The details for the upcoming Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season are starting to trickle out now. After a sneak peek from USA Today last week, we have the official release from HBO. In addition, one of our commenters, Andrew, has combed the British Board of Film Classification website and has dug up the listings for the Season 3 audio commentaries. Check those out below, while the official press release can be found after the break.
Episode 21: No commentaries
Episode 22: Natalie Dormer, Jack Gleeson, Vanessa Taylor, Daniel Minahan
Episode 23: David Benioff & DB Weiss
Gemma Jackson & Michele Clapton
Episode 24: Lena Headey, Diana Rigg, Alex Graves
Episode 25: Bryan Cogman, Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Gwendoline Christie
Episode 26: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner
Kit Harington, Rose Leslie, Alik Sakharov
Episode 27: George R. R. Martin & Michelle MacLaren
Episode 28: John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Michelle MacLaren
Episode 29: Richard Madden, Michelle Fairley, David Nutter
Tommy Dunne, Paul Herbert, Dave Forman, C.C. Smiff
Episode 30: Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen, Iwan Rheon
“Epic” – Variety
“A masterpiece in the making” – The Washington Post
GAME OF THRONES®: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Acclaimed Series is Best-Selling TV on BD/DVD Title for Second Consecutive Year
New York, N.Y., November 14, 2013 – Featuring one of the most shocking episodes of all time, the third season of the HBO® series Game of Thrones captured headlines and captivated audiences with its gruesome battles and political intrigue. The season was “bigger than ever” (Entertainment Weekly) – and the most nominated series at the 2013 Emmy® Awards. Bring home a piece of TV history whenGame of Thrones: The Complete Third Season makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray with HBO Select ($79.98), DVD ($59.99) and Digital Download on February 18, 2014. Game of Thrones is consistently the hottest BD/DVD title on the home entertainment charts, with seasons one and two currently ranked as the fastest-selling TV-on-BD releases of all time. The BD and DVD sets are packed with special features that further explore the characters, families and politics that populate the richly drawn world of Westeros.
In Season 3, the battling families of the Seven Kingdoms continue to fight for power as bonds are strained, loyalties are tested and cruel fates are met. The Lannisters barely hold on to power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon, while stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power. Robb Stark, King in the North, faces major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters, and beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen – reunited with her three fast-maturing dragons – attempts to raise an army to sail with her from Essos, in hopes of eventually claiming the Iron Throne for herself.
The Blu-ray with HBO Select and DVD bonus materials in Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season contain multiple featurettes, extended and deleted scenes, and audio commentaries. Additional features on the BD release include interactive guides, illustrated histories, and an extensive feature on the creation of “The Rains of Castamere,” containing nearly two hours of never-before-seen material, as well as new looks at the infamous “Red Wedding.”
Blu-ray with HBO Select – includes all DVD features plus:
Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, the third season of Game of Thrones features returning cast members Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage(Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Conleth Hill (Varys), John Bradley(Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), James Cosmo (Commander Mormont), Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell).
New cast members for Season 3 include: Ciarán Hinds (Mance Rayder), Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell, Emmy®-nominated for her role), Mackenzie Crook (Orell), Clive Russell (Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully), Nathalie Emannuel (Missandei), Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon), Paul Kaye (Thoros of Myr), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed), Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed), Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Philip McGinley (Anguy), Tara Fitzgerald (Selyse Baratheon), Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully), Anton Lesser (Qyburn), Ian McElhinney (Barristan Selmy), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton) and Noah Taylor (Locke). The seriesexecutive producers are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor; produced by Chris Newman, Greg Spence.