Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Season 4

DVD - 2015
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As the season begins, encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters' hold on the Iron Throne remains intact. But can they survive their own egos as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east?
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Home Box Office, Inc., [2015]
Characteristics: 5 DVDs (approximately 545 min.) : video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Benioff, David
Weiss, D. B.
Caulfield, Bernadette
Doelger, Frank
Strauss, Carolyn
Martin, George R. R.
Casady, Guymon
Gerardis, Vince
Taylor, Vanessa 1978-
Newman, Chris 1955-
Spence, Greg (Television producer)
Cogman, Bryan
Minahan, Daniel
Graves, Alex
Sakharov, Alik 1959-
MacLaren, Michelle 1965-
Nutter, David 1960-
Freeman, Jonathan
Jensen, Matthew (Director of photography)
Haellmigk, Anette
Katznelson, David
Seager, Chris
McLachlan, Robert
Djawadi, Ramin
Parker, Frances (Fran), - Film editor
Weiland, Katie - Film editor
Ottey, Oral Norrie - Film editor
Clapton, Michele - Costume designer
Jackson, Gemma 1951-
Dinklage, Peter - Actor
Coster-Waldau, Nikolaj 1970-- Actor
Headey, Lena - Actor
Clarke, Emilia - Actor
Harington, Kit 1986-- Actor
Madden, Richard 1986-- Actor
Glen, Iain 1961-- Actor
Fairley, Michelle - Actor
Gillen, Aidan 1968-- Actor
Dance, Charles - Actor
Cunningham, Liam - Actor
Dillane, Stephen - Actor
Houten, Carice van 1976-- Actor
Dormer, Natalie 1982-- Actor
Bradley, John 1988-- Actor
Hempstead-Wright, Isaac 1999-- Actor
Gleeson, Jack - Actor
Turner, Sophie 1996-- Actor
Allen, Alfie 1986-- Actor
Chaplin, Oona 1986-- Actor
Dempsie, Joseph 1987-- Actor
Kekilli, Sibel 1980-- Actor
McCann, Rory 1969-- Actor
Leslie, Rose 1987-- Actor
Cosmo, James - Actor
Flynn, Jerome 1963-- Actor
Williams, Maisie 1997-- Actor
Hill, Conleth 1964-- Actor
Christie, Gwendoline 1978-- Actor
Rheon, Iwan 1985-- Actor
Rigg, Diana - Actor
Skrein, Ed 1983-- Actor
Hinds, Ciar℗♭¿�n 1953-- Actor
Martin, George R. R. Song of ice and fire.
HBO Entertainment (Firm)
Television 360 (Firm)
Startling Television (Firm)
Bighead Littlehead (Firm)
Home Box Office (Firm) - Publisher
HBO Home Entertainment (Firm) - Publisher
Warner Home Video (Firm)


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Oct 03, 2016

Sexual Content: Extremely explicit and prolonged scenes of sex, rape, orgies and homosexual acts. Nudity includes full frontal (M & F) buttox and breasts shown close up and graphically.

Oct 03, 2016

Violence: Extreme, frequent, bloody and gory. Slashing, stabbing, murder, throat slit, guts, and blood spilling out, gushing or spraying in geysers. Battles are extremely violent with heads being smashed, people cut up and shot with arrows. A scene in episode 8 includes a man pressing another man's eyes until his head explodes spraying chunks of brain, skull, skin and tissue.

Oct 03, 2016

Coarse Language: "fuck, shit, bitch, cunt and cock" used frequently


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Oct 11, 2016

Five stars for the series and Season 4. But the DVDs are terrible. There are three tiers of menus on the DVD set and they don't work very well. I find the DVDs skip quite a bit and they are not scratched. They look virtually new. Also, there's a significant part of Season 4 spoken in the fake Dothraki language, but there are no subtitles for this. If you want the subtitles, i.e. translations, you have to put subtitles on for EVERYTHING. So then you're stuck with subtitles for all the English parts too. I don't know who thought that up, but it's ridiculous. In the digital copies I have the Dothraki parts are subtitled on the screen, low on the screen too so it doesn't interfere with the film. Do yourself a favor and splurge for the digital copies. The DVDs are a waste of money and time. Besides, I think I've played episode 1, aka "The Chicken Episode" about 50 times since I bought it. It's one of my favorite episodes.

Oct 01, 2016

Mind-fucking-blowing. This epic season of Game of Thrones was powerful and intense with incredible acting, story, script, action, cinematography, soundtrack and plot. Best season so far? Without a doubt. In fact, this may be the best season of ANY show I have ever seen. Every episode in this season was just amazing, full to the brim with treachery, betrayers, battle, bastards and incest, and plot twists. Every scene was of importance. The writing quality as usual was perfection. The cast as usual was perfection. The directing was impeccable. Thrones is surprising us with it's quality and will continue to surprise us with it's UNBEATABLE quality. I cannot express how much this show (particularly this season) has impacted me. My mind has once again been blown and I am truly at a loss for words. If you think season 1-3 was amazing, folks, you are in for a real treat.In overall terms, it may be the strongest season to date. Previous seasons built slowly to massive 'Episode Nine' moments with an extended coda afterwards, but Season 4 features some massive moments and confrontations throughout its run. The Battle for the Wall in episode nine is indeed amazing and may be the best episode of the season, but there are other moments through the season which come close to rivalling it (the "Purple Wedding", Tyrion's trial and resulting duel and multiple moments in the finale). It's certainly a more compelling season than the preceding two, with more substantial moments of plot and character development in early episodes rather than just a lot of slow-building set-up.

Performances are, as usual, superb. The newcomer of note this season is Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn Martell, who brings all the deadly grace, measured debauchery, confident swagger and resolute vengeance of the book character to the screen. Other newcomers are less impressive, although this is more down to the writing than performances: the decision to reduce Mace Tyrell to a bumbling oaf only worth comic relief as Tywin ignores him is implausible given how badly reliant Tywin is on Mace's army and support. Peter Dinklage, Charles Dance, Conleth Hill and Rory McCann continue to provide superlative performances, and as usual Aidan Gillen's acting is just beautiful to watch. If there is a word to describe this season I would say it is stunning. Just everything about it is a example of what you want to do in television. I cannot be happy enough. When you play a game of thrones, you win or you die, there is no middle ground.If you haven't yet seen this series, don't hesitate. Don't think. Just do it. It's seriously compelling and you'll shortly find out why the world has gone mad for Martin.


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