It’s that time of year again, when malls get scary and we’re scrambling for last minute gift ideas. With that thought in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best Game of Thrones gifts this holiday season to get you started.
The official Game of Thrones Twitter has posted the first teaser of season 5!
The short clip features Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and visions of her past, and a quick glimpse of something new- a set of black and white doors.
Check it out for yourself!
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) November 25, 2014
Just in time for the holidays, Best Buy is now accepting pre-orders for Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD and Blu-Ray.
The release date is set for February 17, 2015 with the Blu-Ray including an advertised “bonus disc” (contents currently unknown).
Per the norm, Best Buy has special edition covers for the Blu-Ray of the season including the Martell cover shown here as well as others.
The pre-order price is also discounted, offering $15.00 off MSRP.
Check out the other special covers after the jump and let the complaints about the set not being available to buy before Christmas commence!
Here are your Game of Thrones news highlights this Monday morning!
- In her new interview with The Daily Beast, Natalie Dormer discusses her role as Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1, her present-day basis for Margaery Tyrell, which scene she asked the show writers to change in season 4, and why Game of Thrones needs more male nudity.
Well, during the first season Alfie, Richard, and several of the men got naked—although not all the way. I suppose it’s just the rules of broadcast television, isn’t it? I think Thrones has been better than your average show with the equality, but they could definitely ramp it up! Absolutely.
This guest editorial concerns a story-to-show change and thus contains major book spoilers (including A Dance with Dragons material) in its argument, so please read at your own risk. The opinions expressed below do not necessarily reflect those of WotW or its staff.
By Lion of Night
As Game of Thrones fans we often focus on a certain set of things. The book readers often delve into discussions of the adaptation decisions from the ASOIAF books to the small screen. All the fans, book readers or not, debate character nuance and any potential plot developments endlessly. As individuals we have favorite GoT locations and cultures that we compare and contrast. But we’re also privileged to witness a level of quality cinematography that has been, arguably, heretofore unknown in television. Hit Fix is reporting that professional cinematographers are taking notice as well. The ASC, American Society of Cinematographers, has nominated Game of Thrones and other genre shows for their TV awards.
What are some of your favorite “natural” visual scenes from the first four seasons? Although we have often discussed our favorite Special Effects scenes, what about those scenes that did not involve animation or graphic manipulation (or at least not too much, the occasional green screen is probably unavoidable)?
And speaking of beautiful scenes, Dave Hill has a new update on Making Game of Thrones (see photo at top of the gorgeous set). The blog entry really isn’t all that spoilery as they never give much detail but use your own judgement as to whether you want to read the entry or go below the cut.
There are a bunch of Game of Thrones tidbits floating around the internet in the wake of the release of The World of Ice and Fire and some of the other projects the cast is involved in. Here’s some of our favorites this week around the web.
Minor spoilery things below, so if you want to stay completely unsullied for the next season, proceed with caution.