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DVDs Set Sales Records

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:


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.


Feb. 26th, 2013 02:34 am (UTC)
The exclusives I'm aware of are...
Target Exclusive Blu-Ray with an extra Blu-Ray disc containing an interview with George RR Martin.
Wal-Mart Exclusive Blu-Ray with an extra Blu-Ray disc containing "Inside the Visual Effects".
Best Buy Exclusive Blu-Ray with alternate Greyjoy or Lannister covers.
Barnes & Noble Blu-Ray or DVD comes with a beige Stark tote bag shrinkwrapped to it.
FYE Blu-Ray or DVD entitles one to a free poster (while supplies last).

I bought both the Target & Wal-Mart Blu-Ray versions because they had the exclusive content, but I'm very disappointed that they weren't also available on DVD. I don't at all like Blu-Ray and am still going to want to buy the DVD down the line, for the larger and nicer box that the DVD's come in. I wish that HBO had had more respect for DVD buyers when they negotiated their deals with Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy.


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