Game of Thrones: Season 1 (Discontinued) [Blu-ray]
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At the heart of "Game of Thrones" is the Stark family. Living in relative isolation, patriarch Sean Bean is called to assist the King when a vacancy opens up due to suspect causes. Suspicions have fallen on the King's wife (Lena Headley) and her twin brother (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and there may be further nefarious acts in store for His Royal Highness. When the Stark's young son witnesses something he should not have, a violent act that will have long range repercussions occurs. This, however, is just the jumping off point for a tale with numerous dimensions.Read more ›
Things I liked in this HBO series...
1.) it's not often a movie-series turns out to be the perfect visual compliment to what many consider to be the gold standard for epic fantasy writing...but this does. It captures the atmosphere, the subtle edginess, those brutal, unexpected moments; it really does grasp the mood and essence of the book.
2.) in addition to presenting a riveting tale, the production gives us acting that brings the books' characters to life in realistic settings.
3.) a computer enhanced animated map is shown as a short cut scene at the start of each episode. Giving those of us familiar with the books a brief refresher and those new to the series a sense of the geography, direction and distances.
4.) a pulsating, musical score to start each episode that perfectly fits the heraldic spirit of this story.
HBO has done a wonderful job making this first book (Game of Thrones), into a first rate TV series. 5 Stars.
WOW oh WOW.... This series just blew me away! The storyline was amazing! All the machinations, assignations, intrigue, deliberations, or stunning confessions that go on are incredible. The sets and locations are gorgeous. The theme music is very stirring and the opening credits are creatively done. I can see why each episode runs a cool $6 mil.... I'm afraid I'll run out of superlatives in describing this show. There were many times in watching the series where I was shocked and stunned, like "wow.... Oh my gosh, did that really just happen?".... You think you may know what's going to happen next, and the show surprises you. It plays out like an elaborate and intricate game of chess. I love shows that do that.
You may not recogize many of the names, but you'll recognize a lot of the faces. Mark Addy (Roland from A Knight's Tale, Bill Miller in Still Standing) is wonderful as Robert, king of the seven kingdoms. Rightfully on the throne? Some aren't so sure about that. Eddard (Ned) Stark (excellently played by Sean Bean, Boromir from Lord of the Rings) is Lord of Winterfell and Robert's friend. Ned is asked to come to Kings Landing and accept the job of Hand of the King, due to the recent demise of the previous title holder. Some whisper assassination. If that is indeed the case, Ned wants to know why he was killed.Read more ›
The castle of Winterfell is thrown on its ear when King Robert (Mark Addy) of Westeros arrives to ask Eddard "Ned" Stark (Sean Bean) to be his Hand. But soon after Ned agrees, he receives a message from his mentor's widow, informing him that Queen Cersei's (Lena Headey) family, the Lannisters, are secretly plotting against the king -- and that they are killing off anyone who might be a threat to them.
One of Ned's younger sons is gravely wounded when he sees something shocking, and the acid-tongued dwarf Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) is framed for the crime. Ned's bastard son Jon (Kit Harington) joins the Watch near the Wall -- but has little idea of the horrors that are approaching with the White Walkers.
And across the Narrow Sea, exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen is wed to the barbarian lord Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), so that her brother can invade Westeros and take back the throne. But Daenerys quickly grows in strength and wisdom, and the Small Council of Westeros has reason to fear her when it's found that she's pregnant -- but her greatest power is that of the dragon's daughter.
As Ned takes to his new duties, he begins investigating the death of his predecessor, and begins to uncover a shocking secret about the queen and her children. Treachery, death and war will be brought to Westeros, and a war will begin with the blood of the good-hearted.Read more ›
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Through it all, there is a recurrent theme that "Winter is Coming"--a threat that poses a menace and a danger that may be unavoidable. Read morePublished 50 minutes ago by Deo Zabat-Fran
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Game of Thrones is everything that critics and fans alike have said it is: a realistic fantasy world that... Read more
Absolutely love George R.R. Martin and have read each book upon its release. Though the show doesn't follow the books exactly, it still is always a favorite to look forward to the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by AMZINGVIDEO
too much sex and misogynistic banter. i hated the prince who sells his sister (theyre both white haired siblings) who said he'd let the entire tribe of barbarian take his sister... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Phebe Hart
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|do you guys know the release date?||
Like most TV shows it will likely be released the month before the second season airs, in this case February or March 2012; it's pretty much standard fare for most TV series. While of course I hope HBO choose to release it in time for the holiday season (though like I said, it's quite unlikely),... Read More
Jun 24, 2011 by dorian gray | See all 32 posts
|Do you think the Blurays will have extended content??||
If ever a series demanded extras on Blu-ray, it's this one!
Jun 23, 2011 by The Ancient Gamer | See all 12 posts
|$34.99 at Bestbuy||
You also get a free keychain at BB, as much as I hate BB I gotta go with the better deal.
Feb 22, 2012 by Eric Whitt | See all 30 posts
|Amazon should turn off ratings for products that haven't been released||
While I agree, what percent of people actually watch features though? I'd bet 90% are reviewing the show and nothing else.
Feb 24, 2012 by J. Hoven | See all 8 posts
|The Packaging is English-language but All the Menus in Spanish||
You need to change the language setting on your player. Look in your settings menu for something like "Default Language" or "Preferred Default Language."
Mar 15, 2012 by Amazon Customer | See all 3 posts
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