Game of Thrones Season 4 Box Set Sales Breaks Records

By Ani Bundel on

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Game of Thrones continues to smash records left and right. Last time it was for pirating Season 4 episodes. This time it’s for owning Season 4 legitimately. According to OfficialCharts.com, the first week sales of the Season 4 DVD in the UK is the largest in over a decade.

Shifting over 157,000 copies this week, the box set has outdone its predecessor Game Of Thrones – The Compete Third Season’s first week count by over 7,000 copies, becoming the fastest-selling chart-topping TV box set since 2004.

More on Game of Thrones DVD sales below.

Alfie Allen talks Season 5 and Theon’s private parts

By Cameron White on

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Alfie Allen is also ready to open up a bit about playing Theon Greyjoy, then Reek, then Reek pretending to be Theon Greyjoy. He also talks with Digital Trends about Theon’s, erm, “penis power”, filming in Belfast, and teases Season 5 something fierce…

Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD Extras reviewed

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Season 4 of Game of Thrones came out on DVD/Bluray this past week, bringing along with it behind the scenes extras, histories and lore, and a documentary special on Episode 9, “The Watchers on the Wall”. But being the costume geek on staff,  I had to go and get the version that Target was selling, because it comes with a bonus disc: Silk, Leather, & Chain Mail: The Costumes of Season 4.

Am I ever glad I did too. This deep dive into the costumes doesn’t just go inside the Purple Wedding (though it does spend a goodly amount of time there, discussing not only the wedding, but the Lannisters, the Tyrells and Oberyn Martell.) We also travel across the Narrow Sea and discuss Dany’s evolving silver and blue outfits, up to The Wall, and get a look at both the Night’s Watch and the different Wildling tribes, plus stopovers with Stannis, Braavos, the Boltons, the White Walkers and a discussion of (what the producers admit they even call) Dark Sansa.

The full special is below, plus discussion of the other features…

WiC Weekly: February 15th-21st

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It’s Sunday, so it must be time for our WiC Weekly round up of posts. If you missed anything, fear not. Here are our top posts for the week.

 

  More below!

Maisie Williams twitches, Jason Momoa talks to fishes in new films

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Higher and higher rise the profiles of the Game of Thrones cast, and today brought us two new film projects featuring actors who portray fan-favorite characters in the show.

First up: fresh from tackling the issue of cyberbullying on Channel 4 in the UK, Maisie Williams will soon be appearing in The Falling, a psychological drama by English filmmaker Carol Morley. The film is set in 1969 at an all-girl’s boarding school and is centered around Maisie’s character Lydia as she tries to convince the school’s administration to deal with a fainting and twitching spell that quickly spreads throughout the campus.

Check out the eerie, atmospheric trailer after the jump, and find out what Khal Drogo is up to, as well…

Game of Thrones’ cast talks about the show’s past, future, and spoilers

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With the world premiere of Season 5 announced, and the Season 4 DVD push in full swing, the cast of Game of Thrones is kicking their promotional appearances into high gear. Over at IGN, they’ve run a couple of videos of the cast looking back at the previous show installments and ask them who they’re missing the most from Seasons 1-4. In the second video, they ask them to look ahead to Season 5, as the show leaves the books behind and strikes out on it’s own into spoiler free territory. The cast interviewed are Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen, Liam Cunningham, Catrice Van Houten, and Nathalie Emmanuel.

As a bonus, we also have a video of how our cast feels about those who share spoilers across time zones, and before the show airs on SkyTV, which is on a 24 hour delay from the US airings on HBO.

Check out everything the cast had to say, below!

Eight possible surprise deaths in Season 5 of Game of Thrones

By Scott Andrews on

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Season 5 is less than two months away, and it feels like everyone involved with the show is teasing us about what happens. Kit Harrington talked about “huge set pieces” and said one scene took a month to film. John Bradley said fans will feel “double-crossed.” Emilia Clarke promised Youtube reaction vids. Now George Martin is taking his turn, warning us about surprising deaths:

“People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. So everybody better be on their toes. David and D.B. are even bloodier than I am.”

Who could be next to lose the Game? Many candidates stand out as potential victims. Read on to find out which characters we think are most likely to see their final days on Westeros in Season 5….

FATAL SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK

Game of Thrones Season 5 to premiere at Tower of London

By Cameron White on

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April 12th looms ever closer, bringing with it the television premiere of the fifth season of Game of Thrones. But the world premiere of the new season will take place a month earlier, and in a new location. Sky TV, who partner with HBO to bring premium U.S. television content to the U.K., has revealed that the show’s world premiere will take place at the Tower of London.

More details after the jump.

The Great Houses of Game of Thrones

By Rowan Kaiser on

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As part of our preparation for Season 5, Winter Is Coming has put together a set of profiles of the Great Houses of Westeros…and a few others worth paying attention to. Check it out to get excited about Season 5, and re-acquainted with the events and people of the first few seasons.

We’ve got their Lords, heirs, words, profiles, actions on the show, recent history, and lists of who’s alive and who’s dead!

Check out the list after the jump, or just start right away with House Stark

Get a Look at Game of Thrones Toys from Toy Fair 2015

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Toy Fair 2015 was this past weekend, and Game of Thrones was well represented. An anonymous reader was kind enough to get up close and see what was on offer.

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Many of these we’ve seen the prototypes of, from Dark horse.But this is our first look at them in the wild, so to speak.

We’ve got more pictures below, plus a special surprise, ah, character we didn’t know had a doll.

Indira Varma reveals Sand Snake Details

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Indira Varma only joined the cast of Game of Thrones a year ago, as part of the advance party for the upcoming Dornish invasion this season. Though she and Pedro Pascal didn’t have all that much screen time in the grand scheme of things, their performances stood out in a season full of great ones.

See what Varma had to say about her role and the Dornish storyline below!

Check out Game of Thrones Season 4 storyboards

By Ani Bundel on

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Making Game of Thrones may be done leaking filming tidbits for the season, but that just means more posts for behind-the-scenes details. Their post this week is in conjunction with the Season 4 DVD release. Will Simpson, the comic book artist who does the drawings for Game of Thrones storyboards, and has since the first season, has a short video they’ve posted on this crucial step in bringing Season 4 to life.

The video, plus a couple of storyboard images, below.



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