More details on Game of Thrones Season 5 DVD/Blu-ray box set

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Some initial release information for the Game of Thrones season 5 DVD and Blu-ray box sets was announced back in July 2015. Thanks to a press release from HBO, in addition to the release dates we had for both physical sets, we now have more detailed information on their contents.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray box sets will release on March 15th 2016.

The DVD set will include the following:

  • Anatomy of an Episode: Mother’s Mercy – From the early stages of the writer’s room to the final visual effects, see what went into creating “Mother’s Mercy,” the Emmy-winning episode fans will be talking about for years to come.
  • The Real History Behind Game of ThronesWatch historians, along with George R.R. Martin, explore the interweaving inspirations of the actual players in the era known as “The Wars of the Roses” and other historical events in this two-part series
  • Audio Commentaries – Twelve audio commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Iain Glen, Maisie Williams, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie and more.
  • Deleted Scenes – 4 deleted scenes
  • A Day in the Life – Three countries, hundreds of cast & crew, one epic day. Get an inside look at the production process of Season 5.
  • New Characters/New Locations – Explore the new societies, cultures and locations of Season 5.

The Blu-ray set will include everything from the DVD set, a digital copy, as well as the following exclusive extras:

  • The Dance of Dragons – Hear the story of the Greens and the Blacks, the Targaryen civil war that led to the downfall of the dragons, featuring surprise narration from notable characters from past seasons.
  • In-Episode Guide – Dig deeper into the show with this in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories.
  • Histories and Lore – Learn about the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves in 14 history pieces. Select Histories feature illustrations from the show’s storyboard artist, Will Simpson.

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    1. Anatomy of an episode: Mother’s Mercy, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, histories and lore, etc, etc! Looks amazing, can’t wait!!
      March and in April… 94 days (I love the countdown…)

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    2. I really enjoy the episode commentaries. It’s generally pretty funny.

      Can our need for news get any more pathetic?

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    3. I’m excited just to SEE who’s doing the commentaries.

      Normally, I don’t give a flying fuck about Dothraki casting, but I read all the comments in the previous thread because there is nothing else!

      I need a decent fix soon. SAG awards are next weekend and with that will come cast interviews. That will be something. Right? RIGHT?

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    4. I guess new characters will comprise the Martells and the Faith Militant. Yezzan wasn’t the most important although he’ll return next season. For the histories & lore i could guess : the Faith Militant (High Sparrow), Dorne (Doran or Ellaria), Hardhome (many possibilities, maybe Karsi), the Faceless Men (Jaquen or the Waif), Meereen’s fighting pits (Hizdarh), Sons of the Harpy (Hizdarh, Daario or Barristan) and maybe Weddings in the Seven Kingdoms (Ramsay LoL). That still would leave 7 featurettes.

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    5. Sean C.:
      What deleted scenes, if any, do we know of for Season 5?My memory is failing me on that point.

      An extended Sand Snakes introduction, which includes Nym and Tyene quarreling while Obara meditates, as seen in promotional pictures, and a scene in which Margaery hugs Tommen, as seen in the trailer. Nothing else I can think of.

      I’m really curious about these deleted scenes. A few are always completely skippable, but sometimes there are one or two scenes I wish they had included.

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    6. Young Dragon:
      I’m surprised Sophie Turner isn’t doing a commentary.

      She might be, but just isn’t listed. In the past, her commentaries haven’t been terribly interesting.

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    7. Luka Nieto,

      I can’t recall the show ever including an extended version of a scene before (from the photo released for 504, a apparently the aggressive patty cake game that Tyene and Nym played was meant to be a recurring thing). That is probably one of them.

      I believe we were debating before whether the Marg/Tommen shot was from either an extended or alternate take on her asking him to go get Loras.

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    8. I mentioned this in another thread but in case anyone missed it and is interested, if you get the dvd or blue ray from HMV in the UK you get a free photobook with it 🙂 They’ve got the release date as March 14th but that could well be a typo, I doubt we’d get it before the USA.

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    9. Luka Nieto,

      If you watch A Day in the life promo… You can see dany and barristan talking about jorah when acting for the episode 1..
      Which was not included in the actual episode …
      So this maybe thd 3 rd one

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    10. OT: There’s an interview with Natalie Dormer (Marge T) in the London Evening Standard today. Talks mainly about her work and a bit about herself. Nothing really of note that’s GoT-related – they don’t even ask her if Jon Snow’s dead for heaven’s sake! – but worth a try if you’re interested in her.

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    11. Last year they had no audio commentary for Episode 3 (Cersei/Jaime in the sept). Wonder if Episode 6 will have a commentary this year?

