I have been a dedicated fan of the Xena series and was very happy that the TV series had CC. The final episode that came out on DVD also had CC. So why did Anchor Bay choose to ignore this feature on the full season series? Anchor Bay could be making so much more money had they been more considerate. As I had stated in my previous review for the season one series, I absolutely refuse to purchase any more series without those features.
Note: Just in case you haven't already watched X:WP Season Two, this review contains NO SPOILERS.
Xena: Warrior Princess Season Two DVD collection summary:
- 6 DVDs, with 4 episodes each except for 2 in the last; 22 total episodes.
- 1 CD-ROM, with largely useless content.
- Video: MUCH less grainy than the 16mm film transfer of Season One.
- Audio: Dolby Digital throughout (a big step up from the Dolby Stereo of Season One).
- DVD Extras: Good-quality stills, plus audio and video commentary on three episodes. Season One included zip - nada - bupkus. MUCH better!
- CD-ROM: Same old junk as was included for Season One. Why?
- Price: Lower than Season One, for better quality. Yay!
- Episodes: 22. Season One had 24. The only comparative downside.
Season One rated just over 3.5 stars. Season Two is worth a bit over 4.5 stars -- a major step up.
Disc 1: Portrait of Gabrielle on label
- Orphan of War
- Remember Nothing
- The Giant Killer
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
- Still Gallery
- Weblink to Hercules/Xena site
Disc 2: Portrait of Joxer on label
- Return of Callisto
"Return of Callisto" extras: Audio and video commentary by Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor
- Warrior ... Princess ... Tramp
- Intimate Strangers
- Ten Little Warlords
Disc 3: Picture of Xena on label
- A Solstice Carol
- The Xena Scrolls
- Here She Comes ... Miss Amphipolis
"Destiny" extras: Audio and video commentary by Rob Tapert
Disc 4: Picture of Xena (as "Miss Amphipolis") on label
- The Quest
- A Necessary Evil
- A Day in the Life
"A Day in the Life" extras: Audio and video commentary by Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, and Rob Tapert
- For Him the Bell Tolls
Disc 5: Picture of Xena and Draco on label
- The Execution
- Blind Faith
- The Price
Disc 6: Picture of Cupid on label
- Lost Mariner
- A Comedy of Eros
Disc 7 (CD-ROM): Picture of Xena and Gabrielle on label
- Cast & Director bios
- "Scrolls" - episode cast lists, guest stars ("mortals" and "gods"), search through the scrolls text
- Season Two trivia game
The audio commentaries are the usual option, easily available through the menu for each of the three episodes. The video commentaries are a subset (about 40% in each case) of the audio commentaries, with images of the commentators sitting in front of a wide-screen TV watching the episodes. The same set (except for number of chairs) is used in all three video commentaries.
X:WP Season Two contains performances by the following recurring characters from the Hercules/Xena world:
- Ted Raimi as Joxer, bumbling would-be warrior
- Hudson Leick as Callisto, nemesis extraordinaire
- Kevin Smith as Ares, God of War
- Robert Trebor as Salmoneus, mercurial merchant
- Bruce Campbell as Autolycus, King of Thieves
- Danielle Cormack as Ephiny, Amazon warrior
- Michael Hurst as Iolaus (Hercules' sidekick)
- Tim Thomerson as Meleager the Mighty
- Alexandra Tydings as Aphrodite, Goddess of Love
- Karl Urban as both Julius Caesar and Cupid (son of Aphrodite) (should actually be "Eros"; "Cupid" is his Roman name)
- Jay Laga'aia as Draco
More notable one-shot guest stars from Season Two included:
- Lisa Zane as Miss Skiros
- Mindy (Melinda) Clarke as Velasca
- Rachel Blakely as Penelope
- Tony Todd as Cecrops
More  fun in the Hercules/Xena world. Get your copy, make some popcorn, and have a party!
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