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Waltons - The Complete Second Season
     

The Waltons - The Complete Second Season

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Director: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer

Cast: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer

 
This five-disc set contains every episode from the second season of the award-winning family drama series The Waltons. Each episode is presented in a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono, and are closed-captioned as well. There are no supplemental

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This five-disc set contains every episode from the second season of the award-winning family drama series The Waltons. Each episode is presented in a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono, and are closed-captioned as well. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but pop-culture junkies will enjoy the guest appearances by such notables as John Ritter, Sissy Spacek, and Victor French.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
America warmly embraced The Waltons, which entered its second season with Emmys for Best Drama Series, Best Actor (Richard Thomas) and Best Actress (Michael Learned). The sophomore season, collected in this five-disc set, earned two additional Emmys, for Learned and Joanna Lee, the writer of one of the series' benchmark episodes, "The Thanksgiving Story." In this heartfelt two-hour holiday episode, aspiring writer John-Boy (Thomas in his signature role) severely injures himself just as he is scheduled to take a test that could earn him a college scholarship. Each week, the Depression-era family shares "the fun and excitement of growing up together, the boundless love of our mother and father and a daily exploration of the wonders that lie in the human heart." If these words make you wince, try the bickering Barone clan on Everybody Loves Raymond. As John-Boy remarks to his teacher about his writing in "The Substitute," "Some people are going to like it, and some people are going to be uncomfortable and embarrassed by it." Uncomfortable? More than 30 years later, The Waltons remains quintessential comfort television. Grandpa (Will Geer) and Granma (Ellen Corby) may part company in "The Separation," but by episode's end, you know they will be reunited over their "own special waltz" at a barn dance. And do you really think that patriarch John Walton (Ralph Waite, who also directed several episodes) will really sell Walton's Mountain in "The Heritage"? Sissy Spacek (in "The Odyssey") and John Ritter (as recurring character Rev. Fordwick), put in before-they-were-famous appearances. Ron Howard guests in the tear-jerking episode "The Gift," as a young family friend afflicted with leukemia. Each episode begins and ends with declarations of "extraordinary love" that strengthened family ties in the face of some of life's harshest disappointments (Learned's matriarch, Olivia, loses her baby in "The Cradle"). This superlative season demonstrates why The Waltons was the last name in family entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
UPC:
0012569681392
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
20:48:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

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Waltons - The Complete Second Season 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the moment I put the first DVD in to watch and heard that old familiar music I knew I was home again. The wonderful memories I had of growing up watching the show came flooding back to me. The poignant and moving narration of Earl Hammner Jr. brought tears to me eyes all over again. Those lessons learned each week on the show then are still very much needed. Now more than ever in this modern ever changing world. I cherish being able to relive a wonderful part of my childhood by watching this beloved series again. More families should get together and watch this great classic series. I don't care who you are. The Walton's offers us all a lesson of family love and how life and growing up are not always easy. That there isn't always a happy ending. I can't wait for season 3 and all the others.
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Great character building tools for my grandchildren when living in this era of greed and personal selfcenteredness.
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