Mark your calendars guys. Today HBO announced the release date and details for the Game of Thrones Season Two DVD/Blu-Ray sets. Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season will make it’s debut on Blu-ray with HBO Select, DVD and Digital Download on February 19, 2013. Each set will consist of 5 discs and prices will be $79.98 for Blu-ray with HBO Select and $59.99 for DVD. You can pre-order a copy right now through Amazon or the HBO Store.
Included in the Season One Blu-ray, we got loads of wonderful extras, great cast commentary, and inside looks into the show’s production. So, what other goodies will be include this year? Well, James Hibberd from EW.com has an exclusive sneak peek at the “Creating the Battle of the Blackwater” feature. You can check that out here. It’s definitely worth a look. Need a bit more? Well, here is a list of the features you can expect to see in the Season Two Blu-ray and DVD sets:
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:
- 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.
- 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.
Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season
Blu-ray with HBO Select & DVD
Street Date: February 19, 2012
Order Date: January 15, 2012
Runtime: Approx. 542 minutes (not including extra features)
Price: $79.98 Blu-ray with HBO Select (5 Dics); $59.99 DVD (5 Discs)
Hibberd’s article also reminded us that HBO is re-issuing the first season as a collectors edition DVD and Blu-ray box set tomorrow, November 20th, for $99.97. The collector’s edition includes a bonus disc containing the first episode of the second season. The set also includes a dragon egg paperweight. This is available for pre-order as well on Amazon.