series 5.1|
|Genre:||TV series, Fantasy, Adventure|
|Regie:||Justin Molotnikov, Ashley Way|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 270 Min.|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
|Anzahl der Disc:||3|
|Sprachen:||German, English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Extras:||Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Storyboards|
Content: The adventures of magician Merlin (Colin Morgan), King Arthur (Bradley James) and their joint fight against Morgana (Katie McGrath) are coming to an end. Vol. 9 is now the penultimate box of the fantasy series, which despite an increasingly gloomy mood can still score with the popular mixture of adventure, fantasy, humor and a pinch of romance. In the first six episodes of the last season, Merlin learns what a dark curse there is on King Arthur and that only he might be able to make a difference. There is an unexpected reunion with Mordred (Alexander Vlahos), who according to prophecy will play a decisive role in Arthur's fate. And by a mysterious horn, by which the spirits of the dead can be summoned, the young king sees the chance to be able to speak again with his deceased father. But that has completely different consequences than he expected...
But above all, there hovers the busy Morgana, who wants to overthrow Arthur by all means. Followers of Camelot are brutally attacked by her, which weakens the king more and more. But when she also kidnaps Gwen (Angel Coulby), Arthur finally loses his attitude and does everything he can to save Gwen from the Dark Tower, where she slowly falls into madness...
One can certainly accuse "Merlin" of the fact that the fight against Morgana has been a bit too long and that therefore some elements of the plot have been repeated too often. Nevertheless, the creators of the series succeeded in making the adventures of the young magician never get boring and in some respects even improved from season to season. Especially the effects, which seemed a bit simple in the first season, can be seen in this last season. So the series doesn't just end when the concept is completely worn out, but when the fans are still looking forward to the last episode with a little bit of melancholy.
The first episodes of the last season again offer exciting fantasy adventures, which have some nice surprises to offer to the fans. Besides, there is the usual well done mixture of suspense and humor, whereby in the face of the gloomy prophecy that Merlin receives from the dragon, it comes to bear much less often than in the previous season. If you have followed the adventures of Merlin, Arthur, Gwen and Morgana feverishly so far, you won't be able to avoid Vol. 9 of the DVD series. The finale can't come fast enough...
Picture + sound: The ninth DVD box of the series offers the usual quality for the audiovisual realization. The picture is clean, the colors are powerfully mixed and the overall sharpness is on a very good level in the brighter scenes. In darker moments, slight weaknesses in the detail display and minimal image noise are noticeable. The stereo sound presents dialogues, music and sound effects powerfully, but all in all very centrally mixed. This is perfectly sufficient for a TV series. Good!
Extras: Disc 1 has an audio commentary on each of the episodes "Arthur's Curse" Part 1 and 2. Also on the second DVD there is an audio commentary, this time for the episode "Das Totenlied des Uther Pendragon". Finally, the third disc features a commentary on the episode "Das Runenmedaillon" as well as edited scenes from all six episodes of the box, some amusing outtakes (approx. 2:30 min.), some animated storyboards and a trailer for the final season (approx. 2 min.) created for the San Diego Comic Con. Good!
Result: "Merlin" is heading for the home straight with big steps. Volume 9 is the penultimate DVD box of the popular Fantasy series. The first six episodes of the final fifth season offer the usual exciting entertainment, although the humorous moments have clearly decreased compared to the early season. Nevertheless, even in the face of the threatening end there are still some amusing scenes, that make the otherwise more and more gloomy happenings more relaxed. So "Merlin" remains also in its last season a great adventure fantasy series for the whole family, whose ninth DVD box is absolutely recommendable for all fans!
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