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    12. HotPinkLipstick,

      The entry lists only eight actors, which I think is a little low, compared to previous sets (I don’t have the information in front of me to make a comparison now), so you’re right that there may be more. If she’s not, I would guess that the commentary recordings overlapped with filming X-Men.

      I enjoy the Stark kids’ commentaries, though you’re right that they tend to be low-information (though other than Season 4, the episode choices were often bad in terms of giving the actors interesting things to talk about; I’ll never get over putting them on 306, where neither Sophie or Isaac had any interesting scenes to talk about and even Maisie had literally the only episode that season where Arya wasn’t the main focus of her storyline).

      In a sense, that’s an extreme case of a problem I find with most GOT actor commentaries, other than the ones for episodes fully set in one location: the actors are usually assigned by story location, and given that most episodes have several different storylines in widely disparate locations, the cast aren’t much different than viewers for the bulk of any given episode. The result is usually either a bunch of fairly generic compliments (“X is such a good actor!”) or they just ignore what’s onscreen and talk only about themselves (e.g., Bradley and Murray on 308). Sometimes you get a mix of actors from multiple locations, which can mitigate that a bit, but the tradeoff there is less actor chemistry between the commenters.

      The crew commentaries are much better, since they can reliably talk about the whole thing.

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    13. Sean C.,

      They released two extended scenes for the Season 3 DVD. One from the small council meeting in “Walk of Punishment”, and another for when Jon first meets Mance.

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    14. I’m seriously contemplating getting a Bluray player and the Blurays so I can watch more stuff on existing seasons to tide me over until season 6.

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    15. Pounce:
      Such a dull month so far……these times are tough as a fan.

      Last January we had 40 articles and this time we have only 25 and next week is the last week of January.

      dee:
      I’m seriously contemplating getting a Bluray player and the Blurays so I can watch more stuff on existing seasons to tide me over until season 6.

      They should all be available on YouTube, but I would still recommend buying the Blu Rays 🙂

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    16. Lulus Mum,

      Hi, Mother of Cats! *waving* Thank you so much for Natalie’s interview, it was really interesting to find out more about her life and personality. I enjoyed the references she had made about theatre (madness in Hamlet and Blanche Dubois). I love theatre and what I especially admire in British actors is their connection with theatre, no matter how big stars they are on screen.
      Now, when waiting for a trailer made me impatient and bored at the same time, any interview is real gold.

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    17. Sean C.: g an extended version of a scene before (from the photo released for 504, a apparently the aggressive patty cake game that Tyene and Nym played was meant to be a recurring thing). That is probably one of them.

      I believe we were debating before whether the Marg/Tomme

      Yes the photos of a longer Sand Snake intro.

      Oh we’ve had “extended” scenes before: they “extended” 303’s introduction for Edmure: in the finished cut it’s just Robb talking to Edmure and Brynden at Riverrun. In the extended version, we see the beginning of that, that Edmure was giving a report to all the northern lords including Karstark, and Robb is smart enough to be polite about it *in public*, and only proceeds to criticize Edmure about it in private, away from the other lords.

      …eh, I consider it just a “deleted scene” that took place immediately before an aired-scene, purely cut for time. I mean, it wasn’t “extended” in the sense that they were intercut or anything. Semantics.

      …Last year they were cowards and didn’t make any commentary track for “Breaker of Chains” because they don’t want to have to acknowledge that the Jaime/Cersei scene wasn’t intentional but just an accident of bad camerawork…..I was shocked by that. I wonder if they will outright avoid making a commentary track for “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” this year. I mean, unlikely….but last year I’d have said outright *avoiding* making a commentary track for “Breaker of Chains” would be absurd.

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    18. Looks like a pretty neat cover this year~
      I’ll buy the Blu-Ray one and for sure I’ll marathon the hell out of the 5 first seasons to prepare myself for April.

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    19. Luka Nieto:

      I’m really curious about these deleted scenes. A few are always completely skippable, but sometimes there are one or two scenes I wish they had included.

      There are some scenes that were rightly removed, yet I’m not really sure what’s the reasoning behind some of the other omissions. For example, the extended Edmure-Robb scene on the failed attempt to capture or kill Gregor Clegane in S3 was an interesting one, I thought. I liked how it was essentially about Robb being political and having to present his public face in front of the other lords and then later dressing down Edmure. I always thought that the series should’ve devoted a little more time to Robb being… king, I guess.

      (On a sidenote, and I know this was a matter of budget back then, but I’m still sad a bit that we didn’t get a nice juicy Lannister-Stark battle. I mean, we got two Stannis battles, Dany kicked ass a bit, Jon had his fair share of combat, yet we didn’t have as much as a glimpse of what was the primary conflict of the first three seasons! Pity.)

