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Torchwood – The Complete Second Season starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper,

            Burn Gorman as Owen Harper, Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, and Kai Owen as Rhys Williams.

 

Torchwood is the spinoff series of the new series of Doctor Who starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in charge of the

Cardiff branch of Torchwood, the secret British government agency tasked with collecting and controlling alien activity. 

The second season ran on BBC channels in the UK and on BBC America in the US in early 2008.  It is running on SPACE:

The Imagination Station in Canada in the second half of 2008.

**Note that this is an adult series, with most episodes rated TV-14 or TV-MA, for sexual and violent content and swearing.

 

This is a 5-disc set.  It contains:

On all discs, 5.1 Dolby sound, graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and optional subtitles for the hearing impaired.

All but the last disc starts with an advertisement for another BBC or Warner DVD set, but this is skippable with your remote.

Each episode is approximately 50 minutes in duration.

 

On Disc 1:

- Episode 1: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang     Guest stars James Marsters (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer  fame) as Captain John Hart.

      A rogue Time Agent tracks down his old flame Jack for help in tracking down a deadly threat to Cardiff, or at least that’s

      what he tells them…

- Episode 2: Sleeper

      Torchwood investigates the slaughter of two burglars at the hands of their would-be victim, who is clearly not all that she

      seems or even not all that she herself knows.

- Episode 3: To the Last Man

Torchwood awakens a cryogenically preserved soldier from 1917 for his annual check-up.  This year,

Toshiko gets close to him, but this is also the year that he’s finally needed for an unknown mission.

On Disc 2:

- Episode 4: Meat

      Rhys learns the secrets of Torchwood when his own trucking company is involved in a plot to harvest meat from a

      stranted alien creature.

- Episode 5: Adam

      Torchwood has a new team member, Adam… or has he been there all the time?  Everyone seems to think he has been,

      apart from Gwen, who doesn’t remember any of them at all now.

- Episode 6: Reset    Guest stars Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones (from series three of the new Doctor Who) and

            Alan Dale (from Lost) as Dr. Aaron Copley

      Torchwood gets a call from Dr. Martha Jones when theirs and UNIT’s investigations into a medical conspiracy cross paths,

      and one of the team has a life-changing event…

- Episode 7: Dead Man Walking   Guest stars Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones.

      The death of a team member has them all in shock, until they bring him back to life, and then the shocks really begin…

On Disc 3:

            - Episode 8: A Day in the Death   Guest stars Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones.

                  The team still cope with the living death of one of their own, at the same time they must confront a dying millionaire

                  clinging to his own life with alien technology.          

- Episode 9: Something Borrowed 

It’s the long-awaited Torchwood wedding of Gwen and Rhys, with all that that implies. 

- Episode 10: From Out of the Rain

      When an old cinema reopens, old film comes back to life… literally.

On Disc 4:

- Episode 11: Adrift

      Gwen disobeys Jack’s order to stop investigating the possibility that the rift doesn’t just drop people and things in Torchwood,

      but that it also takes them…     

- Episode 12: Fragments    Guest stars James Marsters as Captain John Hart

      As they are held prisoner in the rubble of a bombed building, each member of the team’s life flashes before their eyes, and

      we see how each first came to join Torchwood.

- Episode 13: Exit Wounds   Guest stars James Marsters as Captain John Hart

      Captain John returns with revenge on his mind, and with dire, final consequences for the team.

- “The Life and Deaths of Captain Jack  A new 22-minute featurette narrated by Freema Agyeman that details the entire tangled

timeline of Captain Jack Harkness both from Doctor Who and Torchwood.  Features interviews with John Barrowman,

executive producers Russell T. Davies, producer Richard Stokes, writer/producer Chris Chibnall, stunt double Curtis Rivers,

actor David Tennant, and music composer Ben Foster.

- Outtakes.  A 9-minute package of more than fifty bloopers from throughout this season.

- Deleted Scenes.  A 17-minute package of ten scenes that were trimmed or completely removed from the final episodes.

On Disc 5:

- All 13 episodes of Torchwood: Declassified.  This is the behind-the-scenes documentary series that accompanied each episode on

              BBC broadcast.  Each episode runs between 10 and 15 minutes in length.  These are presented as complete as they were on original

              broadcast except for some changes in background music for copyright clearance reasons.

 

There are no commentaries on any of the episodes. 

 

The special features package on this set is lighter than it was on the first season set, but they are the same ones that are on the UK Region 2

edition.   

 

Although this series is shot in high-definition and is available in either high-definition (1080i) on Blu-Ray discs or in standard definition (480i)

on DVD.   16:9 aspect ratio.  DTS HD stereo sound.