SUPERNATURAL The Complete Second Season

Warner Home Video
Release date: June 14, 2011
MSRP: 59.98
Stars: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

Supernatural, like the older series Smallville, began before Blu-ray discs became the dominant high-definition format. For fans, it should be enough of a selling point that all of Supernatural’s seasons will be released in the best quality home format to date. The same, sadly, can’t be said of Smallville.

Some background for those who have waited for Season 2 on Blu-ray to start watching Supernatural (Anyone?): Sam and Dean Winchester (Padelecki and Ackles) were trained by their father John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to be demon hunters. Younger brother Sam gladly gives up the life to attend law school, but is drawn back when Dean asks his help to search for their missing father.

Season 2 picks up after the boys have found their father, but a showdown with a demon leaves Dean near death in a hospital. To save Dean’s life, John makes a deal with the yellow-eyed demon he’s been hunting for years. The season unfolds as Sam and Dean drive across the country pursuing the yellow-eyed demon, solving cases of the supernatural along the way.

Supernatural is satisfyingly dark with moments of humor. Ackles and Padalecki capably carry the weight and keep the humor fresh. The Season 2 Blu-ray set includes the same unaired scenes, commentaries, screen test, Webisode gallery, and gag reel as the DVD set; however, the Devil’s Road Map interactive feature has been updated to reflect all five seasons currently available on Blu-ray.

Recommended for fans of smart horror.

Order season two of SUPERNATURAL on Blu-ray.
–Gerald So
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