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Alias: Complete Second Season [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Jennifer Garner , Ron Rifkin , Alex Kurtzman , Craig Zisk    DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, Merrin Dungey
  • Directors: Alex Kurtzman, Craig Zisk, Daniel Attias, Guy Norman Bee, J.J. Abrams
  • Format: Anamorphic, Box set, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Dec 2003
  • Run Time: 917 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000ALF8I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,054 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



It was a family affair in the second series of JJ Abrams' wonderfully inventive Alias, as super secret agent Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) came face-to-face with the mother of all super secret agents--her own mother, Irina Derevko (Lena Olin), a former KGB agent, presumed dead, and more dangerous than ever. After shooting poor Syd, Irina later shows up at the doorstep of the CIA, offering to turn herself in and work for the good guys. But can she be trusted? Alias set up so much duplicity in its second series that it might have been hard to keep track of who was doing what to whom, but thanks to a great ensemble cast, fast-paced writing and direction, and some cannily cast guest stars, the show rode a stunning emotional roller-coaster and never broke its momentum, even when halfway through the season, it reinvented itself. With episode 13, "Phase One" (which aired after the Super Bowl to the show's biggest audience), Syd's original nemesis (and employer) SD-6 changes forever, yet the kick-butt agent still finds herself going up against the malevolent leader Sloane (Ron Rifkin) and his ever-changing set of henchmen. Action fans got plenty of fighting, while romantic Alias watchers swooned as Syd and the dashing Vaughn (Michael Vartan) finally consummated their unrequited love.

The critically acclaimed show owed a debt to Buffy the Vampire Slayer for its mix of action, romance, mystery, and moral quandaries, but in this series Alias truly came into its own--with a climax that came as a total shocker and prepped the show for an emotionally volatile third series. Guest stars included the phenomenal Amy Irving as Sloane's wife, Faye Dunaway as a nefarious bigwig, Christian Slater as a kidnapped scientist, and Ethan Hawke as a fellow CIA agent (or rather, two of them), but it was the dysfunctional nuclear family of Syd, Irina, and father Jack (Victor Garber) that gave Alias its heart and its strength, whether the three perfectly cast actors (all Emmy nominated) were just bickering or undertaking deadly hand-to-hand combat. --Mark Englehart

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Alias - The Complete Second Sea