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    20. The Dragon Demands: …Last year they were cowards and didn’t make any commentary track for “Breaker of Chains” because they don’t want to have to acknowledge that the Jaime/Cersei scene wasn’t intentional but just an accident of bad camerawork…..I was shocked by that. I wonder if they will outright avoid making a commentary track for “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” this year. I mean, unlikely….but last year I’d have said outright *avoiding* making a commentary track for “Breaker of Chains” would be absurd.

      Always with that silly narrative of yours, psychoanalyzing the producers. Keep living on your bubble. Just don’t expect everyone else to be inside it too.

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    21. Sean C.:
      Luka Nieto,

      I can’t recall the show ever including an extended version of a scene before (from the photo released for 504, a apparently the aggressive patty cake game that Tyene and Nym played was meant to be a recurring thing).That is probably one of them.

      I believe one of the deleted scenes from Season 3 was actually an extended scene. The Robb / Edmure dress down for letting the Mountain escape was extended if I remember right.

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    22. Mr Fixit: (On a sidenote, and I know this was a matter of budget back then, but I’m still sad a bit that we didn’t get a nice juicy Lannister-Stark battle. I mean, we got two Stannis battles, Dany kicked ass a bit, Jon had his fair share of combat, yet we didn’t have as much as a glimpse of what was the primary conflict of the first three seasons! Pity.)

      Huh. Never looked at it like that. Still, it’s not that different from the books. All the Lannister-Stark battles are told after they actually happened, either described or in flashback, except for Tyrion’s battle alongside the hill tribes, which only served as a diversion for the battle of the Whispering Woods anyway. In fact, all the battles that have actually happened “in the moment” in the books have been adapted into the show: there was Blackwater, the battle at Castle Black and the Wall (merging the two battles), Stannis’ surprise attack at the Wall and the battle of Winterfell (however briefly). Also, with Hardhome they turned an encounter which is only described in the book into a full-fledged battle. All the other battles (the Fist of the First Men, Robb’s many battles, the infiltration into Yunkai and Meereen…) are described in flashback or just told by a character inside the story. If there is no Battle of Meereen in season six, that would be the first time that a major battle (in which POVs are involved and that we experience in the moment) is omitted. However, since we know that season three’s Yunkish emissary is coming back, I think we’ll get something, though probably not in the scale of the battle in the books, of course.

      Still, yeah, season 2 in particular really could’ve used a Stark-Lannister battle. We saw the beginning of the Battle of Oxcross, with Greywind killing a few Lannister scouts and Robb and company marching into the camp, but then it fades to black. This event is also referenced a lot of times later, and it’s the immediate reason that Sansa is stripped naked in the throne room in the next scene. So if there had to be a Stark-Lannister battle depicted on-screen, that was it. It would also have been right in the middle of the season, in episode four, which is just perfect. I wouldn’t be asking for another Blackwater, of course. Just a 2-to-5 minutes battle actually showing Robb fighting. The setup of the battle would also have the advantage that it was at night and in a camp full of tents —both of those things would limit the camera’s view quite a bit, so it wouldn’t be that expensive.

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    23. More specific motivations aside…well, I’m genuinely curious:

      Why do you think that Season 4’s Blu-ray set came with 11 audio commentary tracks…yet none for episode 3, Breaker of Chains? Why do you think this happened? They had a ten episode season, more than ten audio commentary tracks, yet none for episode three?

      How do you explain this?

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    24. The Dragon Demands: Why do you think that Season 4’s Blu-ray set came with 11 audio commentary tracks…yet none for episode 3, Breaker of Chains? Why do you think this happened?

      It must be just like you said, since they never skipped an episode before when it comes to audio commentaries! – Except they did, Episode 3.01

      So let me asked you in return: How do you explain this?

      Hint: It could just be, that something got in the way of doing it. Some lame reason during pre- and/or production of the commentary. But you know, that wouldn’t be quite as scandalous, am I right?

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    25. Luka Nieto:
      So if there had to be a Stark-Lannister battle depicted on-screen, that was it. It would also have been right in the middle of the season, in episode four, which is just perfect. I wouldn’t be asking for another Blackwater, of course. Just a 2-to-5 minutes battle actually showing Robb fighting. The setup of the battle would also have the advantage that it was at night and in a camp full of tents —both of those things would limit the camera’s view quite a bit, so it wouldn’t be that expensive.

