- by Jeff Beck
Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season Comes to Digital HD September 25th and Blu-ray/DVD Dece
At long last, HBO has finally made the official announcement for the home release of "Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season," which will first come to Digital HD on September 25th, followed by the Blu-ray/DVD release on December 12th.
Of course, we've already known the date for a while, but now we have all of the details on the upcoming release, including the cool and creepy box art (see above), featuring the Night King, as well as all of the special features that are to be included.
Take a look at what we'll be getting:
Blu-ray™ & DVD Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
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 Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Conleth Hill (Varys), Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) team up to narrate the animated telling of Aegon Targaryen’s attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill.
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.
Audio Commentaries- Commentaries on every episode with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Jacob Anderson, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, and more.
Blu-ray™ Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
Histories and Lore- 7 new animated pieces that give the history and background of notable season 7 locations and storylines including The Dragonpit, Highgarden, Prophecies of the Known World, the Rains of Castamere and more all narrated by cast members including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen and more.
In-Episode Guides- In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters and locations.
Digital Download Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
Creating the North and Beyond- Behind-the-scenes featurette delving into the massive undertaking of creating and filming the battle in Episode 6 of Season 7.
As expected, we'll be getting a few sure-to-be-fascinating featurettes about the making of this latest season, as well as the usual plethora of commentaries with the cast and crew. What wasn't quite as expected was the "Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms" featurette, which is sure to be an intriguing look at how Westeros came to be how it is.
Like millions of others, I was completely enthralled with this latest season of television's best and most popular show, and I simply cannot wait to add it to my collection. It may have only been seven episodes this time around, but there was more than enough packed into each of them to make it feel as grand as a regular ten-episode season.
Those dates again are September 25th for Digital HD and December 12th for Blu-ray/DVD, so be sure to take note so you can relive all of the incredible thrills that this season had to offer.
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