Blu-ray Overview: Sport Of Thrones: The Full Collection

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Game of Thrones

Sport of Thrones: The Full Collection
Blu-ray | DVD
BASED ON: George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire”
CREATED BY: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
CAST: Emilia Clarke, Package Harington, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Aidan Gillen, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, Rory McCann, Iain Glen, Carice van Houten, Jerome Flynn, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Kristofer Hivju, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Charles Dance, Kristian Nairn, Iwan Rheon, Jack Gleeson, Michelle Fairley, Sean Bean, Richard Madden, Jason Momoa, Mark Addy (and plenty of, many others)
RELEASE DATE: December 3, 2019

It’s nonetheless arduous to consider that Sport of Thrones is over. There have been occasions when it appeared like the subsequent season may by no means arrive, and now all eight seasons have come and gone. After its premiere again in 2011, the sequence rapidly developed a rabid fanbase and have become a tv juggernaut. It was, fairly merely, one of many greatest sequence ever made.

However whereas the present has certainly ended, HBO launched Sport of Thrones: The Full Collection final month in order that followers can re-visit the story in its entirety every time they want to.

There’s not a complete lot to say in regards to the sequence that hasn’t been stated already, most of it overwhelmingly constructive. Issues didn’t precisely play out what number of had hoped they might play out in the long run, however that doesn’t change the truth that the present as a complete was a very extraordinary tv accomplishment.

I wasn’t practically as bothered by the ending as so many others have been, fortunately. Certain, I too had hopes that the story would play out a bit otherwise. However I used to be nonetheless advantageous with how issues wrapped up.

As I’ve stated earlier than, we’ve to understand that the present’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have been informed by the writer of the books the sequence was primarily based on, George R.R. Martin, how components of his story would finish when it turned clear that the sequence was going to cross the place he was with the books. And as you’ll see beneath, a few of what they discovered was confirmed within the season eight bonus options. We are able to now solely marvel if Martin will finally change something he informed Benioff and Weiss when he ultimately reaches the top. A query to be answered one other day.

I do, nevertheless, agree with everybody who thought there ought to have been extra episodes to raised develop and clarify what was unfolding. Top-of-the-line issues about Sport of Thrones was that just about each episode was nice, and that just about every part we noticed was vital ultimately and progressed the story. It wasn’t the form of sequence that had throwaway filler episodes to stretch issues out as a lot as attainable and milk its recognition for all it was value.

However due to this I really feel like there was an actual concern that they could draw issues out longer than needed, and that finally led to the shortened ultimate two seasons and the considerably rushed feeling of the ultimate season. Apart from that, although, I liked each second of the journey.

The present’s greatness was because of a small military of individuals. From Martin, to Benioff and Weiss, to the stellar solid, and naturally to the assorted administrators and everybody who labored on the costumes, set designs, stunts, particular results, and every part else that made the present what it was—all of them labored in live performance to ship an incredible, unforgettable expertise.

However there may be one individual specifically who I need to point out particularly for his or her work on Sport of Thrones; somebody whose title you don’t hear about as usually as others however who was instrumental, fairly fittingly, in eliciting the various feelings we felt throughout the present’s most memorable moments. And that’s composer Ramin Djawadi. So many nice scenes, made even better by his music. His work was a vital ingredient in what made the sequence so very particular, and I take heed to it usually whereas writing or doing stuff round the home. And let me inform you, menial duties like cleansing change into a lot extra epic while you’re listening to tracks like “Light of the Seven,” “A Lannister Always Pays His Debts,” or “Goodbye Brother.”

The sequence rapidly turned one among my favorites of all time, and it’ll certainly stay so all the time. However not simply because it was nice TV, not like something we’ve ever seen on the small display earlier than. No, no—it was a lot greater than that. Sport of Thrones meant one thing to me personally, because it did to so many others. It had an actual influence on a lot of our lives. It made darkish days a bit bit brighter. Whether or not it was a trailer for a brand new season, new episodes to observe, or just listening to Djawadi’s lovely music, it discovered a method to heal and revitalize on these powerful days, even when just for a short time.

There are few leisure titles which have struck me in such a method, and due to that, Thrones is one thing that I cherish dearly. I’m endlessly grateful to Martin for giving us this world, and naturally to everybody concerned in creating the present for his or her immense efforts and for serving to to make some tough occasions a bit bit simpler to get by way of.