      Exactly. A nice little battle, or a skirmish even, just to show Robb kicking Lannister ass. We never got to see the strength of the Stark army or the cunning Robb displayed on the battlefield. Ah well, what can you do…

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    26. TL:
      I guess new characters will comprise the Martells and the Faith Militant. Yezzan wasn’t the most important although he’ll return next season. For the histories & lore i could guess : the Faith Militant (High Sparrow), Dorne (Doran or Ellaria), Hardhome (many possibilities, maybe Karsi), the Faceless Men (Jaquen or the Waif), Meereen’s fighting pits (Hizdarh), Sons of the Harpy (Hizdarh, Daario or Barristan) and maybe Weddings in the Seven Kingdoms (Ramsay LoL). That still would leave 7 featurettes.

      My guess: The Faith Militant (High Sparrow), The Great Sept of Baelor (High Sparrow), R’hllor (Melisandre), Dorne (Doran), The Long Night (Sam), Dragonglass (Sam), Sons of The Harpy (Daario), The Fighting Pits (Jorah), The Faceless Men (Jaqen), The Free City of Braavos (Jaqen), The Doom of Valyria (Jorah), The Greyscale (Shirheen), The City of Meereen (Hizdahr), Masters and Slaves (Jorah)

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    27. Like I say every year.

      This show is one of the few shows I buy in Blu-ray every year for the simple reason being, watching this show in true 1080p HD is breathtaking…

      It is the most beautiful and highly detailed show I can remember, the locations, sets, costume designs and FX are beautiful and definitely worth the Blu-ray investment.

      Do yourselves all a favor and watch it in Blu-ray if you can afford the price.

      I would buy it every year even without any Blu-ray exclusives.

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    28. My personal speculative wishlist:

      1-Robert’s Rebellion – Cersei Lannister (ties in with the first Flashback scene we got; Cersei’s perspective, explaining she was going to marry Rhaegar, etc.)

      2-Robert’s Rebellion – Barristan Selmy (tying in with Barristan explaining to Daenerys that yes, her father was a madman).

      3-The Tourney of Harrenhal – Unknown, possibly Littlefinger, just showing in animation the story he explained about Rhaegar giving the victor’s crown to Lyanna.

      4-Tournaments and gladiators – Jorah Mormont (talks about tournaments in Westeros, such as the one at Lannisport mentioned in Season 5 in which he beat Jaime, but then also talking about the fighting pits in Slaver’s Bay and Meereen, which were prominent this season)

      5-Greyscale – Shireen

      6-The Doom of Valyria and the Century of Blood – not clear who would do this, but to cover that we actually saw Valyria’s ruins this season.

      7 – Volantis (an overview because we actually saw it this season)

      8 – Braavos (a much larger overview because we actually saw much of it this seaseon)

      9 – The Faceless Men

      10 –Hardhome – possibly narrated by Tormund, explaining the backstory from the books

      11 – The Faith Militant

      12 – Blood magic and blood sacrifice

      13 – Sand Snakes/Doran Martell background video

      14 – Dorne regional video (talking about vassal Houses…none really appeared though…)

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    29. I just hope that the Histories and Lore start hilariously spoiling the books from now on as well. Like, there was some question in BBFs poll, ‘did some guy X knighted some guy Y’ – I hope that some HnL casually states, ‘X knighted Y’. And so on.

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    30. As always, looking forward to the Histories and Lore. I like how as the TV show progresses these little segments are becoming more obscure in what they cover. I always associate watching them with us moving into the final countdown to the new series.

      Also looking forward the the real history feature. Never had much interest in Medieval history before I started reading and watching ASOIF. I love reading up on this historical period now though, particularly the War of the Roses. It’s great to speculate which historical figure might have informed one of Martin’s characters. In fact I was watching a programme about Richard III last night and the Princes in the Tower and for the first time it struck me that Stannis can be seen as a reimagining of Richard. What jumped out to me first was Richard’s claim that Edward IV’s children were illegitimate. Although it does seem that Stannis’s claims of illegitimacy have a basis in truth unlike Richard’s! Both were ruthless decision makers and, according to some, Richard, like Stannis, was actually a great solider and not the deformed hunchback that Shakespeare would have us believe he was. In addition both were motivated (at least initially) by a unflinching belief in the righteousness of their cause. For Richard this was the belief that, in accordance with his brother’s will, he should be named protector of the realm until his nephew came of age. And in both cases, this blinkered pursuit of what was right led each man to commit unspeakable acts against children which ultimately undermined their own causes.

      A quick Google search showed that I’m far from the first person to make these connections. It is oddly pleasing learming about this period of Medieval history when someone or someone from Martin’s novels jumps out at you!

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    31. HotPinkLipstick:
      Normally, I don’t give a flying fuck about Dothraki casting, but I read all the comments in the previous thread because there is nothing else!

