Adventure Time-Complete Second Season (2010)
Audio Commentary-Various Episodes
|Year Of Production||2010|
|RSDL / Flipper||
Dual Disc Set
|Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Larry Leichliter|
Casey James Basichis
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English for the Hearing Impaired||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Adventure Time is a Cartoon Network production which as with many Cartoon Network shows is being released in two different formats in Australia, being either full season collections or compilation discs of episodes. TrevorD previously reviewed a number of releases for Adventure Time. One of those is linked here and others are linked from that review. This review is of the most recent season set release, The Complete Second Season. Trevor's review gives a good rundown on the nature of the show and its wacky characters. The compilation discs are focused on episodes whereas the season sets include more extras.
This set contains all 26 episodes from Seasons 2 of the show. To my mind these full season sets are a better option than the standalone discs as they contain all episodes rather than highlights and provide more extras.
This set is nicely packaged with a slip cover of The Ice King, which slides off to reveal what he looks like shaven (in one of the episodes) and then the discs are labelled internal views of The Ice King's head. The highlights of these episodes include the double episode season ending Mortal Folly/Mortal Recoil, Belly of the Beast & It Came From the Nightosphere.
The video quality is very good.
The show is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio.
The presentation is consistent with its television origins with good clarity and colour.
There are subtitles available in English for the Hearing Impaired.
The audio quality is good.
This disc contains an English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 2.0 . The dialogue is clear and easy to understand and the episodes are accompanied by a variety of songs and incidental music.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menu includes music.
All 26 episodes have optional commentaries by the creator and writers plus sometimes the voice actors. Fun and interesting however some have been cut and sections replaced with ukulele songs, seemingly due to inappropriate dialogue.
Short interviews with some crew members with questions from the creator. OK.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The Region 1 release is basically the same. Buy local.
The video quality is good.
The audio quality is good.The extras are quite good.
|DVD||SONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|