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HBO Press Release: Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season


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#1 of 8 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 05 2011 - 06:54 AM


 

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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted December 05 2011 - 11:27 PM

This is, of course, an outstanding series, and one worthy of blu-ray. But it's hard not to fault HBO for yet another ridiculously overpriced set. Since the dawn of TV-on-DVD, HBO series have been priced much, much higher than other shows, which is even more inappropriate when you consider than a typical HBO season has less than half the number of episodes of a show on a network.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted December 06 2011 - 12:33 AM



Originally Posted by Sam Favate 

This is, of course, an outstanding series, and one worthy of blu-ray. But it's hard not to fault HBO for yet another ridiculously overpriced set. Since the dawn of TV-on-DVD, HBO series have been priced much, much higher than other shows, which is even more inappropriate when you consider than a typical HBO season has less than half the number of episodes of a show on a network.


Yes they are more expensive than a regular show, but they are more like a huge miniseries.  Rome, Band of Brothers, Pacific, all are titles I gladly spent money on and the production values are more than a standard series.  I will be putting this on the top of my list.




#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted March 07 2012 - 07:42 AM

Now that the blu-ray is here, I stand by my comments in post 2. Five discs for 10 episodes? That's a bit much, and I can fit three seasons of Mad Men on my shelf for the space GoT will occupy. Don't get me wrong, no one puts out more quality shows than HBO, but their home video releases seem stuck in 2001.

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Randy Korstick

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Posted March 07 2012 - 09:50 AM

1st your point of them being higher than other TV shows is definately true and valid. But on HBO's side I think that since the production costs and values of two of their episodes are roughly the cost of a movie they view this as five movies which would have a retail price of $19.99 each and thats where they derive their prices. Rome, Deadwood, Band of Brothers and others at that time were $89.99-$99.99 a season for regular DVD so they have dropped since 5-6 years ago.
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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   CrashGordon

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Posted March 08 2012 - 05:18 AM

Ten episodes plus other features for $34.99 on blu ray from amazon. I have it and it is worth every penny The video and audio are exquisite.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 22 2012 - 05:42 AM

Absolutely brilliant show and first rate box set. Finished S1 last night and promptly bought all 5 books ok Kindle. It's amazing how faithful they are to the source material!

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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted March 22 2012 - 06:58 AM

Absolutely brilliant show and first rate box set. Finished S1 last night and promptly bought all 5 books ok Kindle. It's amazing how faithful they are to the source material!

I read the first book roughly in parallel with Season 1 last year. Typically I would watch an episode and then read until the book began to vary. The first six episodes of Season 1 track remarkably well. After that the sequences change a little between the series and the book, in terms of placement but not content. Overall, the level of fidelity to the book in Season 1 is extraordinary. I plan to take the same approach to Season 2 (although this time I will be re-reading A Clash of Kings vs. a first read through.) - Walter.
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