      I know same here haha. At first I’m like who cares Dothraki ugh, but then I’m like ok I’ll bite you never know what shenanigans will find in the comments 🙂

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    32. What are the “deleted scenes”? It means extended versions of scenes already released or completly new scenes? Or both?

      Agree with the comments of the actors… Maybe it would be better if they took separately the actors only with their scenes and then mixed up all of them in the final “footage” of the post edition. For example, episode 5×01 would feature Lena, Nickolaj, Peter, Conleth, Emilia, Aidan, Sophie, Kit, John and Stephen, each one talking about their scenes.

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    33. YgritTe: I know same here haha. At first I’m like who cares Dothraki ugh, but then I’m like ok I’ll bite you never know what shenanigans will find in the comments

      The dothrakis (and most of the characters in Dany’s plot) are too generic to care about. And the casting calls didn’t help

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    34. Mr Fixit: Exactly. A nice little battle, or a skirmish even, just to show Robb kicking Lannister ass.We never got to see the strength of the Stark army or the cunning Robb displayed on the battlefield. Ah well, what can you do…

      Or maybe not. The problem using the “real” actors doing stuff is it could be horrible or really expensive. Personally, I prefer conversations. After several years watching action/medieval movies, it comes as “I saw this on…” or generic battles

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    35. Mr Fixit,

      Over the seasons we’ve become more and more used to big epic scenes, but don’t forget that these were seldom seen in earlier seasons. GoT has always been epic, but the scale has been becoming bgiger with each passing season. Blackwater was impossible to do in season 1. The Battle at the Wall was impossible to do in season 3. Hardhome or Dany riding Drogon were impossible in season 4. Also, we’ve been getting more and more establishing shots, aerial shots of KL, Meereen and other places…
      Anyway, I do like the fact that the series has not abused of battle scenes. They can be repetitive and ultimately, lack the scale and quality of a big budget film.

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    36. H.Stark,

      Scouting so early could mean they either need something very specific or that that this is a very critical location that they need to lock down early on (say, if Oldtown gets a lot of screentime in season 7 or if this is the new King’s Landing or perhaps if there’s a major battle scene here).

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    37. SlayerNina,

      No one does commentaries like that,of course you wouldn’t know that since you know nothing about how television works let alone DVD or Bluray features .

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    38. Shy Lady Dragon,
      Well hello there Your Shyness *waves back*
      Sorry I had nearly finished the transcript I was doing for you and then had to go back to work after the break and have been frantically busy ever since. Hopefully finish it this weekend 😀 I posted something similar last week I think but just ignore that, this weekend is the one! 😉 Just to whet your appetite it has (brief) interviews with GRRM, Bryan Cogman, David Nutter, Pod, Loras, Grey Worm, Catelyn, Yara, Doreah, Ros, Shae, Pycelle, Baristan and no doubt I’m forgetting someone. Oh yeah, Lysa. Oh and Bran too. And Hodor. Light spoiler alert: everyone thought Oberyn’s death was really horrible! 🙂

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    39. I came across this article about them being in a discussion for Imax showing of episodes 8 and 9 and they state there would be a season 6 trailer attached and describe one aspect of it so that must mean it’s already finished and has been screened? Kind of late to not have already made a deal no? I don’t know anything about this website though:

      http://highlighthollywood.com/2016/01/video-hbo-making-deal-with-imax-to-put-game-of-thrones-hardhome-jon-snow-twist-on-big-screen-highlight-hollywood-news/

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    40. Ygritte,

      It’s doubtful how reliable this news is. It’s saying they are still in discussion about the IMAX screening, nothing conclusive. And the trailer featuring one scene of Jon Snow which will give us more questions than answers? That sounds like a general guess which will most probably be correct anyway. I think it’s a given that the trailer will have atleast one shot of JS. Still thinking about the possibility is exciting 🙂 .

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    41. H.Stark:
      GoT in Ciudad Real (Spain) visiting locations

      http://www.europapress.es/tv/noticia-productores-juego-tronos-visitan-calatrava-nueva-busca-localizaciones-rodaje-20160122122350.html

      Such a lovely castle. Just take a look at it! The cliffs and the walls could work for multiple locations I can think of, too. We’ll probably not see any more of Essos in season seven, so it Calatrava would have to stand for some place in the south of the Seven Kingdoms —another Sunspear, Highgarden, Casterly Rock…

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    42. Lulus Mum,

      I began to feel guilty for having put you to work so much! You’re not anyone’s slave and mine the least! Take your time and be assured I’ll forever be in debt for what you have done 😉

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    43. Ygritte,

      I’m very happy for you! Enjoy this great experience! Unfortunately in my town there has been no IMAX showing of GOT episodes before so… they’ll continue in the same way. But I’m glad that you and other fans have this opportunity.

