HBO releases 22 min “You Win or You Die” feature online
By Winter Is Coming on in Media.

HBO has uploaded the full minute “You Win or You Die” video to Youtube, a full two days earlier than it was scheduled to air. The 22 minute special looks back at season one, introduces the major players, and provides some new glimpses of season two. Enjoy!

After watching the video, be sure to hit up our Tumblr, where Ours is the Fury is busily screencapping all the best shots from this promo.


69 Comments

  1. rarara
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    hory shet

  2. Tector
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Season 1 is even better for me the second time through…just so excited!

  3. Adam Wing
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Akk! I just finished reading the Kit Harington interview this popped up when I went back. But I have to go to work! …grumble, grumble…grumble…grumble, watch it on my iphone, grumble grumble…

  4. KaMrAnAhMeD
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Lets trend #TheMostEpicVideoOnYoutube on twitter as this 22 minutes preview

  5. Arthur
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    OMG! 45 seconds into it there is another improvement on Greywind. He is growling with his lips curled up and teeth showing!

    Okay, back to watching…..

  6. Hi-Fi
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    That shot of Doreah looking at Dany’s dragon at 18:50 is so cool. Remember how eager she was to see a dragon in Season 1? Aw.

    And I think I see Rakharo behind her!

  7. Owen Parker
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous looking interview footage, few new shots of season 2 in there too.

    About to watch again!

    Thanks for sharing this WiC and how awesome are HBo for making it freely available.

  8. Arthur
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Half way through it it is an excellent recap of season 1 so far…

  9. Pau Soriano
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Awesome indeed…going fast to link it on facebook :P

  10. Matthew David Bennett
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Nothing has gotten me more excited than this featurette. I’m jumping with joy after seeing all of the actors talk up a show that they’re obviously proud of. They know that people are interested in the process of adaptation from page to screen, and they DELIVERED!

  11. The DarkStar
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Just a lot of the same stuff we’ve seen a million times. They do a good job of recapping and explaining the story for someone who hasn’t seen the show.
    NCW looks great in his suit, and Emelia is stunning.

  12. Pau Soriano
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Matthew David Bennett:
    Nothing has gotten me more excited than this featurette. I’m jumping with joy after seeing all of the actors talk up a show that they’re obviously proud of. They know that people are interested in the process of adaptation from page to screen, and they DELIVERED!

    Well it’s part of their contracts…I’ve seen actors talk as if a movie they just released was the 8th wonder when (even they knew) it was a piece of crap ;)

    PS: Wich is not the case here! I mean, the show is fantastic, but if one of them thought the show was crap, you could not tell…that’s why they are actors ;)

  13. ralia
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    It was great, even though it’s mainly a recap of season 1.

    btw Game of Thrones is losing to Sons of Anarchy:

    http://www.hulu.com/bestinshow?year=2012

  14. Arthur
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    OMG! At around 18:50 that dragon Dany is hand feeding just looks amazing!

  15. Hodor
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Pau Soriano: Well it’s part of their contracts…I’ve seen actors talk as if a movie they just released was the 8th wonder when (even they knew) it was a piece of crap ;)

    PS: Wich is not the case here! I mean, the show is fantastic, but if one of them thought the show was crap, you could not tell…that’s why they are actors ;)

    You can always tell when they REALLY feel it though. There’s paying lip-service to the thing that is making you money, and there’s just sheer enthusiasm for your show, Emilia Clarke is such a good example of this, you can really tell she loves this show and the book series. I also don’t remember ever seeing someone like Jason Momoa turn loads of his Conan interviews into talking about how much he loves GoT. My favourite is on Hitfix where they just ended up calling the interview ‘Conan’s’ Jason Momoa can’t stop talking about ‘Game of Thrones’

  16. Arthur
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Okay, that was awesome…

    It was more like a recap of what happened is season one, there was some new CGI footage shown of both Drogon and Greywind.

    Both the CGI looked top notch IMO. This new season is going to be so epic!

    D&D are so brilliant for bringing this to HBO.

    I have no worries or concerns about CGI anymore.

    I can’t wait to see Direwolves and Dragons on my HD TV!

  17. Macha
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    What a treat! Hearing Peter talk about his Emmy with the theme playing in the background got me a bit teary eyed, my admiration for him knows no bounds.

    And I’m simply blown away by how amazing Drogon and Grey Wind look.

