Feb 072018
 

Victoria: The Complete Second Season is a visually rich and finely written British television series that featured excellent performances, headlined by Jenna Coleman who encompasses the character so well.

 

 

Victoria: The Complete Second Season
(2017-18)

Genre(s): Drama
PBS | NR – 450 min. – $59.99 | January 30, 2018

Date Published: 02/07/2018 | Author: The Movieman


SEASON INFO:
Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Daisy Goodwin (created by)
Cast: Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Andrew Dicknell, David Oakes, Rufus Sewell
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3
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

 


THE SEASON


This landmark account of the life of one of history’s greatest monarchs continues as Queen Victoria (JENNA COLEMAN) faces the very modern challenge of balancing a growing family with her marriage to Prince Albert (TOM HUGHES) and her work – all while being the ruler of the most powerful nation on earth. As Victoria’s reign continues into the 1840s, her Kingdom is witness to extraordinary events – constitutional crises and scandals at court, the rise of the Chartist movement, the devastating Irish Potato Famine, and Europe swept by revolution. As the saga unfolds over vital moments in history, the Queen and Prince Albert must meet each public challenge while confronting profound personal changes.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5


This release comes with a semi-glossy slip cover and the three-discs are housed in a standard Blu-ray slim case.

Featurettes (29:39; HD):

  • An Icon for Women Today
  • Researching Victoria
  • The Costumes
  • The Footmen
  • The Graphics
  • The Silent Piano
  • Daisy & Ottilie Writing Together
  • Paget & Drummond
  • A Woman in a Man’s World

Each of these examines certain aspects of the series from the cultural aspects with a strong female lead to the technical parts. Nothing amazing and they are a tad short but certainly worth watching, especially since there is a Play All option.

Also included is the Christmas Special (1:32:55; HD).

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5, AUDIO – 3.75/5


Victoria season two arrives on Blu-ray through PBS presented in its originally televised 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer which looks quite good showing off bright colors and well defined sharp details.

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track meanwhile is adequate enough especially for a series that is primarily either dialogue or atmospheric sounds in and outside the royal castle. While the center speaker was mainly relegated for those dialogue-driven scenes, the front and rear channels were utilized for ambient noises any side action.


OVERALL – 3.75/5


Overall, Victoria: The Complete Second Season is a visually rich and finely written British television series that featured excellent performances, headlined by Jenna Coleman who encompasses the character so well. The Blu-ray release offers up good video/audio transfers and an okay selection of bonus features.

 

 

 

 

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

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