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Blu-Ray Review – Game of Thrones (Season 3 & 4) Steelbook Edition

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How does HBO take an already stacked Blu-Ray release and make it better? By overloading it with goodies for a steelbook release that is remarkably stacked, that’s how. Game of Thrones has managed to take seasons 3 and 4, which were fairly loaded on Blu-Ray to begin with, and expand upon them for a steelbook release.

Game of Thrones hit its stride as television’s most ambitious and daring show during these seasons after debuting as an instant can’t miss for fans of the fantasy genre. Season 3 would culminate with the “Red Wedding” episode, and 4 with the crowning of a new king, as HBO’s adaptation of George R.R Martin’s signature novel series has managed to find itself with ratings that would be respectable on network television but are astounding for premium tier cable.

The show works, and in particular these two seasons, because the show is straddling that line of appealing to casual fans (the core of their audience) and the hardcore audience from the novels without infuriating either. This is a show that strives to take the core material of “A Storm of Swords,” the basis for both of these seasons, and expands upon it enough to make it available for the population who hasn’t read it while bringing out the grander moments for those who have.

It’s something incredible, even for someone who isn’t a fan of the series like I am, because it is possible to not be a fan of the show and admire its craftmanship. It’s a good show that

Many of the show’s most controversial and memorable moments happened here and HBO has crafted a Blu-Ray set that delves deeper into these two seasons than the original release has with a new release. Both series are loaded up with even more extras than their original release; if you’re into special features, and didn’t purchase them on Blu-Ray before now because HBO did release the first two in Steelbook extra editions previously, then this is the purchase for you.

HBO presents Game of Thrones (Season 3&4). Starring eter Dinklage, Mark Addy, Michelle Fairley, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Art Parkinson, Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson. Based off the novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R Martin. Running time 600 minutes. Not Rated. Released on DVD 6.7.2016

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