Aug 272017
 

Daredevil: The Complete Second Season is yet another success story from the Netflix/Marvel line-up that I’ve seen and this season features some solid performances, even though I still can’t buy Charlie Cox in the lead, headlined by Jon Bernthal who is great as The Punisher.

 

 

Daredevil: The Complete Second Season
(2016)

Genre(s): Suspense, Drama, Crime
Buena Vista | TVMA – 701 min. – $39.99 | August 22, 2017

Date Published: 08/27/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


SEASON INFO:
Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Stan Lee & Bill Everett (Marvel Comics), Drew Goddard (created by)
Cast: Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Jon Bernthal, Elodie Yung, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Scott Glenn, Michelle Hurd
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 4
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


THE MOVIE — 3.75/5


Season Synopsis: With Wilson Fisk (VINCENT D’ONOFRIO) behind bars, Matt (CHARLIE COX) thinks his efforts to bring order to Hell’s Kitchen are succeeding—until chaos reignites with two new arrivals: Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher (JON BERNTHAL), an anguished ex-soldier determined to visit blood, irrevocable “justice” upon his adversaries, and Matt’s volatile old flame Elektra Natchios (ELODIE YUNG). Meanwhile, a lethal, relentless source of ancient evil continues to amass power. Now, as both the stakes and the body count rise, Matt faces a life-altering choice that forces him to confront what it truly means to be a hero.

Quick Hit Review: Daredevil season two is utterly wonderful filled with a great crop of characters, both old and new, and while I’m still not entirely sold on Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, as the blind, helpful Hell’s Kitchen lawyer he’s fine but not entirely intimidating even as a man dressed like a devil… But for the faults in the casting of the lead, is overcome by some great supporting characters and casting including newcomer Jon Bernthal introducing us to The Punisher prior to getting his own Netflix/Marvel television series (not unlike Luke Cage debuting on Jessica Jones).

Can’t say I’m completely in love with this season but there’s a lot to like including a couple guest appearances by the always welcomed Vincent D’Onofrio making the presence of his Fisk character known in spite of being locked away by Daredevil and Jon Bernthal is easily the highlight and look forward to his series… once it gets released on home video in about 2-3 years the way things go.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


The 4-disc set is housed in a standard Blu-ray case with two discs stacked on either side. No features unfortunately were included.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


Daredevil: The Complete Second Season kicks ass onto Blu-ray presented in its original 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Like Jessica Jones, there is a fair portion of the show that takes place at night, but even so, there are flares of color including that of Daredevil’s suit, though even that looks black in certain shots. The daylight scenes show the most promise with good detail and natural skin tones. This transfer is fairly clean with no obvious signs of artifacts, aliasing or banding.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


Each episode comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which I found serviceable enough though sometimes a bit on the weaker side. Dialogue levels at least do come through the center channel cleanly and there is a moderate amount of depth during shootouts and even the LFE channel clicks on for an extra layer. That said, this isn’t going to wow anyone but is more than adequate considering the source.

 


OVERALL – 3.25/5


Overall, Daredevil: The Complete Second Season is yet another success story from the Netflix/Marvel line-up that I’ve seen (missed Iron Fist which, from I can tell, is a good thing), and this season features some solid performances, even though I still can’t buy Charlie Cox in the lead, headlined by Jon Bernthal who is great as The Punisher. As for this Blu-ray, the video and audio transfers are both very good but like Jessica Jones, no features were included.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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