Friday, September 2, 2016

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two

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.

Bonus Features:

·      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 Warsuniverse 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!

Disc Specifications:

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.

My Thoughts

My 13-year-old son is a huge Star Wars fan, and he was thrilled when Disney came out with Star Wars Rebels. The series centers around a group of rebels who fight the Empire when they try to occupy their home. It brings is a whole new cast of characters (at least new to me) including Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper, but some classic favorites still make an appearance, like R2-D2 and C-3PO. A small group of rebels take Darth Vadar head on to try to bring peace to the galaxy  There are 22 episodes in the first season including:

The Siege of Lothal
The Lost Commanders
Relics of the Old Republic
Always Two There Are
Brothers of the Broken Horn
Wings of the Master
Blood Sisters
Stealth Strike
The Future of the Force
A Princess on Lothal
The Protector of Concord Dawn
Legends of the Lasat
The Call
The Honorable Ones
Shroud of Darkness
The Forgotten Droid
The Mystery of Chopper Base
Twilight of the Apprentice

In addition to all the episodes of season 2, this Blu-ray set also gives you  an interview with the producer and hints of where to find the Easter eggs. My teenage son loved the second series just as much as the first, and he is hoping they keep this one going a lot longer than Clone Wars.  The animation is great and the story-line keeps you on the edge of your seat. He can't wait to see where season three takes things.

Be sure to grab a copy for yourself today. It's available now in store national or online at Amazon.