Game of Thrones Blu-ray/DVD Release Date, Artwork, and Specs
The last time we did a story about HBO's amazing "Game of Thrones" series joining forces with Dark Horse for a new product line that's set to debut in the spring of 2012, all you guys seemed to care about was when you can get your hands on the Blu-ray box set. Well, the answer has come!
Thanks to EW.com we now know that "Game of Thrones" arrives in stores on March 6, 2012. You can check out the Blu-ray artwork below, but first how about a list of all the extras?
Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions include the first season’s 10 episodes plus the following (descriptions are the official text):
Complete Guide to Westeros - “An interactive compendium of the noble houses and lands featured in Season One.”
Making "Game of Thrones" - “An exclusive 30-minute feature including never-before-seen footage from the set and interviews from the cast and crew.”
Character Profiles - “Profiles of 15 major characters as described by the actors portraying them.”
Creating the Show Open - “An inside look at the creation of the Emmy-winning opening title sequence for 'Game of Thrones'.”
From the Book to the Screen - “Executive producers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss and author George R.R. Martin talk about the challenges of bringing Martin’s epic fantasy novel to life on HBO.”
The Night’s Watch - “An in-depth look at the unique order of men who patrol and protect the Wall, a 700-foot ice structure that separates the Seven Kingdoms from the darkness beyond.”
Creating the Dothraki Language - “An insightful glance into the comprehensive language created for the Dothraki people in 'Game of Thrones'.”
Audio Commentaries - “Seven audio commentaries with Cast and Crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and more.”
The Blu-ray set contains all of the above plus the following:
Blu-ray Complete Guide to Westeros - “An interactive compendium of the noble houses and lands featured in Season One PLUS 24 exclusive histories of the Seven Kingdoms as told by the characters themselves.”
In-Episode Guide - “In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories while each episode plays.
Anatomy of an Episode - “An in-episode experience that explores the creative minds and colossal efforts behind Episode Six, ‘A Golden Crown.’”
Hidden Dragon Eggs - “Find the hidden dragon eggs to uncover even more never-before-seen content.”
"What?" you ask. "No deleted scenes?" According to EW the producers used almost everything they shot. For more, including screeshots and a first-look video clip from one of the documentaries, be sure to hit up the link at the bottom of the page.
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Based on the best-selling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, "Game of Thrones" debuted on HBO in March 2011. In a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, trouble is brewing. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the darkness beyond, two powerful families are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. As betrayal, lust, intrigue, and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences.
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