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Quantum Leap - The Complete Second Season (1989)

Scott Bakula , Dean Stockwell  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
  • Run Time: 2120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002NY81C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,183 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Quantum Leap - The Complete Second Season" on IMDb

Special Features

  • All 22 episodes from the 1989-90 season

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Leap into another thrilling season of the extraordinary, Emmy Award-winning time-travel series, "Quantum Leap." Reunite with Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), a scientist who never knows whose body he is going to "leap" into next or when, where and at what moment in time he may find himself. Who will he be next? An undercover cop? A blind pianist? A harassed secretary? It's up to Sam to change the history of each person for the better, and hopefully complete the mission that will someday take him home.

Accompanied by a wise-cracking, womanizing holographic guide, Al (Dean Stockwell), Sam's twisting the hands of fate with each heart-pounding action packed adventure. And now, you can make the ultimate date with destiny with all 22 second season episodes of this ground-breaking series--available on DVD for the first time ever. Loaded with a time-stopping roster of guest stars including Michael Madsen, Janine Turner and Chubby Checker, this is one highly-anticipated leap you can't afford to miss.

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Leap into another thrilling season of the extraordinary, Emmy Award-winning time-travel series, Quantum Leap. Reunite with Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), a scientist who never knows whose body he is going to "leap" into next or when, where and at what moment in time he may find himself. Who will he be next? An undercover cop. A blind pianist. A harassed secretary. It's up to Sam to change the history of each person for the better, and hopefully complete the mission that will someday take him home. Accompanied by a wise-cracking, womanizing holographic guide, Al (Dean Stockwell), Sam's twisting the hands of fate with each heart-pounding, action-packed adventure. And now, you can make the ultimate date with destiny with all 22 Second Season episodes of this groundbreaking series - available on DVD for the first time ever. Loaded with a time-stopping roster of guest stars including Michael Madsen, Janine Turner and Chubby Checker, this is one highly anticipated leap you can't afford to miss!

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101 of 101 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A lot more than "Georgia On My Mind" is missing January 8, 2005
Format:DVD
If you do an internet search with the words "Quantum Leap: The Definitive Music List" you can find a complete list of all the songs that have been removed, along with the episode they were originally in, and also the famous songs that were not removed. Here's a quick rundown of the songs that are missing:

DISCO INFERNO:

"That's the Way I Like It" by K.C. & The Sunshine Band; "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas; "Do The Hustle" by Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony.

GOOD MORNING, PEORIA:

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley; "Maybe Baby" by Buddy Holly & The Crickets; "Yakkety Yak (Don't Talk Back)" by The Coasters; "Jail House Rock" by Elvis Presley; "Shout" by The Isley Brothers.

THOU SHALT NOT:

"Locomotion" by Little Eva; "Killing Me Softly" by Roberta Flack.

ANIMAL FRAT:

"Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen (even though you can see characters mouthing the words in the episode); "Surfin' USA" by The Beach Boys; "I Can't Help Myself" by The Temptations.

ANOTHER MOTHER:

"Call Me" by Blondie; "Shake It Up" by The Cars; "He's So Shy" by The Pointer Sisters.

ALL-AMERICANS:

"Big Girls Don't Cry" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; "The Twist" by Chubby Checker.

LEAPING IN WITHOUT A NET:

"Tequila" by The Champs.

MAYBE BABY:

"Runaway" by Del Shannon; "Dancing In the Streets" by Martha and The Vandellas.

M.I.A.:

"Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding; "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert and His Tijuana Brass Band; "Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross & The Supremes; "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers; "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles.
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331 of 346 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A terrible thing to do to a wonderful series January 10, 2005
Format:DVD
I am reviewing this DVD set, not the series, which is one of my favorites.

