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Banshee: The Complete Second Season (2014/Cinemax/HBO Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: B+ Episodes: C+

The hit show Banshee returns with fury in this Second Season Blu-ray release that is a must see for fans of small town noir shows. From the creator of True Blood, Banshee centers on Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he's hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. The show stars Rus Blackwell, Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, and Hoon Lee. The show is well acted and produced and shows promise for more premium programming on Cinemax.

The new season finds Lucas, having escaped detection after being interrogated by FBI agent Jim Racine (guest star Zeljko Ivanek), with his hands fuller than ever as sheriff, dealing with (among other things) the murder of a Kinaho tribe girl, the continuing escalation of tensions between Amish overlord Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) and Kinaho tribe leader Alex Longshadow (Anthony Ruivivar), and the unwelcome appearance of a surprise visitor: the reprobate son of the real (dead) Lucas Hood.

Sound and Picture on the disc are superb with 1080p 1.78 X 1 high definition transfer and a DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 track to boot. There are also French, Spanish, and German DTS tracks on the discs to boot. The transfer far exceeds previous broadcasts of the show by leaps and bounds.

Extras on the disc:

This release is nicely packaged (with very cool cover art) and extensive supplements including:

Inside the Title Sequence: Uncover the clues behind each episode's opening title sequence with this interactive feature

Twitter Commentary with Cast & Crew: Take a look back at the cast and crew of Banshee live tweeting during the season premiere and finale

Banshee Origins: Find out the story before the story with a dozen prequel videos featuring the cast of Banshee

Conversation Between Olek & the Albino: See both sides of Olek and the Albino's phone call from Banshee Origins

Zoomed In: Episodes 1-4 & 6-8 puts you on set with the cast to see how key adrenaline-filled scenes were created

Audio Commentaries with Cast & Crew, Deleted Scenes, Episode Recaps, and Trailers.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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