The story of the crew of the Ghost and the budding rebellion continues with Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two on Blu-Ray. Season Two takes the crew of the Ghost closer to the Star Wars that many fans grew up knowing from the original trilogy and even the original movie, Star Wars: A New Hope. Season Two brings back characters both new and old as the crew of the Ghost makes new alliances and struggles against the oppression of what seems to be an increasingly more aggressive Empire.
One of the things I love about Star Wars Rebels in general is the amount of effort that is put into quality. From sound effects to making sure things look and feel right, it’s apparent that quality is important to the team behind this show. This release of Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two is no exception. This looks and sounds great on my big screen TV and it is incredible to see something new from Star Wars coming to life, even if it is in a slightly different format than we traditionally were given.
There were bonus features included on each Blu-Ray disc included in this release. Here is a look at what was offered:
- From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka – Executive Producer Dave Filoni talks about the climactic ending of Season Two between Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano.
- Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Take a look at the connections between Star Wars Rebels and the larger Star Wars galaxy’s other releases.
- Rebel Recons – Originally released on StarWars.com, these episodes take a behind the scenes look at each episode of Star Wars Rebels: Season Two.
The extras included with Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Season Two were fun to watch but honestly, I would always like more. There are some incredible tidbits found in these features. There are also some behind the scenes glimpses into the world of Star Wars. All this said, would still love MORE!
Star Wars Rebels Season Two takes the story of the crew of the Ghost to a whole new level and it is awesome. While there were elements of the first season that I had some mixed feelings about, this season was much more solid and incredibly enjoyable. Watching the first episode I couldn’t help but think, “this is Star Wars!.” This season continues on with that trend and is a very solid season and very enjoyable to be able to binge watch. I would love to have more extras included with this release but I definitely have no complaints about anything that was offered. This is definitely worth adding to any Star Wars fans home entertainment library. This one easily gets a hat tip!
Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two
The Epic Battle to Defeat the Evil Empire Continues in
Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two!
Available in Your Galaxy on
Blu-ray™ and DVD August 30, 2016
BURBANK, California, June 17, 2016 –– Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two delivers all 22 action-packed episodes of the hit CG animated series’ second season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus material on DVD and even more exclusive footage on Blu-ray! Available August 30, this thrilling continuation of the Star Wars Rebels saga depicts the continued efforts of the crew of the starship Ghost to defeat the evil Empire.
Amid growing Imperial oppression on Lothal, the rebels are forced to seek out new allies throughout the galaxy and additional resources to sustain their fight against the Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost bands together with a secret rebel cell and ex-soldiers from the Clone Wars to join a fledgling alliance determined to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.
As Ezra continues his journey to become a Jedi under Kanan’s guidance, the threat of the dark side looms large over the fate of the growing rebellion. Darth Vader himself will dispatch new Inquisitors to snuff any spark of resistance, setting the stage for a climactic showdown in which past lives will be revealed, terrible truths will be discovered, and the lives of our heroes will be changed forever.
Star Wars Rebels was created by Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Sherlock Holmes”), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg.
Featuring the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr. (“I Know What You Did Last Summer”) as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall (TV’s “Young Justice”) as Hera, Steve Blum (“The Boxtrolls”) as Zeb, Tiya Sircar (“The Internship”) as Sabine, Taylor Gray (TV’s “Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures”) as Ezra, Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe apparel) as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker (“American Dad,” “Phineas and Ferb”) as Captain Rex and all the clones, David Oyelowo (“Selma” and “The Butler”) as Agent Kallus and Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) as the Seventh Sister Inquisitor.
· From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (Exclusive to Blu-ray) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the climactic ending of the season, when Ahsoka Tano finally confronts Darth Vader in a long-awaited, fierce and epic lightsaber battle.
· All DVD Bonus (see below)
· Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.
· Rebel Recons – Blast off with 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more!
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Format: Blu-ray (3-Disc) & DVD (4-Disc)
Rating: TVY7 FV; CE: PG; CF: G (Bonus Material Not Rated)
Run Time: Approximately 485 minutes (not including bonus)
Closed Captioned: Yes
Aspect Ratio: 1:78 (Widescreen)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages/ Subtitles: English, French, German & Spanish
About the TV Show:
The third season of the critically acclaimed series (Star Wars Rebels) will premiere this fall on Disney XD.
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