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HBO to Unleash Game of Thrones First Season Blu-ray in Collector's Box

By Rachel Cericola

If you put off buying Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray, your patience may be rewarded this winter. HBO Select just announced something big for the hit show, with Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season Collector's Edition coming on November 20, 2012.

With an MSRP of $99.97 and a king-size list of special features, this will definitely be on every Game of Thrones fan's holiday wishlist.

The box set will include Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet Digital Copy versions of all 10 of the season's episodes. All of that will be packed inside a special collector's box adorned with the sigils of the four main houses. Of course, there are plenty of other goodies. The set will feature a special dragon egg paperweight and a Blu-ray bonus disc of season two, episode one.

There will be a total of five Blu-ray discs and five standard-def DVDs, with all of the episodes, as well as the interactive "Complete Guide to Westeros," a making-of featurette, character profiles, and a piece on the show's opening sequence. Other extras include a little something on the language, a look at "The Night's Watch" and a total of seven audio commentaries with cast and crew. There will also be a piece with executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and author George R.R. Martin talking about bringing Martin's best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire to the small screen.


The five Blu-rays will have a few exclusives, as well. Look for an expanded "Complete Guide to Westeros," as well as an in-episode guide and an in-episode experience that explores the creative minds and colossal efforts behind episode six, "A Golden Crown." HBO also promises plenty of hidden "Dragon Eggs," with even more never-before-seen content.

Game of Thrones follows a cast of kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime -- and get pretty bloody to boot. The show stars Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldaum, Aidan Gillen, and Peter Dinklage.

Amazon has yet to start taking pre-orders on Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season Collector's Edition, but we're expecting it to show up soon.

Get ready to bow down to this special edition of the first season of HBO's "Game of Thrones." [Photo: HBO/Helen Sloan]

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