Releases - DVD - Season 2, Volume 1 - Fear Itself

Release Information
Format: DVD
Announce Date: 6/22/05
Street Date: 9/20/05
Closed Captioning: Yes
MSRP: $19.97
MAP: $14.95
Packaging Type: DVD tray (FLP snapper)
Media Quantity: 1
Run Time: 132
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol
Contains the episodes: How Long is Forever?, Every Dog Has His Day, Terra, Only Human, Fear Itself, Date With Destiny
Aspect Ratio(s)
Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33, Standard [4:3 Transfer]

Discographic Information
1 English, 2 Francais, 3 Espanol
Sound Quality:
Espanol: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0
English: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0
Francais: Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0

Edition Details
• Encoding: Region 1
• Animated, Color

Special Features: Inside Titans Tower; Arachnid Challenge

Review: The Teen Titans are back in their third DVD release with six episodes from their second season!

As with the past two releases, this DVD does not disappoint. Unlike most shows that receive release with only three or four episodes, we get almost half of a season on each Teen Titans releases (with the remaining episodes being released on the next Season/Volume disc) making the DVD already a worth purchase, even before we peel back the layers and look at the special features.

Starting out on the six episodes themselves, they’re all presented in full screen and feature Dolby Surround Stereo audio. Similar to past releases, this set features crystal clear video with a bit of compression thrown around. Unfortunately, like "Teen Titans Switched (Season 1, Volume 2)", this does have interlacing in the episode transfers; disappointing, but not all-together surprising, the transfers don’t look at all bad on a standard television and only get kind of agitating when viewed on a PC monitor or high-definition television set. The interlacing isn’t nearly as distracting as some animated DVD releases have been, so what there is of it won’t be too bothersome.

The audio accompanying the release is strong and crystal clear. There are no complaints to be had about it; it allows you to hear everything that’s going on with digital clarity.

The special features on this release are sparse. Unlike the very first Teen Titans DVD release, we have yet to get any other featurettes. The second DVD had some Puffy AmiYumi stuff and this one has a tour of Titans Tower and a game entitled “Arachnid Challenge.”

If you look past the kid-friendly presentation of “Inside Titans Tower”, you do find a pretty neat featurette in the end. It takes you on a tour of Titans Tower, which I’m sure fans have always wondered how everything connects and is layed out. Here we get to see it; floor plans, elevators and where everything leads—even things on the island besides the tower. It’s near ten-minutes in length and features clips from the shows; it’s fun to watch once, but I doubt it has much replay value.

Arachnid Challenge is your usual generic DVD game. You guide Robin through the city to capture Fang. There is nothing amazing or particularly fun about it.

The DVD is worth the price just for the episodes. I highly doubt we’ll be seeing season sets anytime soon and with a full season in just two releases, we’re going to be able to collect the show in a relatively short amount of time.

I definitely recommend this release to fans or even the casual fans. Video quality is strong but has its flaws and special features aren’t worth much in the end, but what you buy the DVD for is definitely entertaining. The episodes are just a ton of fun and are some of the more entertaining out of the shows entire run.