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Heroes: Season 2

Four-Disc Set
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 135 (Oct 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Senhil Ramamurthy, Dania Ramirez, Milo Ventimiglia, Noah Gray-Cabey, Ali Larter, Zachary Quinto, Dana Davis, David Anders & George Takai, Kristin Bell,

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One of this Four-Disc set include an audio commentary track by cast and crew for each of the episodes, two deleted scenes, and a 15-minute featurette Heroes Season 2: A New Beginning. On Disc Two: an audio commentary track for each episode, eight deleted scenes, two featurettes: Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint (24 minutes) and The Drucker Files (nine minutes). On Disc Three: audio commentary by cast and crew for all three episodes, seven deleted scenes, and a 23-minute featurette Genetics Of A Scene. On Disc Four: audio commentary tracks for both episodes, a nine-minute Season 3 Sneak Peek, an alternate ending scene (18 minutes), two featurettes: Inside The Alternate Ending Of Generations (11 minutes) and Untold Stories From Episode 212 (12 minutes), four teaser clips from, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61101979
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $39.98
(DVD Type): Four-Disc Set: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 483
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/26/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Greg Beeman, Allan Arkush, Paul Edwards, Adam Kane, Lesli Glatter, Jeannot Szwarc, Daniel Attias, Greg Yaitanes & Allan Arkush
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Rejoin the cast of extraordinary people trying to live normal lives in Heroes: Season 2. This season Sylar (Quinto) is not the only sinister force stalking the Heroes, there is a new threat to the mutants. H.R.G. (Coleman) prepares to take his family on the run when he realizes The Company is close to discovering their whereabouts. Hiro (Oka) travels to 15th century Japan in a personal quest, where in falls in love with another man's partner. Meanwhile, Suresh (Ramamurthy) must choose between his friendship with H.R.G. and his loyalty to The Company, when he is asked to administer the Shanti virus to his old ally. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD generally looks harsh, with hard edges and a digitized appearance. Resolution is quite good, though, and black levels are deep and solid. Shadows are delineated well, and colors appear naturally saturated. Fleshtones can be plugged up and too red. And the picture can get distractingly noisy in dark scenes. Compression artifacts are recognizable, and while edge enhancement is used, it is hardly a problem. (Danny Richelieu)

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