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True Blood: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] by Various Directors
Review by Charles Mohapel
HBO Home Video Blu-ray  ISBN/ITEM#: B00280LZAO
Date: 26 May 2010 List Price $79.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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If you already own True Blood: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray, then buying True Blood: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray is a given. With Season 3 set to begin airing on June 13th, buying it now and watching the best possible copy you can own before Season 3 begins is the perfect refresher.

From official release/information:

Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality, and dark secrets. For Sookie Stackhouse, life is more dangerous than ever after she and Bill become more deeply involved. Meanwhile, Tara finds herself under a lover's spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; Eric becomes interested in Sookie after he recruits her to investigate the disappearance of his 2,000-year-old maker; and Maryann is revealed to possess a power that can control almost everyone in town. Then, after making a shocking discovery, Sookie, Bill, and Sam must form the last line of defense against a diabolical plan that raises this award-winning series to bloody new heights.

True Blood: The Complete Second Season includes all 12 episodes of this critically acclaimed series from Alan Ball, writer of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture American Beauty and creator of Six Feet Under. Loaded with special features, this essential 5-disc set is certain to quench the curiosity of True Blood fans everywhere.

Running Time: 720 minutes (Amazon) 643:39 minutes (Running times of all 12 episodes added up.)

Blu-ray exclusive features:

  • Character Perspectives: Learn more about what's going on straight from the mouths of Hoyt, Pam, Karl, and Steve Newlin
  • Flashback/Flash Forward: Move through time in the world of Bon Temps. Flashback to relive pivotal moments or Flash Forward to reveal the significance of a certain scene
  • Pro/Anti-Vampire Feeds: Receive news updates and information from both organizations throughout the episode and decide which camp you support
  • Hints/FYI: Don't miss a beat with these FYI trivia facts and show hints and clues

Also includes:

  • The Vampire Report (Special Edition): Check out the past year's biggest stories in vampire news, politics, and popular culture in the special edition of "The Perspective with Victoria Davis"
  • Fellowship of the Sun: Reflections of Light: Rules to live by with Fellowship of the Sun leaders Steve and Sarah Newlin
  • Seven audio commentaries with the cast and crew, including Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Michelle Forbes, Alexander Skarsgård, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, and many more

Disc 1:
Season 2, Episode 1: Nothing But the Blood (57:15)
Season 2, Episode 2: Keep This Party Going (55:28)

Play with Enhanced Viewing (Requires BonusView) (Character Perspectives, Flashback / Flash Forward, Pro / Anti-Vampire Feeds, Hints / FYI)
Episode 2, Play with Commentary by Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette) and Director Michael Lehmann

Disc 2:
Season 2, Episode 3: Scratches (57:08)
Season 2, Episode 4: Shake and Fingerpop (55:00)
Season 2, Episode 5: Never Let Me Go (52:40)

Play with Enhanced Viewing

Disc 3:
Season 2, Episode 6: Hard-Hearted Hannah (53:24)
Season 2, Episode 7: Release Me (52:36)
Season 2, Episode 8: Timebomb (52:43)

Play with Enhanced Viewing
Episode 7, Play with Commentary by Raelle Tucker (writer) and Director Michael Ruscio
Episode 8, Play with Commentary by Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Director John Dahl, and Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman).

Disc 4:
Season 2, Episode 9: I Will Rise Up (52:10)
Season 2, Episode 10: New World in My View (44:26)
Season 2, Episode 11: Frenzy (53:16)

Play with Enhanced Viewing
Episode 10, Play with Commentary by Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) and Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte)
Episode 11, Play with Commentary by Alan Ball (Executive Producer and Writer of this episode), Rutina Wesley, and Director Daniel Minahan.

Disc 5:
Season 2, Episode 12: Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (57:33)

Play with Enhanced Viewing
Episode 12, Play with First Commentary by Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and Michelle Forbes (Maryann Forrester)
Episode 12, Play with Second Commentary by Writer Alexander Woo and Director Michael Cuesta.

"Character Perspectives" (By Episode/Play All):
Hoyt (27:04)
Pam (43:12)
Karl (29:45)
Steve Newlin (22:12)

"Fellowship of the Sun: Reflections of Light" (11:30)

"The Vampire Report: Special Edition" (23:50)

(Source: HBO Home Video)

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