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Game of Thrones season 2 Blu Ray - February 19, 2013
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Posted November 19 2012 - 07:28 AM
From their FB page: Relive the War of 5 Kings. Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season is available on DVD and Blu-ray with HBO Select on February 19, 2013. Pre-order your copy today at the HBO Shop: http://store.hbo.com....=SMM-HBO-00742
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Posted November 19 2012 - 09:16 AM
"The best show on television" - Newsday
GAME OF THRONES®:
THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
Available February 19, 2013 on Blu-ray™ with HBO Select™, DVD & Digital Download
Acclaimed Series is Best-Selling TV on BD/DVD Title of 2012
Loaded with Exclusive Bonus Content Including War of the Five Kings Interactive Guide & Creating the Battle of Blackwater Bay Featurette, Histories & Much More!
New York, N.Y., November 19, 2012 - The second season of the "thrilling" (Entertainment Weekly) and "magnificent" (Wall Street Journal) HBO series Game of Thrones makes its highly-anticipated Blu-ray with HBO Select, DVD and Digital Download debut on February 19, 2013. Based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the first season of the epic seriesbecame 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. Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season five-disc Blu-ray with HBO Select ($79.98) and DVD ($59.99) sets contain a monumental array of exclusive bonus materials and interactive features that will thrill fans of the series and new viewers alike.
The second season of Game of Thrones was nominated for 11 2012 Emmy® awards (including Outstanding Drama Series) winning six. In this season, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey Baratheon, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and his uncle Tyrion, who has been appointed Hand of the King. However, the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. Robb Stark seeks autonomy in the North and has taken Cersei's brother Jaime prisoner in battle. Daenerys Targaryen looks to shore up her depleted power in the East with her three newborn dragons. Stannis Baratheon rejects Joffrey's legitimacy and aligns with a powerful priestess to raise a naval attack while his brother Renly 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 and the Night's Watch.
The Blu-ray with HBO Select and DVD bonus materials included in Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season contains extensive never-before-seen features. Highlights include a comprehensive "making of" the penultimate episode "Blackwater," an in-depth look into the War of the Five Kings and meticulous histories and character profiles which explore the amazing production elements that went into making the second season so compelling. Content includes:
Blu-ray with HBO Select - includes all DVD features plus:
The second season of Game of Thrones features returning cast members Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage(Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Maisie Williams(Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Sophie Turner(Sansa Stark), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Rory McCann(Sandor "The Hound" Clegane), Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Conleth Hill(Varys), John Bradley(Samwell Tarly), James Cosmo (Commander Mormont), Sibel Kekilli (Shae),Donald Sumpter (Maester Luwin), Ron Donachie(Rodrik Cassel) and Gethin Anthony (Renly Baratheon).
New cast members in the second season include: Stephen Dillane(Stannis Baratheon), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte). The series executive producers are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger; co-executive producers, George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor, Alan Taylor, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis; produced by Bernadette Caulfield. Directors include Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Alan Taylor and Tim Van Patten; writers include David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson and George R.R. Martin.
About HBO Home Entertainment®
HBO Home Entertainment markets an extensive array of programs ranging from the critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking series The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, True Blood® and Game of Thrones® to the multiple Emmy Award-winning mini-series The Pacific® and Band of Brothers®. The company's catalog contains hundreds of titles including the Peabody Award-winning children's program Classical Baby, provocative programs from HBO Documentary Films including When the Levees Broke, innovative movies from HBO Films including Temple Grandin, and comedy specials featuring stand-up performers like Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais. The division distributes programs to the home entertainment market in three formats: Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download. Launched in 1984, HBO Home Entertainment has offices in New York, London and Toronto and the company's releases are marketed in over 70 countries around the world.
Posted February 08 2013 - 09:22 AM
I can't speak to this particular title but other HBO titles have had 5 single sided Blu-rays and 2 double-sided DVDs. In other words, the Blu-ray discs are the same as any other Blu-ray release (and not like those lousy combo discs that Universal did a few years ago) and the DVDs are double-sided discs and will probably have nothing but the episodes (the special features are dropped to save space).
Would I be correct in assuming that the blu-ray + DVD set does not use double-sided discs? After a bad experience with another (non-HBO) title, I'm wary of TV shows that contain both formats.
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