Blu-ray, DVD Release: Game of Thrones Season 2

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Feb. 19, 2013
Price: DVD $59.99 Blu-ray/DVD Combo $79.98
Studio: HBO Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video

Game of Thrones Season 2The second season of HBO’s acclaimed TV show Game of Thrones garnered even more kudos than the first.

Based on the series of fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones tells the story about the seven noble families fighting for control of the mythical land of Westeros, including the scheming south, the savage east, the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious beyond.

Among those in control, either doing the manipulating or being manipulated, are Lena Headey (Dredd), Peter Dinklage (Death at a Funeral), Emilia Clarke (Spike Island) and Jack Gleeson (All Good Children) as the evil boy king Joffrey.

As well as treachery, nobility and conquest, in this season, the fantasy show has dragons!

Dinklage won a supporting actor Golden Globe for his performance in the second season, which also was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama. Season two also won Emmy Awards for art direction, costumes, makeup, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects and was nominated for another five Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray boxBoth the DVD and Blu-ray come with special features. Here’s the list of extras on both formats:

  • “Creating the Battle of Backwater Bay” 30-minute featurette including interviews with the cast and crew
  • Game of Thrones: Inner Circle” roundtable discussion with actors Clarke, Headey, Kit Harington (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D), Michelle Fairley (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1) and Liam Cunningham (Safe House), moderated by executive producers David Benioff (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and newcomer D.B. Weiss
  • “The Religions of Westeros” with author George R.R. Martin, Benioff and Weiss talking about the competing religions in the series and how they affect the characters
  • Character profiles of seven major characters described the actors portraying them
  • 12 audio commentaries with cast and crew members including Benioff, Weiss, Martin, Clark, Dinklage, Harington and others.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo adds these bonuses:

  • “War of the Five Kings” interactive guide that tracks the claims, strategies and key players in the battle for the Iron Throne, detailing the victories and defeats
  • 19 animated “Histories & Lore” segments that detail the mythology of Westeros and Essos from the perspectives of the characters and featuring illustrations from Game of Thrones storyboard artist Will Simpson
  • “In-Episode Guide” that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations and histories
  • Hidden Dragon Eggs that uncover more extra content
  • downloadable digital copy of the episodes.
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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.