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Halo: The Complete Video Collection (Blu-ray)

Rounds up all of the Halo-based video adventures in one sweet collection.

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I’m a pretty big fan of the Halo games and universe, and have basically played all the games as well as seen the features based off of them. Our friends at Shout Factory must be big fans too, as they’ve saved people the trouble of seeking out these features individually and collected them into a massive six-disc set with Halo: The Complete Video Collection. Featuring all of the released movies and shorts, and a ton of special features both old and new, this is the set any Halo or sci-fi fan will want to get.

This sweet collection contains Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Halo: Nightfall, Halo Legends, and Halo: Fall of Reach. As you can see, I was able to review three of those individually that you can check out and then head back here for the rest of the set review. While I didn’t get to see Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn until some time after its original four-part mini-series release, it follows a group of young cadets at the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy. Here they train to become soldiers to eventually join the ongoing war against the Covenant. Of course things take a turn for the worse as they get ever closer to graduating, as an alien attack upon the academy will test their resolve and training, as well as pair them up with the beloved Master Chief for an experience that will change all of their lives forever.

While each film or short collection is on their own disc, complete with their respective special features, Shout Factory goes above and beyond with an additional bonus disc that contains even more extras in the form of four all-new commentaries from various Halo Creative Team members. They include Frank O’Connor – Franchise Creative Director at 343 Industries, Kevin Grace – Franchise Manager, Bonnie Ross – Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, Kiki Wolfkill – Studio Head for Transmedia at 343 Industries, Corrinne Robinson – Halo Franchise Manager, and Jeremy Patenaude – Franchise Writer. On each film or short collection, they share with fans some of the things that went into making them, along with some other fun and interesting tidbits behind the scenes of making the projects come to life.

If you’re a Halo or sci-fi fan looking to check out all of the cool films and shorts based off the famous game series, but haven’t been able to watch or collect them all, the Halo: The Complete Video Collection from Shout Factory has you covered. Each feature looks and sounds great on Blu-ray, has it’s own set of extras, and comes with an extra bonus disc that’ll make you want to jump in your Warthog and snag a copy of this collection at your local store.