I pre-ordered this DVD set as soon as I possibly could, so that I could replace my not-very-high-quality, copied-from-TV episodes on bulky VHS tapes with clean copies on a few DVD's. It had been a while since I had watched the episodes, so I didn't notice anything wrong until I reached "Good Morning, Peoria." When Chick and Rachel were dancing that romantic dance, all I could think was, "Huh? What the heck happened to the music? Wasn't there a *real* song there before?" So I did some digging on the Internet, to make sure my memory wasn't playing tricks on me, and was absolutely horrified to discover that the music in various episodes had been changed. Most especially I was flabbergasted that they messed with the soundtrack of "M.I.A." That is one of the best episodes in the series, and the music felt as much a part of the story as the words. I played the final scene from the DVD, and it was awful, dreadful; the music was no longer a presence, it was just some background noise. Thank heaven I was able to retrieve my old VHS tapes. I played the same scene from them. Even with a grainy, dark picture, the original packed more of a wallop. It wasn't just "Georgia On My Mind," it was also "Unchained Melody," with its wrenchingly appropriate lyrics - "My darling, I hunger for your touch; are you still mine?"

I cannot believe that Universal was unable to get permission to use the original music; so it must have been a question of money. It isn't as if this was a super-cheap set to begin with, but I would not have minded paying a few more dollars to cover the royalties for the songs, so that I could have the real show.
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this, buy the Region 2 version! November 15, 2005
Format:DVD
As some of the other reviewers have mentioned, this US release has replaced the original source music. But the Region 2 version has been released without these cuts, so for everyone with a multiregion player, I'd suggest using amazon.co.uk to buy a copy there instead!
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD set a huge disappointment December 14, 2004
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Dear me, where do I start? So much to complain about. :(

First thing I noticed was that the box image is obviously faked. Scott B.'s and Dean S.'s heads are pasted on the bodies of models. Just inspect Sam's neck and you'll see the joins! One must ask: WHY?!?!

Next, I opened the box, and frowned at the photo of Al, which is not even from Season 2! Unfortunately, my disappointment grew as I open the foldout further. The pocket for the booklet is just an advertisement for other Universal box sets, which if they get the same shoddy treatment as QL then I will be steering way clear of.

And what's this? Only three DVDs? Can Universal get any cheaper than this, to give us 3 x double sided DVDs instead of the usual 6 x single discs?

The actual video transfer is something of a disappointment too. Not only do we have the "cut original music", as mentioned by others (WHICH IS HUGE! see below), but there are numerous visual crackles and pops from the original film present throughout. Absolutely no cleanup was done here. I realize this series was filmed before digital recording came into vogue, but so was my Abbott and Costello box set, and they cleaned up nicely! No one put any effort in here. That said, the transfer is of good color and is fairly crisp, although with a few sequences looking a little grainy. It still looks better than VHS.

The back of the digi pack states "Bonus Material" on the B Side of Disc 3. Well, it ain't there! Nada, as Al would say.

Now... The Music: This is the biggest disappointment of them all, esp for longtime fans. It's not just "Georgia On My Mind" that has been removed, which you might think because other reviews focus on mentioning this song.
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fun show to watch, different scenarios every week which is kind of nice heartwarming at times funny funny at times it's probably one of the funny or older shows that has been... Read more
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This show is amusing and creative. Although it is a 90's serial, it does admit to the social values of the 50's through 80's. It is one of those programs I would re-watch.
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Loved the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Wish there were more episodes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I still love watching the main character
Although Al presents himself as a quite amoral person throughout the series, I still love watching the main character, Sam. Sam turns the program into a family program. Read more
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Many songs from the original QL series have been exchanged for newer music - totally irrellevant to the episode period being represented. Many of the classics are missing in exchange for "other" music. You can find the origainl series with complete original music/songs on region 2 DVD... Read More
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Spoof in Season 2 - Blind Faith
I noticed that when I watched it last night, too! I had to rewind and call my husband over. You'd think a time travel show would get the historical details right.
Feb 21, 2007 by Polly L. Mccall |  See all 4 posts
Continuity Error
From the interview I heard with Dean Stockwell in the Season 1 DVD's, Sam as a woman in a bathtub was considered to be a really good "cliffhanger" for the last show of the season, but it was not intended that "What Price Gloria" would be the 1st episode of the 2nd season.

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