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Alias: The Complete Second Season
Genre: Television - Drama

Reviewed In Issue 81 (Feb 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, Merrin Dungey, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman, David Anders, Lena Olin & Victor Garber

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Episode 13 (Disc Four) features an audio commentary track by J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Garner, Jack Bender, Greg Grunberg, Michael Vartan and Victor Garber. Disc Four also offers an Alias ScriptScanner DVD-ROM enhancement. An audio commentary track can be found on Episode 17 (Disc Five) that features Ken Olin, John Eisendrath, Jesse Alexander, and Jeff Pinkner. Additional audio commentary tracks are included on Episodes 21 (Ken Olin, Bradley Cooper, Carl Lumbly, and Terry O

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Buena Vista Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32407
(MPAA Rating): TV14
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(Retail Price): $69.99
(DVD Type): Six-Disc Set
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 950
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002-03
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 12/02/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ken Olin, Craig Zisk, Daniel Attias, Guy Norman Bee, Nelson McCormick, Lawrence Trilling, Alex Kurtzman-Counter, J.J. Abrams
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Agent Sydney Bristow returns for "Alias: The Complete Second Season," picking up where the first season left off. We are introduced to Sydney

DVD Picture:
As with the first season DVD set of "Alias," these anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1-framed episodes exhibit the excellent image quality of this series that was broadcast in high-definition. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, bright hues, and deep blacks. Images are often sharp and detailed, sometimes with exemplary textures and fine definition. Other scenes can exhibit a slightly soft focus or can look a bit pasty. The picture can, thematically, have a dark character, but contrast and shadow delineation are well balanced. There are few signs of smearing and rare instances of pixelization. However, some edge enhancement is apparent, which can be a bit of a distraction for picky viewers, but overall the series offers very pleasing image quality. (Suzanne Hodges)

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