Before you run off to order the Season 6 DVD or pick up your new Game of Thrones Blu-ray at the store, we have an exclusive preview to share with you all. Courtesy of HBO, Watchers on the Wall readers are receiving a sneak peek at a bonus extra from the Game of Thrones Blu-ray!
The Clio Award-winning Histories & Lore series is a major highlight of the home release every year, and HBO has pulled out all the stops for season 6. Eighteen Histories & Lore videos fill out the Game of Thrones Blu-ray this year, and we’re lucky enough to be presenting my personal favorite.
The Great Tourney at Harrenhal is a story that’s taken on shades of legend in the A Song of Ice and Fire world. It tells the tale of a fateful tourney attended by Howland Reed and the previous Stark generation (including Ned and his siblings) in the year of the false spring. The story is originally shared by Meera in A Storm of Swords, and here, we’re treated to Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed narrating.
Along with the gorgeously animated Histories & Lore, the Blu-ray offers an In-Episode Guide to help you dig deeper into the show PLUS all of the features found on the Season 6 DVD. The Complete Sixth Season DVD includes audio commentaries for every episode (2 commentaries for some- complete listing found HERE!) and invaluable behind-the-scenes features including:
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
Reminder! This afternoon, we’ll be announcing the four winners of our Blu-ray giveaway so the Season 6 Home Release excitement isn’t over yet!