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DVDs Set Sales Records

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Here I am talking about GAME OF THRONES in the Hugos, and I realize that I have forgotten to mention that season two has just been released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Well, yes, it has. It went on sale Tuesday. There was even a Monday midnight madness event in NYC, at the Best Buy at Union Square (which I almost dropped in on, as I was on my way from Boston to DC at the time, but Certain People would not let me off the Acela). They had a direwolf ice sculpture and everything.

And the sets are selling sales records too, I am told. Says so here:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/22/game-of-thrones-dvd-sales-breaking-hbo-records/

HBO has done its usual bang-up job on these. Besides the episodes themselves, there's all kinds of extra goodies: audio commentaries, histories, interviews, round tables, deleted scenes, dragon's eggs. Also, several of the big retailers are offering special sets with exclusive content. The Best Buy sets have heraldic packaging and content no one else has, the Target boxes have stuff exclusive to Target, I think maybe there's some exclusive Amazon stuff too, not sure. (Yes, I can hear the obsessive completists groaning. I feel your pain, guys).

So if you haven't gotten your Blu-Rays yet, go ye forth and haul ye arse.

Comments

sandrella49
Feb. 25th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
another book???
Please, please, please tell me there will be another book after A Dance With Dragons...so many loose ends!!!!!
dieppe
Feb. 25th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: another book???
I can't answer for George, but I believe that there are two books left. How those will look is anybody's guess. BUT, if you want a hint of how they might end up start with "Everybody Dies!" and work backward from there. ;)
noybusiness
Feb. 26th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
Re: another book???
Disaster might always strike, but it's been officially stated for a while now that the next book is "The Winds of Winter" and there will be at least one other after that (working title "A Dream of Spring") - personally I wouldn't be surprised if more than seven turn out to be needed. The description of the paperback version of "A Dance with Dragons" being released October 29 this year says it will include a preview chapter of "The Winds of Winter" at the back, as the previous paperbacks did for the books following them.

There are two sample chapters for "The Winds of Winter" available on GRR Martin's website, if you want to read them. And the Westeros forum has a subforum with threads summarizing sample chapters that GRR has read to audiences but that aren't available as web pages.

I can't include links without my comment getting caught in the journal's spam filter, but you can find links to all three places on the "The Winds of Winter" entry of A Wiki of Ice and Fire, which itself is easy to find by Googling.

Edited at 2013-02-28 01:35 pm (UTC)
stephen1985
Feb. 26th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
Re: another book???
Don't worry...there are two books planned that we know of. Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, although it is a possibility that George could add another book (of that I do not know for sure). Either way, Mr. Martin has his work cut out for him as the first five were story telling masterpieces. From what I hear, the next book is supposed to be pretty massive. He is working on it, and in due time we'll see more of the story unfold.
werthead
Feb. 26th, 2013 11:11 am (UTC)
Re: another book???
Yes, George is writing Book 6, which will be called THE WINDS OF WINTER. I'm sure when it's done, he'll let us know about it :)

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