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Game of Thrones: Season 1 (2012)

Harry Lloyd , Mark Addy  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,141 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Harry Lloyd, Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage
  • Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Korean, English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
  • Run Time: 561 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,141 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008CLI4N4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Making of
15 Character profile clips
Creating the Dothraki language
Inside the Night's Watch
From Book to Screen
Creating the Show Open
7 Audio Commentaries
Guide to Westeros

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Based on the bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, this sprawling new HBOr drama is set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.

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1,065 of 1,142 people found the following review helpful
Few shows have been more eagerly awaited than the arrival of HBO's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's masterful and massive epic "Game of Thrones" (the first in a series). As the books have progressed, however, faithful followers have cried foul as promises have yet to be delivered. But no matter where you stand in that controversy, there is little debate to the majesty and quality of the novel "Thrones"--an almost instant classic in the adult fantasy genre. Multi-layered and ambitious, this sprawling tale charts a powerful story of intrigue, political machinations, and violence amidst the brutal landscape of a nation divided. It is not a production you could approach half-heartedly. To do justice to the novel's intricacies required a massive cast, extensive period sets and costumes, lavish effects and a focused and intelligent screenplay. Well, creators David Benioff (a top notch novelist himself--check out City of Thieves) and D.B. Weiss were up to the challenge and the astute HBO has once again backed a winner. Make no mistake, this is no cheesy kid's story--this is dark and relentless entertainment for people who enjoy quality programming.

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.
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488 of 553 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant transition from book to TV series May 23, 2011
There's no need to rehash the plot of GRR Martin's fabulous "A Song of Ice and Fire" series; everyone remotely interested in this extraordinary piece of fantasy/adventure is familiar with its medieval story-line.

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.

Ray Nicholson
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317 of 380 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A throne in turmoil June 20, 2011
The mass media tends to ignore fantasy stories, especially high fantasy stories. So it came as a pleasant surprise to me that George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic A Song Of Ice And Fire was being adapted for television -- and HBO crafts it with all the dignity it deserves, with plenty of grime, blood and a tangle of convoluted storylines.

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.
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52 of 62 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Your disc organization is bad and you should feel bad December 4, 2013
By Rayn
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Please keep in mind I'm rating the product and not the series as a whole. The series is wonderful, the blu-ray on the other hand, is a poorly designed train wreck.

There are 5 discs for 10 episodes. The first disc contains 2 episodes and special features. The second disc contains 3 episodes and special features. The third disc contains one episode and special features. The fourth disc contains 3 episodes and special features. The fifth disc contains one episode and special features. To make things even more fun you can select episodes that aren't even on the disc you're currently on for no reason other than to get an "insert disc #" screen.

When I buy a series like this it's usually to marathon (and usually while I'm doing other things like working). HBO should have made better use of their disc space and compressed the episodes onto a few discs and the special features onto the remaining discs.

So, I personally enjoy the series but the organization of the blu-ray leaves much to be desired.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best tv series ever in the Heroic Fantasy genre
Large cast, with richly developed characters, loads of action, and a compelling storyline. Never a dull episode! On a par with LOTR.
Published 2 hours ago by James Bunch
1.0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to like this show
I had heard that it was great, and it came highly recommended. I was horribly disappointed. If you feel that graphic violence and sex are a plot, then you will love this show. Read more
Published 4 hours ago by D. Vozniak
1.0 out of 5 stars No Amazon Instant Prime with Blu Ray
HBO is to blame for this problem. The digital copy is only for google play, ultraviolet, itunes, vudu and flixster. Read more
Published 6 hours ago by Violet's Mom
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible quality!
Very disappointed! paused frequently and there was a boarder on the bottom with the name of the episode that did not go away which was a constant distraction! Read more
Published 9 hours ago by Sweet Victory
5.0 out of 5 stars GOT is the best.
GOT is the best. Edge of your seat fight, love, sex, betrail, so many twist and turns. Got to watch it. WARNING at time it can get a little soft core porn-ish, then again it's HBO.
Published 11 hours ago by Brandon Done
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than advertised!
My Son got me to watch the first season and I did it in one day! Can't wait for season 2.
Published 15 hours ago by Stan
I have read all the current books that are out. This TV production is an excellent representation of the book. Read more
Published 16 hours ago by Frustrated mom
2.0 out of 5 stars Unknowingly downloaded porn
This can only be summarized as such, masked with really well written juxtapositions. If you are not offended by this extreme, you need to readdress your viewing habits and or... Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Sarah Covington
5.0 out of 5 stars intense and intriguing
Definitely recommend this show. Had no idea what it was about but the first episode hooked me. It's different and keeps the audience interested. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Pa Xiong
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series but a bait and switch by Amazon
Yes, the series is wonderful and great but the games Amazon played with the price of this and seasons two and three wasn't so cool. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Steve in Fla.
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