HBO’s Game of Thrones series is known for going a bit over the top, so it’s no surprise to see the Game of Thrones Season 4 Blu-ray bonus features turn out as insanely huge as it is. The Game of Thrones Season 4 Blu-ray release date is just a couple of weeks away (Feb. 17), and judging by the lineup of bonus features, it may take another two weeks for Game of Thrones fans to wade through them all.
Season 4 of the hit HBO series broke ratings records and was nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey). Here’s the thing: the Game of Thrones Season 4 Blu-ray bonus features may just earn it another award for Best Inclusion of Behind-The-Scenes Features for a TV Release on Blu-ray.
OK, so maybe that’s over-stating it a bit. But HBO definitely went above and beyond in the bonus feature category.
Included in the exclusive new content are round-table discussions, on-set interviews, audio commentaries and new animated histories. Here’s the full run-down.
Behind the Battle for the Wall: Follow the cast and crew as they create the most ambitious battle to date. This 30-minute documentary explores the challenges of putting together one of the series’ most intense episodes, with never-before-seen material.
The Fallen: A Roundtable: Writer Bryan Cogman sits down with a few of the many cast members who meet their demise in Season 4. From first learning of their deaths to shooting their final scenes, this 30-minute feature will shed light on what it’s like to live-and die-in the Game of Thrones world.
The Politics of Power: A Look Back at Season 3: Revisit the brutal events of Season 3 to see power shifts that define Westeros at the start of Season 4.
Bastards of Westeros: Hear showrunners David Benioff & D.B. Weiss and author George R.R. Martin discuss the role bastards play in the Seven Kingdoms.
Deleted/Extended Scenes: Two deleted scenes.
Audio Commentaries with cast and crew including showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Pedro Pascal, Aiden Gillen and others.
In-Episode Guide: In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations and relevant histories.
Histories & Lore: Learn about the mythology of Westeros as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves
Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray will ship Feb. 17 for $79.98. The DVD version will cost $59.99, but it won’t include the last two bonus features listed above.