Alias: Season 2 (DVD)
Sean W. Gibson / Dec 19th, 2003 No Comments
Just 2 months after the incredible first season came out on DVD, Buena Vista Home Entertainment quenches our thirst for all things "Alias" by releasing the second and perhaps more entertaining second season. Packed with all 22 episodes on 4 DVDs, Alias showed that the first season's high ratings were no fluke with a gripping story arc, action packed episodes, fantastic drama, emotional twists and turns, and all the extras you could want with a DVD set. The show had it's share of absolute shockers, and an unbelievable cliffhanger season finale. All in all, this is one awesome DVD set.
There are some nice special features and extras. You gotta love the blooper reel … some really funny stuff and the audio commentaries were actually pretty enlightening. Overall this series got a great treatment once again for Season 2.
* All 22 episodes with commentaries on 4
* "The Making of The Telling" an in-depth look at the making the season finale
* "Undercover: the Look of Alias"
* 7 deleted scenes with commentary
* Blooper reel
* Radio interviews
* TV spots
* The making of the video game
* DVD-ROM: scripts for two episodes
* Widescreen anamorphic format
* Number of discs: 6
We feel that Alias is a show that is breaking ground for the future – a series that pulls people in week to week with one ongoing story that is gripping and compelling. May not be good for syndication – but it's great for the weekly watch on TV and makes owning the DVD set all the better.
With the high production value episodes, and your high-priced home entertainment center, this show never looked more impressive. The last thanks is for all the great extras on the DVD set. Good stuff.
AUDIO & VIDEO QUALITY
A huge debt of gratitude to Buena Vista Home Entertainment for several things … first, thanks for letting us review the title – awesome season. But to the readers, be aware that this series isn't shown on TV in widescreen format, but that's exactly what you get on DVD – and it makes it all the better.
The second season of this show was packed with the action that's accustomed with the show. What came out of season 2 that you didn't get with season 1 was more twists, more shock value, more surprises – and those are all very excellent things to have in a TV show whose story continues from episode to episode. Too often we've seen series geared specifically toward syndication – which absolutely sucks.
Huge props to crew of Alias for the superb acting, stunts, directing, and writing. This is a quality show, and if you've not gone by our recommendations and bought season 1, then take our recommendations and buy BOTH Season 1 and Season 2 – you won't regret it. Overall, this is a perfect DVD set – it couldn't be better.