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Game of Thrones Season 3 Blu-Ray & DVD Release Date Confirmed

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The triumphant third season of Game of Thrones is set to be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on February 18, 2014.  Available for pre-order [amazon_link id=”B00C8CQTJY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]NOW on Amazon.com[/amazon_link].  The box set will feature the beautiful dragon shadow image however; the fate of the exclusive Best Buy packaging is in the hands of fans. Over the past two years, the sigil box art sold at the nationwide retailer has become a favorite among fans who have taken to message boards and social platforms to speculate over which images will be featured then struggle over which one to purchase. Now they can decide!
Via a social media poll, Game of Thrones devotees will pick the Season 3 exclusive covers. There are three stylish options: a “Character Edition” featuring third season poster art of Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke; “Season 3 New Sigils” featuring the sigils of Houses Tyrell, Tully and Stannis Baratheon who were prominent this season; or “Bring Back Your Favorite Sigil” with Houses Stark and Targaryen (Season 1) and Lannister (Season 2).

“We love that Game of Thrones fans are so passionate and vocal about our home entertainment products and the reaction to the Best Buy exclusive packaging has been fantastic for two years running,” said Meredith Vincent, VP of Marketing, HBO Home Entertainment. “This is a fun and exciting way to reward fans and give them a direct voice into what is created for the next release.”
The polling begins Monday, June 24th on the Game of Thrones and Best Buy (US) Facebook pages. Each page will host a gallery of the exclusive packaging options and fans can cast their single vote by “liking” the appropriate image. The votes will be tallied in real-time so fans can keep track of which option is gaining the most support. Voting ends on Sunday, July 21st and the winning art will be revealed on both Facebook pages, and available for pre-order, on Friday, August 2nd.

The Best Buy exclusive packaging will be available in all retail locations nationwide as well as Future Shop in Canada and additional international stores to be confirmed at a later date. Information on the BD/DVD bonus features will be announced by the end of year.

HBOWATCH:  Well, we know what the #1 comment on this post will be… “WTF Not before Christmassszzz!!11one111!…”  But honestly if you’ve been purchasing these sets year in and year out you’d know that HBO releases their DVD/Blu-Ray discs JUST BEFORE the following season.  Agree or not that’s the way it’s always been and each time the sales are more than the last, at least with Game of Thrones.  What will you watch in the meantime?!  Don’t worry, HBO has a ton of shows coming this summer, fall and through the cold, cold, winter.

We’ll update our release date page with the latest but be sure to check back to see if we’ve gotten any more details before 2014.

UPDATE: Holy Dragons! Amazon just announced this crazy limited edition set available for pre-order.

UPDATE 2: We’ve got the discs early and have reviewed them here!

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Gloria February 14, 2014 - 3:02 pm

I love Game of Thrones, but I feel like the DVD’s come out much too late. I’ve waited so long for this one that my enthusiasm has actually waned and I feel a kind of anger about it. i feel like I’m being jerked around, and it makes lose respect a bit for the series.

Scott February 12, 2014 - 8:33 pm

It’s amazing how much I dislike you right mow Renaldo…Rendildo, whatever. You just killed the season so for me. Whatever excitement I had in watching it has decreased tremendously just because of you….Rendildo. Thanks for that Jackass.

Scott February 12, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Screw you Renaldo. Go jump off a cliff. I HAD been looking forward to watching season 3.

Renaldo Dordain January 4, 2014 - 8:56 am

You can watch every episode of season 3 on tubeplus.com. I already watched the whole season 3.. Rob stark & his mom gets killed by Walter Frey, along with the Lord Commander. & Jamie Lannister makes it home. Best season yet.

i hate you January 7, 2014 - 2:42 pm


Jane Smith January 11, 2014 - 12:35 am

If you had read the books, you would know this already…just saying

Jane Smith January 11, 2014 - 12:35 am

If you had read the books, you would know this already…just saying

sarcastic clown January 29, 2014 - 6:16 pm

really books can tell you the future?

ihateyou February 7, 2014 - 8:26 am

Your a dry cunt thanks for the spoiler alert fuckface

Pam Spangler February 11, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Maybe some have not seen this , or read it….Just saying

1193east December 27, 2013 - 1:05 pm

I am waiting patiently for both season 3 box set and Martins’ new book.

