?They come out on March 6th, 2012. The DVD set will be $59.99 and the Blu-ray set will be $79.99, which is expensive, but normal for HBO shows. The release date implies season 2 of Game of Thrones will begin in April 2012. The package cover is just that promo shot of Sean Bean on the Iron Throne. The extras include (all courtesy of Entertainment Weekly):
? Complete Guide to Westeros — An interactive compendium of the noble houses and lands featured in season one.
? 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 & D.B. Weiss, and 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, and more.
The Blu-ray exclusive extras include:
? Blu-ray Complete Guide to Westeros — An interactive compendium of the noble houses and lands featured in
season one, PLUS 24 exclusive histories of the Seven Kingdoms as told by
the characters themselves.
? In-Episode Guide — In-feature resource that provides background information about
on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories while each
? Anatomy of an Episode — An in-episode experience that explores the creative minds and colossal efforts behind episode six, ‘A Golden Crown.’
? Hidden Dragon Eggs — Find the hidden dragon eggs to uncover even more never-before-scene content.
So I don’t feel like I’m purloining EW‘s entire article, I should tell you that they have exclusive screencaps from the menus and some of the extras, which look outstanding, and a video clip from on the the extras as well. Definitely worth checking out. I’ll be here, circling March 6th in my 2012 calendar with a large pen. (Via Westeros)