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alias is Awesome 30 July 2004
I've got both the 1st and 2nd seasons on DVD, and I've recently finished watching Season 3. Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said? My friend introduced me to Alias a while ago, and I'm still hooked on it. I'm currently viewing Season 2 again (You need to watch the DVDs a few times to understand what is going on). Each episode never fails to surprise. Alias is fast-paced, intelligent and even funny at times.
You won't be disappointed if you purchase this. I guarantee it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Television doesn't get any better... 6 July 2004
Alias Season 2 is, in my honest opinion, the greatest year of television ever made.
It is a bad idea to try watch Season 2 without having first seen the first year - although on its own it is outstanding, you need to have followed the story right from its inception.
In Alias Season 2, Jennifer Garner's character Sydney Bristow continues the dangerous task of bringing down SD-6, the rogue espionage group headed up by Arvin Sloane (played by the genius Ron Rifkin). This year she has far more to deal with, primarily stemming from the re-emergence of her ex-KGB agent mother, Irina Derevko (Lena Olin). The family unit formed of Sydney, Irina and Sydney's father Jack is one of the most compelling onscreen families ever.
Season 2 continues the Rambaldi mythological plotines from the previous year, and it is as action-packed as before.
The quality of the show doesn't drop - it rises. The acting is, as ever, top notch from all players, the writing is excellent and each episode is staged and shot like a polished movie. The various plots running through the year progress at breakneck pace, and it doesn't let up until the credits at the end of the astounding finale.
The show's creator JJ Abrams daringly redefined the show halfway through this season.
Although the third series of Alias hasn't been as excellent, the first two years of the show serve to show the meaning of Perfect TV.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ALIAS - SEASON 2 - WHAT A SHOW!!! 26 Feb 2004
After watching the second half of season one on channel 4, i was hooked. For a reason inexplicable to me, ratings for season 2, aired on channel 5, dropped to 700,00, which meant it was stuffed away in a late night slot where virtually no one watched it. Don't let this put you off. Alias is an incredible show. I love every minute of it. With its edge-of-your-seat plot, great script and fine acting its simply a fabulous show and well worth every penny i spent getting it shipped from the U.S. Jennifer Garner (who i think i'm in love with) is excellent as are the rest of the cast. There are guest apperances from such actors as Ethan Hawke and Christain Slater and the extras are intersting and informative. Above all though it's just my favourite show and i can't wait to get season 3.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For a True ALIAS Fan 14 Jan 2004
By A Customer
Lets be honest, you will only import a DVD if you really like the show. The second series has still not concluded on five, its now on around midnight on Sunday and is continually cancelled leaving a two week gap, which you will know if you watch it just isn’t bearable. Particular episodes to watch out for are 'A Dark Turn’, ‘Phase One’ and ‘The Telling’. The extra features are much better in comparison to the first series DVD. With a 40 minute ‘Making of The Telling’, many audio commentaries from Cast and Crew, a longer blooper reel, sneak preview of ‘Alias the Game’ and many others. Although the Script Scanner doesn’t work on my PC and there is no preview of series three. Please note that when importing the DVD beware of Import fees.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful even if not Quite Season 1 18 Mar 2004
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
As season 1 ended, Sydney's supposedly dead mother was walking, literally, back into her life. But that hardly prepares her for the year ahead. Her mother turns herself into the CIA, but will only deal with Sydney. Now that Will knows the truth about what she does, she has someone to talk things over with, but he begins to get more involved in her life looking for a job. Her relationship with her father continues to hit road blocks based on what she learns from her mother. And she must hide her feelings for her CIA handler from everyone, including herself while continuing to work from the inside to take down SD-6. Over there, someone is toying with Sloan, dropping hints that his wife might not really be dead.
Confused yet? It's only the beginning. But that's a good thing.
Season 1 of this show was outstanding, with multiple storylines effortlessly happening at once. This season starts out at the top of its game as well, with more questions then answers and many twists to the plot. I was disappointed with the twists half way through. While the show is still great, it lost something for me at that point. Simplifying wasn't necessarily better, in my opinion. And I still am upset by what they did to Francie even though it's been over a year. Of course, the acting continued to be top notch, and Lena Olin was absolutely outstanding joining the cast as Sydney's mother.
Fans of the show will love this DVD set. The entire second season is presented here in widescreen with surround sound. As you'd expect from a recently filmed show, it looks and sounds outstanding. The set includes 4 audio commentaries by various members of the cast and crew. These are fun and informative, even if they do degrade a few times into self-love fests.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set
We loved watching this DVD box set. It was a shame there were no more series made. Nice condition, no problems with it.
Published 1 month ago by R Marks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun
The action is Non stop. It was dIfficult to stop watching. Needed to take a break before watching season three.
Published 5 months ago by g mike breese
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
Alias is a great series. I missed it originally on TV and now I'm watching it end to end on DVD. Fast moving episodes with plenty of twists and turns, plus the longer term... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Andy
3.0 out of 5 stars same old same old
ok but got bored after a few episodes of the same thing over and over! Don't think I'll be buying season 3
Published 13 months ago by carole
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic box set
This box set is gripping right from the off we had already ordered season three before we had finished watching it. Highly recommend!
Published 15 months ago by alicia
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I'm a massive fan, I couldn't not buy the DVDs.

I highly recommend this if you haven't seen it before.
Published 19 months ago by R
5.0 out of 5 stars Alias dvd
I watched this tv show when it was shown on the TV years ago so i just wanted to watch them again so am working my way through the series again. Read more
Published on 29 May 2012 by Italia 24
5.0 out of 5 stars Great enjoyment and still not yet dated
I have now watched the whole series from 1 to 5. It wrapped up nicely. Great twists throughout that made it hard to watch just one at a time. Read more
Published on 5 Oct 2011 by Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars Jennifer Garner is a true heroine
Jennifer Garner is great as the action heroine Sydney Bristow.

Although she had a stunt double, who I am sure also deserves credit, Jennifer Garner herself bravely chose... Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2011 by Legal Vampire
5.0 out of 5 stars ALIAS
I think ALIAS is one of the most interesting serie that I've ever watched. They have everything: drama, comedy (Marshall is one of my favourite character), thriller, action and of... Read more
Published on 8 April 2011 by The_analist
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