Game of Thrones has been around for a long time, and we have seen the kind of production quality the show has. It is without doubt, one of the best looking shows we have ever seen. However there was a tiny hitch: the show debuted in a time when full HD was the standard, and thus for all these years, we didn’t get to watch it in 4K Ultra HD. Not anymore. Like we had recently reported, Game of Thrones is getting a 4K HDR Blu-ray re-release, and Season 1 is now available. Read on!
Now, if you watch a lot of TV and movies, you know that the next jump is 4K, and HDR – which enhances the colorspace, in addition to the resolution bump 4K gives. If you have an 4K HDR capable display, you will now be able to watch Game of Thrones clearer, and with more colour. Check out the release trailer below:
We watched that on a 4K HDR display, and can confirm that there’s a noticeable difference which should be worth your while, in case you’re planning an upgrade to your collection. The Blu-ray is now available for sale. It also comes with a bunch of special features, but they’re just in normal HD format:
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.
Sure sounds fun! Are you planning on grabbing a copy? Tell us in the comments, down below!