Game of Thrones Season 5 digital release now available; The Noble Houses of Westeros and more coming in November


HBO has released details about the Game of Thrones bonus features available with the digital download of Season 5, as well as new merchandise coming this November!

The digital release features an extensive look at the new settings of Season 5 as well as an in-depth look behind the scenes with the cast and crew.

The digital download contains:

  • Introduction to Dorne – featuring an exclusive look of the set of Dorne with Alexander Siddig (Prince Doran), Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand) and the Sand Snakes: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Jessica Henwick
  • Poisons of Westeros – a featurette profiling the Snakes preferred method of killing.
  • Invitation to the Set – get an exclusive behind the scenes peek into the set of Westeros.
  • A Day in the Life – the feature that started the hype before Season 5 even began.
  • Set Design – Production designer Deborah Riley goes through her thought process behind the sets used to create Dorne.
  • The Weapons of Dorne –  weapons master Tommy Dunne takes a close-up look at the unique weapons made for each Sand Snake.
  • New Characters & Locations – tour the new locations of Season 5 as well as stay up to date with the new players in the Game (including are visits Dorne and the House of Black and White, Doran Martell, the Sand Snakes, the High Sparrow, and more)
  • Season 4 Recap – a quick refresher before Season 5
  • Trailer – remind yourself of what’s to come before starting your binge-watch.

The digital release is priced at $38.99 for High Definition and $28.99 for Standard Definition.

Additionally, HBO also previewed their new merchandise available in November, available online and in stores:



Also being released this year is a The Noble Houses of Westeros: a guide to the major Houses of Game of Thrones and their histories. Featuring series photography throughout, the guide is filled with character profiles, location information, and more! It retails at $16.00 US/$19.99 CAN.





This next one is for all you #Hairwatchers our there! A mini-kit including a miniature replica of Jon Snow’s sword: Longclaw. The blade comes with a sheath, a stand, and 48-page book with color series photography. Grab this to keep the White Walkers at bay for Winter is Coming!




Last up is a  mini-kit for those with a sight for all things Bran. The Three-Eyed Raven is a collectible figurine perched on a stand that also comes with a 48-page book on The Sight. Use this to receive all your visions of events past, present, and future!

Both figurines retail at $12.95 US and $13.95 CAN.

What new merch will you be picking up in November? What features are you looking forward to with the digital release? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. I will wait for the box set, I have it on pre-order at Amazon. With HBO and ON DEMAND, I can watch any episode anytime, so downloading isn’t that huge for me, but I bet it is for those who don’t have it.


  2. I’m guessing the box set will have those special features, as well as episode commentaries. As tempting as it is, I’ll wait to order that when it comes out.

  3. I have the “box set” on order from Amazon. I have the other four seasons that way; I’ll keep ordering the seasons that way. 🙂 I’ll probably snatch up the Noble Houses merchandise when it’s released, but the mini-kits, nah… I’ll pass on those. Only a full-size, real-life Kit (Harington) would work for me. 😀

  4. “The Noble Houses of Westeros” will be the final proof we need of wether the Manderlys are cut. It will also give us an idea of which houses could be introduced in the last three seasons.

  5. Downloaded the digital version yesterday! I think it was under 10 minutes to watch all of the extras.. then i went straight to watch Hardhome again 😉 (I have all the other season downloaded this way, Will probably do DVD/Blu-ray once the series is done, you know, special extended edition, etc, etc,etc, haha).

  6. Not sure the benefit of buying this? The blu ray with uv and itunes will be cheaper.
    Your digital copy can disappear one day.

  7. Queen of the Keys:
    I’m craving that book.
    And the miniatures too… I’m so lucky my birthday is in November! (:

    Hey, me too! 😀

    I’m trying to wait until the series is finished to buy any dvd box sets. I’d gladly buy that Three-eyed Raven statue though!

  8. Paying full price for digital releases when you can pay the same, or similar price, for physical releases and then just digitize them yourself, is fuckin’ stupid.

  9. Completely OT, but I swear, ever since I found out the FX guys used a chicken as a model for the dragons, I can’t look at the pic of Drogon above without seeing a friggin chicken. Damnit all to hell!

  10. GeekFurious,

    OMG do I agree. Same goes with video games. I resent the ppl that are all for digi only and want to do away with physical media. Tangibility or its not even a possibility (just made that one up). Playing devils advocate tho, that UV crap the last I checked is only for streaming and not downloading and that’s a big difference

  11. On that picture, Longclaw looks like a white rats head not a wolf.

    I prefer physical copies of the show. Annoying that they make you wait until next year for it though. When it’s clearly available, extras n all.

  12. Meh, I prefer the physical release over the digital one. I just like putting it in my DVD closet and staring at it like a zombie. 😀
    Skipping the book as well, TWOIAF is good enough for me. 🙂

  13. So I can download the digital version in November but have to wait till next year for the Blu-ray?


  14. Why would anyone buy the digital copy now..?

    The best part of owning the Blu-Ray is the juicy extras… I’m not talking about all this shitty Dorne crap, I’m talking Histories and Lore, Cast and Crew commentaries, you know, PROPER extras, not D&D’s desperate pleas to get us to actually like that train-wreck that was Dorne.

    Just LOOK at how much Dorne shit is there? It’s unreal. It is the more derided and hated part of the show, it was embarrassing and worse a COMPLETE waste of time, yet its obvious they had planned all this Dorne crap to be on here way before the season aired and stupidly, instead of replacing these Dorne “extra” shit-nuggets with extras of actual value or importance, they’ve just stuck their fingers in their ears and pretended everyone, ANYONE, actually wants to watch fucking extras about how SHIT Dorne was.

    Yes, I am bitter that they completely fucked up Dorne. Only Siddig was good, and he had all of 5 minutes of screen time. FUCK the Sand Snakes and their shit actresses, FUCK them purposefully sending Jamie there to kill time instead of the Riverlands, FUCK them for calling it “Dorne” on the intro map, when it SHOULD be Sunspear…

    Just fuck Dorne in general.

  15. Physical media for me. I want to OWN it, not have it repossessed on a corporate whim. History and Lore is my favorite part!

    No Noble Houses, either. The only House I want to see is DAYNE and they won’t be in there yet.

  16. History and Lores are my favorite part of the blu rays. I wonder what they will feature on the Season 5 blu ray. Maybe Jorah or Tyrion will narrate about Valyria to coincide with their journey through the Smoking Sea. Probably won’t happen though.

  17. Weren’t all of these ‘extras’ already screened on HBO following the episodes, or on HBO Go? Are they offering anything new here?

  18. Firannion:
    Weren’t all of these ‘extras’ already screened on HBO following the episodes, or on HBO Go?Are they offering anything new here?

    As far as I can tell, all of these so-called “extras” are already officially released for FREE on their youtube channel (interlinked with MakingGameOfThrones or the Viewer’s Guide website).

    I mean, it is pleasant to have them all interlinked with the digital download….but don’t pretend they’re “new”.

  19. If I buy this, can I download it on my pc or will I only be able to view it in iTunes? And is the audio in DD5.1?

  20. Also, I agree about labeling of ‘Dorne’, but they only filmed at The Water Gardens, which are a fair distance from Sunspear. Maybe they are filming at the palace in Sunspear this year? That may be why they only labelled it as ‘Dorne’. Next year they might label it ‘Dorne’ or ‘Sunspear’.

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