    Now if I could just stop replaying the video again and again and get some work done…

  18. Michael Lanich
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I’m extremely excited to see how they manage to bring additional characters into the show this year whilst keeping the narrative easy to follow. The scary thing in having 20 or so major characters is that either some will feel left out or things will get confusing for people who did not read the books.

    I hope that they figure out a way to give everyone their due screen time and keep things flowing the right way.

  19. KG
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    So …

    … this season is more dangerous?

    Just a feeling I got watching this video.

  20. Virtus
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Not a whole lot of new footage.

  21. Obsidian
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Excellent grabber. That would definitely hook me if I was a newbie.

    Greywind and Dany’s baby look so believable. I know , they’re only brief glimpses , but they’re so promising.

    It’s all very delicious looking.

    Now for a few more character profiles before the day of days ?

  22. James H
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    As long as they cut down on the awkward, over-the-top sexposition, this season will pwn the first. I’m gettin kind of sick of the slow 360 degree pan shots of Dany though. Gettin a little cheesy.

  23. Vanderhook
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Arthur: OMG! 45 seconds into it there is another improvement on Greywind. He is growling with his lips curled up and teeth showing!Okay, back to watching…..

    …You are STILL going on about that incredibly minor detail….? Jeez dude..

  24. Kanga
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Seems it was meant more for potential new viewers than people already watching? But if so, they spoiled all the major plot points of season 1 for people who haven’t gotten into the show yet. ?
    This was nice, but a little underwhelming I thought. I was hoping they’d actually talk about season 2, beyond the generic “It’s going to be dangerous/exciting/awesome.”

  25. bon
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Good, but it’s something like recap of season 1, almoust no sneak peeks about season 2.

  26. Coltaine777
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Kanga:
    Seems it was meant more for potential new viewers than people already watching? But if so, they spoiled all the major plot points of season 1 for people who haven’t gotten into the show yet. ?
    This was nice, but a little underwhelming I thought. I was hoping they’d actually talk about season 2, beyond the generic “It’s going to be dangerous/exciting/awesome.”

    Agree…I expected more season 2 footage myself…at least it’s only 1 more week of waiting ..

  27. andrea
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    that detail shot of GW don´t look like CGI to me.

  28. Fann
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    bon:
    Good, but it’s something like recap of season 1, almoust no sneak peeks about season 2.

    I think this clip is a lead up to the season 1 recap and extras for season 2 on March 25th. I have read all the books and love the HBO series so far and was planning to watch all 10 episodes again before april 1st. however I think the march 25th special will be all i need!

  29. ziko
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    We need some help on hulu for best show of 2012, GoT is losing!

    http://www.hulu.com/bestinshow?year=2012

  30. qwerty
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    disappointingly few new shots of S2. also i don’t know why the production insists on hyping up the blood and gore. it’s terribly condescending. is that truly what draws people to this show? this ain’t true blood.

  31. Arthur
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Vanderhook,

    I just like how the CGI/shot of Greywind keeps improving… Besides that and the new shot of Dany feeding Drogon there is nothing else really new in this 22min clip.

    Its just a very well done recap…

  32. userj
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Who’s kissing at 18:21?

  33. Hollyoak
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Arthur:
    Okay, that was awesome…

    It was more like a recap of what happened is season one, there was some new CGI footage shown of both Drogon and Greywind.

    Both the CGI looked top notch IMO.This new season is going to be so epic!

    D&D are so brilliant for bringing this to HBO.

    I have no worries or concerns about CGI anymore.

    I can’t wait to see Direwolves and Dragons on my HD TV!

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Arthur is not worried about CGI anymore. Raise the banners!

    (Just joking with you Arthur! I enjoy your posts.)
    :)

  34. Anonymous Web User
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Disappointed. Don’t need to see season 1 again after I’ve just watched the whole season on DVD. Stopped watching after 10 minutes hoping for new footage.

    It spoils things for new viewers, and shows mostly stuff seen in other trailers for people who have already watched the show.

  35. darquemode
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I won’t lie, I’m disappointed a little.
    If you remove the trailer which has been out for weeks, I think the credit roll was longer than the Season 2 footage!

    With the BD and DVD sets just being out a month I know I have seen more than my share of Season 1 footage and did not need so much time spent on Season 1….

    That said, I always like the interview snippets and Season 2 looks to be incredible!

  36. blabla
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    the best 22 mins ever!!
    i cannot wait

  37. Valyrian
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    OMG GREYWIND AND DROGON. My fears about CGI direwolves and dragons have just been unceremoniously thrown out the window, now there’s nothing left but crazy, uncontrolled anxiety.

