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Lexx: The Complete Second Series [Full Screen Original Uncut Version] [5 Discs] (Bilingual) [Import]


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  • Actors: Brian Downey, Xenia Seeberg, Michael McManus, Louise Wischermann, Dieter Laser
  • Directors: Chris Bould, Christoph Schrewe, David McLeod, Jörg Buttgereit, Paul Donovan
  • Format: Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • Release Date: Aug. 27 2002
  • Run Time: 960 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006FDB2

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A crew of misfit outlaws wanders the galaxy in a living ship. Sound familiar? Doomed to live in the shadow of cable TV's science fiction class act Farscape, the Canadian-German coproduction Lexx takes a completely different trajectory as a tongue-in-cheek, sci-fi sex farce from a three-man team of "Human Beans" led by creator and frequent writer-director Paul Donovan. Sad-sack pilot Stanley Tweedle (Brian Downey), coquettish love slave Zev (Eva Habermann), reanimated corpse Kai (Michael McManus), and lovesick robot head 790 wander the galaxy looking for food, people, and (most importantly) a little nookie. Shot on the cheap with loads of flashy (if often unconvincing) digital effects and a rather claustrophobic series of studio-bound sets, the show launched with a quartet of TV movies before settling into a weekly series with its second season (1998).

In the first of 20 episodes, "Mantrid" launches the Lexx into a funhouse galaxy of wacky worlds, where the dreaded insect king awakes and begins his bizarre reign of terror. The hilarious "Lyekka" introduces the title character, a curvy little plant girl with an insatiable appetite for human flesh, but more importantly it replaces platinum blonde Eva Haberman with the impishly flirtatious, full-lipped redhead Xenia Seeberg, the show's instant cult pinup queen. The show's eagerness to experiment is proven in "Brigadoom," a sci-fi musical that tells Kai's backstory entirely in song--with surprisingly impressive results. "Brizon" and "End of the Universe" end the second series as the Lexx is inexorably drawn into the Dark Zone after an epic fight with Mantrid's multiplying drone arms.

Each DVD features a different 10-minute, behind-the-scenes featurette, short cast and creator interviews, and a chapter of Rated LEXX, a TV special created for the Sci Fi Channel to introduce the characters and recap the origins.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Snappy on Aug. 5 2010
Format: DVD
As far as the show goes, I think it's still really good after all these years. Not everything I was crazy about 15 years ago has passed that test. But Lexx has unique sci fi stories that are also humerous.
Packaging was not great but not awful. Disc one does not want to go back in this layered box and the fact that they are layered overlapping each other is a concern. But my discs were in good shape when received (no scratches).
Video quality is usually pretty good but goes grainy in some parts, kind of randomly. Not too distracting.

The price is great and very happy to see Lexx back in print.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hot Tamales on Venus with U on June 3 2004
Format: DVD
Wow I just love to be able to pick what episode I want. The DVD 'extras' are excellent too. This series had a very original creative element I have never seen anywhere before, you could tell the LEXX set designers and wardrobe people were very professional in their creative work making cheesy and tacky look so very out of this world good! The special effects are like a cross between Flash Gordon meets the Matrix meets Austin Powers! Only it is isn't, it's all LEXX and all original. By the way, saying this is geared towards European teens? is way off, what a lame review!, this is for every Sci Fi fan that ever wanted a break from the typical creature vs. Earth story line, it is more like a psycadelic soap opera set in the future in a galaxy far, far away from every day Earth life, a great way to 'escape' from everyday life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D.N. on Nov. 20 2005
Format: DVD
This is the season I'd recommend most. When my friend started showing me his collection of Lexx dvds (a commitment of countless hours) I was nervous the whole show might be as enthralled with its own breathlessly expanding mythology as the first season was.
When we started with the 2nd, I breathed a sigh of relief. The show develops a routine but one that surprises, entertains and leaves you asking 'how did we get to this point!?'. It's a ribald sci-fi comedy that recalls some of the goofier Star Trek episodes.
LYEKKA, LUVLINER, LAFFTRAK, 791, WAKE THE DEAD, TWILIGHT, WOZ and the END OF THE UNIVERSE are my faves. 'Brigadoom' is the musical.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "halium" on March 29 2003
Format: DVD
If you can watch the firdt episode (I worship his shadow) and you enjpoy its campy yet well developed story then you will fall in love with the entire series. I have never ordered a DVD of a series before, let alone a sci-fi series, but this set usurps star wars in its campy intrigue and totally overshadows Dune's monopoly on a fairly original story line and immmersive, if less than state of the art, special effects. Many tongue in cheek jokes lend the series to a "don't take yourself too seriously" attitude which lets the viewer accept the flick for what it is. A work of sci-fi indy genius which only a few will truly appreciate.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Eddy B TOP 500 REVIEWER on Aug. 25 2010
Format: DVD
Lexx: Season 2

