HBO Unveils the Lineup for Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season Audio Commentaries

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Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season arrives in stores next Tuesday, December 12th, packed with all the goodies we’ve come to expect from HBO’s glossy and well-presented home editions. HBO is really pulling out all the stops this year, with a limited series of fan screenings taking place this winter in celebration of Season 7, offering a preview of Conquest & Rebellion, a spectacular animated feature, along with the showings of “The Spoils of War.”

My personal favorite aspect of the DVD/Blu-ray every year is the audio commentary featuring cast and crew members from the show on each episode, offering special insight from behind the scenes. The Complete Seventh Season is loaded with commentaries and luckily, HBO has provided us with a detailed listing of the talent for each episode!

Season 7 Audio Commentaries include:

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

Episode 2, “Stormborn” (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, “The Queen’s Justice”
Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield, Production Designer Deborah Riley, and Costume Designer Michele Clapton

Episode 4, “The Spoils of War” (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, “Eastwatch” (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, “Beyond the Wall”
Director Alan Taylor, Director of Photography Jonathan Freeman, Camera Operators Sean Savage and David Morgan

Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf” (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

Hearing from the directors and major crew members involved provides incredible insight, especially for a show like Game of Thrones which is so rich in technical skill. Personally, I’ve got my eye on those “Stormborn” commentaries!

In addition to the audio commentaries, fans purchasing the Season 7 Blu-ray can look forward to animated Histories and Lore, a huge fan favorite each year. This year’s selections include:

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)

The Rains of Castamere, narrated by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)

Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions of Season 7 will contain Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms, the beautifully rendered history of Westeros narrated by the show’s stars. (Watch a teaser here!)

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season is available December 12 on DVD/Blu-ray, and available now on Digital Download!

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    1. Saweet! Great stuff!

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

      For 7×02? That should be some fun awkwardness during their sex scene. 🙂

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    2. Clearly a lot of the cast was busy around the time they filmed the commentaries, but the crew tend to be the most informative people on GOT’s commentaries since they’re involved in the whole production process rather than just their own scenes.

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    3. A bit thin in the Histories and Lore department.

      Looking forward to the laughs in the “Dragon and the Wolf” commentary.

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    4. erin:
      NCW isn’t doing any? That’s disappointing. His are the most fun.

      Agree – the season 3 and season 5 ones he did with Gwendoline Christie were hilarious!

      Have to say, I’m really looking forward to the Bryan Cogman commentary. He always has a lot to say about the construction of the episode, and anecdotes from writing or filming. Great to listen to!

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    5. erin,

      I agree that the lack of NCW on the commentary is disappointing, but Lena on on Ep. 7 should be good and I’m looking forward to John Bradley. Joe Bauer and Steve Kullback are always fascinating to listen to as well.

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    6. Ooo has Dave Hill been involved with audio commentary before? I can’t recall. I love his Histories & Lore. He always works in dialogue from the books that never made it to the show.

      Also, since Dave Hill also wrote the Conquest & Rebellion, I’m assuming he’ll work in stuff from A World of Ice and Fire. Such a wealth of knowledge about Westeros and the Targaryen line! I loved reading it!

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    7. so want to listen to those audio commentaries but don’t really want to buy a blue ray player. anyone know why they don’t make them available in the digital versions?

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    8. Are there some more details on the History and Conquest animated series? What total footage can we expect? Is it only Aegons conquest?

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    9. May I add that there’s an awesome 2 part documentary about the Art Department, as someone who works in it, just wanted to get some buzz going!

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    10. I remember Pilou doing the Door episode (If I remember correctly), it was hilarious, he had no idea what was going on and the other cast members had to explain to him.
      Also glad Lena is doing one, wish Sophie and NKW could do one as well

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    11. Wow, the blueray arrives next week? Cool. I’m interested in “The Golden Company” (narrated by Iain Glen) since the show’s take on that formidable force (as implied by Cersei’s plans in S7) should be somewhat different from their role in ASoI&F.

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    12. Don’t HBO include deleted scenes on their DVD/Blu-Rays these days? I can’t recall if they did this in the past or simply uploaded them to their website? I’m sure many would like to see the deleted scene that Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran) mentioned of him with Sansa before LF’s trial? Just curious…. but glad it wasn’t included in the final edit.

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    13. Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf”
      Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow)

      That’s going to be interesting and hilarious! Would really like to hear their takes on what Cersei and Jon were thinking all through that meeting. Plus, imagine the trolling later in the episode!

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    14. I didn’t discover them until Season 5 but I love the History and Lore segments on the Blu-Ray, really helps knit the back story together.

      Although I’ve watched each season multiple times I’ve never tried the audio commentary but may give it a go during 2018 given we have another year until the final six episodes.

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    15. Black Raven:
      Don’t HBO include deleted scenes on their DVD/Blu-Rays these days? I can’t recall if they did this in the past or simply uploaded them to their website?I’m sure many would like to see the deleted scene that Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran) mentioned of him with Sansa before LF’s trial? Just curious…. but glad it wasn’t included in the final edit.

      They have done deleted scenes on all the others so I would expect similar for S7.

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