  38. Arthur
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Valyrian,

    Are we discussing the new things revealed in this 22min recap or are you here just to bother me?

  39. Iker Gernika
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Arthur:
    OMG!45 seconds into it there is another improvement on Greywind.He is growling with his lips curled up and teeth showing!

    Okay, back to watching…..

    If you´re happy, we are happy.
    Massive!!!

  40. Arthur
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Iker Gernika,

    Well what else was there that was new?!?

    So what if I was excited that Greywind had fangs. This is the first time we see him in a real growl. Sorry for being excited and commenting about it. That and Drogon were the only significant new footage shown. The rest were the actors talking up season 2. I don’t know how pointing that out suddenly makes me a target for criticism. Maybe some people carry grudges from prior posts? Oh well, I really don’t care.

  41. userj
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous Web User:
    Disappointed.Don’t need to see season 1 again after I’ve just watched the whole season on DVD.Stopped watching after 10 minutes hoping for new footage.
    It spoils things for new viewers, and shows mostly stuff seen in other trailers for people who have already watched the show.

    The coverage fo the new season starts at 16:30, and there is a bit of new footage, some of it just flashes, some of it real clips.

    My favorite part though was just hearing the actors’ enthusiastic thoughts about the show. :)

  42. Pink Dragon
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    How is it that I never noticed Nikolaj isn’t British? (Or if he is, his accent doesn’t show very much.)

    Geez. The smallest details…

  43. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m surprised no one comented on Melisandre making out with Stannis.

  44. Anonymous Web User
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Tyrion Pimpslap: h Stannis.

    Why? The relationship is hinted at in the books numerous times.

  45. Max
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    userj:
    Who’s kissing at 18:21?

    It looks like Osha (Natalia Tena) kissing Theon (Alfie Allen) to me….

  46. Arthur
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Well you can’t make —— babies without a little tender living care =]

  47. saluk
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Pink Dragon:
    How is it that I never noticed Nikolaj isn’t British? (Or if he is, his accent doesn’t show very much.)

    Geez. The smallest details…

    He’s danish actually.

  48. freyar_88
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Jon/Dany may be my least favourite ship EVER, but oh my, Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke would make a bloody great couple.

  49. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    I know that the relationship is hinted at in the books, but I’ve seen so many people who didn’t. This just confirms what many of us already believed. Of the very few glimpses of new footage in the video, this was the most revealing.

  50. TP222
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    omg omg omg omg omg

    I cannot WAIT!

    This is so epic!

  51. Langkard
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Nicely done on the Tumblr pics! I love the shot of Dany feeding Drogon.

  52. Tywin's Bastard
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    That was absolutely fantastic. I think it was the perfect amount of new footage because the premiere is but a week away and there’s no reason to spoil too much with such short a wait.

    The CGI shots look far better than my expectations, which is the biggest thing I take from this. If all the CGI looks as good as this seemed to do (Youtube quality isn’t perfect even in HD) then this show will look better than most movies.

  53. JC
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    So this isn’t about the video above but about the blu-ray and DVD sales figures for Game of Thrones S1. I’m not sure where that 350000 number came from previously but it didn’t make much sense to me, especially because Game of Thrones reportedly had 76% of the sales that Immortals did – and Immortals was on track to be the best-selling disc of 2012 so far (of which 460000 total discs would be a paltry number that’s not even close). Also, the quote from HBO about being the all-time bestselling disc for them ever in first week sales didn’t seem to jive with that either…

    Anyway, from The Numbers:

    For the week ending March 11:
    GOT BLU-RAY SALES: 680000 units / Sales: $29.89 million
    GOT DVD SALES: 517860 units / Sales: $17.60 million
    http://www.the-numbers.com/interactive/newsStory.php?newsID=7129

    =1.2 MILLION DISCS SOLD. That’s a far better number and makes a lot more sense. Also, their sales numbers are awesome! In just the first week alone, they’ve covered the majority of their first season budget. So I think it’s safe to say we’ll definitely see Storm of Swords onscreen and hopefully even get another little budget bump for that season!

  54. hotice
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Our first ever glimpse of Dragonstone @ 17:03 – and the fortress IS constructed in the form of a dragon perching on a cliff. Amazing! I just wonder now if we’ll also see Storm’s End in the show or only Renly’s camp? Winter is coming! PS- can’t remember but do we get to see the castle at Highgarden in Clash of Kings or any of the other books?

