Game of Thrones is the most popular show on the planet, and it has lived through the era of the decline of DVD and the rise of Blu-Ray. While most of us have watched the show in Blu-Ray quality, which is full HD, also known as 1080p, some of us have been disappointed that the show isn’t available in even higher quality. Looks like our prayers have been heard! Game of Thrones is going 4K Ultra HD, starting with Season 1, coming this summer. Read on!
HBO has just announced that Game of Thrones Season 1 is coming to a 4K Ultra HD disc. The content will be Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range optimized, as well as come in the 4K resolution, so you can now enjoy Game of Thrones on your 4K HDR TV. The disc is set to release on June 5th, with Digital Download available as always. Watch Ned Stark get beheaded in the highest quality possible, now!
The set will have quite a few bonus features. However the promo says the bonus feature will be in HD, which means it will be normal HD and not 4K Ultra HD. The list is as follows:
Animated Histories: Learn about the mythology of Westeros as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves.
Anatomy of an Episode – an in-episode experience that explores the creative minds and colossal efforts behind episode six, “A Golden Crown.”
Cast Auditions: Watch rarely-seen footage of the cast auditioning for Game of Thrones
Making Game of Thrones -an exclusive 30-minute feature including never-before-seen footage from the set and interviews from the cast and crew.
Character Profiles – profiles of 15 major characters as described by the actors portraying them.
Creating the Show Open – an inside look at the creation of the Emmy-winning opening title sequence for Game of Thrones.
From the Book to the Screen – executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss along with author George R.R. Martin talk about the challenges of bringing Martin’s epic fantasy novel to life on HBO.
The Night’s Watch – an in-depth look at the unique order of men who patrol and protect the Wall, a 700 foot ice structure that separates the Seven Kingdoms from the darkness beyond.
Creating the Dothraki Language – an insightful glance into the comprehensive language created for the Dothraki people in Game of Thrones.
Audio Commentaries – Seven audio commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Bryan Cogman, Harry Lloyd, Daniel Minahan and Alan Taylor.
A Digital Download code for the ten-episode season in HD.
There’s no doubt that other seasons will follow, so you can start your 4K collection with Season 1 this summer. Planning on getting Season 1 in 4K HDR? Talk to us in the comments, down below!