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Black Sails: The Complete Second Season (2015/Starz!/Anchor Bay 3-Blu-ray Set)

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

Starz's second season of Black Sails is dramatic, action packed, and a welcome follow-up to the first hit season. The show is based off the classic Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a more realistic and adult pirate fare than Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean films and stars Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Clara Paget.

The Walrus crew is stranded with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the precious Urca gold, the object of their affections. And with their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint and Silver must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. Meanwhile, Eleanor Guthrie struggles to maintain her grip on Nassau as Ned Low, a relentless pirate that feeds off violence, makes an appearance. Once friends get slain, Charles Vane must decide which he values more; Eleanor's life, or the respect of his men. Meanwhile, a prize of immeasurable value has already been smuggled onto the island that will test them on their true intentions and purpose.

Ten episodes make up Season 2, while Season 1 (see my review elsewhere on this site) only had 8 episodes. Each one is named accordingly by rominumeral numbers.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a lossless, impressive Dolby TrueHD 7.1 track that doesn't disappoint. There are also lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks in French and Spanish. The discs look phenomenal with quality that surpassed the original broadcast versions. There are also Digital Copies included if you like to watch your shows on the go.

Special features include an awesome collectible case with lenticular artwork and nice fold out packaging featuring the main characters of the show. We also get:

Inside The World Of Black Sails

The Man O' War

Expanding Worlds

High Seas Action

History's Influence

If you're a fan of this show and enjoyed season one, then this is definitely the edition to pick up as it's packed with extras and has astounding sound and picture quality. Be sure to catch up before diving into Season 2, or you might be a little lost.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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