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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Carnivale: The Complete Second Season
Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®
Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Patrick Bauchau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson, Tim DeKay, Clea Duvall,Cynthia Ettinger, John Fleck, Carla Gallo, Toby Huss, Amy Madigan, Nick Stahl, Brian Turk & Ralph Waite
Disc One includes a Season One recap. There are up-front ads. Audio commentary tracks are found on Disc Three, Episode 6; Disc Five, Episode 9; and Disc Six, Episide 12. Disc Six also includes a 30-minute panel interview with the cast and crew of Carnivale, shot on March 16, 2004 at the Museum Of Television & Radio Festival; a 27-minute Magic And Myth making-of featurette; and four Creating The Scene highlights from the series.
DVD General Information
Six-Disc Set: DVD-9
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Jeremy Podeswa, Jack Bender, John Patterson, Steve Shill, Tucker Gates. Alan Taylor, Tim Hunter, Rodrigo Garcia, Todd Field, Dan Lerner & Scott Winant
Ben Hawkins (Stahl) and his cursed blessing are back as the Carniv
As with the first season, plenty of brown hues adorn the color palette and provide a complementary setting for the mid-1930s. Hues are complementary to the setting of the story, often appearing understated. Fleshtones are well balanced, and blacks are deep and solid; often warranting a completely blackened viewing environment. For a fantastic reference of the range of light and dark on this DVD, see Episode 9 on Disc Five. Sharpness and details are nicely rendered throughout, while sometimes the picture has a soft appearance. Smearing is occasionally noticed, but rarely much of a distraction. The episodes are not overcrowded on the six discs, so compression anomalies are not a burden. (Suzanne Hodges/Gary Reber)
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