Watching House of Cards over the course of two days (and loving it), it had never crossed my mind that at some point, the rights to the physical release may have been purchased. Well, turns out Sony bought them from Media Rights Capital, the group who owns House of Cards, and will be bringing the series to all your traditional shiny discs on June 11th because, sadly, it’s still not the future in some places.
Of course, it’s a bit unfair to say that just because people don’t have an internet connection, they shouldn’t enjoy this Kevin Spacey drama. I’m sure the volume is loaded with extras and commentaries that fans of the series may enjoy on top of a crisp 1080p transfer to Blu-ray (those low-light scenes, of which there were many, sure got annoying in the compression department on Netflix). Of course, I’m just spitballing: Amazon’s descriptions seem to be lacking in that department.
Still, the idea of taking something that’s a bunch of zeroes and ones streaming over the air and pressing it to discs just seems so… old-fashioned.