Rally the realm on December 3rd as HBO releases Season 8 and the complete collection of all eight epic seasons of one of the most talked about programs in TV history; Game of Thrones®. The epic final run of the television phenomenon will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD, including special bonus features including ‘Game of Thrones: The Last Watch’, a documentary in two parts by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay chronicling the making of the final season.
The show has launched the careers of a stellar cast, including Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and more, and is widely regarded as one of the finest television moments of all time. Bringing in some of the biggest viewing figures for any television event ever, the show will now come to a close and be available in its entirety for fans to own.
Ahead of the holidays, the DVD and Blu-ray™ will make the perfect present for any Game of Thrones fan, and for those who have never seen the show, the chance to look forward to an enthralling 75 hours of viewing.
Based on the best-selling novel series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones holds the record as the most awarded series in television history, earning a total of 161 Emmy® nominations and 59 wins to date. The megahit drama also stands as HBO’s most-viewed program ever, with the final season averaging a record-setting 44 million viewers in the U.S..
The ensemble cast includes Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont).
HBO will release collectible packaging editions, including the Game of Thrones®: The Complete Collection which is packaged in a visually stunning wooden shadow box case, featuring beautiful, multi-layered panel designs by Robert Ball (the artist behind the “Beautiful Death” series) that summarize the Game of Thrones story. Each season is represented by a different layer, showcasing iconic characters and memorable moments from the show, all clambering toward the Iron Throne. The set also contains a “Hand of the King” pin clasp, which holds all nine custom plated disc sleeves. HBO will also release Game of Thrones: Season 8 in a stunning 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ Steelbook, and the single-season DVD/Blu-ray™. Additionally, Game of Thrones: The Complete Series will also be available on DVD/Blu-ray™ without the collectible packaging. These sets are loaded with extra content and will also be available to own on December 3rd.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch: A documentary featured on DVD in two parts by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay chronicling the making of the final season.
When Winter Falls: Exclusive 30-minute featurette with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with major stars and behind-the-scenes players, breaking down all that went into the colossal filming of the “Battle of Winterfell” in Season 8, Episode 3.
Duty is the Death of Love: A compelling look at how the team behind Game of Thrones and its major stars, including Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke, brought the show to its conclusion in the series finale, “The Iron Throne.”
Audio Commentaries: 10 Audio Commentaries with cast and crew, including the show’s creators, Benioff and Weiss, on the final season.
Deleted and Extended Scenes: 5 never-before-seen deleted or extended scenes from season 8.
Histories and Lore: New animated pieces giving the history and background of notable season 8 locations and storylines.
About HBO Home Entertainment®
HBO Home Entertainment develops, distributes and markets an extensive array of critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking programs in three formats—Blu-rayTM, DVD, and Digital Download—throughout the world. Releases include the global hit Game of Thrones®, the #1 selling TV on DVD/Blu-rayTM title in major territories throughout the world over the past six years, in addition to current hits and classic favorites including True Detective®, Girls®, The Sopranos®, Sex and the City® True Blood®, The Wire® and Entourage®. The company’s catalog contains hundreds of titles including multiple Emmy® Award-winning limited series Big Little Lies® and Band of Brothers®, which holds the record through 2017 as the all-time best selling TV on DVD/Blu-rayTM title in the US; provocative programs from HBO Documentary Films including The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst and The Case Against 8; innovative movies from HBO Films including The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Wizard of Lies; hit Cinemax® original series including BansheeSM and Strike Back®; and comedy specials featuring stand-up performers like Pete Holmes and T.J. Miller. Launched in 1984, HBO Home Entertainment has offices in New York, London and Toronto. The company’s releases are sold in more than 70 territories around the world and are digitally distributed on a transactional basis across an expanding number of territories and platforms.