Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season [Blu-Ray]
Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 7/10
A human boy and his brother – a magical dog – set out to become righteous adventurers in the Land of Ooo.
While fans of the series may have been worried when Warner & Cartoon Network only released the first season on DVD and not Blu-Ray, they have now released the second season on Blu-Ray in addition to DVD, as well as backtracking to release the first season on Blu-Ray at the same time for fans who would like to archive the entire series in that format. Please note that this review will focus solely on the second season Blu-Ray set as I only received Season Two for review and not Season One.
‘Adventure Time’ is a fairly new series to me, having never seen a single episode prior to my review of the ‘Fiona & Cake’ DVD release, and I must admit I really enjoy it. It is a truly fun series for the whole family and it has really grown on me. I have not seen a single episode from the first season (that I’m aware of) but luckily this is not a series that follows much continuity that would lead to being confused or missing out on anything without having seen previous episodes. I’m pretty certain that I will at some point in the near future be picking up a copy of the first season Blu-Ray release on my own because I can see myself watching this series quite frequently and it’s certainly something I wouldn’t mind collecting the entire series of on Blu-Ray.
The Complete Second Season Blu-Ray release of ‘Adventure Time’ includes all 26 episodes from Season Two all featured on one disc. This is a very fun collection of episodes, and if the other seasons of ‘Adventure Time’ are as much fun as this one, I certainly look forward to viewing much more of this great animated series in the near future. Fans of the series will certainly want to pick up their copies of Seasons One & Two on Blu-Ray as they look phenomenal and are an incredible leap in quality over the DVD releases.
The video on all 26 episodes in The Complete Second Season Blu-Ray release of ‘Adventure Time’ are a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the show’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio and I must say that this show looks absolutely amazing on Blu-Ray. The difference between the quality on previous DVD releases of ‘Adventure Time’ compared to the quality on this Blu-Ray is the difference between night and day. The colors are wonderfully defined and detailed; everything is sharp smooth and could not possibly be more beautiful. Fans of the series should without question be quite pleased with the video presentation on this release.
With such an amazing video presentation on this release, I must admit it is mildly disappointing to find the audio is only a 192 kbps Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack. While as far as compressed stereo soundtracks go this is quite impressive, it’s nevertheless a bit of a letdown to find audio that seems a bit inadequate to such a gorgeous video presentation. I took advantage of my receivers Dolby Digital Pro-Logic II X feature and the simulated 7.1 was pretty impressive, which is always a sign of a quality stereo soundtrack, though a nice Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack (as will be featured on next month’s ‘Regular Show: Seasons 1 & 2’ Blu-Ray release) but regardless this Blu-Ray still makes for a wonderfully enjoyable overall experience and you shouldn’t let the lack of an uncompressed multichannel soundtrack deter you from picking up a copy.
The Special Features on the release are a bit lacking compared to most complete season sets of current programming, but it does feature a couple of nice additions. Audio commentary tracks are present on all 26 episodes and there is also an interview with the crew of ‘Adventure Time’ by Pendleton Ward.
Disc Rating: 7/10
‘Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season is now available on Blu-Ray & DVD from Warner Bros Entertainment & Cartoon Network.