24: The Complete Second Season DVD

24: The Complete Second Season
Cast: Keifer Sutherland
Studio: Fox
Rating: 7/10

Corporate Line: The series retains its unique format in the second season. Each episode covers one hour of real time and the entire season will take place in one day. In the finale of season one, Jack Bauer (Sutherland), who heads up the Los Angeles branch of the Counter-Terrorist Unit (CTU), thwarted an assassination attempt on the life of Senator David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert). However, in the process, Jack’s wife Teri (Leslie Hope) was killed. In season two, Jack and his daughter Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) must deal with the trauma of that loss and its effect on their relationship. In the meantime, Jack, who has been inactive since Teri’s death, is called upon — by now-President Palmer — to stop another terrorist plot with global implications. In addition, Kate Warner (new series regular Sarah Wynter, Lost Souls), a woman of wealth and beauty, comes into Jack’s life as the sister of Marie (Laura Harris) who was part of the terrorist cell.

Existing and new fans can catch up on this hit TV phenomenon and see what everyone is talking about. All episodes of ““24” SEASON TWO DVD COLLECTION are compiled on seven dual-layered discs, widescreen and the special features include three featurettes, 44 branching deleted scenes with optional commentary that include alternate endings and more. Each episode is presented in all new English 5.1 Digital, and Spanish and English subtitles.

The Good: For anyone reading this and haven’t watched the show on television, you have no idea what you are missing. 24 is one intelligent show. It keeps you thinking and guessing with each episode. There is nothing more exciting than craving a show all day long – wondering and waiting for answers to the cliffhanger from last week. Now you don’t have to wait.

The opening of the season comes in as a lion and ends exactly the same. The problem is…

The Bad: Mid-season trips over itself. There are too many meandering side-stories. You get the feeling that some characters are brought in to sidetrack you from the lack of ideas, it works until you realize the big picture. Season one didn’t lack focus and really was much better.

Disc One:

“8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.” (airdate: 11/6/01)
“9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.” (airdate: 11/13/01)
“10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.” (airdate: 11/20/01)
“11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.” (airdate: 11/27/01)

Bonus Features
“11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.” Commentary for this episode by Carlos Bernard, Sarah Wynter
and Michelle Forbes
Deleted scenes (8 total)
“8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.” Lake Oswego with helicopter
“8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.” Street kid washes Jack’s window
“8:00 A.M. – 9:00 AM.” Keith and Palmer talk on phone
“8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.” Palmer talks with Ambassador on monitor
“9:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.” Marie tries on dress, sends Reza for strawberries
“9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.” Kim and Megan run through garment factory, and try to use
“9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.” Extended fight between Gary and Kim
“10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.” Kim and Megan run from police, talk with father and kids

Disc Two:
“12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.” (airdate: 12/11/01)
“1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.” (airdate: 12/18/01)
“2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.” (airdate: 1/8/02)
“3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.” (airdate: 1/15/02)

Bonus Features
“1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.” Commentary by director Jon Cassar and Sarah Clarke
Deleted scenes (3 total)
“12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.” Redneck confronts terrorists at gas station
“1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.” Palmer addresses staff
“2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.” Kim and Miguel leave L.A.

Disc Three:
“4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.” (airdate: 1/22/02)
“5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.” (airdate: 2/5/02)
“6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.” (airdate: 2/12/02)
“7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.” (airdate: 2/19/02)

Bonus Features
“5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.” Commentary by Penny Johnson Jerald and co-creator/executive producer Joel Surnow
Deleted scenes (11 total)
“4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.” Mason Vomits and talks with Tony
“4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.” Ali and Omar talk on phone
“4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.” Kim and Miguel talk about Jack
“5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.” Reza tells agent to tell Marie the news
“5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.” Kate talks about the five pillars
“5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.” Jack scopes out torture room
“5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.” Moshen talks with Kate and then cuts her ear
“5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.” Kate waits outside
“5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.” Jack forces Kate to remember details about terrorists
“5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.” Jack tells Kate he needs her to go to the mosque
“7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.” Sherry asks for Lynns help. Lynn and Novick talk