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    44. Ygritte,

      OMG OMG OMG OMG … They have to do this …. Game of Thrones is brilliant in IMAX!!!

      I went twice last year in Toronto, and Neil Marshall was there on the first night to introduce the episodes! The theaters were sold out for the entire week, so they know that people will come, especially since Hardhome is now wisely regarded as one of the most epic moments of the series thus far.

      Come on HBO … do it!!!!!

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    45. Red Viper of Dorne,

      I hope it gets ironed out in time. I’ve only been to the IMAX once, to see Man of Steel. I know haha…guys choice not mine 🙂 as I don’t get out that way too often but to see some of those shots on the big screen would be pretty darn cool.

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    46. Still bored… any annoyed I can’t have my Blue Ray Valentines day gift close to on time this year.

      Sort of GoT related… anyone watched Sherlock the Abominable Bride yet? As always utterly delightful… but they end up dashing through the GoT set where the Sparrow has been hanging chatting with Cercei.

      All of a sudden the urge to shout “Wait, stop Sherlock! Watson! Solve the Riddle of the Voiceless Militant first!” “The Case of the Caged Queens?” “The Signs of Cleganebowl”?

      I dunno… but the crossover distraction in my brain was hilarious…

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    47. The Dragon Demands: Be serious.Don’t avoid the question.

      There is no question. You just made it up because you’re a conspiracy theorist. You make up a question and your answer is always the only possible option. It’s not at all unusual for a season to have one or two episodes without a commentary —it’s not only not unusual, but the norm, pretty much.

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    48. Shy Lady Dragon,
      No worries, it’s been fun and I enjoy doing things for other people if I think they’ll like it.

      I’ve got a template now with styles etc sorted out and honed my technique so can do the shorter programme much faster. Originally I was putting in every word people said because it’s difficult to convey exactly how they are saying something. However as most people tend to um and ah at least a bit seeing it written down makes them sound like idiots! Looks like we could still have quite a wait on our hands until the first trailer so anything that kills time will help us all 😀

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    49. It is possible the IMAX news is legit. Last year they announced in mid to late December 2014 that they would screen January 23-29, 2015. So it was about a 3-5 week turnover from announcement to ticket sales, to showing. So if they were to announce this on this coming Monday for example, following last years time template it would debut in IMAX theaters sometime between the weeks of February 14-February 28. And this would make it 10-12 weeks out from April debut which is about the time time period from 2015 IMAX showing to 2015 debut. So it’s not too late to do this at all and possible it’s legit news. Longer wait than ever though for a trailer if those dates wind up accurate.

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    50. Luka Nieto: uestion. You just made it up because you’re a conspiracy theorist. You make up a question and your answer is always the only possible option. It’s not at all unusual for a season to have one or two episodes without a commentary —it’s not only not unusual, but the norm,

      Well then how do you explain that after D&D made no statements about the Jaime/Cersei scene, even in an expected DVD commentary, that the two actors involved (Coster-Waldau and Headey) started openly stating that they were never instructed that it was intended to be a rape scene, nor did they play it as such?

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    51. If they want to put it on IMAX, they have to do ir at February 4, if “The Finest Hours” looses some screnes at his second weekend. Otherwise IMAX will have deadpool from February 12, and i don’t think this movie will go down easily.

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    52. So I responded to the GOT/HBO twitter thing with #HouseStark and got a Ramsay voiceover saying “Winterfell is mine. Come and see.” Squeeeeee!!!

      Anyone know what the videos contain?

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    53. I Also Got House Stark
      Do you think it’s the Shows Version Of the Pink Letter ? 😀
      The North Remembers!!!!!

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    54. The Dragon Demands,

      You do realize that these two questions aren’t logical linked, right?
      Maybe D&D did indeed not comment on the scene, because they did not want to talk about it. Which would not mean that they’re cowards, btw, just that they did not want to talk about it. – In fact, I would say, it’s pretty save to say that the creators of one of the most controversial TV shows on the planet aren’t cowards, but since I can’t actually prove that, I’m not stateting it as the truth…

      Whatever the case, to imply a necessary connection between no comment on the scene and no audio commentary for the episode it is in false.

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    55. Definitely sounds like the show’s version of the pink letter. Makes sense that Ramsay would send a letter to the Wall after he fails to capture Sansa.

      Targ one is a Dothraki saysing “You are nobody. The millionth of your name. Queen of nothing.?

      Lannister one is High Sparrow saying “Everyone of us is poor and powerless and yet together we can overthrow an empire.” You can hear Unella shouting “shame” in the background.

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    56. dee,
      Hoder has only one, as we all have seen, no doubts about it. I suppose Deesensfan is knitting a holidays mitten, using more joyful colours, while Rygar is knitting one in darker shades, for the night is dark and full of terrors!

