HBO sent out an early announcement on Friday to explain that the network will be putting together home entertainment releases for three of its programs. One release should be epic, another should be fun for fans, and the third will probably be bittersweet. HBO will release Girls: The Complete Second Season
, Enlightened: The Complete Second Season
, and Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season in August. I’ll leave you to figure out which sets gets which adjective.
The Season 2 releases of Girls
will both be available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD beginning on August 13. Let’s talk about the Girl
’s release though, as the series will be returning
for a third season on HBO. The set will be chock full of extras, although Blu-ray copies will offer far more than DVD copies. A lot of the extras have been available for viewing
already, but if you haven’t caught all of them, they are worth a watch. You can check out the full list, below.
Girls DVD Extras
Girls Blu-ray Extras
- Guys on Girls
- Inside the Episodes
- Episode 5 Table Read
- Audio Commentary - seven commentaries
- All the DVD Extras
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- The Making of Girls - a look inside the creation of season two
- Charlie Rose Interview with Lena Dunham
- The New Yorker Festival 2012: Emily Nussbaum Interviews Lena Dunham
- Judy Collins "Songs for Judith (Open the Door)" & "Someday Soon"
- The Swell Season (with special guest Daniel Johnston) - "Life in Vain" - Austin
City Limits, 2008
The Season 2 release of Enlightened
is a little less exciting, however. HBO cancelled
the series just last month, citing low ratings as the cause. If you do like the quirky comedy, which follows a woman named Amy Jellicoe who, post rehab, is trying to take her life in a different direction, the Season 2 DVD set may be a good purchase. The set will only be available via HBO select and DVD however, and will come with “Inside the Episode” segments, as well as audio commentaries.
Finally, Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season
will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, digital download, and HBO Select, beginning on August 20. Season 3 features plenty of new and old faces, and follows Prohibition-era gangster Nucky Thompson as he faces new challenges, including a marriage that is falling apart. You can check out the extras available with both Blu-ray and DVD copies, below.
Boardwalk Empire DVD Extras
Boardwalk Empire Blu-ray Extras
- Distilling Season 2: 14-minute recap
- New Characters: An introduction to Gyp Rosetti, Billie Kent, Gaston Means, Dean
O'Banion, and Benny Siegel.
- Boardwalk Empire - Director's Chair: Hear directors Tim Van Patten and Allen
- Scorsese on Season 3
- Audio Commentaries
- All the DVD extras
- American Empires
- Boardwalk Chronicle: Track the major players and locations within each episode,.
- Newsreels: Explore some of the real-world events and historical figures