Fans of the series, From Dusk Till Dawn, will be happy to know that Season Two is now available where ever Blu-rays/DVDs are sold.
I received the collection recently to do a review. For the sake of time I am going to post a general overview since it became available yesterday (February 2, 2106) and I won’t be able to watch the entire season as quickly a I had hoped to. I will update this post down the road once I had a chance to watch all of the episodes.
Here is some background information for those who are fans of the show, and those who have never watched it before.
The series did start out similar to the movie by the same name (the one that stared George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Juliette Lewis). But it carried on where the movie ended.
Spun off from Robert Rodriguez’s cult classic film franchise, Season One of Miramax/El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz). On the lam to Mexico, they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, whom they took hostage in the family RV. Following an ill-advised detour to the culebra-infested Titty Twister, they were forced to fight until dawn to get out alive.
Across 10 explosive, SFX-filled episodes in From Dusk Till Dawan: The Series, Season Two, core relationships deepen and become more complicated as everyone tries to put their lives back on track after one very insane day. Santánico and Richie are now partners in crime, resembling a more modern version of Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate are scraping by as small time criminals south of the border; and Freddie Gonzalez has an almost obsessive focus on protecting his wife and young daughter in the suburbs. Carlos Madrigal and Scott Fuller emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.
Season Two co-stars include Danny Trejo, who appeared in the original movie as Razor Charlie and Esai Morales currently a series regular on “The Brink.” Trejo plays The Regulator, a horrifying agent of evil summoned to perform a deadly errand, and Morales appears in the role of Lord Amancio Malvado, a figure of terrifying cruelty and power who has a complicated and obsessive relationship with Santánico. Jake Busey and Demi Lovato also make guest starring appearances.
Season Two comes on three discs and includes bonus features.
- Audio commentary with Director Robert Rodriguez and Cast & Crew
- Inside the Episode (1-10)
- 2015 New York Comic Con Panel Discussion
- Featurettes: “Overview,” “Pulp Origins,” “Mythology,” “The Talent,” “Costumes & Makeup,” “Robert,” “Effects & Stunts,” “Blowing up the Titty Twister,” “Danny Trejo: The Regulator,” “Jacknife Jeds,” “Eat About it,” “Culebras 101,” “Demi Lovato,” and “Jake Busey”
I saw the original movie, and watch the first season of the series. You can read my review of season one here – From Dusk Till Dawn: Season One now available on Blu-ray.
I like the series. It’s not for everyone. It’s a bit violent, gross and sexy. But that is just something about it that “works” and I find it very entertaining. I love the whole vampire story line (the vampires are pretty cool looking too).
Look for Season Two where ever Blu-rays/DVDs are sold.
Are you a fan of the series? Do you have a favorite character or story line? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
Below is a trailer for season two for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own, unless otherwise noted, and not influenced in any way.