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Supernatural - The Complete Second Season (DVD-Video)

 

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

 

 

In yet another attempt to launch another X-Files type hit, Kim Manners from that hit show teams up with McG and the result is the semi-hit series Supernatural, now on DVD in this Second Season set.Like the horrid revival of Night Stalker, the show is more interested in being hip and pseudo serious than being scary or smart.In this laughfest, two brothers hunt for the demon who killed their mother and become monster hunters overall on a road trip to kill such human threats.Too bad this hunt never turns up a good script.

 

As I suffered through the pointless and even shallow a long, hour-long 15 episodes over 6 DVDs, I was amazed that this could even qualify as Horror.Sure, it looks like it sometimes and the bad make-up and effects tell us that, but if this were any worse, I would have dubbed it Supernatural Ė Full Throttle.For what it is, it is very, very light, passable fluff, but donít expect much Horror to it.Even the teeny-bopper crowd it is aimed at might find that a stretch.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is not great, but not bad.However, it leans towards too much bad digital work, detail issues and no match for the likes of Smallville.For a Horror genre work, the lighting and set-up are far from the best in the genre, evoking more soap opera than suspense.The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is better, with somewhat active surrounds throughout, but nothing special.Extras include unaired scenes, gag reel, webisode gallery, 3 episodes with audio commentary, Jared Padaleckiís screen test and two featurettes.In the end, this is for diehard fans only.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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