House of Cards - Season 2 2014 CC

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The Underwoods continue their ruthless rise to power. New alliances form while old ones succumb to deception and betrayal. Francis and Claire must battle threats past and present to avoid losing everything.

Starring:
Mahershala Ali, Michael Gill
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • House of Cards - Season 2 - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • House of Cards - Season 2 - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • House of Cards - Season 2 - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • House of Cards - Season 2 - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 10 hours 36 minutes
Starring Mahershala Ali, Michael Gill, Kate Mara, Kevin Spacey, Molly Parker, Michael Kelly, Robin Wright
Director John Coles, James Foley, Carl Franklin
Genres Drama
Studio Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Rental release 14 July 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing French
Subtitles Arabic, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, French, Hindi, English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • House of Cards - Season 2 - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • House of Cards - Season 2 - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • House of Cards - Season 2 - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • House of Cards - Season 2 - Blu-ray - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 10 hours 36 minutes
Starring Mahershala Ali, Michael Gill, Kate Mara, Kevin Spacey, Molly Parker, Michael Kelly, Robin Wright
Director John Coles, James Foley, Carl Franklin
Genres Drama
Studio Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Rental release 14 July 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing German, French
Subtitles Arabic, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Danish, Dutch, French, Hindi, Turkish
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Broadbent TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 Jun. 2014
Format: DVD
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 President..one 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Frank Underwood continues his ruthless machinations - the goal, America's greatest prize. Resembling a union of Richard III and Lady Macbeth, he and wife Claire show no mercy to any who stand in their way. Sometimes they miscalculate, in danger themselves of coming to grief. Policy then? "When you are fresh meat, kill and throw them something fresher."

13 episodes are crammed with intrigue, full concentration needed to keep track of sometimes complicated manoeuvrings. Throughout American politics seems dependent on devious goings-on behind an affable facade. (F.U.'s philosophy - "Shake with your right hand, hold a rock in your left.")

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright superbly head the strong cast, all doing justice to well-crafted, intricate scripts. Brooding photography and atmospheric music ably add to ominous undercurrents.

Interesting bonuses, it good to see credit given to the British original. Used splendidly in both versions are the asides to camera, we taken into Frank's confidence - so much conveyed with even a glance or a glare.

Format of the box set itself disappoints, several probably finding it not particularly user-friendly, innovative "style" favoured over practicality.

This in no way detracts from the 5 stars deserved.

As Vice-President, Frank can be either a doormat or a matador. No prizes for guessing which he chooses, he making it clear to us from the start, "Democracy is so overrated."

Chilling and brilliant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Edwards on 8 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD
Whilst the second series of "House of Cards" doesn't quite live up to the standard of the previous series, this still remains an intriguing, exciting drama.

The most praiseworthy element of the series, just like the previous one, is the performances. I could go on all day going over all the characters and saying how great they are portrayed, so I'll try to "curb my enthusiasm". It goes without saying that Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are both awesome, as well as Michael Kelly, who adds a whole new dimension to his character, including his "relationship" with Rachel Posner. Gerald McCraney is given a lot more to do as hiss-inducing Raymond Tusk, Michael Gill has a very interesting journey as President Garrett Walker and, as mentioned before, Rachel Brosnahan is given an utterly engaging storyline including Doug and the intriguing Lisa, played by Kate Lyn Sheil. This is one of the highlights of the series.
The second series effectively introduces some new characters as well, including Molly Parker as Jackie Sharp and Mozhan Marno as Aayla Sayyad; it will certainly be interesting to see how their characters develop in the next series.
It took me a bit of time to adjust to the absence of Kate Mara and Corey Stoll, but it is clear that they effectively made their impact in series one and it is probably a good thing that they left at the right time. It is also interesting to note the virtual absence of Kristen Connolly as Christina Gallagher; she fulfils a minor role in this series and is then discreetly written out. This is probably for the best, since her character worked best alongside Peter Russo and it is clear that the writers had run out of ideas for her character.
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