'Prison Break - Season 2 '
(Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, et al / 6-Disc DVD / NR / (2005) 2007 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: After escaping from prison, Lincoln Burrows & Michael Scofield are on the run with one goal in mind - clear Lincoln's name and uncover the hidden $5 million. Over the wall and on the lam, the most-wanted men in America, Michael Scofield (Miller) and his brother Lincoln Burrows (Purcell), must lead a dangerous band of hardened fugitives on a desperate international flight, chasing millions of dollars, risking everything to expose a sinister government conspiracy, and fighting desperately to stay alive until the day they can stop running. Wanted, hunted, betrayed, and double-crossed, the Fox River Eight are out of prison and on the run in the explosive and unpredictable second season of Prison Break, and this time, not everyone makes it out alive!
DVD Verdict: Season one of 'Prison Break' was great television. The set-up: Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) is framed and wrongfully convicted for assassinating the Vice President's brother. Lincoln's brother Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), who just happens to have designed Illinois' Fox River Penitentiary where Lincoln is on death row, hatches an elaborate escape plan. Michael's plan involves getting himself incarcerated in Fox River and smuggling the prison's blueprints by having them hidden in tattoos that cover his entire torso. Once inside, Michael must form alliances with a rogue's gallery of felons with their own sometimes unsavory motives. Meanwhile, on the outside, Lincoln's lawyer and one-time girlfriend Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney), pursued by Secret Service agents, attempts to unravel the conspiracy that sent her man to the slammer.
As the second season of 'Prison Break' opens, things get moving along rather quickly. Michael (Miller), Linc (Purcell), Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar), and John (Peter Stormare) have escaped from prison and are on the run. After going their seperate ways, shady FBI Agent Mahone (William Fichtner) arrives on the scene with one main intention: stop Michael and Linc from escaping the country. In the meantime, T-Bag (Robert Knepper) goes to some great lengths to get what he wants, and Captain Bellick (Wade Williams) is still hot on the brothers' trail.
The conspiracy that was apparent in season one is even more farther reaching here, as revelations are made that will cost everyone involved dearly, and by the end of the season, not everyone that has been here since the beginning will still be standing. What makes 'Prison Break' so good is that the show never relents from it's break neck pacing. This could easily be a bad thing, but the minds behind 'Prison Break' manage to keep the constant flow stable enough so you never know what to expect next. Even with the major change of scenery for the main characters, the show stays more compelling than ever as it becomes a high octane game of cat and mouse.
Undoubtedly one of (if not the) best shows on prime time network television today (and on Fox), 'Prison Break' just keeps getting better, and by the end of the season finale, you'll be salivating for more! This is a Full Screen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
11 Audio Commentaries
Reinvention of a Series
Turning Dallas Into America
Prison Break Theme - Ferry Corsten Breakout Mix
Access from Special Features page: When you're on 'Reinvention of a Series' button, and click to the right, the 8-bit should appear.
Kill Clip (EASTER EGG)