Now that season 7 has staged its finale, and the dragon (Daenerys Targaryen) and the wolf (Jon Snow) are fighting out of the same corner, HBO has posted details on Game of Thrones‘ upcoming Blu-ray launch.
Perhaps fittingly, it’s been revealed that the season 7 Blu-ray will be available from December 12th – just in time for the festive season, no less – while those who simply can’t wait for winter to come can look forward to the Digital HD launch on September 25th. And in keeping with tradition, the home video release is packed to the rafters with bonus features and other tantalizing extras.
For Thrones fan, Christmas has come early, as the season 7 Blu-ray heralds an “Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms,” along with scores of special features designed to take you behind-the-scenes of HBO’s fantasy juggernaut.
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.
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The special features for Game of Thrones season 7’s impending Blu-ray continue below:
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.
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. (Blu-ray Exclusive)
In-Episode Guides – In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters and locations. (Blu-ray Exclusive)
Despite two relatively high-profile leaks, Game of Thrones season 7 was a colossal success for HBO, and its finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” now holds the record for the most-watched episode yet. Alas, it’ll be some time yet before Thrones delivers its last hurrah, as the eighth and final season isn’t expected to arrive until the summer of 2019. And to keep spoilers at bay, HBO reportedly plans to film multiple endings, so be extra vigilante of any potential story clues that appear online.