She-Ra: Princess of Power – Season Two (BCI Eclipse DVD-Video)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: B+ Episodes: B-
for one final and epic go is She-Ra:
Princess of Power- Season Two. For
fans of the series, this is the last 28 episodes of the series that were ever
produced. The 1985 series ran for a
total of 93 episodes [the other 65 episodes available on two previous volumes
reviewed elsewhere on this site] and was immensely popular. Acting as a strong counterpart to the He-Man
series, though never quite as successful, She-Ra is a 1980’s pop culture icon.
She-Ra series between Season One and
Two did not change a great deal as
far as design or style, but did advance greatly on storyline by interconnecting
episodic events and characters. The
He-Man and She-Ra universes were intertwined to grab an audience from both
sides of the spectrum and most certainly boost merchandise sales. The story arches are solid and have aged
well. She-Ra is most definitely a
cartoon of the 1980’s there is no doubt of that when viewing, but inevitably
still holds a great deal of classic charm and creativity. In this final 28 episode season She-Ra
becomes closer and closer to ridding Etheria of the Evil Hoard and Hordak’s
rule, but will her goal ever be realized?
Only one way to find out!
is very nicely presented with the set again being a 6-Disc fold out Digi-Pack
with excellent cover art that captures the heart and soul of the series.
The picture again for this 1985 series is presented in a nice 1.33 X 1 Full
Screen that is a better looking than the last two volumes, but as said many times on this site many of the 1980s
animated series were just simply not taken care of for some unknown
reason. The colors again are somewhat off and maybe an anamorphic
Widescreen treatment could have highlighted some of the stylish He-Manish
artwork, but not bad at all. The sound again is presented in a simple but
clear Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo that at times definitely sounds distant, but not
to the point of distracting by any means. The extras as on most BCI sets
are amazing and powerful.
this time around include a final chapter in the She-Ra biography with ‘The Stories of She-Ra: Part 3’ featurette
that through brand new interviews with writers, producers, and experts explains
the power the series held, especially in the final episodes. Also included are 2 interesting and
insightful commentaries on two of the She-Ra episodes with the creators of the
series, an extensive photo gallery of promotional spots, character profiles,
and model cell galleries of the villains.
Some trivia facts are also included, many DVD-ROM extras, Ink and Paint
Trailers, and two collectible 4 X 6 She-Ra art cards. The extras are fantastic; other studios could
take a lesson from BCI.
This is a
nice set to finish off any She-Ra or He-Man collection. The set is nicely
presented and BCI put a great deal of time into remembering the fans. She-Ra can be my princess of power any day.
- Michael P Dougherty II