Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > HD Talk
Reload this Page >

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

HD Talk The place to discuss Blu-ray, 4K and all other forms and formats of HD and HDTV.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Old 03-24-12, 12:48 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,580
Received 38 Likes on 30 Posts
The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

From http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/02/10/...ase-mcfarlane/:

<iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:734064/cp~series%3D2724%26id%3D1679284%26vid%3D734064%26instance%3Dwp%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com% 3A734064" width="512" height="288" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Get More: Geek: Event Coverage, Full Episodes









$69.99 at Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Old 03-24-12, 01:04 PM
  #2  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

ehhhhhh...I'm good.
Old 03-24-12, 01:12 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,084
Likes: 0
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

I doubt the retail sculpt and paint job will look that good.

I'll just stick with whatever regular edition they put out.
Old 03-24-12, 01:17 PM
  #4  
Banned by request
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Goodbye and Good Luck
Posts: 17,800
Received 778 Likes on 582 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Allow me to start bitching now on how they'll probably screw us like they did with the first season by releasing the set, then the "special edition" set just a few months after. Asses.
Old 03-24-12, 04:15 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 44,124
Received 2,819 Likes on 1,938 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Originally Posted by trespoochies
Allow me to start bitching now on how they'll probably screw us like they did with the first season by releasing the set, then the "special edition" set just a few months after. Asses.
Mad Men gotta eat!
Old 03-24-12, 05:30 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
adrenaline78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Janesville, WI
Posts: 3,147
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

See. that would be cool for a complete series box. But a single season it seems excessive.
Old 03-24-12, 05:37 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,791
Received 1,171 Likes on 913 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Sorta cool but I don't like the show enough to spend that amount on it or the space to store that. I haven't even watched season two yet so if anything I'll just get the regular edition.
Old 03-24-12, 07:02 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
dsa_shea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 22,196
Received 309 Likes on 231 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

What is the expected price for that?
Old 03-24-12, 07:33 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,084
Likes: 0
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Didn't read the OP, did ya?
Old 03-24-12, 09:43 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
dsa_shea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 22,196
Received 309 Likes on 231 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Didn't read the OP, did ya?
I can't read. Damn! I don't know how I missed that the first time. I went back and read the original article and didn't see the price mentioned either. Cool little bust but a tad bit too expensive for me.
Old 05-30-12, 10:13 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk God
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,259
Received 3,717 Likes on 2,671 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...ing-dead3.html

The DVD/BD comes out August 28th. If you don't want the fancy toy in the OP, the artwork is on the link.
Old 05-30-12, 11:19 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Socal
Posts: 4,137
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

I really wish they would be more specific about the special features beyond "making of featurettes"
Old 05-30-12, 03:50 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
MrSmearkase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ayer, MA
Posts: 5,259
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

IIRC, the title of one of the featurettes is a very big spoiler for the season.
Old 08-16-12, 12:22 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Reviewer/ Admin
 
Adam Tyner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Greenville, South Cackalack
Posts: 28,915
Received 1,908 Likes on 1,255 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Review! http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/57358...nd-season-the/

Not of the skewered head packaging, tho'.
Old 08-16-12, 10:22 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
MTRodaba2468's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Western Kentucky
Posts: 2,576
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Review! http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/57358...nd-season-the/

Not of the skewered head packaging, tho'.
I may give it a chance. I watched the first season as it aired, and while I liked it (to a point, anyway), it didn't really leave me with a heavy desire to keep watching. And during the first half of Season 2 (which I never did watch), I kept hearing the complaints about it not moving along, which kinda confirmed my decision not to watch. Reading your review has me considering taking a look...
Old 08-16-12, 10:59 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,829
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

I had no problem with it, because while a lot of folks were harping on the one reason for it being slow, there was another reason that made sense for them to do what they were doing. I'm being vague for spoiler reasons...

I'm going to buy it. With the seasons as short as they are, they will make for good marathon viewing.
Old 08-16-12, 11:59 PM
  #17  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 97
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

i really want to buy this but like somebody pointed out, they'll probably re-release it.

i guess, i'll buy it and if they re-release it, i'll just add the re-release to my collection.

what i don't understand is why does that picture show season 1 (special edition) instead of season 2? does anybody have pictures of season 2?
Old 08-17-12, 06:48 AM
  #18  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,987
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

After the ridiculousness of the double dipping of season one, I'm waiting until I'm sure they're not going to do the same for Season 2 before I buy anything.
Old 08-17-12, 07:30 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Reviewer/ Admin
 
Adam Tyner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Greenville, South Cackalack
Posts: 28,915
Received 1,908 Likes on 1,255 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Originally Posted by SuckaMC
there was another reason that made sense for them to do what they were doing. I'm being vague for spoiler reasons...
I'll try to be spoiler-friendly here too.