I may go on and on, however the fact is that the majority of you already know whether or not or not you’re a fan of the present itself. The true cause you’re seemingly right here is to see what bonus options include this Full Collection assortment. And there are a lot of.

Seasons one by way of six every include 4 discs, and the shortened ultimate two seasons every embrace three discs. Every of those discs has episodes and a few bonus options, however sadly this generally is a little complicated. Every disc tells you the entire bonus options launched for that season, however not all of them are playable on any disc. So in case you’re on disc one and choose a sure bonus characteristic, you might be met with a immediate to insert disc 4. Somewhat annoying, however a minor inconvenience.

Beneath you’ll discover a rundown of the entire bonus options for every season and extra.


  • Full Information to Westeros — For those who’re solely conversant in Sport of Thrones by way of the sequence and also you’ve by no means learn George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” e-book sequence, right here you may find out about simply how huge the world he created actually is. It options my favourite bonus characteristic included with every season, Histories & Lore. In these quick movies, you’ll find out about this extremely advanced world and the figures and occasions that formed it. Every is narrated by one of many present’s characters, and set to movement comic-like animations.

    For instance, on this first season you may find out about The Youngsters of the Forest, The First Males, and The Andals from child Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright); The Age of Heroes, additionally from Bran Stark; The Outdated Gods and The New from Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) and Bran Stark; The Historical past of the Night time’s Watch from Lord Commander Jeor Mormont (James Cosmo), Maester Luwin (Donald Sumpter), and Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance); The Order of the Maesters from Maester Luwin; Valyria and the Dragons from Viserys Targaryen (Harry Lloyd); The Area of Fireplace from Viserys Targaryen and Robb Stark (Richard Madden); Mad King Aerys from Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy), Maester Luwin, and Tywin Lannister; Robert’s Insurrection from Robert Baratheon and Viserys Targaryen; and at last The Sack of King’s Touchdown from Viserys Targaryen, Robert Baratheon, Maester Luwin, and Tywin Lannister.

    Additionally included in Full Information to Westeros is data on among the homes of Westeros, akin to Home Stark, Home Baratheon, and Home Lannister—every that includes a brief video just like the Histories & Lore vignettes to show you in regards to the homes, in addition to data on the notable folks related to it—in addition to data on among the lands such because the North, The Wall, and King’s Touchdown.

  • Character Profiles — Brief movies introducing us to among the characters we meet in season one. Every options the actor who portrays them speaking in regards to the character, paired with clips from the season.
  • Anatomy of a Scene — On this characteristic episode six, “A Golden Crown,” performs in full with solid and crew breaking down the episode alongside the way in which.
  • Making Sport of Thrones — A 30-minute making of characteristic about how the sequence got here to be and what went into making it. The video consists of interviews with everybody from George R.R. Martin and the present’s producers to casting administrators and prop designers.
  • From the E book to the Display — This video seems to be at bringing Martin’s books to life, with ideas from Martin and the present’s creators Benioff and Weiss.
  • Creating the Present Open — A short characteristic that appears in any respect the work and element put into making the present’s opening title sequence, and the way it evolves and can proceed to evolve because the story progresses.
  • Creating the Dothraki Language — This characteristic seems to be on the choice to create a whole language for the Dothraki, and the person who was employed to perform the duty.
  • The Night time’s Watch — Devoted solely to who the Night time’s Watch are, what they do, and what it really means to take the Black.
  • In-Episode Information — There are a number of methods to observe episodes together with as they initially aired, clearly. Another choice is to observe them with the in-episode information, which characteristic the choice to be taught extra in regards to the characters, areas, and historical past associated to every scene taken from the Full Information detailed above.
  • Audio Commentaries — Another choice out there on a number of episodes is to observe with audio commentary, with Martin, Benioff, Weiss, and numerous solid and crew participating in numerous episodes.
  • Hidden Dragon Eggs — These are the Sport of Thrones model of Easter eggs. For season one, it’s a handful of hidden clips of among the actors auditioning for his or her roles. However be warned: they’re actually well-hidden, so you will have to do a search to learn how to seek out them or simply discover the movies on-line if you wish to see them.


