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House of Cards - Season 2 [Blu-ray]

Kevin Spacey , Robin Wright    To Be Announced   Blu-ray
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Spacey delivers after the first season taster 20 Jun 2014
I've been a big fan of the original House of Cards when it arrived in 1990, and watched it many times since then. Once you accept the updated version, set in America isn't the same experience as Ian Richardson portrayed (both fine actors but have their own take on the role) you'll get along well with it.

House of Cards (USA) as I call it is slick and modern, but well cast and whilst clearly based on the original has it's own twists and theme.
Cast wise I like Spacey and his understated Francis J. "Frank" Underwood, devious and cunning, clever and manipulative. Robin Wright also does a very good job as his wife. I am quite happy with the cast overall.

Season two heats things up more, after the first season set the groundwork (some complained the first season was a bit slow partly down to I think laying out the characters more for viewers) Frank's lined himself up to be the Vice step closer to his ultimate goal of grabbing the top job in the Oval office.

I won't ruin it with spoilers, but things do really come to a head with Zoe Barnes and Frank in a fairly dramatic way. The rest of the season shows Frank's continued cunning in destabilising an already weak President. Some complain it's a bit predictable plot wise, but then from day one we've known Frank is ambitious and wants power for himself. It's a slick production that's well directed and has some excellent performances even from supporting cast members, decent screenplay and script, good camera work and even the soundtrack delivers, nicely polished in every respect.

I'm quite happy to watch this, despite reservations initially how it would compare to the original 1990 series. They are different in feel and portrayal, I like both for what they offer viewers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Season 2 a vast improvement over first season. 22 April 2014
By Sue Kichenside TOP 500 REVIEWER
Review of content. No plot spoilers.

I can't explain one of my main reasons for vastly preferring this over the first season without going into a pivotal plot point that occurs early on in the proceedings.

What I *can* say is that in season 2, Spacey settles down and grows into the role of Frank Underwood, playing the part in a far more nuanced, far less hammy way. Fans of his Machiavellian methods will be delighted to hear that he is still as devious and as ruthless as ever. Ditto his wife Claire (a compelling performance from Robin Wright).

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable exploration of ambition at the heart of power in the company of the Underwoods who never once take their eyes off The Ultimate Prize. Unmissable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars US House of Cards Series 2 19 Aug 2014
By Romy W
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This is a brilliant series- as good in a different way from the UK series. Kevin Spacey is a fantastic actor- he has a compelling stillness in his two very different roles in 'The Negotiator' and' the Usual Suspects' he can be chilling- as in 'Seven' or touching 'The Shipping News' . As Frank in 'The House of Cards' he is truly evil yet there is sometimes a spark of humanity and as he raises and eyebrown in a playful aside the audience is drawn in. Robin Wright is also brilliant- again there is sometimes a vulnerability but the way she manipulates those around her and uses her ex-lover to protect her then ruthlessly destroys him by turning the tables to make him the fall guy. These two have reached the peak in the White House- I can't wait to witness their destruction in the final series. The audience cries out for come- uppance.

When I saw there was an American series I wondered why-and how it would match up. Michael Dobbs and the writers have delivered in spades- buy the two series and prepare for an epic viewing experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series 5 Aug 2014
By S. Broadbent VINE VOICE
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A sharp, American, political drama that is as good as it gets.
Kevin Spacey is chillingly brilliant as the man who wants to be President at any price.
This includes blackmail, theft, deception, duplicity and even murder.
The twists are clever and you do not see the outcome until it has arrived.
This is based upon the U.K. version of the 1990's with the same writer involved in both.
I hate to say this, but this version is better than the U.K. show which is a rare achievement.
Thankfully Michael Dobbs (Writer of the 1990 series) kept in the little asides where Spacey turns directly to camera and narrates what he is thinking.
In short this is like a spicy, Vindaloo version of the West Wing, there is even a little sex and dark humour as well.
if you have not seen this you are in for a treat, but make certain you have seen the first series before this one.
Series two is better than One, i can't wait for the third season. Great Series
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my new favorite show. 29 Jun 2014
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Just as good as the first season, maybe even a little better as some shocking and surprising stuff happen in this season. Kevin Spacey and Robbin Wright are brilliant in this and have gotten even more evil in this season. Can't wait till season three.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating... 9 July 2014
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...that it will probably be months and months before series 3 comes out on DVD. I was ecstatic when series two was available after waiting a couple of months after finishing seeing the equally brilliant series 1, and it did not disappoint!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Deal 22 July 2014
By Spud
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If the first series was marvellous this is even better. From Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright the whole cast is nothing short of superb. If this was a movie Oscars would be a foregone conclusion. Lets hope for another series and soon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of American TV drama
This is brilliant, one of the best TV series on a political theme ever produced and series two is almost better than series one. Read more
Published 2 days ago by John Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars Spacey, sex and a superb successor!
Slick, sexy and brilliant. (Even though it was originally Ian Richardson and the British political system which originated the story). Read more
Published 2 days ago by James field
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Not as good as the first series but still way ahead of most other series out there
Published 2 days ago by tony sweeting
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 3 days ago by Gareth Leather
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't look just deal the cards
Just wonderful, unable to stop watching; just the most brilliant acting from everyone. I wished I had watched the last 'disc' of series one. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Hopesprings
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 8 days ago by R. E. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars THE TOPS
Published 9 days ago by W. C. Chelton
5.0 out of 5 stars The Macbeths do 'The West Wing'.
Fantastic. Never viewed the UK original so cannot compare them but Spacey and Wright are just so perfect for the parts. So are all the minor characters. Read more
Published 12 days ago by W. Hedinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 13 days ago by Griffjd
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Riveting drama from beginning to end! Can't wait for the next series!
Published 13 days ago by L.L.C.McGeary
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