Remember that feeling you got when you had that special thing before all of your friends? Maybe it was a Nintendo 64, maybe it was a Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie Card or maybe it was your favorite show on VHS. Well, here at the offices of HBOWatch, we’re feeling just that way this time of year. We’ve got our hands on Game of Thrones Season 4 on DVD 3 weeks before any of the masses will see it on store shelves. And yes, it was worth the wait. Let’s get this out of the way first thing: you should buy this right now.
Want the rest of the scoop? Keep reading. Well, here’s what the discs look like:
You’ll get 5 discs chalk full of bonus features (we’ll get to those later). Each disc holder contains one of your favorite characters. Dany, Jon, Tyrion… you get it. All in all the set looks and feels great in terms of packaging and quality. But let’s get to the MEAT of this thing right? What does it look and sound like?
AUDIO & VIDEO
I’d say the video and audio are comparable to what you get on HBO, honestly. I have a pretty decent home theater and season 4 looked great when it aired but looked just as good on disc format. Not much to report on audio as it always impresses. I have a newborn in the house so I couldn’t push it to the LIMIT but it seemed fine on my Klipsch surround system.
If you’re reading this we’re going to assume you already loved this season and that you love Game of Thrones. You don’t need me to go into my opinions on this change or that twist, right? Right. So on to the BONUS features. Here’s the list directly from the packaging:
So some of this stuff can be found online and you probably already saw it while you were waiting for the season to air. But the deleted scenes (only 2 this season?!) and blooper reel (hilarious) are both exclusive to these discs. The audio commentaries as well are all new. Didn’t get a chance to listen to all of the 11 commentaries but they’ve been amazing in the past.
So are you ready to take the plunge? You can’t pick up a copy just yet but you can always pre-order so that you’ll get it on Amazon Prime the day it’s released. What day is that, you ask? February 17th.
Have any specific questions about the set? Leave us a comment below and we’ll try to answer. Until then, grab your copy before they all sell out. Make sure you’re ready for season five my getting this set now!