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    57. Judging my Ramsay’s mocking tone, yeah, I think that may be the show’s version of the Pink Letter. Who exactly is he inviting to “come and see”? I’m giddy with anticipation.

      And does his claim that WF is his pretty much confirm his daddy’s fate?

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    58. Well, did you see that Oxford Union panel video, when Benioff was directly asked about it, and he just fumbled around, repeated the question back at the asker, and failed to give coherent evidence that he ever actually intended it to be a rape scene?

      Yes I consider the union panel to be much greater evidence than a single episode out of ten missing a commentary track – stranger things have happened – but taken in context of these other things, it is conspicuous and seems like they avoided it on purpose.

      Moot point though: topic has drifted from “why is there no commentary track” to “does absence of commentary track equal evidence they never intended this” – when really, “did they intend this” is a separate argument with other evidence besides this. So getting off topic, yes.

      Let me get this straight, though: the fact that Benioff and Weiss never directly commented on “why does it seem like Jaime is raping Cersei?”, and in the one or two interviews it was asked about avoided the question entirely…..is……well….you’re saying that they never need to justify changes they make by even sharing with us their internal reasoning behind these decisions?

      Because this isn’t even like “Why didn’t you include mention of Tysha as why Tyrion kills Tywin” — which was a major change, but certainly an intentional one.

      This is “many major critics suspect this was purely an accident of bad camerawork, even the actors are now saying this, but Benioff and Weiss have done nothing to refute these accusations, despite evidence to the contrary”.

      I mean is your official position, “they never need to explain anything, no matter how ridiculous we might find it, and even if we suspect it was an accident and not their intention?”

      What about continuity errors, also probably unintentional? If, for the sake of argument, the TV show flip-flopped between saying “Ellaria has five daughters” and “Ellaria has four daughters”…..you’re saying we wouldn’t be allowed to question the showrunners about this? Because they can do no wrong?

      Intentional changes are one thing; unintentional mistakes not the intent of the creators are another.

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    59. The Dragon Demands,

      Get a life. Preferably out of here. Or, more realistically: you have a whole wiki to lord over. So why don’t you do what you do best and ramble incoherently in your own personal domain, that blog disguised as an occasional wiki. Maybe keep editing that silly article you’re now essentially copy&pasting.

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    60. The Dragon Demands: Well, did you see that Oxford Union panel video, when Benioff was directly asked about it, and he just fumbled around, repeated the question back at the asker, and failed to give coherent evidence that he ever actually intended it to be a rape scene?

      Again, that just proves (to some extend) that they didn’t want to talk about it (probably because they were sick of it), nothing more.

      The Dragon Demands: you’re saying that they never need to justify changes they make by even sharing with us their internal reasoning behind these decisions?

      Well, do they need to do that? Of course not. We aren’t their bosses. Should they do that? Yes, it’s always good and interesting to share your train of thought with your audience an they do it a ton. That doesn’t mean we can demand accountability for everything they do in the show.

      The Dragon Demands: you’re saying we wouldn’t be allowed to question the showrunners about this? Because they can do no wrong?

      Where did that come from? Of course we are allowed to question the showrunners. Who is going to stop us? Their personal Kingsgard? Thing is they’re also allowed not to answer if they don’t want to. No need to insult them for that.
      And who the hell said D&D can do no wrong? There have been a couple of times where they made a mistake in my opinion, but I also understand that they’re running one if not the most complex TV show in history and that they faced and will face a lot of problems I have no clue about. Same goes for you, so maybe get down from your high horse and try to understand the position D&D are in.

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    61. Lulus Mum:
      Shy Lady Dragon,
      No worries, it’s been fun and I enjoy doing things for other people if I think they’ll like it.

      I’ve got a template now with styles etc sorted out and honed my technique so can do the shorter programme much faster. Originally I was putting in every word people said because it’s difficult to convey exactly how they are saying something. However as most people tend to um and ah at least a bit seeing it written down makes them sound like idiots! Looks like we could still have quite a wait on our hands until the first trailer so anything that kills time will help us all

      Season 3 trailer was February 22nd, so it would be around the same wait. If they release it with Vinyl that’s still mid February.

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    62. Luka Nieto:
      The Dragon Demands,

      Get a life. Preferably out of here. Or, more realistically: you have a whole wiki to lord over. So why don’t you do what you do best and ramble incoherently in your own personal domain, that blog disguised as an occasional wiki. Maybe keep editing that silly article you’re now essentially copy&pasting.

