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Game of Thrones: Season 1: Blu Ray Review

Game of Thrones Season 1 - Blu Ray Review

Cast: Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Mark Addy, Lena Headey

Released by Warner Home Video
Rating: M

Quite simply, if you're a fan of fantasy TV and the genre in general, you need to own this 10 part HBO serial.

The medieval fantasy serial is based on a series of books by George R R Martin (which I confess I've not read) and has snagged a slew of awards and critical acclaim since its launch last year.

It's based on the plights of several families in a world where scheming and slaughter are the way of the world and the families of Seven Kingdoms are locked in battle for The Iron Throne.

But it's much more than that - it's also about betrayal, greed, sex, consquest and honour as well as a whole heap of duplicity.

This initially slow burning drama is compelling stuff right from the get go as it follows different lives and different paths which intersect in violence, fighting and pursual of birth rights. But it's also so well acted that you can't help but drawn into the rich tapestry of story telling - you care about all the characters and their plights - and story threads are given time to breathe as well as sown for future seasons.

With an absolute wealth of additional content which expands the experience, Game of Thrones is simply the TV series of the year which any self respecting fan of fantasy or bloody good TV drama really needs to own.

Simply unmissable and extremely high quality entertainment to engross yourself in.

Extras: Guide to the world, the making of, creating the worlds, character profiles, commentaries - an exemplary bunch of extras from a release which clearly cares about its fans.

Rating: 9/10