  55. Dreamlife
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, this was a nice preview for the upcoming 2nd season. Not much new footage, which is OK by me since I am more interested in the interviews and commentary anyway. I’m so happy for Tyr—Peter and am glad he’s gotten so much recognition. He seems genuinely happy about this project.

  56. Hodor
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    JC:
    So this isn’t about the video above but about the blu-ray and DVD sales figures for Game of Thrones S1. I’m not sure where that 350000 number came from previously but it didn’t make much sense to me, especially because Game of Thrones reportedly had 76% of the sales that Immortals did – and Immortals was on track to be the best-selling disc of 2012 so far (of which 460000 total discs would be a paltry number that’s not even close). Also, the quote from HBO about being the all-time bestselling disc for them ever in first week sales didn’t seem to jive with that either…

    Anyway, from The Numbers:

    For the week ending March 11:
    GOT BLU-RAY SALES: 680000 units / Sales: $29.89 million
    GOT DVD SALES: 517860 units / Sales: $17.60 million
    http://www.the-numbers.com/interactive/newsStory.php?newsID=7129


    =1.2 MILLION DISCS SOLD. That’s a far better number and makes a lot more sense. Also, their sales numbers are awesome! In just the first week alone, they’ve covered the majority of their first season budget. So I think it’s safe to say we’ll definitely see Storm of Swords onscreen and hopefully even get another little budget bump for that season!

    I’d also like to add that they apparently broke even on the series before it ever started airing, the money paid to HBO by foreign networks for the rights to show it are the highest HBO have ever had for a show, it was double what they got per episode of The Sopranos, so I think there’s a very good chance that GoT will go the distance, my only concern is them potentially overtaking the books.

  57. Mimsy
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Everytime I watch the Robb/Greywind scene, I can’t tear my eyes away from Greywind.. no matter how much I want to focus on Robb. I pray we get some awesome Greywind battle footage. I don’t care what they had to pay the CGI company.. this is a total must have!

    How awesome is that Hound helmet?! It’s just so cool. I can just imagine a mountain of a man wearing that in battle coming at me.. I’d turn tail and get the heck out of there! lol

    Margaery looks incredibly devious! It looks like her tv character is going to be an in your face back stabber.. while in the books… she played the innocent “who me” card. I’m thinking I’m going to like this Margaery.. and love to hate her. :)

  58. The Kingslayer
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Anytime I see Cersei’s smug smile I want Tyrion to gave her the 10 minute Joff pimp slap.

  59. Christine Lo
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    so exciteeeeeeeed!!

  60. Mormegil
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    hotice: Our first ever glimpse of Dragonstone @ 17:03 – and the fortress IS constructed in the form of a dragon perching on a cliff. Amazing! I just wonder now if we’ll also see Storm’s End in the show or only Renly’s camp? Winter is coming! PS- can’t remember but do we get to see the castle at Highgarden in Clash of Kings or any of the other books?

    Seems very small to be the actual castle of Dragonstone.

    I would guess the actual Island of Dragonstone is the land in the foreground with the Keep above and behind the camera.

    What’s in the distance is just a rocky island that has a Dragon carved out of it (to guard the approach to Dragonstone itself maybe).

    Just realised that Arya shot at 17:02 is filmed at the Dark Hedges, I thought that would end up being part of the Kings Road.

  61. HERP-DERP
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Ok.. I’ll be the one to say this… WHAT ON EARTH IS WRONG WITH DANY’S MOUTH @ 18:49-18:52???????

  62. poguemahone
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    She’s… smiling?

  63. HERP-DERP
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    who’s crying at 00:37?

  64. Jenish Kachhadia
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    JC,

    Hodor,

    if we believe the-numbers.com then HBO earned about $36 million in first week and that will be more than half of the first season budget. awesome. go HBO go.

  65. Udi
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    Men with curly hair want straight hair
    Men with straight hair want curly hair
    Bald men want everyone else to be blind
    Men waiting for Game of Thrones Season 2 have no bloody hair because they already tore it out in anticipation!!!

  66. purplejilly
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    *mumbles to herself*
    “brotherhood without previews… brotherhood without previews”
    now where’s my Jack Gleeson interview to distract me??

  67. Udi
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    66 comments… Need another 600 to make it perfect! 599 now :)

  68. userj
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    HERP-DERP: Ok.. I’ll be the one to say this… WHAT ON EARTH IS WRONG WITH DANY’S MOUTH @ 18:49-18:52???????

    poguemahone: She’s… smiling?

    Hahahah…. I agree it does look extremely odd! I chalk it up to the fact that we see Dany smile… twice? Three times? In the entire first season?

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