Game of Thrones(2011)
Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.
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These are the two main ingredients of Season Seven, and what makes it rather outstanding. You will see what a combination of fierce Dothraki cavalry and Dragons can do to well-organised and well-equipped Lannister army and how the same Dragons take on the White Walkers and their King who prove to be a much more difficult proposition.
The main characters are their usual selves. Power hungry, traitorous and murderous Cersei will stop at nothing, not even at turning against her beloved brother, in her fight to the bitter end in order to keep the throne. Handsome Jaime desperately seeks to do the “honourable thing” and is once again defeated. Jon Snow pleads with Daenerys to enlist her help against the Army of the Dead which continues its unstoppable march towards the south. Tyrion desperately plays the go-between and puts himself at risk in his attempts to unite all parties against the inexorable coming threat. Meanwhile, in Winterfell, the two Stark sisters are left to cope and deal with the insidious and perfidious Littlefinger.
Five stars, largely thanks to the Dragons and the White Walkers who bring some terrific (and terrifying) action into the Season.
Having received this dvd from the Amazon marketplace seller (super fast posting to me - thank you seller) I want to clarify about this DVD edition as there seems to be several different reviews each telling differing accounts of how many discs and how many episodes on each disc etc.
This DVD which I received from the marketplace seller is a genuine dvd boxset (and I have to admit that I was hesitant about ordering in the first place as I was unsure if this was the genuine article as it is currently selling for around thirteen quid, including the postage, but I ordered it nevertheless thinking that Amazon would help me out if this turned out not to be a genuine dvd) containing FIVE discs. The first three discs follow all previous GOT boxset in that each disc contains TWO episodes per disc and each episode has an accompanying audio commentary. Episodes 1 and 2 are over fifty minutes long and episodes 3 and 4 are a little less than fifty minutes each. Episode 5 is over fifty minutes and episode 6 is over an hour long. Episode 7 (which is contained on disc four) is also over an hour long and is the concluding episode of this seven episode, season seven. Disc four also has an audio commentary for episode seven and also contains over ninety minutes of bonus material exploring how the production crew created season seven. Disc five is a bonus dvd featuring an animated feature (which I've not watched yet so can't comment on the worthiness of its inclusion) which supposedly gives us the background story of pre-GOT era.
Finally, the plastic box is more flimsy than the other GOT's boxset which I own and maybe that's part of why this edition is somewhat cheaper? The outer cardboard sleeve is as sturdy as other GOT's boxset and the advertising on Amazon claims that the dvd's are multi-region but I'm unable to confirm this as it is not stated on the boxset itself. The discs all play fine on my region 2 dvd player.
Hope this helps to clarify for those of you who are considering purchasing this particular dvd release of season seven. And as for reviewing Season Seven itself - it's already been said in the other reviews - it is stunning - yet another absolutely fantastic offering from HBO and another worthy season in the GOT saga! And now I am of course desperate for Season Eight!