Friday, March 12, 2010

Season 2 of 'Flashpoint' Coming on DVD in Canada and the USA

Attention to those who live in Canada and the USA. The second season of Flashpoint is coming soon on DVD. However, since this Canadian cop drama is distributed by a specific distributor in each country, expect the release in both countries to be different.


This TV series created by Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis follows a team of the Strategic Response Unit (SRU), a tactical unit based on Toronto's Emergency Task Force (ETF). This team is led by Sgt. Gregory Parker (Enrico Colantoni), a negociator. He's accompanied by Ed Lane (Hugh Dillon), a sniper; Jules Callaghan (Amy Jo Johnson), the only woman in the team; Sam Braddock (David Paetkau), a former soldier of the Joint Task Force 2; Mike 'Spike' Scarlatti, a technology expert; Kevin Wordsworth (Michael Cram) and Lewis Young (Mark Taylor). In each episode, the SRU try to finish their intervention as peacefully as possible through negociations with suspects. However, there are moments when they realize that they have no choice but to use force.

Canadian release:

The show is distributed in the Great White North by Phase 4 Films. This company announced that it moves on with the release of Flashpoint - Season 2, volume 1 on March 23, 2010. Given that the second season of this show has, in actuality, 18 episodes, we should expect to see the first nine episodes and the other nine in volume 2.

U.S. release:

In the USA, the second season of Flashpoint will be in stores on May 25, 2010. However, is it the complete second season? We'll wait and see. I'd wager that CBS doesn't want to air the remaining nine episodes of the second season, because it didn't bother to do it while these episodes were being aired in Canada in fall 2009. Furthermore, CBS doesn't want to air Flashpoint now or eventually, because the DVD is coming soon in Uncle Sam's land. Therefore, to all Americans who couldn't see the last 9 episodes of season 2, just wait for the release of Flashpoint on DVD.

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