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Everwood
The Complete Second Season

review by Zach B.

 

 

Starring: Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, Emily VanCamp, Debra Mooney, John Beasley, Vivien Cardone, Chris Patt, Stephanie Niznik and Tom Amandes

Running Time: 969 minutes

 

Studio: Warner

Retail Price: $39.99

Features: Unaired Scenes

Specs: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English Dolby Surround, English Subtitles, French Subtitles, Chapter Selection (6 chapters per episode), Six-Disc Set

Released: June 16th, 2009

 

 

Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, the second season of "Everwood" on DVD looks pretty good. Fleshtones are decent, color saturation is pretty good and detail is well-refined. However, several flaws get in the way of episodes: shimmering, and excessive edge halos and shimmering. Noise runs rampant too, and episodes often look on the soft side. Still, the prints are clean and nothing is overly messy. Not perfect, but certainly acceptable.

 

All the episodes are presented in English Dolby Surround. The tracks are fine and fit within the tone of the series. Dialogue is clear and always to hear, a few sound effects give way to some (limited) enveloping power that bring you into the stories, while the songs and instrumental score sound pretty crisp. Everything is audible, and I did not notice any audio defects. These are pleasant and straightforward tracks, but don't expect anything outstanding.

Subtitles in English and French are included. 

 

Spread across the discs are Deleted Scenes culled from the episodes. The quality if a bit rough overall, but in anamorphic widescreen. Fans should be pleased by their inclusion, even though some scenes run longer than others. 

 

It's been a few years since the first season of "Everwood" first appeared on DVD, but I'm very glad the second season has seen the light of day on DVD. While calling it "complete" may be a bit misleading (there are music changes for this release), you still get all 22 episodes. The deleted scenes are a nice addition, while the episodes look and sound fine. For those who enjoy a quality family drama, do look into this series. And for fans: please buy. It would be nice to have the other two seasons of the series released in the near future!