Kate Goder February 9, 2014 - 7:52 pm

hear the book perhaps will be out 2015

Founts September 25, 2013 - 5:25 pm

how come you can buy on AUSTRALIA ITUNES already and not in NA?

Lok October 30, 2013 - 7:00 am

Probably Obama. Thanks Obama!

serioki September 19, 2013 - 1:04 pm

I have just watched Season 1 and 2 and I will patiently wait for season 3 to come out. Anything this good is worth waiting for. Not pirating here :)

Doc September 10, 2013 - 2:48 pm

2014! No wonder Netflix is kicking HBO’s ass!

Joe September 16, 2013 - 7:16 am

Says who?! That’s a personal statement not based on reality.

barnt November 6, 2013 - 11:24 am

shut up joe

Cybereyes September 9, 2013 - 6:39 pm

I bought the first two seasons and heard season 4 just started , and now I hear season 3 will not be available until February ! This is why I never feel bad about pirating. I would have gladly paid just like I did for breaking bad, Rome, The Sopranos, and Empire, among others. I will watch it, but I will not be waiting. HBO you lost.

Jacob Klein September 11, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Pirate now (or just use HBOGo) then buy the DVD/Blu-Rays later. It’s what most do. They come with some pretty cool extra features too.

Jacob Klein September 11, 2013 - 8:56 pm

Thanks for the interesting comment.
HBO tried Monday nights not too long ago and it was sort of a disaster. I’d settle for HBO simply filling in the gaps on Sunday nights throughout the year. There used to be one from NOV-JAN but they’re filing that with Chris Lilley, Hello Ladies and Getting on. January the drama returns with Girls (probably) and True Detective and Treme. Those end as Game of Thrones picks back up w/ Veep, TB and The Newsroom in the summer and back to the boardwalk in Fall. LOTS of Sunday room in there though in between series’. I just wish there was NEVER an “off season” on HBO. Right now there are several gaps to fill.

Scott Bickford September 13, 2013 - 11:25 am

Season 4 hasn’t started yet, what are you talking about?

Joe September 16, 2013 - 3:31 am

You are an idiot. Go away.

Vermontist September 9, 2013 - 11:18 am

Just finished Season 2 of GoT, now on the The Walking Dead Season 3. In our house we don’t “whore” an entire season in one sitting and only watch 2 or 3 episodes a month of DVD TV Series we buy, that way we’re never “jonesing” for a entertainment fix.

Mass September 5, 2013 - 11:18 pm

Wow, what the hell? They are just begging me to pirate season 3. I would buy the entire season in HD, like I did for the first two seasons on ITunes, but fuck that, I am not going to wait 5 months to see this. Pirate-bay I go.

Fucking idiots and their shit marketing.

Noah September 21, 2013 - 9:08 pm

have you ever had to mass produce a product to nearly 50 different countries on a deadline just to keep ungrateful douche bags like your self happy? No? Didn’t think so. So shut up and deal with it like everyone else.

bw November 4, 2013 - 10:32 am

many other titles do it and normally put it out by august. the australians were able to get it on itunes i believe a few days to a week after each episode(making me want to move there) but if they were able to do that for other countries many would be happy. one reason why i think they do it is for some of the percentage that want to watch it will keep their hbo subscription till next season. to bad that most people do what i do and cancle it once the season is over and watch pirated version till next season comes out to buy.

Mass November 13, 2013 - 2:44 am

Yeah, other distributors with less money do it all the time. HBO is doing this so that people will buy it before the next season starts. Get a brain, smartass.

Tracy Thomas September 3, 2013 - 12:47 pm

I can’t believe I have to wait for February 2014 for season 3 on blue ray!!! I don’t have HBO so this really sucks! Guess I will just have to read the books in the meantime. Very disappointed!

