HBO sure knows how to make fans wait for their premium content! It’s been almost a year since Game of Thrones season 1 first premiered on HBO and for the first time ever the series will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray begining Monday, March 5th at retailers all over the country! The set is said to be brimming with features, extras and interviews with all of the important players. George RR Martin gives commentary on various episodes as well as actors, producers and others involved with creating the HBO magic that is Game of Thrones. Here’s a list of just some of the stuff you can look forward to:
DVD Special Features:
- 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 and D.B. Weiss along with 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, Lena Headey, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Bryan Cogman, Harry Lloyd, Daniel Minahan and Alan Taylor.
Blu-ray Special Features:
Includes all DVD Special Features plus:
- Complete Guide to Westeros – 24 exclusive histories of the Seven Kingdoms as told by the characters themselves done with animated illustrations that provide more information on the background of Game of Thrones.
- 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.
Here’s an example of one of the video features you’ll enjoy when you pop this into your home theater system. This is called “Hear the Lannisters Roar”:
George RR. Martin gives commentary on various episodes throughout the set! Here’s one such example:
And finally, what would a proper digital release be without a little fun? Here’s Bran, Sansa and Arya humming the Game of Thrones Theme song!
And that’s just some of what you can expect from this awesome set. We’ll have our full review up soon!
Once you’ve got your Game of Thrones season 1 package come back here and let us know what you thought! We want to find all of the easter eggs too so be sure to come back and share the love!