Just in time for you to binge watch before Season Six begins this spring, Season Five of Game of Thrones is being released on March 15th, 2016 in Blu-ray and DVD formatting with lots of exciting bonus features. While many have probably taken advantage of Season Five’s early release in digital formats, the physical versions of Season Five coming this spring boast not only beautiful box-art, but also a host of never before seen features that offer an in-depth look at the world of Westeros and the effort that goes into creating it. Those who invest in hard copies of Season Five this spring will gain not only the chance to re-visit their favorite moments from last year’s riveting installment of HBO’s fantasy saga, but also the ability to gain new, exclusive insights into show.
Those who opt to buy the Blu-ray version of Season Five will have a beautiful box set to add to their collection of Game of Thrones seasons, as well as several several bonus features which focus on exploring the history of Westeros in depth. Features include “The Dance of Dragons,” — a summary of the bloody Targaryen civil war that took place before the beginning of Game of Thrones, narrated by several actors from past seasons, an “In-Episode Guide,” which helps viewers appreciate their favorite episodes even more, with background information of locations, characters, and history. Finally, there is a bonus feature titled, “Histories and Lore” which seems very promising. The segment is to explore the mythology of Westeros and Essos, as told by several characters in the show, and accompanied by illustrations by Will Simpson, who is a story-board artist for Game of Thrones. Overall, the Blu-ray DVD’s bonus features look very promising!
For those buying the DVD version of Season Five, there are lots of goodies to anticipate as well. In addition to the season itself, the DVD box-set boasts several tantalizing bonus features, including four deleted scenes, a copy of the Day in the Life segment that was released earlier this year, and a look at the new characters and locations introduced in Season Five. Moreover, the DVD version will also have twelve audio commentaries of episodes featuring leading actors, “An Anatomy of a Episode: Mother’s Mercy,” which will follow the making Game of Thrones’ Emmy award winning episode from start to finish. Finally, there will be a bonus feature titled “The Real History Behind Game of Thrones” which looks to be fascinating. The segment will feature historians, and well as George R.R. Martin, discussing the real-life historical inspirations for Game of Thrones. History buffs and Game of Thrones fans alike will most likely find this feature extremely interesting.
Spring is looking to be as exciting as ever for Game of Thrones fans! Are you planning to buy a Blu-ray or DVD version of Season Five? Pre-order it now before the price goes up.