Iona August 25, 2013 - 7:04 pm

Have just started watching the series on DVD since I do not have HBO. I REALLY like the show, but my son said the books are even better. I have read a lot of the comments and have a couple questions please. On a rating scale of 1 to 5, how do you rate the books, then using the same scale how do you rate the show compared to the books? Thanks.

kba August 27, 2013 - 9:58 pm

most of the books i would give 4.5 out of 5 only one of them ( i cant remember exactly which one it was but anyone who has read all of them will know) let me down and focused on side characters too much.. so i would give that one a 3 out of 5. you absolutely cant compare the books to the tv series, there is no contest between imagination and cgi. Just my two cents. If you like the series read the books before you watch anymore.

KJ September 13, 2013 - 1:39 pm

A stranger handed me the first book in a bookstore several years ago and I burned through the series like a crack addict on crack! Everyone who’s asked to try it borrowed a copy from me and were hooked as well. The first book starts off really slow. My advice to everyone is get to at least 100 pages and it starts to pick up. Book series is a 5 for 5 for me. Individual books range from 3.5-5 depending. Like the other commenter said there is one book which was basically cleanup of side stories. I didn’t care for that one too much but it was necessary. That one would be a 3.5. The remaining books are 4.5-5. The show is really good and does an AMAZING job of translating the books to film. If I had to choose what to take with me on a deserted island it would be the books of course but compared to other books translated to film this series ranks among the best. Not a single complaint from me about the TV series. Can’t believe we have to wait til February though. Like the others I’d be will to buy it digital or DVD but waiting almost a full year is just too much!

Padra August 24, 2013 - 7:43 pm

I pre-payed when I ordered April 25, 2013 with expected release date June 2013. WTF now it is FEB 2014?

BigKingBud August 13, 2013 - 6:03 am

What a crock, Put it on amazon DD NOW!

SBinAustin August 5, 2013 - 10:33 am

Not in time for Christmas???? Oh no!

xxadytumxx July 31, 2013 - 4:56 pm

2014???? Ugh…. i seriously raging
I love this show, already own both blu ray seasons. Yes im going to buy them all. Ive re read the books like 9 times but i like the show more, every character is perfect except for well, lets not snow into that. <·<

ace ventura July 22, 2013 - 6:05 pm

I absolutely love this show and i don’t know how i will be able to wait till February!!

Khaleessi July 11, 2013 - 11:18 pm

February 2014…why wait so late…what’s the point? it would of been a great Christmas gift if released sooner..do not understand what’s behind this decision…

MJ Snow June 24, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Season three was another huge disappointment and will be the second Game of Thrones season that I won’t be spending any money on. I’ve already paid my HBO subscription in order to be disappointed by Benioff & Weiss and their writers completely disrespectful treatment of an amazing series of books. They won’t be getting anything extra from me, and from many of the book fans who are as disappointed in HBOs interpretation.

Jacob Klein June 24, 2013 - 1:52 pm

What a downer! For the record: There are a ton of book fans who love the show. It’s not as cool as the books (as a book-reader first). But it’s the best thing on TV.. maybe ever. :)

Ronna Miller June 24, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Right? No show can ever Actually put in every single detail that is in a book, but this one came damn close. There are differences, but the author is completely involved in the production, he even wrote a few of the episodes! So, honestly… If it’s good enough for the author, and not good enough for you… Lol you need to reassess your standards. It’s a great set of books, and it’s a great television show.

MJ Snow June 24, 2013 - 2:08 pm

No, actually I don’t need to reassess my standards. If you want to have low standards, that’s your business. There are book fans who love the show, but there are many who are incredibly disappointed with the disrespect that the
producers have shown the source material. HBO has some great shows, and
Game of Thrones is a good one, however, there are many shows on HBO
alone that are, and have been, better. Visually it’s great, but the
writing leaves a lot to be desired and some of the acting as well. Having been a fan of the books since the release of A Game of Thrones, maybe I have had longer to think about all the reasons the show doesn’t live up to the books. I’m not talking in any way about what was left out, I’m not an idiot, I review television shows and I have full awareness that it’s necessary to cut things from books to fit them into a series for TV. What I find disappointing is the unnecessary changes and ADDITIONS that take away screen time from important characters and events in the books. It’s good enough for the author because he’s now able to roll in the mountains of money he’s making off of this version of his novels. It’s a great set of books and the television show is an authorized fan fiction with pretty costumes, fancy sets & CGI dragons to distract you from the bad writing.

