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:
Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

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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 Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Michael Kelly, Molly Parker, Mahershala Ali, Michael Gill
Director Carl Franklin, James Foley, John Coles
Genres Drama
Studio Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Rental release 14 July 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing French
Subtitles Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
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

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hh on 28 July 2014
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Be warned - it would be a good idea to rewatch the end of Season 1 before launching into this as I couldn't remember a couple of the characters nor what on earth they were meant to be doing in this rather convoluted season. Excellent acting but either I have lost the plot or the plot got itself a bit tangled. And another pretty unbelievable and unconvincing President. Presume that Kevin Spacey will be a good alternative from that point of view.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sue Kichenside TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 April 2014
Format: DVD
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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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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By S. Broadbent VINE VOICE on 5 Aug 2014
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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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Kevin Spacey's version of House of Cards is excellent and a fitting adaptation of the original UK series of the same name from the 1990s. I shan't waste your time with a long, gushing review because other people have said all there is to say about the show.

Watch and enjoy, you won't be disappointed.

Why only 4 stars? That is entirely down to the packaging. The DVDs are well presented and easy to navigate and the packaging looks very plush and sleek at first glance, but the whole product is spoilt by the cheap shoddiness of the physical packaging. The individual discs are held in rounded, flimsy, cellophane sleeves, which just fall out and/or tear easily. The card backing is cheaply glued and very flimsy. Maybe later releases will address this issue, but overall it spoils the product. It's only the sheer quality of the show itself that stops the rating being lower. Much lower.
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