Game of Thrones’ Epic First Season Gets a 4K Ultra HD Release This June

While Game of Thrones is nearing the end of its incredible story, fans (and newcomers) can enjoy the excellent first season of the series in glorious 4K resolution on June 5th. The new Ultra HD release was announced earlier today, which will give all 10 episodes an upgrade, while including all the special features from the previous blu-ray set.

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Relive the warmer days and calmer nights of Westeros when Game of Thrones: Season 1 makes its highly-anticipated debut on 4K Ultra HD optimized for Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range on June 5th from HBO Home Entertainment.  Heralded as an “HBO triumph” (Boston Globe), Season 1 of the visually stunning fantasy epic, described as a “menacing, brutal and complex solid start” (The Guardian), includes all 10 episodes beautifully redone in 4K format to give fans the ultimate clarity and detail on HDR TVs.

A perfect gift for Father’s Day or way to kick off summer break, the 4K Ultra HD format for Game of Thrones: Season 1 comes with eye-catching key art featuring the iconic, all-powerful Iron Throne. With this release, fans and those new to the series alike can now catch more than 600 minutes of one of the most critically acclaimed first seasons of episodic television in striking clarity.

HD Bonus Features Include:

Animated Histories: Learn about the mythology of Westeros as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves.

Anatomy of an Episode – an in-episode experience that explores the creative minds and colossal efforts behind episode six, “A Golden Crown.”

Cast Auditions: Watch rarely-seen footage of the cast auditioning for Game of Thrones

Making Game of Thrones -an exclusive 30-minute feature including never-before-seen footage from the set and interviews from the cast and crew.

Character Profiles – profiles of 15 major characters as described by the actors portraying them.

Creating the Show Open – an inside look at the creation of the Emmy-winning opening title sequence for Game of Thrones.

From the Book to the Screen – executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss along with author George R.R. Martin talk about the challenges of bringing Martin’s epic fantasy novel to life on HBO.

The Night’s Watch – an in-depth look at the unique order of men who patrol and protect the Wall, a 700 foot ice structure that separates the Seven Kingdoms from the darkness beyond.

Creating the Dothraki Language – an insightful glance into the comprehensive language created for the Dothraki people in Game of Thrones.

Audio Commentaries – Seven audio commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Bryan Cogman, Harry Lloyd, Daniel Minahan and Alan Taylor.

A Digital Download code for the ten-episode season in HD.

If you’re working on upgrading your home entertainment collection to the new 4K format, or haven’t started Game of Thrones yet, this is an excellent set to pick up in June.