Jojocotto June 25, 2013 - 10:49 am

I appreciate the contrarian viewpoint but I’m in agreement with Jacob and the rest of the world, it’s the best thing on tv.

J. Ross June 25, 2013 - 1:27 pm

There have been occasions when I’m completely disappointed in the show, its additions, and omissions. There have also been moments where I feel that I should, for health reasons, leave the room before my heart explodes. I have studied film adaptations from as far back as the French New Wave to present day and it is such a tricky business, albeit a BIG business. There is no tried and true method, especially in the case of epics with the scope and mythos of some fantasy realms. There are several schools of thoughts: some say that the essence of a novel is the only thing that matters (change character names, places, etc). Others believe that the source material is infallible and that if you’re interested in adapting it you should bring all the portions to the new medium. Some only care to see the “tone” of a work adapted. In this series the Show Runners have been super intelligent to combine all these components varying them from scene to scene and from character to character. The results can be hit or miss for sure. I sometimes would love to pull my hair out (for good or for bad [hence, the high hairline]), but to be disappointed in this series b/c of its momentary shortfalls is not due to incompetency from the creators. I totally respect anyone’s sovereign right to expect more and better, but watching any adaption requires two levels of suspension of disbelief. The same way that you allowed yourself to believe in the dragon’s you read about a TV viewer must learn to suspend the preconceived notions about the reality your own mind has created while reading. I hate to see anyone unhappy, overall, with a show that tries on all levels to please so many. I hope that eventually you can get lost in a visualized version of Westeros.

All this coming from a guy who thinks there are one too many swirls in “Starry Nights”. Ruins the whole damn painting.

MJ Snow June 25, 2013 - 3:23 pm

I can agree with you on most points, except for the blatant disrespect that Benioff and Weiss have shown for the source material: Benioff: “The Sopranos in Middle Earth.” and “When asked about sexposition in Game of Thrones during an interview with Empire, Neil Marshall, who directed the second-season episode “Blackwater”, recalled that an unnamed executive producer (either Benioff or Weiss) repeatedly urged him to add more full-frontal nudity during filming. The producer told him, according to the director, that “[e]veryone else in the series [represents the] drama side. I represent the perv[ert] side of the audience”, an experience that Marshall described as “pretty surreal.” It’s not only surreal, but it’s a shining example of the executive producer(s) of the show dumbing down the series to appeal to the lowest common denominator. I’m far from a prude, and I was disgusted by that comment. That sounds like a guy who should be producing shows for late night Cinemax.

They also are extremely disrespectful and dismissive of the core group of book fans who have been following ASOIAF for many years, if not from the beginning: B & W: “…for us, it’s about adapting the books according to our notions of justice— which won’t mesh with the fundamentalist book fans’ notions. Which is fine with us because if the fundamentalists were running the show, there wouldn’t be a show.”

Um, really B & W? Without the book fundamentalists there wouldn’t be a show. The book readers have been carrying this series for years, keeping GRRM fed and housed while he whiled away the years (not?) writing. If it weren’t for us, the books wouldn’t have become a huge fandom of their own. How dare these two self important pseudo fans throw their god complexes in our faces? If this is what they call justice, I’d love to see what they might consider unfair.

