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Although Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this blog post the opinions I share are my own.
The Complete Second Season
Includes New Featurettes, 2016 Comic-Con Panel,
Own It On Blu-ray™ & DVD August 22, 2017
BURBANK, CA (May 24, 2017) – Just in time for the third season on The CW, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you all-new Super-Villains and more family drama with the release of Supergirl: The Complete Second Season on Blu-rayTM (which includes a Digital Copy) and DVD on August 22, 2017. Delivering 4.2 million Total Viewers weekly, Supergirl is the #2 series on The CW, just after The Flash for Live+7.⃰ Fans can purchase the set which, in addition to all 22 super-powered episodes, contains an exclusive commentary with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith, the show’s 2016 Comic-Con panel, featurettes, and more! Supergirl: The Complete Second Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.
Having left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant at Catco Worldwide Media in order to figure out what she really wants to do, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) continues to work with Hank Henshaw aka Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) and her adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) at the DEO as Supergirl – protecting the citizens of National City and searching for her missing father Jeremiah (Dean Cain) and the secret research lab Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with her Kryptonian cousin Kal El – aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) – to battle new DC Super-Villains both terrestrial and extraterrestrial, as she strives to balance her personal life with friends/allies James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) and more with her busy life as a new Super Hero in SUPERGIRL Season Two.
“After two strong seasons, Supergirl continues to develop a strong fan following,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We’re excited to release the Blu-ray and DVD with in-depth bonus content in addition to the 22 action packed episodes. Fans and newcomers alike can catch up on all their favorite moments from season two, and prepare for the highly anticipated third season of this hit series.”
When Supergirl made the change from CBS to The CW many were concerned with what the move might mean for the show. Thanks to great writing those concerns to rest when they delivered a second season that was even stronger than the first. Not only overcoming the sophomore slump that many shows experience but season two was a sophomore success – something many never imagined after Calista Flockhart stopped being a series regular. With the move to The CW came quite a lot of change for Supergirl, but the I believe the changes were mostly for the better and that they helped make the show’s second season that much stronger. The addition of Tyler Hoechlin as her cousin, Superman, was brilliantly woven into the show. It was immediately evident that Hoechlin was a worthy successor to actors like Christopher Reeve and Dean Cain. The only disappointment was that he didn’t appear more often. I can understand the need to keep the series focused on its title character, but the Kara and Clark dynamic is simply too good not to want more of.
The second season picked up exactly where season one left off. With Supergirl and Martian Manhunter examining the mysterious space pod that crashed outside National City. This paved the way for the introduction of Mon-El, the Daxamite refugee and new love interest for Kara. The two experience their share of ups and downs over the course of the season, and while the general path of their romance is often predictable, the delivery is impressive. Mon-El’s arrival also began a general change in direction for the series. One that saw the focus shift towards the growing tension between Earth’s human citizens and the growing number of alien immigrants. Of course, the villains try to take advantage of that tension. Given the state of our world, they could not have picked a more relevant direction for Season 2. Even with instances where the show’s vision clearly exceeded its budget in terms of special effects, on the whole, I believe Supergirl became a better-looking series in its second season.
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, the Blu-ray release of Supergirl: The Complete Second Season will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital Copy of all 22 episodes from season two.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee), Mehcad Brooks (About Last Night), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Jeremy Jordan (Smash) and Floriana Lima (Lethal Weapon), with Chris Wood (Containment) and David Harewood (Homeland). Based on the characters from DC Comics by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler, Sarah Schechter and Robert Rovner.
BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
- Supergirl: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
- Supergirl: Alien Fight Night
- Aliens Among Us
- A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
- Supergirl Lives Audio Commentary featuring Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
- Did You Know facts for fans
22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
- The Adventures of Supergirl
- The Last Children of Krypton
- Welcome to Earth
- The Darkest Places
- Supergirl Lives
- We Can Be Heroes
- The Martian Chronicles
- & Mrs. Mxyzptlk
- Distant Sun
- Ace Reporter
- City of Lost Children
- Nevertheless, She Persisted
The second season of Supergirl is also currently available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.
Street Date: August 22, 2017
BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 968 min
Enhanced Content: Approx107 min
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – ESDH, Latin Spanish, French
4-Disc Elite 4 BD-50s
BD Audio –DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – ESDH, Latin Spanish, French
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*Source: Nielsen National TV View L+7 US AA%; excluding repeats, specials, sports, and <5 TCs; Season To-Date = 10/10/16-11/28/16