quote hbo.comWar is coming to Westeros. As the cold winds rise and five kings vie for power, bonds are forged and broken, identities are challenged and romance blossoms. With the stakes higher than ever before, who will survive the chaos to claim the Iron Throne?
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honor and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning fantasy series begins its second season Sunday, April 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time.
Created and executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the ten-episode second season of Game of Thrones plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter – the season of the white raven. In King’s Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and his uncle Tyrion, who has been appointed Hand of the King.
But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. Robb Stark, son of Ned Stark, the slain Lord of Winterfell, 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, brother of the late King Robert, rejects Joffrey’s legitimacy and aligns with a powerful priestess to raise a naval attack. And Renly, Stannis’ charismatic brother, has maintained his own claim since fleeing King’s Landing.
In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding fresh perils for Jon Snow and the order of the Night’s Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, the second season of Game of Thrones will be a thrilling journey through an unforgettable landscape.
Returning cast members include: 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) and Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane).
Also returning for the second season are: 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).
quote GotenksI wish I had the Hand of the King pin, I never got anything with my copy, I'm going back to complain about it! WHERE'S MY ELEPH... I mean KING PIN!Got my copy of season 2 tonight. Went to Best Buy and they were gave you a Hand of the King pin. I might wear this during the show.
quote The Living AngelusGot my Greyjoy Blu-ray today!Darknet, you pick up your copy yet? Did anyone? I haven't myself. Got home too late, didn't want to swing by Best Buy. I'll pick it up before the week's over. But I am decided on getting Greyjoy. lol. Going with the all black covers, so hopefully Season 3 offers the same, perhaps the Night's Watch, unless there is another house with a black backdrop behind their symbol. But I can't think of any.
quote The Living AngelusYeah I bought the Stark Direwolf DVD cover. I also stupidly bought the Targaryen cover one for Blu Ray as well. In fact, I got them so early, they are both the version that has the head of George W Bush.You bought the Stark edition for Season 1 didn't you? That might look badass with the grey and black spines going Stark and Greyjoy rather than grey and red with Lannister. I know, it's meaningless, but I get OCD with this shit. Which is why I can't decide which cover I want. /
But anyways, as far as I can tell, the DVD comes packaged with the Blu-ray discs in one of those combo packs. They've got four separate offers on their website:
Aside from the Best Buy exclusive covers, this bundling is universal, so any retailer will have packaged together the DVD and Blu-ray format.
- Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy Lannister edition ($34.99)
- Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy Greyjoy edition ($34.99)
- Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy regular cover edition ($34.99)
- DVD regular cover edition ($29.99)
quote DarknetYou bought the Stark edition for Season 1 didn't you? That might look badass with the grey and black spines going Stark and Greyjoy rather than grey and red with Lannister. I know, it's meaningless, but I get OCD with this shit. Which is why I can't decide which cover I want. /I'll buy the Greyjoy one. Hopefully I can get it in DVD because my PS3 stopped playing Blu-Ray movies. Plus DVD is still the universal format.
quote The Living AngelusGuess who got exactly what they asked for? This guy. Best Buy's getting two exclusive covers again, Lannister and Greyjoy editions.Get your pre-orders in, mark your calendars...
Season 2 hits DVD/Blu-ray on February 19, 2013.
What I am hoping for now is that Best Buy gets another exclusive cover. I picked up the Targaryen edition and hope they do one for Lannister, Baratheon or Greyjoy.
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