J. Ross June 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Wonderful response. I appreciate the engagement.
GRRM didn’t have a dissimilar response when asked about the sexposition on NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”. He actually said something to the effect of “it was present in the culture, so I wrote about it”.
I can’t speak for or against the amount of nudity being disrespectful to the source material. I can say that it is provocative. Provocative sells. HBO has a traditional of adding in “more” simply b/c they can. Not sure if you’re as cynical as I am, but the dumbing down of material is something that is pervasive in anything that we consume as a culture. I’m interested why an example of dumbing the show down was sexual in nature and not directed at violence. But, I know this is a conversation as old and played out as Tywin’s leather chaps.
I also take issue that “disrespect” has anything to do with how a work of entertainment (or art) is created. Having a sense of ownership of a consumed material is a slippery slope. When I look at my copy of ASOIF books I see GRRM as the author and not “Core group of fans”. In this sense, HBO could for all its shows say “put more puppy dogs and ice cream in the opening credits” & “if you don’t I’m taking my network and I’m going home”. However they do not. They align themselves with capable and effective creators (for the most part) and let them loose.
I am such a fan of fandom, but ultimately expectations will kill any creation. My whole reason for responding was I want so badly to convince you to enjoy the show. It has flaws. But it follows the same rules that any pop culture material follows. It would great if budget, time, audience attention spans weren’t an issue. They always will be. AGOT is not created in a bubble. If it was do you really think Kit Harrington would have an F’ing job!? :-)
Hopefully, this response didn’t come off as more personal or snarky. I complained like hell for most of season 2 and ultimately had to change my expectations. It will never be perfect especially if we hold it to a higher standard than any other show that has ever existed. We all LOVE it. But you know what they say, if you love it … let it go. If it comes back to you, you know its meant to be.

MJ Snow June 26, 2013 - 3:50 pm

No you totally didn’t come off as snarky (you didn’t lol at me ;D) Your answers are always well thought out and I can totally see your side, but I just can’t feel it. There is a lot about the series that I do love, the costumes, the sets, many of the actors, it’s not all bad. I’m fine with nudity and with sex scenes, in fact I think that they can add a lot to drive the story. What I think dumbs it down, is when they are actively catering to perverts, but could care less about the actual fans of the books. I can’t count how many comments I see on twitter, FB, forums, etc where guys are saying they like “that Kalleesy chick” because she’s always naked. The producers of this show LOVE those viewers and that makes me angry. I do feel that when they take that kind of stance, it shows a lack of respect for the subject matter.

I do think we’d get along, as I’m pretty cynical, myself. One of the reasons that I mostly watch HBO/the premium channels is because of the overall dumbing down of network tv. So please HBO, don’t dumb down the potentially good stuff. Some of us out there still do have brains! GRRM wrote in a bunch of good sex scenes which did their job to further the plot of the novels. Why, then, do B & W feel the need to just add gratuitous sex and nudity that serves no other purpose than to hypnotize the unintelligent male audience? Ros is always the example people use, and she’s a great example of completely useless T & A that never served any real purpose on the show. We’d have been much better off without her, of course. But how about another example that isn’t so overused? The two naked whores with Theon in Ramsay’s dungeon scene were completely unnecessary. Ramsay B… Snow would never have live whores hanging around, for one, so it wasn’t believable, but more to the point, he wouldn’t need any help getting his Reek ready for the task at hand. And I don’t even want to get started on the inaccuracies… the wax jobs on those whores… SO unrealistic. That scene should have been epic, but we laughed through it. I LOVE that they moved Ramsay’s story line up in time, hell I love that they’re even using the character in the show, he’s one of my top 5 favorites. But ugh, if they’re going to do it, why not do it right?

Ryan Garcia July 18, 2013 - 9:54 am

Ok first off, this is my first time really responding to anything like this at all; so please take that in mind.

I’d like a second to talk about your issues with Ros. Yes she was added in by the creators, but not for T&A purposes.

I originally went to school for video game design, and then fell in love with film for a time as well. That said, I have a fairly robust knowledge of tools authors and creators can use to move a plot.

Ros, for all her amazing ginger t&a goodness, was exactly that. A tool the creators of the show could use, that was entirely their own (for the most part), to help bridge some of the gaps in story line.

Some one they could use outside of the source material, to also help drive story and character building home, for other main source characters. Not by simply telling something about them (which she did that as well) but also in being in scenes with them, and building up other character perception by how they interact with her.

Example: Little finger and his interactions with her are entirely different, than say Varus or Theon. However each scene servers to cement audience perception on how they feel about said characters, and not really anything about Ros herself.

I get what you are saying about your issues with the show. I had the same issues watching “The Seeker”. I wanted to burn my eyes out and light my entire sword of truth series of books on fire. But I didn’t. I took a step back and realized, while it was definitely not the same thing that I grew to love in the series, it didn’t have to be.

