Game of Thrones: Season 2
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The five-disc DVD set of Game of Thrones' second season provides an exceptional amount of supplemental material on the show's production, primarily through 12 commentary tracks, including multiple tracks on single episodes. Among the participants are the main cast, including Dinklage, Headey, and Coster-Waldau, as well as series cocreators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; director Neil Marshall (The Descent), who helmed "Blackwater"; and Martin himself, who explains many of the differences between his source novel and the program. The Battle of Blackwater Bay gets its own half-hour making-of featurette, while a quintet of the actors, including Headey and Clarke, participate in an informative roundtable discussion about their characters and the show's locations. Martin also returns for a brief conversation about the various religions of his fictional world along with Benioff and Weiss. Both die-hard fans and first-time viewers will appreciate the length and depth of the extra material included in the set, which expands greatly on the already massive world of Game of Thrones. --Paul Gaita
- Creating the Battle of Blackwater Bay
- GAME OF THRONES: Inner Circle
- 12 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
- The Religions of Westeros
- Character Profiles
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Game of Thrones Characters & Synopsis
This sprawling new HBO drama is set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime.
From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond.
The powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne.
In the epic HBO original series Game of Thrones, spans across the fictional continent of Westeros.
Game of Thrones is a thrilling journey through a riveting and unforgettable landscape.
This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph.
In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
Top Customer Reviews
Besides the bluray disks & the double sided DVD's you get ONE code that works with itunes AND either Amazon Instant, Vudu, or Flixster (Ultraviolet).
Note: sign up/in at Flixster/UV and then LINK your VUDU account. This allows you to get the 1080p copy onto your PS3 and still keep it stored in the cloud that is UV/Flixster.
I do not keep anything in Amazon's cloud (yet) but the option is there for you.
summary: Season2 is on my apple tv [iCloud](1080p/720p), and its also in the Vudu cloud (1080p) so I can watch it on my PS3.
sadly, the box does not state this nice 2 way digital copy code, but its all in there, which is nice that HBO realizes that people might want to watch it on a computer, iOS device, or PS3 AND gives you this flexibility.
Hope this helps.
And I'm not the only one who thinks so! Critics love it, award shows laud it, and record-breaking millions of viewers are tuning in.
The dialog is superb, flowing with hidden subtext, overt emotion, political posturing, unfortunate truths, naïve admissions, and much more. And each line is perfectly acted! I don't know how they managed to fill an ensemble cast of this scope with such talented actors, but even the children are impeccable. Joffrey conjures uncontrollable hatred, managing to be one of the most contemptible characters to grace the screen, and at such a young age! I feel bad for that kid. There's no way anyone will be able to look at him the same again.
Season 2 picks up after the shocking events of season 1, which I won't mention in case you haven't seen it. And if that's the case, what are you doing? Go watch it right now!
The death of a monarch has left the land of Westeros in political turmoil, rulers declaring themselves kings on every corner of the map. As the inevitable war ensues, we follow the various leaders, rooting for the most honorable, but simultaneously fearing for their lives, for this is a dark show, and the most just cause is often the most treacherous. Our heroes do not have the strength of numbers, but rather the strength of character, and that does not win wars.
The season launches us headfirst into this maelstrom of a power struggle, introducing us to even more characters than before. For people who haven't read the books, it may be a bit hard to follow, but the show does its best and usually manages to pull it off.Read more ›
This review is about the un-skippable ad at the beginning of the DVD, completely loaded with spoilers.
I got this DVD as a gift for my friend who hasn't seen any of season 2. They were spoiled within 30 seconds of watching by this ridiculous advertisement. Why on earth would anyone think it a good idea to force-advertise the show that is already being watched?? What an atrocious marketing department these guys have.
It's this reason alone I have to give this product 1 star, as it manages to completely ruin itself literally within 30 seconds of hitting "Play". If you give it as a gift or for yourself, just be warned.
Non-readers: 4-5 stars
General book readers: 3.5-4.5 stars
Book purists/fanatical: 0-2 stars
This is a great show, but in my eyes it's just not as good as season 1. It is definitely better compared to most of what is on television and the acting is superb and extremely well cast. However, my problems with this season revolve around two main issues:
#1) the severe deviations from the books that the D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have taken. In the first season deviations existed, but mostly to the point to help with time/budget constraints. The writers still generally stayed true to the characters.
Season 2 is a whole different story. GRRM has spoken many times of the Butterfly Effect. The more the writers change things, the more the story is going to change in the long run. With the huge amount of characters in the series, seemingly little changes can have huge implications. While season 1 generally stayed true to the novel (which I gave five stars to), season 2 took a life of its own. Many story lines were completely invented or so heavily modified that they barely were anything like the books.
I know that television/movies adaptations MUST be different from the books. However, I think it's crucial that the writers still accurately capture the essence of the characters. When the writers started to play with the characters and get cute, I decided that they weren't doing it due to budget/time constraints, but because they thought they were *better.* And they're not.
#2) It isn't as nearly as good overall this season compared to last, REGARDLESS book deviations.Read more ›
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I'm quite sure everything sold on .com is Region 1 -- which would not play in any European countries.
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Don't know if you're still interested, but I just saw this post. Mine says 6.22GB. Hope that helps.
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I was wondering why too. I was hoping for more of the reviews to discuss the technical quality of the discs. I'm trying to find out if the Blu-ray version is worth the extra $$.
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