Winter is coming … and so are the “Game of Thrones” Season 2 DVD and Blu-ray sets. HBO announced their release date — Feb. 13, 2013 — and all the juicy bonus features they will include.
Here are the official descriptions of both sets:
Blu-ray with HBO Select — includes all DVD features, plus the following:
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 2 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.
Audio commentary Participants
- Episode 1: “The North Remembers,” commentary by Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
- Episode 2: “The Night Lands,” commentary by Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy)
- Episode 3:
“What Is Dead May Never Die,” commentary by Writer Bryan Cogman and
Director Alik Sakharov, plus commentary by Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark),
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark)
- Episode 4: “Garden Of Bones,” commentary by Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) and Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth)
- Episode 6: “The Old Gods And The New,” commentary by Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Writer Vanessa Taylor
- Episode 7: “A Man Without Honor,” commentary by Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
- Episode 8: “The Prince of Winterfell,” commentary by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) and Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark)
- Episode 9: “Blackwater,”
commentary by Co-Executive Producer/Author of A Game of Thrones, George
R.R. MartinPlus commentary by Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena
Headey (Cersei Lannister), and Director Neil Marshall
- Episode 10:
“Valar Morghulis” commentary by Rainer Gombos and Steve Kullback of the
Visual Effects Team (Plus commentary by Emilia Clarke (Daenerys
Targaryen) and Co-Executive Producer Alan Taylor)
The “Game of Thrones” Season 2 Blu-ray with HBO Select is priced at $79.98; the DVD set will set you back $59.99.
“Game of Thrones” Season 3 debuts March 31, 2013, on HBO.