Game of Thrones Season 7 ended a while ago, and with Season 8 being in early production now, HBO recently launched the DVD and Blu-ray home boxset. As usual the the boxset arrives with a bunch of special features on board, and HBO has been teasing the fans with clips of the same on various news sites. Let’s take a look at the compilation. Read on!
The features will have a few History and Lore segments, explaining some of the show’s background. The first one was revealed by Game of Thrones fan site Watchers on the Wall. The feature is about the Lannister song, the Rains of Castamere, and is narrated by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). Watch it below :
Next one came from Westeros.org, a feature about the Dragonpit. The narrators for this one areConleth Hill (Varys) and Anton Lesser (Qyburn). Check it out, below :
Avid Game of Thrones fan, Twitter user @yeahclarke also shared a bit of another History and Lore feature about Prophecies of the Known World. The bit focuses on Maggy the Frog, the one who prophesied the death of Cersei‘s children, and is narrated byJohn Bradley (Samwell Tarly). Check it out, below :
Very interesting that they decided to address Maggy the Frog in S7’s History and Lore considering, as per Lena, Cersei saw Dany as the YAMBQ from Maggy’s prophecy plus how she was killed – by fire, by the hands of Randyll Tarly, who edend up being killed by Dany (YAMBQ?), w/ fire pic.twitter.com/Up90gamD4z
— dragon's daughter (@yeahclarke) December 7, 2017
The other History and Lore features are as follows :
The Citadel: 2:32
Casterly Rock: 1:20
The Golden Company: 2:55
The Hand of the King: 4:01
There are other features floating around. USA Today revealed a clip showcasing the making of those giant Dragon skulls :
PEOPLE revealed a clip which focuses on the Loot Train Attack, complete with interviews from Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), director Matt Shakman, and others :
Another great feature is named ‘Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms‘. The animated feature focuses on Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros, with narrations from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Conleth Hill (Varys), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen). Take a look at a clip from the same :
Lastly, the Verge has published a small feature focusing on the episode ‘Beyond the Wall’, with cast interviews from Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Paul Kaye (Thoros of Myr), showrunner David Benioff, and more. The clip is a part of the, 20-minute feature, “Imagination To Reality Part 1: Inside The Art Department”, which is the first part of a feature which focuses on production designer Deborah Riley and the art department, and behind the scenes of the makings of various sets. Check out the clip at their website, here.
There will be numerous other features, including audio commentaries, a total of 11, and ‘Fire & Steel: Creating the Invasion of Westeros‘ which has interviews of the cast and crew discuss the biggest moments of the season.
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