Mad Men - Season 2

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Overview

Mad Men is the groundbreaking series about the glamorous and ego-driven "Golden Age" of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. In Season 2 (2008), Mad Men continues to blur the lines between truth and lies, perception and reality. The world of Mad Men is moving in a new direction -- can Sterling Cooper keep up? Meanwhile, the private life of Don Draper (Jon Hamm) becomes complicated in a new way. What is the cost of his secret identity? This four-disc set contains all ...
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Overview

Mad Men is the groundbreaking series about the glamorous and ego-driven "Golden Age" of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. In Season 2 (2008), Mad Men continues to blur the lines between truth and lies, perception and reality. The world of Mad Men is moving in a new direction -- can Sterling Cooper keep up? Meanwhile, the private life of Don Draper (Jon Hamm) becomes complicated in a new way. What is the cost of his secret identity? This four-disc set contains all 13 episodes of Season 2 and is loaded with special features, including extensive commentaries and innovative featurettes, which reveal a look at the rise of women in the work place, the influence of 1960's fashion, and the historical events that defined the era.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "Mad Men Commentaries" - feature-length audio commentaries with cast and crew in all 13 episodes; "Birth of an Independent Woman, Part 1 and Part 2" - from housewives to working women, this video featurette examines the rise of female independence in the Mad Men era; "An Era of Style" - explore the fashion of the 1960s and its lasting influence on designers today; "Time Capsule" - interactive video featurettes paying homage to historical events of the 1960s and the daring generation that lived through them
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Season 2 of AMC's hit drama about a fictional New York advertising firm, Sterling Cooper, jumps ahead to 1962 with the return of Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), who is now svelte and the subject of rumors about her time away. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) butts heads with new colleague Herman "Duck" Phillips (Mark Moses), who is determined to snag more prestigious clients no matter the cost. Harry (Rich Sommer), with a baby on the way, asks to create a TV advertising division within the agency and surprisingly gets the job. Don steps out with Bobbie Barrett (Melinda McGraw) -- wife of Utz pretzel spokesman and comedian Jimmy Barrett (Patrick Fischler) -- who in turn has quite a few things to say to Don's wife, Betty (January Jones). By midseason, Peggy finally infiltrates the boys-only club of Sterling Cooper and is made a junior account executive; Colin Hanks joins the cast as Father John Gill, the new priest in Peggy's family's parish; and, after Freddy Rumsen (Joel Murray) embarrasses himself and Sterling Cooper for the last time, Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) seizes the opportunity to impress Don and the firm. By the end of the 13-episode season, we get more information about who the real Don Draper is after he takes off for Los Angeles, and Betty stuns Don with an announcement in the season finale.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/2009
  • UPC: 031398104858
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 10:11:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,182

