In 1996 Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino teamed up to deliver the ultra-cool cult classic From Dusk Till Dawn. While the film spawned a couple of not so great sequels the original still stood the test of time sporting some great dialogue and gory fun like only they can deliver. Now Rodriguez gave fans a chance to revisit these characters with his latest TV version of the story on his El Rey Network with the aptly titled From Dusk Till Dawn the TV series. Sadly not every provider has the network, but thankfully eOne Entertainment is bringing the complete second season home for the fans that got a taste of the first season.
From Dusk Till Dawn the series follows bank robbers Seth and Richie Gecko, who while escaping across the Mexican border, take a detour to a strip club that is populated with bloodsucking creatures of the night. In the second season relationships become all the more complicated after everyone tries to put their lives back together after an insane day. Santánico and Richie are now partners in crime, 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. D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz are back as the Gecko brothers along with a great cast including Wilmer Valderama, Jeff Fahey, Jake Busey, Briana Evigan, Esai Morlaes and Danny Trejo who also appeared in the original film. This season steps away from the familiar story of the first season and takes things to the next level. The first season worked great to expand the original film all while making it something new, but this season finds its stride and is now ready to take it in its own fresh new direction.
There are a few stories going here with all of them having something to offer and the obvious promise to come to a huge payoff as they clash together in the end. The acting is way better this time around with every member of the cast really finding their footing with Valderama and Morales stealing the show. Both of these great actors have found their inner vampire and bring a suave evil direction to their roles making them ones you cannot wait to get more of. Trejo steps into the series as a mysterious bounty hunter assassin of sorts that is light on the dialogue but fully executes the action and mayhem fans love from Machete himself. This vampire universe takes its own direction and has created some really cool versions of the iconic monster with a more reptile vibe that works to perfection. They have even stepped it up even further this season with some cool additions to these characters and varieties between them. The mix of CGI and practical effects work great here giving fans plenty of fun and gore to keep their bloodthirst at bay. The season delivers plenty of action and fun right up to the big finale that mixes things up and sets it up for an all-new direction for the next season that is sure to be even more fun.
This collection features not only all 10 episodes of the second season, but also plenty of special features including commentaries, featurettes, and so much more that takes you further inside the series focusing on the varying new characters, story and more. If you are hesitant on trying out this series due to never seeing the first season, you are in luck as you can get the first season on Blu-ray and DVD available now as well as From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series The Complete Seasons One & Two exclusively at Amazon. If you are already caught up and ready for more Gecko vampire action then grab your copy of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series-The Complete Season Two available now from Entertainment One.