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Revolution: The Complete Second and Final Season (2013 - 2014/Warner DVD Set)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: B Episodes: C

Revolution is an ambitious NBC co-produced television show, executive produced by J.J. Abrams, that was short lived with only two seasons. Collected here is the final season of the show where that contains 22 episodes with excellent sound and picture for the DVD format by NBC and Warner Bros. The show stars Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, and Zack Orth. The best way to describe this show is The Walking Dead without Zombies - whether or not that's a bad thing is a matter of preference.

Set in a post apocalyptic world where the world has suffered a massive blackout, survivors have moved on and have adapted to a powerless world. The show revolves around a group of revolutionaries that seek to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government. For me personally, I find the show pretty well made but feel like the drama is a little too heavy. I would have liked more of a sci-fi element (especially with Abrams attached) instead of the study of human behavior and government of what a post apocalyptic society would really be like. Its missing the touches of brutality that Mad Max inhabits and the hear of a superior race that worked in I Am Legend. Instead it tries to mimic more of a Children Of Men type vibe but comes across more like The Postman.

The twenty two episodes spanning the disc include Born in the U.S.A, There Will Be Blood, Love Story, Patriot Games, One Riot, One Ranger, Dead Man Walking, The Patriot Act, Come Blow Your Horn, Everyone Says I Love You, Three Amigos, Mis Dos Padres, Captain Trips, Happy Endings, Fear and Loathing, Dreamcatcher, Exposition Boulevard, Austin City Limits, Why We Fight, S@!t Happens, Tomorrowland, Memorial Day, and Declaration Of Independence.

The transfer and sound on the disc are fine for the DVD format but an obvious Blu-ray presentation would do the show's excellent production design a bit more justice. Captured in standard definition with its original television broadcast aspect ratio of 1.78:1 anamorphically enhanced - the colors are muted but fine - consisting mostly of brown color schemes. The sound is a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track and also contains English SDH for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Extras on the disc are interesting and informative and include Revolution: Heading West - where Creator Eric Kripke discusses his vision for the show's evolution and storylines, Impact Revolution: Conversations with the United Nations, UN: The Mission Continues, a 2013 Comic-Con Panel Q&A with Cast and Creators, and a Gag Reel.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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