  • Histories & Lore — For this season’s Histories & Lore bonus characteristic, you may be taught extra in regards to the Greyjoy Insurrection from Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Robb Stark, and Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane); extra on Robert’s Insurrection, this time narrated by Stannis Baratheon, Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), and Catelyn Stark; Home Tyrell from Margaery Tyrell; Home Greyjoy from Theon and Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan); Home Clegane from The Hound, Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann); The Free Folks and the Night time’s Watch from Ygritte (Rose Leslie); Dragonstone from Stannis Baratheon; Harrenhal from Catelyn Stark; The Free Cities from Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen); Qarth and the Warlocks from Xaro Xhoan Daxos (Nonso Anozie); The Alchemist Guild from Knowledge Hallyne (Roy Dotrice); and The Drowned God from Yara Greyjoy.
  • Struggle of the 5 Kings — This bonus characteristic is an interactive information with which you’ll find out about among the main characters and people who are tied to them, the place they’re within the story, and the occasions that led them to their present conditions.
  • Creating the Battle of Blackwater Bay — Simply because it says, that is the making of the all-important ninth episode of the season, “The Battle of Blackwater Bay.” The video runs over 30 minutes in size, and presents a behind-the-scenes have a look at the work that was executed to carry the large battle to life, together with the development of an unbelievable full-size ship set to movie on.
  • Sport of Thrones: Inside Circle — Creators Benioff and Weiss sit down with among the solid to debate filming season two of the present.
  • The Religions of Westeros — On this characteristic, Martin, Benioff, and Weiss discuss in regards to the numerous non secular beliefs those that reside in Westeros comply with, and the way these religions can affect the actions characters take.
  • In-Episode Information
  • Hidden Dragon Eggs
  • Character Profiles
  • Audio Commentaries


  • Histories & Lore — Season three’s Histories & Lore options data on the Battle of Qohor and Outdated Ghis & Slaver’s Bay, narrated by Jorah Mormont; Home Reed, narrated by Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick); Home Bolton, narrated by Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton); Home Frey, narrated by Catelyn Stark; Home Tully and The Riverlands, narrated by Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully (Clive Russell); the Lord of Gentle, narrated by Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye); Wargs and The Sight, narrated by Bran Stark; The Crimson Preserve, narrated by Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson); extra on Robert’s Insurrection (I might actually like to see this delivered to life in a derivative sequence or maybe even a restricted sequence), narrated by Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish (Aidan Gillen) and Lord Varys (Conleth Hill); The North, narrated by Jon Snow (Package Harington); The Attain, narrated by Margaery Tyrell; The Stormlands, narrated by Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie); The Westerlands, narrated by Tywin Lannister; and The Vale, narrated by Petyr Baelish.
  • “The Rains of Castamere” Unveiled — Get a more in-depth have a look at probably the most memorable…and surprising…Sport of Thrones episodes of all time, “The Rains of Castamere.” That’s proper, the episode which launched non-book readers to the notorious Crimson Marriage ceremony. The characteristic performs the episode in its entirety, paired with solid and crew discussing it, behind-the-scenes footage, and a few interactive parts.
  • Roots of Westeros — One other interactive information, this time providing the chance to discover the assorted homes of Westeros and the way they’re linked, whether or not or not it’s by way of romance, rivalry, or one thing else.
  • New Characters — An introduction to the various new characters we have been launched to in season three, together with Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg), Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds), and legend of the awkward affection, Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju).
  • A Gathering Storm — A 14-minute recap of the occasions of season two, which options solid and crew sharing their ideas on how the earlier season performed out.
  • The Politics of Marriage — Solid and crew discuss marriage in Sport of Thrones and the way the unions in Westeros are sometimes about bringing collectively two homes for political causes.
  • Contained in the Wildlings — The Wildlings change into a serious element to the story in season three, and right here you’ll be taught extra about them and their backstory.
  • In-Episode Information
  • Deleted and Prolonged Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries


  • Histories & Lore — For this season you may be taught extra about Home Martell, Poisons, and the Dornish view of Robert’s Insurrection from The Crimson Viper, Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal); Home Baelish from Littlefinger; Dragons from Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover); The Bastards of Westeros from Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma); The Iron Financial institution of Braavos from Tycho Nestoris (Mark Gatiss); Sellswords & Hedge Knights and Justice of the Seven Kingdoms from Bronn (Jerome Flynn); The Wall from Samwell Tarly (John Bradley); The Nations of the North from Tormund Giantsbane; The Kingsguard from Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Bronn; The Maester’s Chain from Qyburn (Anton Lesser); The Loss of life of Kings from Varys; and Valyrian Metal from Jorah Mormont.
  • The Politics of Energy: A Look Again at Season 3 — A recap of the occasions of season three which seems to be at how the devastating occasions that unfolded brought on huge energy shifts in Westeros.
  • New Characters & Places — One other introduction to among the new characters and areas we meet and go to this season.
  • Bastards of Westeros — Martin, Benioff, and Weiss focus on the bastards of Westeros and the roles that they play.
  • Behind the Battle for The Wall — A virtually 40-minute behind the scenes have a look at one of many huge battles we witnessed throughout Sport of Thrones‘ run, following solid and crew and the various challenges they confronted in bringing it to life, akin to how one can pull off a plausible big driving a mammoth into battle.
  • The Fallen: A Roundtable — This characteristic is a 30-minute chat between author Bryan Cogman and among the actors whose characters met their finish in season 4. In different phrases, positively don’t watch this primary in case you’ve by no means seen Thrones and purchased this set to lastly give the sequence a watch.
  • In-Episode Information
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel


  • Histories & Lore — For the fifth season’s line-up of Histories & Lore you may find out about The Seven-Pointed Star and The Religion Militant from The Excessive Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce); Volantis and The River Rhoyne from Varys; Braavos and The Faceless Males from Tycho Nestoris; Winterfell from Roose Bolton; The Lord Commanders from Ser Allister Thorne (Owen Teale); much more about Robert’s Insurrection, this time from Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney); Dorne from Ellaria Sand; The Preventing Pits of Meereen from Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman); The Many-Confronted God from Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha); The Nice Masters of Meereen from Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel); and Greyscale and the Stone Males from Qyburn.
  • The Dance of Dragons — An over 20-minute characteristic, introduced in an identical type to the Histories & Lore movies, which tells the story of a Targaryen civil warfare by which many dragons have been misplaced.
  • Anatomy of an Episode: Mom’s Mercy — A behind-the-scenes have a look at the ultimate episode of the season, “Mother’s Mercy.”
  • The Actual Historical past Behind Sport of Thrones — George R.R. Martin and historians focus on among the actual historical past which impressed Sport of Thrones. It’s a two-part bonus characteristic which totals round 40 minutes in size.
  • A Day within the Life — This 26-minute characteristic provides followers an opportunity to see what a traditional day is like when Sport of Thrones is in manufacturing. It jumps backwards and forwards between three totally different international locations because the solid and crew works to create new episodes for the sequence.
  • New Characters & Places
  • In-Episode Information
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes


  • Histories & Lore — For season six, find out about The Outdated Method, The Kingsmoot, and The Summer time Sea from Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk); the Struggle of the Ninepenny Kings from Brother Ray (Ian McShane); The Nice Tourney at Harrenhal from Meera Reed; the subsequent piece of the Robert’s Insurrection story from Jaime Lannister, who earned the title “Kingslayer” throughout these occasions; Vaes Dothrak and The Dothraki from Jorah Mormont; Northern Allegiances to Home Stark from Sana Stark (Sophie Turner); the Youngsters of the Forest vs. The First Males from the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow); Brotherhood With out Banners from Thoros of Myr; Oldtown from Grand Maester Pycelle and Qyburn; Home Dane from a a lot youthful Ned Stark (Robert Aramayo); The Little Birds from Varys; the Knights of the Vale from Littlefinger; Home Tarly from Randyll Tarly (James Faulkner); Riverrun from Brynden Tully; and the Nice Sept of Baelor from The Excessive Sparrow.
  • The Battle of the Bastards: An In-Depth Look — A 30-minute behind-the-scenes characteristic about one other pivotal episode 9 that includes an enormous episode-long battle, “The Battle of the Bastards.”
  • Recreating the Dothraki World — This characteristic seems to be on the work that was executed to carry the Dothraki world we visited in season one again to life.
  • 18 Hours on the Paint Corridor — The Paint Corridor is the manufacturing hub, or house base, for Sport of Thrones. As destiny would have it, issues received a bit chaotic when three totally different filming items discovered themselves all working at that location one wet day. This practically half-hour characteristic shares a peek at how that went. It’s just like the above-mentioned Day within the Life characteristic, however set in a single place as an alternative of three totally different international locations.
  • In-Episode Information
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes


  • Histories & Lore — Season seven’s Histories & Lore segments consists of The Dragonpit, narrated by Varys and Qyburn; The Citadel and Prophecies of the Recognized World, narrated by Samwell Tarly; Casterly Rock and The Rains of Castamere, narrated by Jaime Lannister; Highgarden, narrated by Randyll Tarly; The Golden Firm, narrated by Jorah Mormont; and The Hand of the King, narrated by Littlefinger.
  • From Creativeness to Actuality: Contained in the Artwork Division — It is a two-part characteristic, working over 45-minutes lengthy in complete, which seems to be on the outstanding work the artwork division does on the present.
  • Fireplace & Metal: Creating the Invasion of Westeros — One other prolonged bonus characteristic, this 30-minute behind-the-scenes featurette dives into the occasions of this season with solid and crew discussing what went down.
  • In-Episode Information
  • Audio Commentaries


  • Histories & Lore — For the ultimate season of Sport of Thrones‘ Histories & Lore, you can learn about The Greyjoy Rebellion from Euron Greyjoy and Jaime Lannister; The South from Tormund Giantsbane; and King’s Touchdown, The Blackfyres, The Defiance of Duskendale, and Maegor the Merciless, all from the Grasp of Whisperers, Lord Varys the Spider.
  • When Winter Falls — One other half-hour featurette, this time providing a behind-the-scenes have a look at the making of one of many greatest episodes of the sequence, “The Long Night,” and the Battle of Winterfell.
  • Responsibility is the Loss of life of Love — It doesn’t matter what your emotions towards the ultimate season is likely to be, it is a bonus characteristic that might be of curiosity to most. It’s all in regards to the finish of the highway, the ultimate episode, “The Iron Throne.” In it solid and crew discuss in regards to the episode, how they made it, and share their ideas on how issues wrapped up.

    This consists of Benioff and Weiss speaking about why they made among the decisions they did, and the aforementioned affirmation that one of many main—and fairly polarizing—outcomes was one thing that Martin himself informed them he was planning on doing in his books. Like I stated up above I wasn’t as bothered by the ending as so many others have been, nevertheless it was nonetheless attention-grabbing to see how the individuals who made the present reached these conclusions.

    However the perfect half for me—and the toughest to observe, as properly—was towards the top while you see everybody saying goodbye to one another and getting emotional speaking about how a lot the present has meant to them. This wasn’t only a job for therefore a lot of them; it was a life-changing expertise.

  • Sport of Thrones: The Final Watch — This one is an enormous one, women and gents. “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” is a virtually two-hour characteristic documentary which chronicles the making of the long-awaited ultimate season. You’re unlikely going to discover a extra in-depth peek behind the scenes than this.
  • In-Episode Information
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes

Along with the entire bonus options listed above, additionally included on this assortment is a ninth case which homes three extra discs of much more bonus options.


  • Sport of Thrones Reunion Particular — The primary disc consists of the two-part reunion particular hosted by Conan O’Brien, which options an viewers made up fully of solid and crew.
  • Anatomy of Scenes — A number of scenes from the sequence are damaged down. These embrace the planning of a royal marriage ceremony from season 4, a bloodbath at Hardhome from season 5, the struggle for Meereen from season six, and creating the frozen lake scene from season seven.


  • Behind-The-Scenes — Right here we’ve a number of totally different featurettes. The primary two are mainly simply George R.R. Martin speaking about his epic story. It’s like listening to a historian train you about one thing that truly occurred a few years in the past—one other testomony to this unbelievable world he’s crafted—and properly value a watch. The third seems to be on the costumes created for season 4, whereas the fifth presents a peek on the post-production work that’s executed on the sequence.
  • Contained in the Visible Results — For those who’re fascinated by particular results work, this must be an actual deal with for you. It consists of featurettes in regards to the visible results work executed on the primary seven seasons, with every of the seven movies working from round 17 to 30 minutes in size.
  • Season 7 Deleted Scenes — There have been no deleted scenes included on the season seven house video launch, in order that they’ve thrown in a number of right here so that you can get pleasure from.


  • Conquest & Insurrection: An Animated Historical past of the Seven Kingdoms — And at last, the cherry on high for these like me who so love the Histories & Lore vignettes, we’ve this practically 45-minute animated historical past lesson introduced in an identical type.

For me, the present alone is well worth the worth of admission. However with all of those nice bonus options included, the Full Collection assortment is a must-own for any Sport of Thrones followers who don’t already personal the beforehand launched single seasons of the sequence.

For those who do personal the one seasons, nevertheless, season eight was additionally launched similtaneously this so you may full your assortment in case you haven’t executed so already.

And in case you actually need to go all out, a particular version was additionally launched, which is available in a picket shadow field and options the unbelievable work artist Robert Ball created for his “Beautiful Death” sequence.

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