It was something entirely it’s own, and while it was “based on”, “inspired by” etc, it wasen’t that series. So I began watching/rewatching the show from a new perspective. And I actually enjoyed it, while it was on.

Ramblings of a mad man i guess.

MJ Snow July 21, 2013 - 11:31 am

Not ramblings, really, I see your point, but I don’t agree that Ros was a plot device. If that is what she was meant to be than it was a complete and utter failure on their part. She did absolute zero to drive the plot, in fact she got in the way of it and tripped it up. The only thing viewers actually got from her was T & A & the ability to cry mysogeny after her (long overdue) death. If we had never seen her after episode one, the storyline would have been far more clear and better off for it. She only impaired Baelish’s story, and served to distract from it, which makes me furious, as they really have done him a great disservice. Neither Petyr, nor the flawless Aidan Gillenm needed any help from a glorifed stripper to get their point across. I can’t look at it as anything more than really bad fanfic and hugely disrespectful to GRRM’s incredible work

God July 25, 2013 - 7:37 am

I feel she was a plot device but a rather weak one, her main purpose I felt was to look hot and make you not realize exactly how much exposition is in this show lol

Eva June 24, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Do you have future plans of naming your daughter khaleesi?

GRRM wrote one of the worst episodes this season, so that’s hardly a selling point for me. I’ll be keeping my money too. GOT is not and will never be the best written show on TV.

Alex Vidal June 30, 2013 - 6:00 pm

As if they’re going to stop making Game of thrones episodes because you’re not going to buy it on blu ray…i loved the books and loved the show, dont see why all these people get on their high horses …as if they could make a better show…tell me MJ Snow, Do you have any idea how hard it is to put everything in a book into a TV show?

MJ Snow July 1, 2013 - 8:47 am

Actually, Alex, I do. If you read my comment below: “I’m not talking in any way about what was left out … I
review television shows and I have full awareness that it’s necessary to
cut things from books to fit them into a series for TV. What I find
disappointing is the unnecessary changes and ADDITIONS that take away
screen time from important characters and events in the books.”

Vahe Toganian July 19, 2013 - 4:02 pm

it is the best and will be the best. Dont buy the blue ray and dont watch the show anymore.

Eva June 24, 2013 - 2:45 pm

You need to watch more television series and stop suckling the HBO tit. The breast milk is getting sour like Lysa’s.

Vahe Toganian July 19, 2013 - 3:58 pm

i loved it. some people are just crazzy thinking that the movie was going to be exsactly like the book.

MJ Snow July 21, 2013 - 11:33 am

No one thinks that the show should be exactly like the book, but there is such a thing as a bad interpretation.

Kevin Pasiecznik July 22, 2013 - 8:31 am

I respect your opinion (because nothing can make everyone happy) but I believe Benioff & Weiss are doing a great job in the show from a writing stand point. I cant say that i’ve been reading the books before the show came out (mainly because I’m not a huge reading fan and cant find out the latest and greatest book series to save my own life) but after the first season i started reading the books and I’m actually quite satisfied with the results with the show because it has been a while since I find myself craving for more and buying the special blu-ray packages and paying the extra for the big hard-cover books. I have seen a lot of criticism when it comes to the series from book fans who love it and hate it, but overall it really is a good show that draws attention from around the globe and you have to at least see that if the series can be extremely influential in modern media then it should mean that Benioff & Weiss are doing an phenomenal job when it comes to interpreting the books into a live action series.

J. Ross June 24, 2013 - 1:27 pm

I purchased my HBO subscription specifically b/c of the release times. Season 2 had just concluded and there was no chance I could have waited for HBO/iTunes to release.
Subscriptions (I like to dream) correlate specifically to production value of the series. I buy as an investment of what the future of the show can be. Hopefully other will as well.
Imagine a show like The Walking Dead murdering all the competition in ratings and being forced to see budget cuts for Mad Men or Breaking Bad. This isn’t a comment on the quality of those shows, but a reality that might eventually occur with AGOT as the production costs escalate.


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