Disclaimer: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment requests that we note it provided a free copy of “House of the Dragon: The Complete First Season” for review purposes. The opinions I share are my own.
Friendship and courage take center stage when Charlie and his friends stumble upon the headquarters of the Guard (Owen Wilson) and realize the world’s most powerful superhero is Charlie’s dad. When an evil businessman (Michael Peña) sends in a team to infiltrate the lair and retrieve the Guard’s energy source, the youngsters spring into action and turn the tables on the intruders. — from Paramount
Family-friendly, kid-centric superhero flicks like Secret Headquarters don’t just fall out of the sky everyday, so folks will probably appreciate something like this. For a direct-to-streaming release, it’s good that there’s a home video version at all…much less one with some bonus bits. But they’re here. There’s featurettes covering the cast, the production and the set. There’s also a gag reel plus deleted and extended scenes. Does it warrant purchase? That’s in the mind of the beholder. Or the mind of an Owen Wilson completist. Grab it from Amazon here.
Set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series finds the Targaryens ruling over the Seven Kingdoms – and on the brink of a civil war within their own house. Now, with schemes hatched on both sides – and the kingdom in the balance – viewers will see the house that the dragons built and learn how they tore it all down. — from Warner Brothers
I don’t think anyone was truly surprised when HBO decided to go back to George R.R. Martin’s well for House of the Dragon. Despite the allergic reaction the ending of Game of Thrones gave many people, it did garner a lot of eyeballs over its run. So here we get the first season of the prequel series on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K UHD steelbook, for those who want their home media armored. You get about an hour of bonus bits, including a smattering of smaller entries that include an interview with Martin as well as the showrunners, and also tie-ins to how it relates to the other show. There are two longer pieces as well, introducing the cast of characters as well as an overview of the series and its cast. Thrones completists will want to own it, especially in this uber-HD edition if they have the rig for it. All other interested parties should check it out on HBO. To snag it, it’s over on Amazon.