February 17, 2013
Season 2 of Game of Thrones is a GoT to have!
If you're a fan of Game of Thrones, you probably know Season 2 is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. And if you are a fan of Game of Thrones, you are probably going to buy Season 2 no matter what I say in this review. Rest assured, I have nothing but good things to say about this new release!
GoT was meant to be seen in high definition. The costumes and sets are spectacular, as are the close-ups of the actors. The detail you can see on the armour and other clothing is incredible, (it's even better than watching it in HDTV on HBO), and it really adds a new level of indulgence to re-watching the series.
As for extras, the discs contain several bonus features, including charater studies, a War of the Five Kings Interactive Guide & Creating the Battle of Blackwater Bay featurette, and tons more. I loved the character profiles, especially hearing the actors talk about their character, but as soon as the last was finished I wanted more! (yes, I'm a GoT-geek!)
Here's a quick guide to what is onboard each disc:
-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.
-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.
Blu-ray with HBO Select - includes all the above DVD features plus:
-War of the Five Kings - Track the claims, strategies and key players involved in the battle for the Iron Throne with this interactive guide that follows the movements of various armies detailing 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 - 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.
It's a ton of fresh GoT, and a must have for a true fan, and a must see for those who love costumes and sets. A great excuse to pick up a Blu-ray player if you don't have one already!
Remember, Valar Morghulis, so don't Morghulis before seeing GoT on Blu-ray!!
Posted by Snaggy at February 17, 2013 01:09 PM