Game of Thrones Season 5 DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date Announced

HBO has finally announced the release date for season 5 of Game of Thrones on Blu-Ray/DVD and digital download.  As well they have also announced the bonus features.

Season 5 will be available for digital download on August 31, and is currently available for pre-order.  But if you're like me and want to pick up the physical copy, the Blu-Ray/DVD copy will be available on March 15, 2016.  You can also pre-order your physical copy through Amazon now.  

Now for the fun stuff, the bonus features:

  • An Introduction to Dorne - "Visit the kingdom of Dorne in this special that delves inside the impressive realm and its many colorful characters, including Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) and the fiery Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) and her venomous Sand Snakes (Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Jessica Henwick)."
  • Poisons of Westeros - "Explore the devious methods of poisoning seen throughout Game of Thrones in this featurette." 
  • Invitation to the Set - "Visit the set of Game of Thrones for this intriguing preview." 
  • A Day in the Life - "Glimpse the epic scale of Game of Thrones in this featurette that spends one day touring various Season 5 sets in Croatia, Spain, and Ireland.  See cast members preparing to shoot scenes while prominent members of the show's massive crew talk about the many jobs they must oversee - sets and costumes, hair and makeup, and much more - to keep the production operating smoothly."
  • Set Design - "Production designer Deborah Riley reveals the thought process behind the impressive sets used to create the territory of Dorne in Season 5." 
  • The Weapons of Dorne - "Game of Thrones weapons master Tommy Dunne takes a close-up look at the razor-sharp armaments he created for the Sand Snakes and other inhabitants of Donrne in this featurette." 
  • New Characters & Locations - "Take a tour of the new locations in Season 5 and meet some of the new players in this featurette.  Included are vistis to the sets of Dorne and the House of Black and White as well as introductions to Doran Martell, the Sand Snakes, the High Sparrow, and more." 
  • Season 4 Recap - "Revisit every twist and turn from the thrilling fourth season." 
  • Trailer - "Whet your appetite for Season 5 with this exhilarating glimpse at things to come." 

Game of Thrones Season Four Blu-Ray Set

Game of Thrones Season Four Blu-Ray Set

The fourth season of Game of Thrones is just a few more days away until its Blu-Ray/DVD release - with an official release of February 17.  With the upcoming release means a bunch of behind the scene extras, and what is my personal favorite extra, several new Histories & Lore segments. 

For a complete breakdown of what bonus materials you'll be getting in this box set, continue on reading.  Also at the bottom of this post is a pre-released History and Lore video from Target - this one covering the death of Kings.

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