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Season Two, Volume One
Running Time: 507 minutes
Starring: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell
Retail Price: $34.99
Specs: 1.33:1 Full Screen, English Stereo, English Closed Captions, Episode Selections, Chapters (6 Chapters per episode), Three-Disc Set
Released: May 5th, 2009
The second season of "Jake and The Fatman" doesn't get off to a great start, as the transfers are pretty gaudy. Presented in 1.33:1 full screen, the episodes are sometimes grainy to the point of distraction. Fleshtones are imperfect, color saturation is far from full-bodied and detail is only adaquete. Blemishes and dirt pieces also make appearances, while the overall look of the episodes are rather soft.Disappointing.
"Jake and The Fatman" makes the jump to stereo in this second season. The tracks are pretty clean, and of course, also straightforward. The musical cues sound the best, but the dialogue and sound effects also come in rather clearly. Background sound effects come out rather well, too. Fidelity is also rather high, but even with stereo, the tracks have their limits. Still, everything sounds fine and this is how the show was presented, so there's not too much to complain about.
English closed captions are available through your television.
The second season of "Jake and The Fatman" on DVD doesn't improve on the first two releases — and you don't even get the episode promos this time. The episodes really don't look great, while the stereo tracks don't impress. It can be a fun show, but not at the retail price being offered.