Blu-ray, DVD Release: Boardwalk Empire Season 2

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012
Price: DVD $59.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $79.98
Studio: HBO Entertainment/Warner Home Video

Boardwalk Empire season 2Nucky Thompson has new challenges as he struggles to keep control of Atlantic City in the second season of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning Boardwalk Empire.

Steve Buscemi (The Big Lebowski) headlines the television series as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, who’s the target of an investigation for voter fraud, has the chance of going to jail and is facing insurrection by those he considers his closest allies.

In season two, with the KKK attacking the bootleg warehouse, Nucky’s hold on Atlantic City is weakening, and many mobsters, including Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg, Hugo), Lucky Luciano (Vincent Piazza, TV’s Rescue Me), Meyer Lansky (Anatol Yusef, The Gathering) and Al Capone (Stephen Graham, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), are in the wings ready to take over.

The drama show also stars Michael Shannon (Take Shelter), Shea Whigham (Big Miracle), Gretchen Mol (Tenure) and the wonderful Kelly Macdonald.

Boardwalk Empire Season 2 Blu-ray boxAs usual, HBO has packed the DVD and Blu-ray with special features. Here’s the list of what’s on both discs:

  • “Back to Boardwalk” 15-minute recap of season one with creator/executive producer Terence Winter (TV’s The Sopranos)
  • “The Money Decade” about the styles and trends that made the 1920s roar
  • “Updates to the Boardwalk” with production designer Bill Groom and Winter discussing the new sets for season two
  • Character Dossier guide with everyone from gangsters, rumrunners, politicians and Prohees
  • New Characters about Owen Sleater and Manny Horvitz
  • Season Two Promo Spot written by Winter
  • Six audio commentaries with the cast and crew, including Winter, Buscemi and Mol.

The Blu-ray, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo, adds these extras:

  • Interactive guide “Living in 1921” about the styles, sounds and events that defined the year
  • “Secrets of the Past: Storytelling in Episode 11” picture-in-picture feature with the writers, cast members and crew reflecting on season two and the pivotal episode “Under God’s Power She Flourishes”
  • more Character Dossiers
  • digital copy
  • and HBO Select access.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.