I really enjoyed this TV series and would give it a four star rating, BUT these new 4-6 `clipped-stacked' Alliance Films releases are really getting me `bugged' off. I've purchased over the last year Seasons of BeastMaster, Lexx, Earth: Final Conflict, RoboCop, Outer Limits: The New Series, PSI: Factor and all but a few have had at least two to all six discs loose in the case with scratches after opening them. I realized what's the use of returning them for exchange, as it will continue to happen again. The packing gets a one star rating and also because of my following note below, I can only give this Alliance Films release at best a three star overall rating. ALSO PLEASE NOTE: these new re-releases of Lexx on Alliance Films DO NOT contain both English & French soundtracks (only English) and the great BONUS FEATURES that were available on the original Acorn Media/Koch Vision releases.
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Format: DVD
4.5 stars. I just want to note here that there are numerous scenes where the transfer to DVD is less than perfect. Other times, particularly the special effects shots, the transfer is pristine. This is possibly, arguably, the most original Sci-fi series ever created and it was a mild letdown to see a flawed transfer. However, all these episodes are the uncut versions, and I seriously don't remember this much sexual innuendo(oftentimes bizarre sexual innuendo). But this show always was a little more than left-of-center, which is certainly why it appealed to me so much. Just when I thought there was nothing original on TV, along comes this weird series in the 2a.m. time-slot like a warm wind filled with fresh air. For beginners I suggest getting the first series volumes for a more in-depth backstory on these strangely captivating characters. After that, this is an excellent progression. The stories are crazy and fun, and each volume here contains over three hours of footage. This series has great return value, it's just too bad the transfer is less than perfect.
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Format: DVD
First things first. If you have not seen Lexx season 3 at all, do not watch the interview with film editor Stewart Dowds as he completely gives away the major plot theme for season 3 before the episode (which is not on this disc) which actually reveals it. How that got through I have to wonder.
I actually bought my Season 1 (the four movies) DVDs, Season 2 and Season 3 DVDs from a Canadian outfit called Videoflicks with a website of the same name (add a dot com to their name). This would make sense that you can get the entire show new there, as it is a Canadian-German co-production. There is slight variation as I guess by law they have to include French language tracks but I imagine they are essentially the same as the ones sold here. It is funny to hear the cast, especially the Lexx in French as we're not used to it, I guess.
If you haven't seen any of Season 3, probably best to skip this review as I go into some events that occur in the first disc and assume some knowledge of prior events. The first episode (Gondola) starts as the crew of the Lexx pursue Duke and Fifi after the moth attack on Boomtown. An interesting situation has been put forward that by now, people they've met in past episodes and seasons who then died seem to be re-appearing on Fire or Water with alarming regularity, though with new names and no memory of their prior life. So, in a way it makes sense that since Kai died when His Divine Shadow killed him at the start of the first movie, he would have been reincarnated on Water. So, it does provide an explanation as to why there is now two of them. An interesting point to ponder here does that leave the re-animated corpse who is also Kai? Is he an separate entity or just a machine with no free will?
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