Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray (Updated)
Posted January 8, 2013 12:04 PM by Webmaster
War is raging. Alliances are crumbling. The epic battle for the Iron Throne is just beginning. HBO has announced and detailed the highly anticipated release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season. The next chapter in the award-winning series storms the shores of Blu-ray on February 19, 2013.
Based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," the first season of the epic HBO show became the home entertainment industry's best-selling television title for 2012 as well as the fastest selling TV on Blu-ray title of all time. The Complete Second Season will likely top its predecessor, and is set to feature HBO Select and an array of exclusive bonus materials and interactive features.
Update: Additional bonus content details:
War of the Five Kings: Track the claims, strategies and key players involved in the battle for the Iron Throne with this interactive guide. Follow the movements of various armies and learn all about their victories and defeats.
Histories & Lore: 19 animated histories detailing the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves and featuring, in-part, illustrations from Game of Thrones storyboard artist Will Simpson.
In-Episode Guide: An in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations and relevant histories.
Hidden Dragon Eggs - Find the hidden dragon eggs to uncover even more never-before-seen content.
Other Special Features
Audio Commentaries: 12 commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and more.
Creating the Battle of Blackwater Bay: See how the epic Battle of Blackwater Bay was brought to life in this exclusive, in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the climatic episode. The 30-minute feature showcases never-before-seen interviews with cast and crew.
Game of Thrones: Inner Circle: Actors Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Michelle Fairley and Liam Cunningham talk in detail about their experiences shooting season two in this roundtable discussion moderated by executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
The Religions of Westeros: Hear author George R.R. Martin, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss discuss the competing religions in the series and how they influence the various characters in Westeros and beyond.
Character Profiles: Profiles of seven major characters as described by the actors portraying them including Renly Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Robb Stark, Theon Greyjoy and more.
The second season of Game of Thrones was nominated for eleven Emmy awards (among them Outstanding Drama Series) and won six. The coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), counseled by his conniving mother Cersei (Lena Headey) and his uncle Tyrion (Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage), who has been appointed Hand of the King. However, the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. Robb Stark (Richard Madden) seeks autonomy in the North and has taken Cersei's brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) prisoner in battle. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) looks to shore up her depleted power in the East with her three newborn dragons. Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) rejects Joffrey's legitimacy and aligns with a powerful priestess (Carice van Houten) to raise a naval attack while his brother Renly (Gethin Anthony) has maintained his own claim since fleeing King's Landing. North of the Wall a new leader is rising among the wildlings adding new perils for Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and the Night's Watch.
The only problem with that cover is the crown is too big. Why couldn't they just go with the cover of the book which would have went along perfectly with the excellent season 1/book 1 shot of Ned on the throne
Ok, here is what I think of this show, and please don't hate me for it.
I think it is one of the best looking shows I've ever seen. The production,sets, and cast are all great. However, I feel lost with the number of stories and the many character stories in this series. It's very hard for me to keep up with what's happening, or what just happened. It's one of those shows that you can't really discuss with people because you can't keep up Witt the multiple/stories and character. I've watched the two seasons and still don't know the characters names and what they do.
I do, however, enjoy the show for what it is, and I am looking forward to season 3, but I don't know why?
I liked season 1...until the end. It started out as an interesting story of political intrigue, but sort of devolved into a soap opera for Lord of the Rings fans. The villains aren't much more than mustache-twisting caricatures. Still, I was engaged until the dragons showed up. I don't believe magic and fantasy are really necessary to make a good story. Still, I'm looking forward to seeing this, though with some degree of reservation.
I pre-ordered mine months ago on Amazon.com. I wish they'd throw in some deleted scenes though. There were some on set photos released on the net over the summer that showed some pretty good scenes that were cut. One scene involving Dorea, would've been particularly important to viewers.
'Bout time HBO announces this...it's only been up for Pre-Order forever, even getting "we don't know when we can ship this" notifications from Amazon. I thought this would have been out THIS month...not February...
Because I save these on my DVR and/or can see them on HBO On-Demand a lot, I think I'm going to wait for the eventual Complete Series many years down the line. Rest assured though, I will own these all someday. Maybe then the stupid DVD's will be weeded out from the BD releases.
King Joffrey! King Joffrey! King Joffrey! ....lol Seriously tho, I wish more than anything that Arya would come back to Kings Landing and slice that little bastard to pieces and bitch slap the hell out of her sister. Day one for me, I love this show!
We all know season 2 was awesome. I just pray they did an equal or better job with the transfer and bonus content, because let's face it, the Game of Thrones season 1 was one of the best, if not THE best, blu-ray release of all time.
As much as I love this show, I think I'm gonna wait until the series wraps and get the complete box set to save money, then transfer my "Dubya head impaled on a stick" first pressing of Season 1 to that complete box set, while hocking the edited version for some money back. I never understood why they edited that for future pressings, anyway.
They've shown us siblings engaging in incest, they've called a dwarf so many derogatory names, they've ridicule children born out of wedlock to death, they even killed an infant child born out of wedlock, they do many things on that show that would be considered "politically incorrect" by those on the left. So, why would showing a fake head that looks kind of like a former U.S. President offend any of them. Hell, it could balance out by offending those on the right. Just my two cents...
Looking forward to getting this 2nd hand from Ebay, will be my first time seeing it, as it was for the first season. My money doesn't go directly to Maherville, ever. Great show though, despite the overt depravity in it which is mostly unnecessary to the story (the ten year old nursing, anyone?). I thumbed you back up a notch, Debbie. I was able to see the humor in that post, most didn't obviously.
Best show of all time, Breaking Bad, The Wire & Sopranos coming in close.
This is an obvious day 1, but i have always hated how HBO does not add deleted scenes, especially since this particular season could benefit from some. This season wasnt Season 1 but was still the best thing on TV this year, and the books are just superb.
Well you are definitely in the Minority on that one, i know all kinds of people who have no interest in that particular genre yet they absolutely love this show!
Everyones entitled to their opinions and i respect that, but Game of Thrones is one of the best shows of all time, and much more watchable then Breaking Bad, or many of the other shows on television people consider to be 'the best'
I like breaking bad and have seen every season, but talk about replay value? Im trying to have a marathon and cant re watch the first season, excruciatingly dull.
Game of thrones NEVER disappoints, sorry if its too complex for you but dont say it has no replay value, its the most epic show on television.
Also, id like to add, if you find it so unwatchable why do you have it in your collection? You like spending money on things you dont like or are you just a troll?? Hmm
Excellent series! One has to be patient to get through season one (the first 4 episodes) as build up the character development and plot. Overall this is by far HBO's best series (yes even better than true blood). The third season promises to be bigger and more violent and the best part is they don't care whether or not they kill off main characters!
I've read all the books published so far, and while the show isn't as complex as the books they've done a remarkably fine job of keeping the story moving (though some of the deviations from the novel are strange.) In any case, it's an extremely well put-together series. Book 3 is being split into two seasons... And trust, if you thought what happened towards the end of season 1 was nuts you ain't seen nothing yet. Depending on how they divide the next book for the show, but if my guess is correct I suspect the season 3 finale will cause heart-attacks, epileptic seizures and very distressed facebook status updates.