Game of Thrones: Season 2 [Blu-ray] [5 Discs]

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99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1536 out of 1553)

Cast & Crew


  • Mark Addy - King Robert Baratheon
  • Alfie Allen - Theon Greyjoy
  • Sean Bean - Eddard "Ned" Stark
  • Emilia Clarke - Daenerys Targaryen
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Jaime Lannister




Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Game of Thrones - Season Two

    Posted
    Louis
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    Game of Thrones is a well-acted show with great sets, great costumes, great visual effects and interesting storylines with unexpected plot twists. Based upon George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of books, it's been nominated for and has won numerous awards and is, without a doubt, for mature audiences. I haven't read the books so I cannot say how strictly the show adheres to them. I have heard, however, that it is a near-faithful adaptation. Despite all of the accolades that the show has received, there are some issues which may make viewers who have never seen the show think twice before purchasing this season two set. First, there is a lot of graphic violence. While the setting of the show, a mythical land of kings and knights, dragons and dark forces, would seem to indicate that a certain level of violence is to be expected, some of it may be too intense for certain audiences. Second, there is an abundance of graphic interpersonal situations and full frontal nudity, both male and female, though more female. Third, there is a lot of vulgar language. For me, this is the biggest problem with the show. It's not that I have a problem with occasional foul language, it's that the words seem too contemporary for a show that is seemingly set in a certain era. Every time one is used, it pulls me out of that fantasy world. It breaks my "willing suspension of disbelief". Perhaps it's just me, but if they had created words, like Battlestar Galactica's FRAK or Farscape's FRELL, then I might not get that jarring feeling. Who knows. Finally, my biggest gripe is not with the show itself, but rather with the box set of the season. The season consists of 10 episodes and there are 5 discs in the set. There are only TWO episodes per disc which means that you have to get up and change the disc EVERY TWO EPISODES. This is NOT conducive to binge watching. Sure, there are extras on each disc. There are character profiles on disc 1 and behind the scenes documentaries on disc 5. Aside from the episode commentaries, however, the additional extras are the same on all discs. This could have easily been a three disc set (5 episodes on disc one, 5 episodes on disc two and all extras on disc three) but I feel that the 5 disc format is used so that more money can be charged for the box set. With that in mind, I advise waiting until it goes on sale for less than $10. All in all, I'd say that if you enjoy the fantasy genre and don't mind some adult situations, then Game of Thrones - Season Two might just be worth checking out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tv series, excellent Bluray

    Posted
    rimz808
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Awesome series to begin with. The bluray discs and packaging are superb. You get a nicely packaged box set with each of the main Game of Thrones characters pictured in the box set. 5 blur ray disc are included with a separate package for 2 two-sided DVD discs. What really makes the box set worth it is the Digital Copy that you CAN download to itunes or windows media AND you get the contents available on UltraViolet site where you can stream/watch it on any devices. I'm a huge digital copy fan and not only does the digital copy come with the original 10 episodes, but also 10 more extra episodes as well. Oh.. and they are ALL in HD quality. Very awesome! Just make sure you have about 19.5GB worth of free space. Overall this is a great HBO series to begin with. I don't think anyone can argue about that. But the packaging, crisp clear HD picture, True HD audio and HD digital copies makes this a collection well worth having for your home theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best tv series

    Posted
    supaflyz

    I really love this series. I don't normally watch tv shows or series other than sports. I began watching this show at one of my friend house. The story and acting captivated me to watch more and more until the point that it was addicting. I would stay up really late watching it even though I have work the next day. It is that good! I went ahead and bought a 65'' tv from best buy for the world cup. Then I was thinking of getting the series on blu ray to watch later on. I bought a blu ray player and ended up buying all 3 seasons from best buy. Season 4 isn't out yet. The blu ray quality of this series is exemplary. The video is outstanding. The audio is also dts-hd master so its pretty good. The only thing I can complain about is the bonus feature. You can't tell which feature is on which disc. I would have to pop in another disc at certain times if I want to see the special feature. I would give this a 2 thumbs up and recommend it to anyone who are thinking about purchasing this item.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic series

    Posted
    Griffinaz
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    Anyone that has seen an episode of the Game of thrones is hooked on the series, the character development, the plots that intertwine and draw the viewer in at every turn, the magic of dragons, the clash of steel against steel as the battles transpire, all wisp the viewer away into barbaric medieval times in a land far away. There is enough excitement and flesh to keep the viewer intrigued and mixed with the strong story lines keeps you fully entertained. My only negative comment about the series is some of the graphic violence is a bit more than may be required to keep it entertaining. I personally am not offended or bothered by gore or violence but some of the scenes have been too much for my Wife. Overall this is a great series of shows based on a great series of books and highly recommended. One warning when buying the series, don't expect to watch one episode and then go do something. 14 hours later you will be wondering where the day went.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Show!!!

    Posted
    cchiatt
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    I won't say much about the series itself as its acclaim can speak for itself. But this specific release on Blu ray, which comes in a slim plastic case rather than the more bulky cardboard case, is marked as being the same standard Blu-ray release that came out in 2013 with the DTS-MA soundtrack. That's what Amazon says, that's what blu-ray.com says, that's what the packaging says. Yet when I opened it up and put the discs in my blu ray player, I discovered that I had the new release with the Dolby Atmos (True HD 7.1) soundtrack. So either this is a mistake during packaging, or the cover was mis-printed, either way it was a very pleasant surprise. And even without the upgraded soundtrack, the slim case and reduced price are well worth the investment if you don't already own this season.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding #1 show!

    Posted
    Robbyt95
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    I started watching this show the February before the second season aired and finished the whole first season in less than two days. Since then I have drawn in my whole family (4 people), my uncle, and 5 of my friends. The complexity of the series and the amazing actors truly make this show amazing and along with amazing special affects makes this the only TV show that actually seems like a real Hollywood movie. I myself have already seen the 2nd season but I plan on buying the season to increase the growing list of my family and friends who are now enthralled in this show. Along with the 1st season collectors edition I have a Targaryen sigil hoodie and a Baratheon sigil t-shirt. Yes this show is amazing, and yes you will be addicted if you aren't already! P.S. $35 is a bargain, when I pre-ordered mine it was $50

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tv show to binge watch

    Posted
    nantsypance
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    I bought all the seasons at once when I saw that the standard versions went on sale at less than $30 a season. If you enjoy fantasy and gore and love and hope and seeing how people choose to survive in rough times- no matter what the social status is- you will fall in love with this show. It's pretty fast paced and takes a lot of focus to watch and understand all the varying story lines but they all tie into each other eventually somehow. Awesome writers. The physical DVDs were in mint new condition as advertised and worked perfectly. If you're looking for a good show to binge watch or on the fence about buying the physical DVDs, just stop hesitating and buy these. I would suggest waiting for them to go on sale, but who knows when and if that will happen anytime soon so just get them. You'll thank me later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Season 2 of HBO's Game Of Thrones

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    TheJuneauRaven
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    If you're considering purchasing season 2, you probably already have season 1. You can't jump into the world of Westeros. You must start at season 1. If you haven't, buy both or all seasons out at the time you're reading this concurrently for some of the best entertainment available. Not for the squeamish, this show has nudity, violence and foul language. But it fits into an outstanding story featuring dozens of characters. The Blu Ray transfer is reference quality in terms of picture and sound. Stunning in all aspects. One of the best features is the 12 audio commentaries available covering all 10 episodes, featuring the show's creators, effects teams and actors. Extra behind the scenes features are also included as well as an "in episode" guide and more making this Blu Ray season of Game Of Thrones a must have!

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