HBO Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive featurette for Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Second Season, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD August 28. Take a look at this video that explores the vibrant and unique characters on display in this hit HBO series.
Boardwalk Empire was the winner of eight 2011 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Martin Scorsese), and the 2011 Golden Globe for Best Drama Series and Best Actor (Steve Buscemi). In season two, Nucky and his lieutenants appear to have solidified their hold on power by rigging an election and getting a crony elected mayor. However, after a bloody KKK attack at Chalky White's bootleg warehouse, Nucky finds his hold on Atlantic City weakened, first by state agents who arrest him for election fraud, then by members of his own inner circle and even his family, who align against him. Meanwhile, mobsters like Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Al Capone wait in the wings, looking for the chance to grab a bigger piece of Nucky's pie.
Blu-ray Features (along with all DVD extras):
- Includes Blu-ray with HBO Select, DVD + Digital Copy
- - "Living in 1921" - Look back in time and discover the styles, sounds and events that defined 1921 in this comprehensive, interactive guide.
- - "Secrets of the Past: Storytelling in Episode 11" - Hear from the writers, cast members and crew of Boardwalk Empire in this enhanced, picture-in-picture feature as they reflect on season two and the pivotal episode "Under God's Power She Flourishes."
- - Character Dossier - Track the major players of season two, from gangsters and rumrunners, to politicians and Prohees, with this interactive, in-feature character guide.
- "Back to Boardwalk" - Revisit season one of Boardwalk Empire with creator/executive producer Terence Winter in this 15-minute recap.
- - "The Money Decade" - Explore the legacy of the 1920s and get an inside look at the styles and trends that made the decade "roar."
- - "Updates to the Boardwalk" - Production designer Bill Groom and creator/executive producer Terence Winter discuss the new sets of season two.
- - Character Dossier - Track the major players of season two, from gangsters and rumrunners, to politicians and Prohees, with this evolving, comprehensive character guide.
- - New Characters - Get acquainted with the two new major characters in season two: Owen Sleater and Manny Horvitz.
- - Season Two Promo Spot - Written by creator/executive producer Terence Winter
- - Audio Commentaries - Six audio commentaries with cast and crew including Terence Winter, Timothy Van Patten, Howard Korder, Allen Coulter, Steve Buscemi, Jack Huston, Michael K. Williams and Gretchen Mol.