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Game Of Thrones: Season 1 Box Set (5 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson & Sean Bean

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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  Some problems with the discs.

| | See all johnthehat's reviews (3)

I can't add anything new to what has already been said about this series. Absolutely top notch veiwing!
However I must say a few things about the blue-ray discs themselves.
I may be just unlucky. I have a 2 year old Panasonic and also a brand model Toshiba 3d player. Both have the most up to date software. These discs won't play at all on the Panasonic. They won't start as they should on the Toshiba, but after 'fiddling around' with the remote I stumbled on a way to get them to play. The problem seems to me to be that the disc manufacturers keep 'upgrading' the formats and the player software does not always keep up with the changes.
Also I think the extra feature menues need sorting on these discs. A drop down menu comes into view. Some items seem to repeat them selves (I've only watched the first 2 discs so far). Also when you select other items a message tells you to insert disc 3,4,5 or whatever. It would have been much simpler from my point of veiw to only include what is on that particular disc. Perhaps I am just 'nit picking'
I have still given these discs 5 stars- simply because of the actual series!
UPDATE: I am pleased to report that the manufacturers of both my players have now updated their software. Though I have only tried out these discs, indications seem to be 'problem solved'. The moral is if you purchace a disc that won't play updated software will sooner or later become available. 23 Feb 2013.

  you lose if you don't watch this

| | See all chelseataff's reviews (3)

heard all the hype that surrounded this new hbo series and thought it was just another run of the mill series,how wrong was i,hooked from the very first scene,watched the whole ten episodesin three nights,the storyy and characters and actingas well as the location it was fimed at is out of this world.hbo have a real gem in this series having missed series 2 on sky atlantic cannot wait to watch series 2.i also recommend the books.20 out of 10 thats how good this series is.

  Exceptional TV show - get it now before HBO edits it!

| | See all SiScott's reviews (98)

If you haven't read the books, then you must. They contain a lot more story which can actually help flesh out situations and characters. The TV show can be a bit confusing if you dont know the books as a result.

But HBO has done an astounding job putting this onto TV.

This is the best book adaptation I've ever watched, as it runs so close to the book.

The picture and sound quality on the Blue ray are amazing, and that goes without saying. You get lots of extras.

But I would recommend buying this now (24-06-12) before HBO stops selling the current prints, and re-edits the entire box set and the final episode due to the George Bush situation (google that).

Get it now, before HBO butchers the final episode!

  A superb piece of television

| | See all Danwa9's reviews (3)

I was recommended 'Game Of Thrones' by my dad who is generally right about tv shows. However, I was a bit reluctant as it sounded very different to anything else I usually watch. I bought the bluray after the recommendation but left it gathering dust (some may say more money than sense).

I eventually got round to watching the first 2 episodes and instantly regretted leaving it so long to watch. Literally blown away by a huge storyline, amazing special effects and superb acting. It is definitely hard hitting in places with huge amounts of nudity, violence and gore, but it is all done for a reason...to assist in the development of the story and characters.

I seriously recommend this to anyone who enjoys a well put together TV show. I don't give 5 stars often but wouldn't hesitate here. If you're considering buying, go and do it now. Currently waiting for season 2 as I am not fortunate to have Sky Atlantic (Virgin seriously need to sort the rights to it out ASAP).

  Fantastic show, but a schoolboy box set error from WB/HBO.

| | See all mat562's reviews (1)

A compelling drama, featuring a stellar cast and already shaping up to be one of the most talked-about series in years, Game of Thrones looks stunning, particularly in HD, and sounds even better. Blu-ray buyers should beware, though. The box set is afflicted with a now much-talked-about coding issue (see many film and video-related websites for confirmation) that has many players (apparently Sony and Panasonic ones in particular) bamboozled and refusing to play some or all of the set's discs and others infuriatingly locking up and requiring a restart after the discs are inserted. Something is amiss with the way the data has been coded onto the discs and clearly doesn't sit well with the firmware of a large number of machines in a number of different markets. It's all very galling, since the show itself is stunning and the box set is a beautifully presented package. I'd highly recommend the show to anyone - it's genuinely stunning - but there's a real chance you'll be using some of the same sort of fruity language that crops up occasionally in the series within minutes of opening the Blu-ray box.

  Engrossing, Epic and Stunning.

| | See all LEEGEND's reviews (165)

This has to be one of the best made television series i've seen in sometime. I know that it is based on books and i've never read them, but this series is magnifcient in every sense. The locations look awesome and the whole feel of the story is just so engrossing. It also makes a change of not seeing digitised blood onscreen as in the spartacus series, which is good but not as good as this. Can't wait till season 2 hits. Awesome viewing.

  Engrossing, Epic and Stunning.

| | See all leegend3004's reviews (165)

This has to be one of the best made television series i've seen in sometime. I know that it is based on books and i've never read them, but this series is magnifcient in every sense. The locations look awesome and the whole feel of the story is just so engrossing. It also makes a change of not seeing digitised blood onscreen as in the spartacus series, which is good but not as good as this. Can't wait till season 2 hits. Awesome viewing.

  the best for a long time

| | See all godsg1ft's reviews (8)

it looked dodgy in the adverts but when i finally got round to seeing it i thought WOW,great story, great all round really

  *** Wow , wow and WOW !!!! *****

| | See all stevenpompey's reviews (10)

This really is the best looking, best sounding and most interesting and tv series i have ever seen. The storyline pulls you in and spits you out and plays with your emotions in every episode - even my wife, who cant stand lord of the rings, thinks this is brill - buy it now - if you can afford it !!!!

  Best Blu-ray Tv Series

| | See all charilaos's reviews (3)

I have watched a lot of T.v series and i have to say "Game of Thrones" its one of the best series i ever watched. The actors in these series are great and its one the most expensive t.v series ever filmed. The locations and the costumes are fantastic and the cinematography and music is very very good. For the Blu-ray disc, i have to say its one of the best blu-ray pictures i have ever seen. I can not wait for the second season that starts next month. "War is Coming" and its going to be bloody Epic.