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Reviewers Praise New 'CSI' DVD Set

By Michelle
September 11, 2003 - 8:50 PM

Online reviews of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Second Season call the set an improvement over the first season, praising both the technical specs and engaging storylines of the episodes on the boxed set.

DVD File singled out actor William Petersen for praise, stating that Petersen "has only become more involving as an actor and a character because it seems like everything - warts and all - is fair game."

DVD File stated appreciation for the 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfers and remixed sound as well as the commentary by Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker, Danny Cannon, Ann Donahue and Gary Dourdan.

The interactive feature "Tools of the Trade: DNA Lab, Ballistics Lab, Fingerprint Lab", in which viewers can click on images of equipment to learn how each device works, is labeled "Kind of nerdy, but cool anyway."

TV Shows On DVD also calls the second season set "greatly improved" over the first set, stating, "the grain found in the first season has been reduced a great deal and the picture looks outstanding."

Each of the commentary tracks "is entertaining and full of information about the show and the episode", though the makeup, music and special effects section was too brief, said the reviewer: "Each of these areas should have had their own featurette."

Movie Poop Shoot found that "Tools of the Trade" was "too hard to navigate for too little payoff."

But the production featurette, "The Making of a Hit", is praised as informative, with much trivia discussed.

CSI: The Complete Second Season may be ordered from Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. In Europe, the season is available in two sets from Amazon.co.uk here and here.

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