'Game of Thrones' Season 1 DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date & Bonus Features

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After much wait, the highly anticipated release date of Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season on DVD & Blu-ray has finally been revealed.

On March 6, 2012, the first installment of George R. R. Martin’s epic tale of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will be making its way to home video, with a listed price of $79.98 for Blu-ray and $59.99 for DVD.

Included in the release will be all 10-episodes from the first season of Game of Thrones (seven of which will include audio commentaries), a 30-minute “Making Game of Thrones” featurette, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series’ memorable opening title sequence, plus many more.

For those that option for the 1080p Blu-ray release of Game of Thrones, you’ll find four additional extras not available on DVD. On top of an exclusive guide to Westeros (a slimmer version will be available on DVD), the high-def release will also include “Anatomy of an Episode,” which will provide an in-episode experience for viewers to see how they made the memorable sixth episode, “A Golden Crown.”

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For those unable to remember what makes “A Golden Grown” so special, you can take a look below at one of the more appetizing scenes from the episode.

Whether you’re a fan of Game of Thrones or just someone who’s been interested in finding out what all of last year's water cooler talk of "dwarfs" and "bastard kings" was about, now is your chance to own one of the best television series of 2011. Plus, it’ll be a great lead-in for Game of Thrones season 2, which will premiere a month later on HBO.

Oh, and don’t worry about the price tag – it’s rare for stores to charge the listed price for DVDs.

You can find out more about the Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season below:

Game of Thrones Season 1 DVD & Blu-ray

Special Features (DVD & Blu-ray):

A Complete Guide to WesterosAn interactive compendium of the noble houses and lands featured in season one.

Making Game of ThronesAn exclusive 30-minute feature including never-before-seen footage from the set and interviews from the cast and crew.

Character ProfilesProfiles of 15 major characters as described by the actors portraying them.

Game of Thrones Season 1 DVD

A preview of  "A Complete Guide to Westeros"

Creating the Show OpenAn inside look at the creation of the Emmy-winning opening title sequence for Game of Thrones.

From the Book to the ScreenExecutive producers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, and author George R.R. Martin talk about the challenges of bringing Martin’s epic fantasy novel to life on HBO.

The Night’s WatchAn in-depth look at the unique order of men who patrol and protect the Wall, a 700 foot ice structure that separates the Seven Kingdoms from the darkness beyond.

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A preview of  "Making Game of Thrones"

Creating the Dothraki LanguageAn insightful glance into the comprehensive language created for the Dothraki people in Game of Thrones.

Audio CommentariesSeven audio commentaries with Cast and Crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and more.

Special Features (Blu-ray only):

Blu-ray Complete Guide to WesterosAn interactive compendium of the noble houses and lands featured in season one, PLUS 24 exclusive histories of the Seven Kingdoms as told by the characters themselves.

In-Episode GuideIn-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories while each episode plays.

Game of Thrones Season 1 DVD Preview

A preview of  "Anatomy of an Episode"

Anatomy of an EpisodeAn in-episode experience that explores the creative minds and colossal efforts behind episode six, ‘A Golden Crown.

Hidden Dragon EggsFind the hidden dragon eggs to uncover even more never-before-scene content.


Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season will be released on March 6, 2012, on DVD & Blu-Ray

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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