Posted Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The fourth season of the critically acclaimed HBO series is coming this winter. Pre-order now!
In an early announcement to retailers, HBO is preparing to release 'Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season' on Blu-ray on February 17.
This year, a plethora of compelling storylines will play out to their inevitable, and bloody, conclusions. As the season begins, encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters’ hold on the Iron Throne remains intact … but can they survive their own egos as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army in Dragonstone, a more immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing “Red Viper of Dorne,” arrives at King’s Landing to attend Joffrey’s wedding to Margaery Tyrell, and perhaps act on an ulterior agenda. In the north, a depleted Night’s Watch seems overmatched against the inexorable Wall advances of Mance Rayder’s army of wildlings, which in turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe: the undead White Walkers. If that’s not enough, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her fierce trio of dragons and Unsullied army, is poised to "liberate" Meereen, the largest Slaver City in the east, which could provide her with an imposing force to execute her ultimate plan: to sail to Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne the Lannisters usurped from her family.
The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet combo pack will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: In-Episode Guides: In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations and relevant histories; Histories & Lore: Learn about the mythology of Westeros as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves; Audio Commentaries: Commentaries with cast and crew including showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Pedro Pascal, Aiden Gillen and more; Behind the Battle for the Wall: Follow the cast and crew as they create the most ambitious battle to date. This 30-minute documentary explores the challenges of putting together one of the series' most intense episodes, with never-before-seen material; The Fallen Roundtable: Writer Bryan Cogman sits down with a few of the many cast members who meet their demise in Season 4. From first learning of their deaths to shooting their final scenes, this 30-minute feature sheds light on what it's like to live and die in world of GoT; The Politics of Power: Revisit the brutal events of Season 3 to see power shifts that define Westeros at the start of Season 4; Bastards of Westeros: Hear Benioff, Weiss and author George R.R. Martin discuss the role bastards play in the Seven Kingdoms; and Two Deleted Scenes.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is set at $79.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 17.
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