I would really like to see these on Blu-ray with the best picture and audio quality possible using the elements that exist. The denouement of this particular episode stretches credulity to the breaking point, but ironically reinforces the series' traditional reliance on Providence offering miracles for those in need. The series continues to mine its at times still potent heartstring tugging proclivities, and fans will probably be willing to overlook any shortcomings, either technical or indeed of the series itself. The foundation already established in the first season therefore creates an ambience where the series doesn't spend as much time attempting to establish characters, assuming that most audience members are already going to be well enough acquainted with at least the major players in the story to go with the flow if and when new folks wander into town. Problems I have found: 1 English subtitles.
The first tendency is probably best exemplified in an episode where typhus breaks out in Walnut Grove and the second in two episodes, one where Edwards is forced to babysit the sometimes unruly Ingalls children and another where Laura finally is able to teach Nellie a painful lesson. But it's notable that the series continues to mine events from the actual lives of the Ingalls clan, as documented in Laura Ingalls Wilder's many books. You won't regret it, believe me. For more about Little House on the Prairie: Season Six and the Little House on the Prairie: Season Six Blu-ray release, see published by Jeffrey Kauffman on July 13, 2015 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. It also appears that some moderate denoising has been applied here, but grain is still apparent, especially in bright outdoor scenes where things like a shining blue sky show a natural if perhaps slightly diminished grain field see screenshots 2 and 6 for good examples. Just received this in the mail and I need to say the quality is incredible. Some episodes, like one detailing the exploits of a less than honorable preacher, might be seen as virtual carbon copies of previous outings, while little contretemps like a forgotten anniversary assume typically outsized proportions.
The Blue-Ray definitely looks better. This second season of Little House on the Prairie sees everyone settling down into a routine—perhaps too much of a routine in some cases, for this season, after all only the second of a series which would go on to chalk up a rather lengthy run, already begins to show some signs of a tiresome repetitive quality. They did an excellent remastering job on this set. If I had known the video would look this good I would have bought them all on Blue-Ray. I think this is an excellent value for the price. The package is much more compact and sturdy too. The good news is that there even is a release, but the technical merits of this season are decidedly lackluster when compared to the series' previous releases on Blu- ray.
Please Lionsgate, for your fans that are buying Little House on the Prairie. Sylvia is raped by the assailant, Dr. This second season of the series continues the largely winning ways which were witnessed in , though commendably without as much of what appeared to be some minor but noticeable high frequency filtering in the first volume. However, this Blu-Ray release corrects all that, at a great price. For more about Little House on the Prairie: Season One and the Little House on the Prairie: Season One Blu-ray release, see published by Jeffrey Kauffman on March 21, 2014 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. As with , there's perhaps a very slight diminution in overall quality here, with a greater variance in color temperature throughout the season, and a couple of actually kind of surprising nanoseconds of damage like scratches which the restoration efforts couldn't completely ameliorate. The new characters' surname probably is a bit revelatory in terms of where this particular arc is going to end up.
While each episode works as a standalone entry, there's also attention paid to some through lines, including Mary and Laura beginning to go to school in Walnut Grove and Laura's repeated interactions with her main nemesis, the spoiled and bratty Nellie Oleson Alison Arngrim. Unlike the series' first season, which concentrated as much on the Ingalls' matriculation into Walnut Grove society as on anything else, by this second season the Ingalls are well ensconced and well known, if not always well loved. There is some very minor warping in the opening credits sequence, but otherwise the image is very stable and sharp looking. This second season provides more than enough heartfelt drama and occasional comedy to satisfy even the hardest of hearts. Even with no slipcover, menus not as good as Seasons 1-6 on Blu-ray and sound Dolby Digital 2.
Laura begins teaching in Walnut Grove; Nellie's pregnancy ignites a family disagreement; and Albert's love for Sylvia stirs rumors. The virtually season long arc of the developing relationship between Laura and Almanzo delivers this season's most appealing aspect, one that is mirrored by some surprising developments that prove maybe even Nellie can be lovable, too. Oscar winner Patricia Neal offers a really nicely done, if rather lachrymose, account of a mother facing a terminal illness who must make sure her children will be cared for after she's gone. Charlie is under the impression the United States government is about to open up vast areas of Osage reservation territory for white settlement, and he homesteads a huge parcel there, building a home for his family with the help of his closest neighbor, Isaiah Edwards Victor French, who would become a semi- regular on the series. Also another episode has subtitles out of sync with the picture. This is certainly not the case with this release. This dramatic and gripping story of a young pioneer family's struggle to build a new life for themselves on the American Frontier of the 1870's, captured the hearts of viewers around the world.
I really do hope in the near future, you listen to us fans and collector's and release 8 and 9 on Blu-ray format so we can complete the series in High Definition! Don't do 1-6 with high quality and then get cheap on us with the remaining 3. Charles intervenes and finds out the real truth. That said, dialogue, effects and score are all presented cleanly enough, with no appreciable age related wear and tear. The show is fantastic but you probably already know that as well. The contrast has been dramatically improved upon. The kids of Ed Friendly and Michael Landon are among the interview subjects in an interesting but fairly predictable retrospective. There's noticeably even more grain apparent in the optically printed credits sequences and things like dissolves, as should be expected.
The sound quality is outstanding as well. Television is a different entity altogether, of course, and yet Little House on the Prairie suffered something akin to a sophomore slump in its second season. On Disc 2 - Portrait of Love - the subtitles are of the Lost Ones episode. Of course—for the series never strays very far from its tendency toward heartwarming tales of grace and salvation, and that tendency continues in this year as well. Also as with some individual episodes in previous seasons, there are some minor passing issues with crush in very dimly lit or nighttime sequences. The heartstring tugging elements are handled relatively well, including a touching scene that starts off the pilot where Charles' wife Caroline Karen Grassle has to say goodbye to her parents, knowing full well that she will probably never see them again. That in and of itself wouldn't be that much of a problem, but there's simply a feeling that the writers don't quite know how to shape the material any longer, and so this season tends to tip over either into melodrama or some odd, almost slapstick, comedy elements.
Once again, a rather rabid in a good way fan base kicked into gear, and while the technology had changed emails instead of snail mail , the result was the laudable decision to release the subsequent seasons as Amazon Exclusives. All in all, though, this is still a generally solid presentation which should please the show's many devoted fans. One kind of silly arc has Mary Melissa Sue Anderson involved in a horrifying stagecoach accident where she is the only individual able to seek help. Colors are accurate looking and nicely saturated. I like it very much, because it did including God in the story lines. Colors are noticeably more vivid now, nicely saturated and accurate looking. I absolutely love this set.
Do you hear us Lionsgate? There's a short but still multi-episode arc that unfolds this not exactly earth shattering series of events, one that the show actually plays for a bit of good natured humor. Once again, a rather rabid in a good way fan base kicked into gear, and while the technology had changed emails instead of snail mail , the result was the laudable decision to release the subsequent seasons as Amazon Exclusives. The menus have been redesigned and are just plain still backgrounds with the selections you need. So, it is only natural when you give us Seasons 1-6 on Blu-ray and then stop, look, and do an about face, you're not doing the fans of this show and format any justice. There's no damage of any major import to discuss, and, while narrow, the tracks on the 22 episodes in this set sound just fine, if not particularly amazing. I would love to see the series get the blu treatment but I will not hold my breath as I dont see it happening any time soon. Even more concerning for some Blu-ray consumers will be the decision to afford this season of Little House on the Prairie a Dolby Digital 2.