AMC has really come a long way since their initial cable offerings many years ago. What once only offered classic movies, AMC is responsible for Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Killing, Hell on Wheels...and what I think has rejuvenated the Zombie Genre--The Walking Dead series. Even though there are a limited number of television series, AMC has nice little group which offer a lot more, in my opinion, than other television networks. For Season 2 of The Walking Dead, AMC has released a Zombie Statue Limited Edition. I couldn't help myself this time around, as I skipped the repackaged Season 1 Special Edition. Why did I skip the repackaged first season? Well, I was rather irritated that I purchased the season several months prior, only to be suprised (well, not really) a new edition was being released. With season two, however, I was more excited. Hopefully, we don't have another edition coming out in a few months (hey, this is Anchor Bay), but you know, if there's a Zombie head involved...I'll buy it.
|The Walking Dead: Season 2|
Features: Limited quantity Zombie Head statue, English Dolby TrueHD 7.1, 4-Disc Digibook packaging.
Codec / Resolution: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p
Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Series Release: 2011-2012
This Release: August 28, 2012
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Running Time: 578 mins
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
Zombie Head vs. Standard Edition
There are a few minor differences, but these differences might be important enough to warrant an extra $25 or so. You get the Zombie Head to play with as you're watching your favorite show, but in this edition, there is a 4-Disc Digibook. The standard edition is a typical Blu-ray case. I've seen the standard editions with a slipcover, but this will probably vary the longer they are on the shelves. There are a lot of slipcover fetishes out there, so it wouldn't surprise me if there are only Blu-ray plastic cases remaining in a few months.
If you're watching the first episode from Season Two, pay careful attention to around the 10-minute mark. Your Zombie Head might look familiar. No, it's not a replica of your favorite in-law or stepmother.
Season One introduced us to Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) waking up in a hospital to discover he has a little problem. No, he doesn't have to worry about his insurance deductible or the remaining 20% of his hospital bill. But he does have to worry about zombies. And a lot of them. Come to think of it, Deputy Grimes probably prefers fighting flesh-eating zombies over dealing with a hospital bill. Healthcare aside, Deputy Grimes escapes the hospital and goes home to find out his family has packed-up and left and he is determined to find them.
Season Two begins just about where Season One concluded, which is essential for a series to take hold for a dedicated audience. Having watched all the episodes from Season Two, I'm impressed. The Walking Dead isn't a Zombie show with drama thrown in--it's more of a Drama show with good Zombie action thrown in.
Fort Benning is the goal for Deputy Rick Grimes and his surviving crew. As they head out on the highway, the obstacles of abandoned cars get worse, and they have to stop to reassess whether to stay on the highway or to take another route. On a positive note, resources are found, but celebration is short-lived as a wave of zombies comes directly in their path. Carol's (Melissa McBride) daughter, Sophia (Madison Lintz), is lost as everyone finds a safe haven, and the second season begins to take form.