Dexter-2nd Season Complete (Blu-Ray/3 Discs)

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The continuing story of dexter morgan, a likeable blood spatter specialist by day and by night is a serial killer of criminals he feels have escaped justice.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 210742906
UPC 097361427843
UPC 14 00097361427843
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/18/2015
Rating NR
Keywords
Crime
Mystery
Serial Killers
Television Programs
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Thriller
Editors Note
Note After playing a mild-mannered funeral home director in SIX FEET UNDER, Michael C. Hall makes a smooth transition to a serial killer in this Showtime original series. But the twist in this smart show is that Dexter chooses to prey only on other serial killers. As a child, Dexter was adopted by a cop (James Remar) who quickly realizes that his new son is no ordinary boy. Since Dexter is compelled to kill, his law-abiding father pushes him to choose his quarry in a way that will best benefit society. As Dexter grows older, he works as a forensic blood-splatter expert in Miami, giving him a close view of other murderers and their handiwork. Stylish and blackly comic, this drama is adapted from Jeff Lindsay's novel DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER. This collection presents the complete second season, in which Dexter finds himself the target of a manhunt by FBI agent Lundy (Keith Carradine), and questioning his code as a murderer.
Actors
Michael C. Hall
Jennifer Carpenter
James Remar
Erik King
Cast & Crew
Michael C. Hall - Star
Jennifer Carpenter - Star
James Remar - Star
Erik King - Star
Keith Carradine - Star
Julie Benz - Star
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2008
Catalog ID 142784
UPC 00097361427843
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 636.05 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Awards
Emmy (2007) Elena Maganini, Winner, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series,Eric S. Anderson et, al., Winner, Outstanding Main Title Design,Rolfe Kent, Nominee, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Golden Globe (2007) Michael C. Hall, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild (2007) Michael C. Hall, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Image Award (2010) Ernest R. Dickerson, Nominee, Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Golden Globe (2010) John Lithgow, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television,Michael C. Hall, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild (2010) Michael C. Hall, Winner, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2009) Dexter, Nominee, Best Television Series - Drama,Michael C. Hall, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Emmy (2009) Jimmy Smits, Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (2008) Michael C. Hall, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2008) Michael C. Hall, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Based on Jeff Lindsay's novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter," the series focuses on a Miami forensics expert who finds the town -- characterized as it is by a low murder-solving rate -- "a great place for me to hone my craft." Alas, said "craft" is ritual murder, though thanks to his foster father (James Remar, very effective in flashback sequences), Dexter (Hall) has learned to put his homicidal impulses to good use, hunting down and eliminating killers and miscreants who have skirted justice or otherwise gamed the system...Dexter is close only with his foster sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter), a cop toiling in vice who yearns to transfer into homicide. He also has an emotionally damaged girlfriend (Julie Benz) who, mercifully, is as uninterested in sex as he is. Meanwhile, one co-worker, Sgt. Doakes (Erik King), can sense there's something seriously off about the guy -- an intuition Dexter actually admires...Diving headlong into the black humor, Hall quickly dispatches any thoughts of his "Six Feet" character, which, by itself, represents quite an accomplishment...In their desire to be provocative, however, the producers, director Michael Cuesta and writer James Manos Jr. approach the line between "edgy" and "distasteful" and, at least at times, drift across it, despite their relative restraint in terms of excessive gore. Dexter is meant to be more acceptable because he slays only those who deserve it, but the relish with which he pursues his work -- wrapped in cellophane and coolly wielding an electric saw -- feels plucked from a Stanley Kubrick outtake reel...Granted, some of Showtime's recent series have been a little squishy conceptually ("Huff" comes to mind), and no one can accuse "Dexter" of such wishy-washiness. So if brilliant, psychotic lunatics are your bag, by all means, climb aboard.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review The Showtime series Dexter has an irresistible hook: The eponymous hero, a "blood-spatter analyst" for a Miami homicide unit, is a serial killer, but he reserves this inclination for scum-of-the-earth types -- murderers, pedophiles, rapists -- who've beat the system. What makes his "code" fascinating, at least in the first several episodes, is the implication that he needs to kill, and that the code is just the most constructive way to channel his aggression. Unlike a garden-variety vigilante, he doesn't really care about justice, which makes him a different kind of monster, one whose sense of right and wrong is programmed, not instinctive. Throughout the engrossing, tightly plotted first season, the code gradually starts to rewire his twisted circuitry, and he shows signs of making a Pinocchio-like journey toward becoming a real boy...Though it has the veneer of an "edgy" TV show, Dexter at its worst isn't far removed from a standard-issue police procedural, cursed further by crappier production values than network hits like CSI. As Dexter becomes more human -- though that's still relative -- the show loses some of its initial energy, making the mistake of softening a character distinguished by his blackened soul. But even when it sinks too far into conventionality, it's still riveting television, thanks to superb thriller plotting (the cat-and-mouse game between Dexter and the Ice Truck Killer is particularly gripping), well-employed flashbacks, and a leading man whose charisma holds his psychosis in check.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Scott Tobias
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Adam Arseneau, DVD Verdict ...deliciously dark and disturbing...Dexter takes us into the mind of a serial killer in a way we've never had the opportunity to see on television.
Brian Lowry, Variety ...creepy, tawdry...if brilliant, psychotic lunatics are your bag, by all means, climb aboard.
Casey Richards, TVDVDReviews.com ...will please fans of crime dramas and serial killer tales like The Silence of the Lambs and the HBO import Epitafios.
Jeremy Lynch, Central Crime Zone ...disturbing, somewhat creepy and very entertaining.
Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle ...dark, creepy...utterly compelling...
Chicago Sun-TimesDoug Elfman Fantastic, fascinating, creepy, charming and gruesome.

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