Review: Game of Thrones Season 6 on Blu-Ray

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Last year’s Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series and currently nominated for 23 2016 Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing Outstanding Supporting Actress (Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington), Game of Thrones is bigger than ever delivering “the power and pathos fans have come to expect” (Los Angeles Times). The HBO drama has consistently been the top selling TV on DVD/BD for the past five years and now fans can get the most recent season earlier than ever when Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season debuts from HBO Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 1, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD and DVD November 15, 2016.”

If you aren’t watching Game of Thrones by now, you are missing out on some of the best television that ever existed. Game of Thrones is a rare show that gets better with every season, season 6 holding two of the most intense episodes in the series. We find more people rising to power, deep dark secrets coming to light and evil finally receiving punishment. If you are a first timer to Game of Thrones, season 6 will make a fan out of you, although I only suggest watching the show from the beginning in order to fully comprehend what is happening.

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This set is FULL of bonus features and extras. There are enough extras to keep you busy for hours. I would recommend a giant bag of chips, a warm blanket and some comfy PJs to sit through all of these great features.

·  Bran’s Journey – A nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran Stark took in Season 6.  

·  The Dothraki World – Behind-the-Scenes featurette bringing viewers up to speed on the Dothraki culture, not seen since Season 1.

·  Inside Game of Thrones: Prosthetics – Behind-the-Scenes featurette detailing what goes into the show’s prosthetics creation.

·  The Game Revealed – Five-part series covering the creation of Season 6’s most epic set pieces and scenes.

·  In-Episode Guide – Dig deeper into the show with this in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories.

·  Histories and Lore – Learn about the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves in 18 history pieces.

·  The Old Way: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)

·  The Kingsmoot: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)

·  The Sunset Sea: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)

·  War of the Ninepenny Kings: narrated by Brother Ray (Ian McShane)

·  The Great Tourney at Harrenhal: narrated by Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick)

·  Robert’s Rebellion: narrated by Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)

·  Vaes Dothrak: narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)

·  The Dothraki: narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)

·  Northern Allegiances to House Stark: narrated by Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)

·  Children of the Forest vs. the First Men: narrated by the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow)

·  Brotherhood Without Banners: narrated by Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye)

·  Oldtown: narrated by Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover) and Qyburn (Anton Lesser)

·  House Dayne: narrated by Young Ned Stark (Robert Aramayo)

·  The Little Birds: narrated by Lord Varys (Conleth Hill)

·  Knights of the Vale: narrated by Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Aidan Gillen)

·  House Tarly: narrated by Randyll Tarly (James Faulkner)

·  Riverrun: narrated by Brynden ‘the Blackfish’ Tully (Clive Russell)

·  Great Sept of Baelor: narrated by the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce)

·  The Battle of the Bastards: An In-Depth Look – Behind-the-scenes piece examining the production challenges of creating this epic event, including explorations of VFX, stunts, and interviews with key cast and crew.

·  Recreating the Dothraki World – Behind-the-scenes piece looking at the creation of Vaes Dothrak and its importance to Dany’s evolution.

·  18 Hours at the Paint Hall –Follow all three shooting units as they converge in this behind-the-scenes snapshot of a day in the life of the largest show on television

·  Audio Commentaries – The most commentaries ever recorded for Game of Thrones, featuring:

·  Episode 601: Director Jeremy Podeswa, Director of Photography Greg Middleton, and Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne)

·  Episode 602: Writer Dave Hill, Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), and Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd)

·  Episode 603: Director Daniel Sackheim, Production Designer Deborah Riley, and Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon)

·  Episode 604: Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont),  and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm)

·  Episode 605 (2 commentaries): Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed), and Kristian Nairn (Hodor); Prosthetics Supervisor Barrie Gower, Camera Operators Chris Plevin and Ben Wilson, and Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield

·  Episode 606: Director Jack Bender, Director of Photography Jonathan Freeman, John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), and Hannah Murray (Gilly)

·  Episode 607: Producer/Writer Bryan Cogman, Ian McShane (Septon Ray), and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)

·  Episode 608: Director Mark Mylod, Essie Davis (Lady Crane), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)

·  Episode 609 (2 commentaries): Director Miguel Sapochnik, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow); Director of Photography Fabian Wagner, Visual Effects Producer Steve Kullback, and Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Bauer

·  Episode 610 (2 commentaries): Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister); Special Effects Supervisor Sam Conway, Camera Operator Sean Savage, and Producer Chris Newman

·  Deleted Scenes – Four deleted scenes.

 

Long story short, Game of Thrones season 6 is worth every single penny. It is a real must have for any fan.

Game of Thrones Season 6 is now available to own on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD from HBO Home Entertainment

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