Exclusive Preview From the Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray: “The Rains of Castamere”

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The long wait is nearly at an end- Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, December 12th! Many of you will already have your copies pre-ordered and ready to go on Tuesday, but if you haven’t made your decision yet, we’re here with a new exclusive preview off the Season 7 Blu-ray that will whet your appetite and leave you dying for more!

Game of Thrones‘ Histories and Lore are a perennial fan favorite on the Blu-rays, with the animated featurettes offering special insight and bonus history to supplement our understanding of the show. This year, we’re proud to exclusively unveil the featurette “The Rains of Castamere,” narrated by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). The video offers rich background detail about the Lannisters and the family who inspired the infamous, ominous song that still rings in the halls of Westeros.

Along with “The Rains of Castamere” on the Blu-ray, fans can look forward to more Histories and Lore including:

The Dragonpit, Narrated by Conleth Hill (Varys) and Anton Lesser (Qyburn)
The Citadel, Narrated by John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)
Casterly Rock, Narrated by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
Highgarden, Narrated by James Faulkner (Randyll Tarly)
The Golden Company, Narrated by Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)
Prophecies of the Known World, Narrated by John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)
The Hand of the King, Narrated by Aiden Gillen (Littlefinger)

Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions will feature the following bonuses:

Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms: From the Game of Thrones realm comes the never-before-seen story of the tumultuous events that shaped the world of Westeros for thousands of years before the series start.

Cast members Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy), Conleth Hill (Varys), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), and Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) team up to narrate Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion, an animated telling of Aegon Targaryen’s attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill.

True to the “Fire and Blood” words of House Targaryen, rivers, fields and skies turn red as Aegon sets out on his brave and bloody conquest to defeat the seven reigning families that made up the realm—an impossible feat were it not for Aegon’s possession of the most feared and ferocious weapons in all of Westeros: Dragons.

The perfect primer for newcomers to Game of Thrones and devotees alike, Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion is replete with the melting castles, fields of fire, swordfights and sorcery fans have come to expect from the largest show on television.

From Imagination to Reality: Inside the Art Department
Extensive two-part featurette detailing the astonishing work of Production Designer Deborah Riley and her Art Department, dissecting the process behind the creation of this season’s incredible new sets, including Dragonstone, Casterly Rock, Highgarden, the Dragonpit, and more.

Fire & Steel: Creating the Invasion of Westeros [
Revisit this season’s most pivotal moments with this behind-the-scenes featurette, including interviews with key cast and crew breaking down how fans’ favorite moments were created.


game of thrones DVD Fan eventYou can find fantastic audio commentaries on both the Season 7 Blu-ray and DVDs. This year’s lineup for the commentaries includes:

Episode 1: Director Jeremy Podeswa, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)

Episode 2 (2 commentaries)
1. Co-Executive Producer & Writer Bryan Cogman , Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Prosthetics Supervisor Barrie Gower, Stunt Coordinator Rowley Irlam

2. Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Jacob Anderson (Greyworm), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei)

Episode 3: Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield, Production Designer Deborah Riley, and Costume Designer Michele Clapton

Episode 4 (2 commentaries)
1. Director Matt Shakman, Director of Photography Rob McLachlan, Special Effects Supervisor Sam Conway, and Camera Operator Chris Plevin

2. Producer Chris Newman, Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Bauer, and Visual Effects Producer Steve Kullback

Episode 5 (2 commentaries)
1. Director Matt Shakman, Writer Dave Hill, and Director of Photography Rob McLachlan

2. Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)

Episode 6: Director Alan Taylor, Director of Photography Jonathan Freeman, Camera Operators Sean Savage and David Morgan

Episode 7 (2 commentaries)
1. Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow)

2. Director Jeremy Podeswa and Director of Photography Greg Middleton

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season is in stores and available everywhere starting tomorrow, December 12! Be sure to stop by Watchers on the Wall this afternoon as we’ll be kicking off two incredible giveaways, with several of our readers taking home the latest season of Game of Thrones! 

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    1. Little story:
      I went into Target on my way to work this morning to get it like I always do on release day. For some reason all of their GoT racks were empty except for a single standard dvd set. This is the first time they weren’t fully stocked… It would be a surprise if they sold out before 9 am. I didn’t bother asking and instead crossed the road to Walmart. They had a handful of blu-rays but were lacking as well. Odd…

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