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jon Hamm Don Draper
January Jones Betty Draper
Elisabeth Moss Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser Pete Campbell
Christina Hendricks Joan Holloway
John Slattery Roger Sterling
Michael Gladis Paul Kinsey
Rich Sommer Harry Crane
Aaron Staton Ken Cosgrove
Bryan Batt Salvatore Romano
Robert Morse Bertram Cooper
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mad Men: Season Two
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selection
      For Those Who Think Young
      Flight 1
      The Benefactor
   Special Features
      Audio Commentaries
         For Those Who Think Young
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner
            Play With Commentary by Jon Hamm and January Jones
         Flight 2
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm
            Play With Commentary by Jon Hamm and January Jones
         The Benefactor
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner
            Play With Commentary by Lesli Linka Glatter, Melinda McGraw and Rich Sommer
      Mad Men Season 2 Music Sampler
         "Lollipops and Roses" - Jack Jones
         "The Infanta" - The Decemberists
         "Blue Room" - Perry Como
         "Break It to Me Gently" - Brenda Lee
         "Telstar" - The Tornadoes
         "Pot Can't Talk About the Kettle" - Helene Smith
         "Crooked Woman" - Edd Henry
         "A Beautiful Mine" (Retro Remix) - Jim Jacobsen
      Birth of an Independent Woman - Part I
      The Capsule - Historial Events of the 1960's
         Jackie Kennedy Tour of the White House
         The Defenders
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      Subtitles Off
Disc #2 -- Mad Men: Season Two
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selection
      Three Sundays
      The New Girl
      Maidenform
   Special Features
      Audio Commentaries
         Three Sundays
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner and Maria and Andre Jacquemetton
            Play With Commentary by Elizabeth Moss
         Flight 2
            Play With Commentary by Jennifer Getzinger and Robin Veith
            Play With Commentary by Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Melinda McGraw
         The Benefactor
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner and Janie Bryant
            Play With Commentary by Phil Abraham and Mark Moses
      Birth of an Independent Woman - Part 2
      An Era of Style
      Time Capsule - Historial Events of the 1960's
         Lut├Ęce Restaurant
         Sardi's Restaurant
         Maidenform
         The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      Subtitles Off
Disc #3 -- Mad Men: Season Two
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selection
      The Gold Violin
      A Night to Remember
      Six Month Leave
   Special Features
      Audio Commentaries
         The Gold Violin
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner and January Jones
            Play With Commentary by Bob Levinson and Bryan Batt
         A Night to Remember
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner and Robin Veith
            Play With Commentary by Lesli Linka Glatter and January Jones
         Six Month Leave
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner and Mike Uppendahl
            Play With Commentary by John Slattery and Joel Murray
      Time Capsule - Historial Events of the 1960's
         Port Huron Statement
         Rothko Art
         Marilyn Monroe
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      Subtitles Off
Disc #4 -- Mad Men: Season Two
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selection
      The Inheritance
      The Jet Set
      The Mountain King
      Meditations in an Emergency
   Special Features
      Audio Commentaries
         The Inheritance
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner and Lisa Albert
            Play With Commentary by Jon Hamm, January Jones and Vincent Kartheiser
         The Jet Set
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner, Phil Abraham and David Carbonara
            Play With Commentary by Scott Hornbacher, Dan Bishop and Amy Wells
         The Mountain King
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner, Blake McCormick and Jason George
            Play With Commentary by Christina Hendricks and Robert Morse
         Meditations in an Emergency
            Play With Commentary by Matthew Weiner and Elisabeth Moss
            Play With Commentary by Kater Gordon, Elisabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser
      Time Capsule - Historical Events of the 1960's
         Freedom Riders
         Space Race
         Hot Rods
         Cuban Missile Crisis
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      Subtitles Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A good set from a great series

    While I'm sure there will be a full series box set eventually, with more features, a real fan won't be able to wait for that. In addition to the expected episodes, there are a few special features, and the packaging is fun and attractive, but the main draw is the episodes, and they're just as good as you'd expect. The personalities in the series have evolved, but the tone and intrigue is still there. The series still focuses on creative director Don Draper, but the supporting characters have added nuance now that we know them a little better. Because of that, their subplots become more interesting as the series goes on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mad Men Season 2

    Love the show!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A continually fine series

    The great work done in Year One has been continued in Year Two and this is a very fine series of work. It's hard to believe how much our social mores have changed in 50 years based on what is portrayed on the screen here, but smoking, drinking, office shenanigans and more were all prevalant not that long ago.

    The series might not be appreciated by all as it moves at a rather lanquid pace but that is it's charm.

    Well worth the time.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Mad Men- funny, poignant, moving- second season better than the first

    I can't say enough good things about this fabulous series. The writing is superb as are the acting and directing. Having lived through the sixties, I can attest that the series is spot on about the zeitgeist of the 60's. The costumes and sets are amazing and the character of Don Draper is brilliant. Don is flawed, yet still good at his core. He is damaged, but with hope of healing. I wish this wonderful series would never end. It is truly the best of television. It appeals to adults of all ages (not for anyone under 18). My twenty something son is a huge fan, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic sequel to season one!

    The second season of Mad Men gives and even greater insight into the lives of the characters. The precedent set by the first season is certainly maintained if not exceeded. Much like any other television series, I would not recommend watching season two if you haven't seen season one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Mad about Mad Men

    Loved the first season, and the second was only better!! The final episode of Season 2: Meditations in an Emergency was incredibly well done. I could watch these episodes over and over again. The style, writing, and acting is superb. No wonder it has won so many awards!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great show

    I love Mad Men, its a very well done series. These DVD's include a lot of extra material along with the episodes that make them well worth the price. All the voice-over commentary gives a lot of insight into the production of the show and what the director, producer, or actors think of it.
    One thing not included is a blooper reel, which is mentioned by some of the commentary that they exist, but not included on the DVD's.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    LOVE IT

    A friend of mine told me about this show, and from the first episode I was hooked. I bought seasons 1 and 2 and loved both. You easily get sucked into the world of the ad agency elite of the 1960's.
    I am officially obsessed with Don Draper.

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