The second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Try as I might, I couldn’t find those pesky Dragon Eggs during my review on the Blu-ray, but the deleted scenes are now available thanks to the power of the internet. Four never-before-scene clips include Ser Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann), Lady Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), as well as Lord Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen) and Lord Varys (Conleth Hill), among others. Hit the jump to watch all four deleted scenes.
HBO’s Game of Thrones comes at an interesting time in geekdom, and its success speaks to the barriers that have been broken. Though fantasy and science fiction have often been popular cinematically, on television it’s been stuck in a Stargate-esque ghetto. But now we’ve got one of the most thoughtful shows currently on air on one of the most prestigious networks that also happens to be about dragons and swordplay. Perhaps the better arbiter of what crosses over to the mainstream and what doesn’t is quality, and Game of Thrones is definitely an engrossing show even for those who’ve never picked up a twenty sided die. Sean Bean, Lena Headey, Mark Addy and Peter Dinklage lead a mostly British cast in a tale about warring families in a fantastical middle age. Our review of Game of Thrones on DVD follows after the jump.
Opening June 19th is the new Woody Allen movie “Whatever Works”. This is the one where Larry David (“Seinfeld, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) plays the Woody character. I managed to see a screening at this year’s ShoWest and while it isn’t the best Woody Allen movie I’ve seen, there was plenty I liked. Also, it was great to see Woody return to his New York City roots after being in Europe with his last few films.
Anyway, we’ve been given a few clips from the film and you can watch them – along with the trailer – after the jump. Finally, here’s the full synopsis:
An eccentric New Yorker played by Larry David abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the south and her family and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow. This is a comedy also starring Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood, and a number of other amusing types.