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Carnivale - The Complete Second Season
- Carnivale

Overview - After a leisurely debut season, HBO's stunningly creative cable-television series CARNIVALE stepped up the pace in round two of its allegorical tale of good and evil set against the surreal backdrop of a Depression-era travelling circus. By the beginning of the second season, carnival-roustie-cum-Christ-figure Ben Hawkins (Nick Stahl) has grudgingly accepted his destiny as a "creature of light" while continuing to search for his godlike father, Henry Scudder (John Savage), in a neo-Homeric odyssey that takes him from his demented backwoods clan to an eerily cloying maker of death-masks.  Read more...

 
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Overview

After a leisurely debut season, HBO's stunningly creative cable-television series CARNIVALE stepped up the pace in round two of its allegorical tale of good and evil set against the surreal backdrop of a Depression-era travelling circus. By the beginning of the second season, carnival-roustie-cum-Christ-figure Ben Hawkins (Nick Stahl) has grudgingly accepted his destiny as a "creature of light" while continuing to search for his godlike father, Henry Scudder (John Savage), in a neo-Homeric odyssey that takes him from his demented backwoods clan to an eerily cloying maker of death-masks. Meanwhile, Ben's nemesis, the evil preacher Brother Justin (Clancy Brown), does his best to instigate an apocalyptic showdown via an increasingly powerful right-wing political campaign that invites obvious comparisons to early-21st-century neocon politics. When polar-opposite avatars Ben and Justin finally meet in the season's final moments, the result is one of the most terrifying, emotional, and profound climaxes in television history. Though it was unduly cancelled after the second season (the show was conceived by creator Daniel Knauf as a six-season story arc), CARNIVALE is an ephemeral gem that will undoubtedly become a cult favorite as iconic as that other benchmark of the dark and bizarre, TWIN PEAKS. This collection presents all 12 episodes of the unjustly shortlived series' second and final season.

Cast List

Ralph Waite - John Walton of TV's "The Waltons"
Toby Huss - Actor/ STILL BREATHING
Carla Gallo - American actress, CARNAVALE, CALIFORNICATION, SPANKING THE M
Adrienne Barbeau - American actress, MAUDE, THE FOG
Debra Christofferson - Actress/"Round Numbers"
Michael J. Anderson - Twin Peaks - Little Man From Another Place
Michael John Anderson - Twin Peaks - Little Man From Another Place
Brian Turk
Diane Salinger - American Actress
Diane Louis Salinger - American Actress
Cynthia Ettinger - Star, CARNIVALE
Daniel Knauf - Creator/Executive Producer - CARNIVALE
Tim DeKay
Amy Madigan - American Actress
Nick Stahl - Film & television actor, SIN CITY
Clancy Brown - American Character Actor
Clea DuVall - American actress, GIRL, INTERRUPTED
John Savage - American Actor

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 720
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929169054
  • Genre: Television: HBO
  • Rating: TVMA
  • Release Date: October 2014

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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "CARNIVALE is the most baffling show since TWIN PEAKS....The narrative has a greater momentum and offers some sense of resolution..." - 09/01/2006 Ultimate DVD, p.195

 
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