'The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Wed May 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The second wave of zombies will shamble onto Blu-ray in two versions at the end of August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is preparing 'The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season' on Blu-ray on August 28.

A 'limited edition' set housed inside a zombie head case created and designed by McFarlane Toys will also be available on the same date.

'The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season' is the much anticipated next chapter to the acclaimed post zombie apocalypse series. When we last left the “The Walking Dead,” the characters were in the midst of a high-intensity struggle to survive, fleeing the CDC as it burst into flames. In Season 2, they are still fighting zombies, and each other, facing more threats and obstacles than ever before.

Based on the hugely successful and popular comic books, written by Robert Kirkman, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” captures the ongoing human drama after a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln ('Love Actually'), who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. However, instead of the zombies, it’s the living who still remain that may be the biggest threat. Jon Bernthal ('Rampart') plays Shane Walsh, Rick's sheriff's department partner before the apocalypse, and Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”), is Rick's wife, Lori. 'The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season' cast also includes Laurie Holden ('Fantastic Four'), Steven Yeun ('My Name is Jerry'), Norman Reedus ('The Boondock Saints'), Jeffrey DeMunn ('The Shawshank Redemption'), Chandler Riggs ('Get Low'), Iron E. Singleton ('Seeking Justice') and Melissa McBride ('The Mist'). Guest stars for the second season include Lauren Cohan (“Chuck”), Scott Wilson ('Monster') and Pruitt Taylor Vince ('Constantine').

“The Walking Dead” is a hit with both audiences and critics. The first season won the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special and was nominated for Emmys® in Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. Season 1 also garnered a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Television Series - Drama, and was named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Top 10 Programs of the Year (2010), among other accolades.

Season 3 of “The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC in October.

Each edition will be a 4-disc set with 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes, and audio commentaries.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray set is $69.99 and the Limited Edition Blu-ray set is $99.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 28.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season (Limited Edition) (Blu-ray)
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