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“Game of Thrones” Season 6 DVD & Blu-Ray Review

Posted in: Blu-Ray/DVD Reviews, General  |  By: John Hanlon  |  November 18th, 2016
Game of Thrones Season 6 DVD & Blu-Ray

The “Game of Thrones” Season 6 DVD & Blu-Ray arrived in stories this week. Here’s why this purchase is a must-have for show fans.

There are few shows out there that have some of their most iconic moments in season 6. If shows make it that long, the sixth season is oftentimes a forgettable one as a show’s audience teeters out or the enthusiasm it once garnered fades. Such was not the case with HBO’s highest-rated drama and with Game of Thrones Season 6 DVD & Blu-Ray arriving this week, now’s a great time to revisit the season.

For the season year in a row, Game of Thrones won best drama at the Emmys and for good reason. The sixth season begins where the last season ended: with Jon Snow’s demise at the hands of his former allies.

As the season progresses though, we see what happened after his death and the show also explores the continued rise of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), the Mother of Dragons, and the plight of Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), the scorned mother of the king who is set to stand trial. The ten episode season also features critical looks at beloved characters like Hodor (Kristian Nairn) and the Hound (Rory McCann).

The show is only set to last two more (shortened) seasons but one of the great elements of season 6 is that the show seems to be only ramping up and setting the stage for its concluding chapters. One such example of this is the Battle of the Bastards, the season’s highly-acclaimed ninth episode, which features an unforgettable battle sequence pitting Stark loyalists against Ramsay Bolton’s army. The payoff of such a battle has long been coming.

Audiences don’t know what’s in store for the rest of this beloved series (the books haven’t caught up yet) but it’s easy to recognize the tremendous feats achieved in season 6. This is a show that continues to deliver thrilling stories, emotional highs and tremendous surprises and that’s why the sixth season is a must-own for series fans.

For my full review of season 6, click here.

The season’s Blu-Ray and DVD and includes some great special features.

Bonus Features: The DVD is packed with great special features including audio commentaries, deleted scenes and features showing an in-depth look at the Battle of the Bastards and a look inside the paint hall (where much of the behind-the-scenes work takes place).

Highlight: The Battle of the Bastards: An In-Depth Lookreally shows how that incredible episode came to be. From choosing the location itself (in Belfast) to the decision to focus on Jon Snow’s position in it, this extra is packed with great information that really shows how much work and dedication went into the episode. The moments featuring the military adviser (who trained the extras on how to behave in battle) and the horse trainer (who had to prepare the 80 horses for the battle scenes) are especially enlightening.

Click here to purchase the film on Amazon.com.

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