The Record-Breaking Final Season of Game of Thrones is Now Available on Digital Download!

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Game of Thrones is over but you can relive it all over from beginning to end, as Season 8 is now available to own on Digital Download. In addition to the series’ last-ever six episodes, the purchase includes the extraordinary two-hour documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, directed by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, and two bonus featurettes: “The Long Night” and “The Final Season”.

The extra content for the Season 8 Digital Download includes:

  • The Final Season: “Join the cast and crew of Game of Thrones as they reflect on the final season of HBO’s epic, Emmy-winning series. Interviews include show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with stars Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, and many others.”
  • The Long Night: “Join Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss along with many of the major stars and behind-the-scenes players as they look back at the colossal filming that was the Battle of Winterfell in Season 8, episode 3. This special spotlights the weaponry, lighting, special effects and more that went into the making of this unforgettable episode.”

This is great news for fans who hold off on watching the show entirely until they can binge all at once- yes, I actually know people who have this level of self-control. Go forth and download away! Enjoy the season all over again, ye pirates, and tell us about those bonus features, or dive in for the first time if you’ve been waiting for season 8 to wrap up, for a good binge! The Long Night is over and summer is here. Enjoy!

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    1. #ForTheThrone

      Great news. I’ve shifted to all digital for my movies, music and games. I am looking forward to the physical blu ray release for this one as well though. I’ve never owned any of the seasons physical, so I’m going to get the complete box set when it releases as well as the digital.

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    2. I’m a die-hard proponent of physical media, so ordinarily I’d be inclined to wait for the Season 8 Blu-Ray/DVD, and eventually, the complete series box set (I’ve held off on purchasing any of the other ‘full series to date’ packages specifically in anticipation of one day buying the complete series box set and all of the additional content that’s sure to come with it). I still have access to all of the episodes via HBO Go. I don’t, strictly speaking, need a digital copy as well …

      But I must admit, I’m sorely tempted. Decisions, decisions …

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    3. mau: Will Inside the episode and Game Revealed for E6 be there?

      I thought that , or something like it, would be in the The Last Watch, but no.

      There seems to be no ‘extra’ with Bella Ramsey anywhere.

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    4. noone:
      yikes… 1080p sadly 🙁

      HBO still stuck in 2009

      4k is not necessary at home. I have a 4k tv at home and I can say, there’s no difference for a 4k movie or a 1080p movie. It only matter if the screen is bigger then 64 inch (163cm). 90% of the TV’s hanging in the rooms at home doesn’t benefit from a 4k streaming. It’s not sharper or better, in fact it will most of the time look shittier because faulty pixels will be detected much sooner.

      GoT is shot in 6k if I remember correctly, they show it to us in 2k because it’s not needed for a 4k output on the screens.

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    5. mau:
      Will Inside the episode and Game Revealed for E6 be there?

      That bothers me more than the final two episodes. How D&D haven’t done an inside the episode. I’ve watched 72 of them but not to do one last one is weak to me. You made the decisions for the show. Have the brass ones to talk about them. Lost some respect for them both. If you don’t want to answer questions then fine. But do the ITE.

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    6. Gator5000e: That bothers me more than the final two episodes. How D&D haven’t done an inside the episode. I’ve watched 72 of them but not to do one last one is weak to me. You made the decisions for the show. Have the brass ones to talk about them. Lost some respect for them both. If you don’t want to answer questions then fine. But do the ITE.

      Agreed. The lack of Inside the Episode and Game Revealed for Episode 6 was disappointing.

      I thought it was because Last Watch was coming out and would make up for it by covering the same territory, but it really didn’t.

      Last Watch ended up being much more about the crew, the extras, who they are, the struggles they faced, etc…

      We really got very little on the actual making of the show from a technical perspective, we got nothing on the storytelling side of things, we got nothing from D&D, and very little on Episode 6 specifically.

      So far the series finale is the least well documented episode of the entire show.

      I really hope the Blu-Ray remedies that, because so far it just feels really disappointing.

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    7. Nick20,

      The decision to not document the final episode is almost certainly deliberate since it would be difficult to cover it without addressing the elephant in the room: how much of it was told to them by GRRM. While it’s obvious that certain major developments came from the horse’s mouth, the showrunners have been reluctant to go into the details of this ever since Shireen’s death in S5, for fear of revealing book spoilers.

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    8. Azor Asshai,

      That’s what I thought. D&D said a little while ago that they wouldn’t be revealing which parts of the ending were the same as GRRM’s version and which bits they had changed.
      So that would have made it difficult to comment on the last episode.

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    9. Any news when the Blu-Ray will be released? Looking to complete my GOT collection and read the Dunk and Egg novels this summer.

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    10. Azor Asshai:
      Nick20,

      The decision to not document the final episode is almost certainly deliberate since it would be difficult to cover it without addressing the elephant in the room: how much of it was told to them by GRRM. While it’s obvious that certain major developments came from the horse’s mouth, the showrunners have been reluctant to go into the details of this ever since Shireen’s death in S5, for fear of revealing book spoilers.

      I think you have it spot on here.

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    11. Honestly, even when D&D do the “Inside the Episode” it doesn’t always clear things up. In fact, it can occasionally make things even more confusing.

      One of the D’s previously referred to Dickon as Sam’s older brother on an “Inside the Episode”, which is incorrect. Sam is the older brother. That’s the entire reason why Randyl sent him away to the Wall. If Sam was the younger brother then Dickon would be the heir and none of this would’ve been an issue. Perhaps they just misspoke, but it’s a detail that the writers shouldn’t screw up.

      After “The Long Night”, the showrunners said that the Dothraki were “essentially” destroyed by the army of the dead. Well, The Golden Company must’ve watched that interview because they were more shocked than anyone when the Dothraki, still very much alive, charged at them during the Battle of King’s Landing. There were also plenty of them left in the finale for Dany’s speech.

      After “The Last of the Starks”, the showrunners explain that Dany got ambushed by Euron and his ships because the Mother of Dragons “kind of forgot” about the Iron Fleet, even though in the same episode the Iron Fleet is specifically mentioned during the war council.

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    12. Mr Derp,

      I’ve never watched the “Inside the Episode” segment of this or any other show, assuming other shows even have it. I think a show should stand on its own without further explanation from the writers. I was never confused by any decision the characters made in this or any of the previous seasons.

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    13. Haha I am actually hoping to visit Croatia next year for our summer vacation and planning to see Dubrovnik in real life too. Enjoy it in the mean time, my wife tells me it’s lovely.

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    14. Mr Derp:
      Honestly, even when D&D do the “Inside the Episode” it doesn’t always clear things up.In fact, it can occasionally make things even more confusing.

      Yep. It really shows how out of touch they have become when they document inaccuracies like this.

      Plus, every time I watch one of the ITEs, my mind boggles at the fact that they still pronounce the names of Cersei and Missandei incorrectly. SMH.

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