I see two versions of Carnivale Season 2 on Amazon: a 4-disc version (release date November 16, 2010) and a 6-disc version (release date July 18, 2006).
Does anyone know of any differences between the two sets, other than the number of discs? I only see one version of Season 1 (6-disc version, release date December 7, 2004), so I'm guessing I should get the older 6-disc version of Season 2 so the packaging matches.
01-10-12, 12:10 AM
Damn, I picked up both seasons during Best Buy's 50% Off HBO Series sale and didn't realize there were 2 different versions of Season 2 until seeing this post (my season 1 was 6 disc, and my season 2 was 4 disc).
I checked the special features of my 4 disc set against the special features of the 6 disc, and they appear to be identical. The key difference, of course, is that the 6 disc set only has 2 episodes per disc (with all the non-commentary special features on Disc 6), while the 4 disc set has 3 episodes per disc (with all the non-commentary special features on Disc 4). I'm assuming that's going to negatively effect Video quality (especially for the final DVD), but I have no way of comparing.
The outer packaging between S1 and 4 disc S2 is pretty much the same, except for S2 being slightly thinner. The difference is in the inner packaging: S1 is a fold-out digpack, while S2 is 4 thinpaks.