      Because I was in the comments section on WIC/WOTW long before you read the novels 🙂

      But DVD features are a happy occasion. Let us not bicker and argue…

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    63. How neat is it that the season of GoT featuring the “Ides of Snow” is being released on March 15? Those who know their Roman calendars will understand what I mean.

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    64. Why can’t we get a blue ray dvd set of S5 with trailer like scenes from season 6 included? Wouldn’t that increase sales and spark more interest for the general public to watch GOT and S6. I even got my Mom who likes period pieces but never watches anything with fantasy in it to marathon all 53 episodes over the holidays. She’s now going to see it all again. Imagine the hook if they gave us more.

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    65. HotPinkLipstick: She might be, but just isn’t listed. In the past, her commentaries haven’t been terribly interesting.

      Dont present your opinion as fact thank you.

      Sophie was shooting X-men at the time audio commentaries were done therefore she didnt do one this year. you’d think they would have had plenty of time to do one afterwards but guess not.

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    66. The Dragon Demands: Because I was in the comments section on WIC/WOTW long before you read the novels

      That says it all, doesn’t it? Those who only watch the show are not worthy of your respect —or else, why would you claim with pride that you were on these comment sections before I read the books, as if that somehow meant something? Not “before you arrived here” but “before you read the novels”. Only you and your book reader peers are truly HARDCORE… which gets back to my point: get a life outside of ASOIAF and please consider that being a hardcore fan of a popular series of fantasy novels (not exactly the height of literary culture, by the way, I don’t know why you act so high and mighty about it) shouldn’t be your barometer for self-worth and the worthiness of others.

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    67. The Dragon Demands: Because I was in the comments section on WIC/WOTW long before you read the novels

      Might I add that, if you got the wider criterion I suggest (for how much you yourself and other people are worth your respect), then you would probably be able to immerse into some much needed introspection about the fact that you are a bully tyrant in the website you administer, and that you treat those who don’t read the books or enjoy the show as its own thing as scum. You would realize that you are not superior to any of these people for having read or enjoyed or analyzed a series of popular fantasy novels. You would get a wider perspective on life —and then, for example, I would suggest that you tried and read the stuff you wrote on the wiki about the people you ban. All the insults, the belittlement… Why is any of this —a fandom, which is supposed to be fun— worth such a treatment? Anyway, this introspection won’t come about, of course, because you will never stop feeling superior to these people. But it should.

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    68. Tyrion the Myrion:
      SlayerNina,

      No one does commentaries like that,of course you wouldn’t know that since you know nothing about how television works let alone DVD or Bluray features .

      I know how it works. It’s my job, both with TV and films. And I think it’s time to change it, which was the whole point of the comments about how boring and untrascendental the comments actors are actually. If a Youtuber filming with his phone at its home can do it better than the so called “professionals”, it’s time to change it.

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    69. The Dragon Demands: Men who are small,
      can never stand tall,
      while giants still walk in the light.

      I don’t know why I try to describe your behaviour when you yourself make it so abundantly clear for all to see. That is his real response, people. Says it all.

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    70. The Dragon Demands,

      Let’s be serious for a minute. Do you want to get along with the people in this fandom? If so don’t post things like that. I mean did you really just write that you are a gaint and all people who disagree with you are small compared to you? – Did you cure cancer recently or why is it you think you deserve such an ego?

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    71. Abyss,

      No that’s not the point of the song, “the Last of the Giants”; people who lack ability are jealous of those who have it. Or, as the old saying goes, “haters got to hate” 🙂

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    72. The Dragon Demands,

      What are you even talking about? Where have I ever claimed that TV-only viewers are superior to book-readers? And what do you mean I don’t get the meaning of “Last of the Giants”? Of course I get it. Everybody gets it, it’s not exactly complicated. – Of course they’re ways to interpret it in a different way, liturature isn’t a hard science, but that’s besides the point.

      Implying that “people who lack ability are jealous of those who have it.” (ability that you think you have in that case, without being able to back that up) is just another way of saying that you are a “gaint” and people who disagree with you are “smaller” than you. That’s the defination of having an overblown ego.

      The fact of the matter is, you make a lot of absolut claims here. If you going to do that, you most be able to back them up with something if you want for people to take you seriously. That’s the way to winning an argument. Not trying to belittle people.

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    73. The Dragon Demands,

      I see you edited your post and took the part with the TV-only viewer superiority to book-readers out, so let’s forget about that. The point about trying to belittle people and an overblown ego still stands.

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    74. Abyss:
      The Dragon Demands,

      I see you edited your post and took the part with the TV-only viewer superiority to book-readers out, so let’s forget about that. The point about trying to belittle people and an overblown ego still stands.

      Yes, I was talking to the other guy and mistook your post for his – sorry about that; so I edited it out.

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