The fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones released to Digital HD last September, and even included some bonus features such as as “A Day in the Life,” “Season Five: Poisons of Westeros,” and the 23-minute “Season 5: The Great Pit Fight of Dasnak.” But for those of you who still enjoy packaged media and want every bit of bonus content available from Game of Thrones, the Blu-ray Disc edition contains much more.
Along with all ten episodes from Season 5, the Blu-ray edition includes 4 highly-anticipated deleted scenes and additional unreleased extras not available with the digital purchase.
Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season includes the exclusive Blu-ray feature “The Dance of the Dragons” that provides a history of the Targaryen civil narrated by the show’s characters. Theres also an “In-Episode Guide” with background information on the season, and a “Histories & Lore” component.
Other bonus features include “Anatomy of an Episode: Mother’s Mercy,” “The Real History Behind Game of Thrones” told by historians and George R.R. Martin, the 26-minute featurette “A Day In The Life” (previously available in digital). and a 7-minute “New Characters/New Locations” feaurette (previously available in digital).
12 audio commentaries from the cast and crew provide more insight into the season, from writers David Genioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as actors Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Kit Harington among others.
Approximate run-time of Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season is 559 minutes. The Blu-ray Discs are formatted in 1080p at 16:9 (1.78:1) aspect ratio with an English Dolby Atmos soundtrack (compatible with Dolby TrueHD 7.1).
The 4-disc Blu-ray edition from HBO also includes Digital HD copies of the episodes redeemable with either Apple iTunes or UltraViolet.
Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season is currently priced to pre-order at $39.99 (MSRP $79.99).