It makes sense to a point because Hershel's farm is meant to feel safe. They'd either have to deliberately put themselves in harm's way week in and week out to keep a big number of zombie attacks going, or they'd have to have so many of the undead in/around the farm that there'd be no reason for them to see it as a sanctuary.

I'm all for those gigantic "oh shit!" moments when the show's overrun by zombies, but the one-on-one encounters tend to be a hell of a lot more unnerving, and there's a lot more of that in the first half of the season. "Claustrophobia" gets me more than "sheer numbers". I also feel like holding things back somewhat in episodes 2 through 6 makes the end of the first half a hell of a lot more effective. Of course, marathon viewing means you also get through that middle stretch in three and a half hours instead of it dragging on for a month and a half. The momentum's easier to maintain in a marathon.

At the same time, if you were to tell me that Frank Darabont had a plan for episode 1 and a plan for episode 7, and everything in between was just kind of filler to get to that point, I'd probably believe you. (Even though Darabont was ousted very early on, the first 7 scripts were apparently all written while he was a part of the show.)

Even shows I love struggle somewhat when I watch a truly ridiculous number of episodes in one day, but I watched all thirteen episodes of The Walking Dead's second season in basically one sitting, and it played great for me.

Originally Posted by Evan Meadow
After the ridiculousness of the double dipping of season one, I'm waiting until I'm sure they're not going to do the same for Season 2 before I buy anything.
I agree that the double dip last time was ridiculous, but I'm skeptical there'll be a re-release for this one. There are tons of extras.

A better reason to wait is that it's Anchor Bay, and their Blu-ray discs plummet in price faster than anyone else's. I'd full expect to be able to buy it for under $30 by the end of the year, if not by Halloween.
Old 08-18-12, 06:55 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Bluelitespecial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 10,715
Received 435 Likes on 315 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

I was going to go ahead and buy this release, the reviews say it has a good number of extras, and I havent seen the second half of the season yet.
Old 09-03-12, 03:59 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,469
Likes: 0
Received 29 Likes on 27 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Just finished Season 1 and 2 this weekend. I never thought I'd like a show about zombies, but I'm definitely hooked! I was surprised at how slow Season 1 moved when I first watched it. I guess I was expecting a silly, fast-paced action series along the lines of the Resident Evil movies. Looking back, I'm glad it wasn't that way. It's so much better than that. It's definitely a character-driven drama rather than an action/adventure series. And that's a good thing because it makes each death more meaningful. Season 2 had its slow parts too, but I enjoyed it much more than Season 1.

As for double-dipping on the Season 1 DVD/blu-ray, you might be interested to know...

Someone on Amazon left a one-star review for the Special Edition of Season 1 because they claim it's edited. They specifically mention that the scene where Rick and Greg walk down the city street covered in guts so they don't attract the dead has been shortened. I don't know if this is true, but if it is, be glad you bought the regular edition of Season 1. And if it's true, it could be a reason to avoid a future Special Edition of Season 2.
Old 09-03-12, 05:17 PM
  #22  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Can we get a confirm on that edit?
Old 09-03-12, 08:46 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lower Beaver, Iowa
Posts: 10,521
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
Can we get a confirm on that edit?
Apparently, for some reason, if you choose the "Play All" option you get the edited UK TV cuts. If you play the episodes individually you get the original unedited U.S. versions.
Old 09-03-12, 09:24 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,469
Likes: 0
Received 29 Likes on 27 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
Apparently, for some reason, if you choose the "Play All" option you get the edited UK TV cuts. If you play the episodes individually you get the original unedited U.S. versions.
Well, at least the unedited cuts are in there somewhere. That's good news for anyone who bought the 3-disc set.
Old 09-04-12, 07:35 AM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 18,387
Received 332 Likes on 248 Posts
Re: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Special Edition

I didn't purchase the screwdriver head edition, but I've been watching Season 2 (I just finished "Nebraska") and have to say these episodes really hold up when viewed back to back...what seemed slow/drawn out on a weekly basis plays much better when you can watch the episodes together. The commentary tracks are really well-done as well.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.