Disc Four:
“8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.” (airdate: 2/26/02)
“9:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.” (airdate: 3/5/02)
“10:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.” (airdate: 3/12/02)
“11:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.” (airdate: 3/19/02)

Bonus Features
“10:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.” Commentary for this episode by: co-creator/executive producer Robert Cochran and Xander Berkeley
Deleted scenes (10 total)
“8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.” Kate tells Jack about Marie’s past
“8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.” Michelle disagrees with Tony about Sayed Ali
“9:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.” Kim asks Lonny when they can leave the bunker
“10:00 P.M. – 11:00P.M.” Palmer, Novick and Lynn discuss options on informing the
public about the bomb
“10:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.” Kate tells Jack she feels responsible for Marie/N.E.S.T. techs
work on bomb
“10:00 P.M. – 11:00P.M.” Tony tells Michelle about raid on Ali’s safe house/Cyprus
“10:00 P.M. – 11:00P.M.” Kate talks to Baker about her concern for Kim
“10:00 P.M. – 11:00P.M.” Alternate end boxes for episode #15 (the explosion)
“11:00 P.M. – 12:00A.M.” Kate and Bob talk about Marie
“11:00 P.M. – 12:00A.M.” Kim calls Aunt Carol and is surprised by Davies

Disc Five:
“12:00 A.M. – 1:00 A.M.” (airdate: 3/26/02)
“1:00 A.M. – 2:00 A.M.” (airdate: 4/2/02)
“2:00 A.M. – 3:00 A.M.” (airdate: 4/9/02)
“3:00 A.M. – 4:00 A.M.” (airdate: 4/16/02)

Bonus Features
“3:00 A.M. – 4:00 A.M.” Commentary for this episode by Kiefer Sutherland and
co-creator/executive producer Joel Surnow
Deleted scenes (6 total)
“12:00 A.M. – 1:00 A.M.” Garcia’s wife pleads with him on phone
“12:00 A.M. – 1:00 A.M.” Garcia sobs and tries to commit suicide
“2:00 A.M. – 3:00 A.M.” Guard questions O’Hara and gets shot
“2:00 A.M. – 3:00 A.M.” Original scene of O’Hara talking to Kingsley and preparing to
torture Jack
“2:00 A.M. – 3:00 A.M.” Reshoot with Stark as the lead bad guy
“3:00 A.M. – 4:00 A.M.” Kingsley apologizes to Mae for not telling her about the bomb

Disc Six:
“4:00 A.M. – 5:00 A.M.” (airdate: 4/23/02)
“5:00 A.M. – 6:00 A.M.” (airdate: 5/7/02)
“6:00 A.M. – 7:00 A.M.” (airdate: 5/14/02)
“7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.” (airdate: 5/21/02)

Bonus Features
“4:00 A.M. – 5:00 A.M.” Commentary for this episode by Dennis Haysbert and
executive producer Howard Gordon
Deleted scenes (7 total)
“6:00 A.M. – 7:00 A.M.” Palmer tells Keith he has been removed from office
“6:00 A.M. – 7:00 A.M.” Prescott tells Novick that the bombers have cleared Turkish
“7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.” Beginning of Prescott and Novick conversation about Jack Bauer
“7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.” Extended fight sequence in Coliseum
“7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.” Sherry tells Palmer, “I did it for you”
“7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.” Alternate end sequence with Max and women on boat
“7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.” Alternate end with President collapsing then getting into the limo

Disc Seven:

Bonus Features
Commentary by director Jon Cassar and director Rodney Charters for 22 deleted scenes
Commentary by director Jon Cassar and executive producer Howard Gordon for 22 deleted scenes
“On the Button” the destruction of CTU
“Making of an Episode: Production”
“Making of an Episode: Post-Production”
Multi-Angle Scene Study

Frankly: Good to have if you bought the first Season – just not as good.

+ Charlie Craine






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