Duelling Game of Thrones Discs For Sale
Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season goes on sale today in almost as many different editions as there are kingdoms of Westeros.
In addition to the standard four-disc edition and a box set of season 1-5, there are Limited and Collector’s Editions as well as two that come with exclusive packaging, posters and/or “six house wax seal coasters”.
Common to all are these extras:
• The Dance of Dragons – Hear the story of the Greens and the Blacks, the Targaryen civil war that led to the downfall of the dragons, featuring surprise narration from notable characters from past seasons.
• In-Episode Guide – In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories.
• Histories and Lore – Learn about the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves in 14 history pieces (select histories include illustrations from the show’s storyboard artist, Will Simpson).
• Anatomy of an Episode: Mother’s Mercy – From the early stages of the writer’s room to the final visual effects, see what went into creating the Emmy-winning episode.
• The Real History Behind Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin and historians explore the interweaving inspirations of the actual players in the era known as “The Wars of the Roses” and other historical events in this two-part series.
• 12 audio commentaries with cast and crew, including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Iain Glen, Maisie Williams, Natalie Dormer and Gwendoline Christie.
• Four deleted scenes.
• A Day in the Life – Three countries, hundreds of cast and crew, one epic day in the production of season five.
• New Characters/New Locations – Explore season five’s new societies, cultures and locations.
Exclusive to JB Hi-Fi are the Limited and Collector’s Editions with a bonus disc of three half-hour extras: one explores the visual effects, another goes behind the scenes of the massacre at Hardhome and the third focuses on post-production.
The Limited Edition also has alternative art while the Collector’s Edition comes with this and a Jon Snow Pop! Vinyl Doll.
There’s also a Mighty Ape exclusive without the extra disc of extras but with posters and coasters.
Meanwhile, if you want to learn what’s in the extras without paying upwards of $60, The Hollywood Reporter reveals five season-five secrets.