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Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two is a strong entry into the series with some decent animation to go along with well written storylines and nice character development.

 

 

“Star Wars Rebels”: Complete Season Two
(2015-16)

Genre(s): Animation, Science Fiction, Adventure
Studio | TVY7 – 485 min. – $45.99 | August 30, 2016

Date Published: 09/01/2016 | Author: The Movieman

 


SEASON INFO:
Directed by:
Various
Writer(s): Dave Filoni (created by)
Voice Cast: Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Jason Isaacs, Steve Blum, Dee Bradley Baker, David Oyelowo, James Earl Jones
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


THE SEASON — 4.0/5


Season Synopsis: As Ezra (TAYLOR GRAY) continues his journey to become a Jedi under Kanan’s (FREDDIE PRINZE JR.) guidance, the crew of the Ghost bands together with a secret rebel cell and ex-soldiers from the Clone Wars to join a fledgling alliance to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. But the dark side looms large as Darth Vader dispatches new Inquisitors, setting the stage for a climatic showdown in which terrible truths will be revealed and the lives of our heroes will be changed forever.

Quick Hit Review: Star Wars Rebels season two is a solid and great improvement over its first year with an expansion on character development in conjunction with solid storylines from beginning to end. I’m not sure how it holds compared with other Star Wars related shows beyond the movies but I enjoyed this second season though the animation isn’t best at times, but mostly adequate at least.

Episodes:

  1. The Siege of Lothal
  2. The Lost Commanders
  3. Relics of the Old Republic
  4. Always Two There Are
  5. Brothers of the Broken Horn
  6. Wings of the Master
  7. Blood Sisters
  8. Stealth Strike
  9. The Future of the Force
  10. Legacy
  11. The Princess of Lothal
  12. The Protector of Concord Dawn
  13. Legends of the Lasat
  14. The Call
  15. Homecoming
  16. The Honorable Ones
  17. Shroud of Darkness
  18. The Forgotten Droid
  19. The Mystery of Chopper Base
  20. Twilight of the Apprentice

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3.5/5


This 3-disc release comes with a glossy and embossed slip cover.

Rebels Recon (TRT 2:10:07; HD) is a collection of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew amongst other things. Available on all 3 discs.

Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season 2 (3:30; HD) – Uncover all the hidden references, Easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.

From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (6:08; HD) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the season’s climactic ending, when Ahoska Tano finally confronts Darth Vader. ** Blu-ray Exclusive **

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two flies onto Blu-ray presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. As one would expect, this show looks brilliant in HD with bright colors and good detail levels. There were no major instances of banding which sometimes can be prevalent in animated shows/films and there were obvious signs of aliasing or artifacts. This probably more or less matches up with what was shown on television.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


Unfortunately for some reason this was only given a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track and while disappointing not to get a DTS-HD codec, the DD is more than adequate providing for clear dialogue throughout and even the action scenes have some OK depth, though nothing I’d call extraordinary.

 


OVERALL – 3.75/5


Overall, Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two is a strong entry into the series with some decent animation to go along with well written storylines and nice character development. The Blu-ray released by Buena Vista offers good video and audio transfers while the features aren’t half bad.

 

 

 

 

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