Game of Thrones: Season 5 [Blu-ray + Digital HD]

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Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray+Digital HD)

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  1. Obi Wan says:
    153 of 189 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This show is awesome. I swear it by the old gods and the new!, April 28, 2015
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    Obi Wan (Yeah…well…these are just..like…my opinions, man. – The Dude (sort of)) –
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    This review is from: Game of Thrones: Season 5 [Blu-ray + Digital HD] (Blu-ray)
    Season 5 is very good. There’s a new king (because honestly, what’s a GOT season without a new king waiting to be killed by 6 different armies). The power struggles continue between…..well….everyone. While highly entertaining, the whole season does feel like a transition to set up huge changes for season 6.

    Arya Stark continues her journey to Braavos to meet the faceless man, in what is one of the most interesting story arcs of the series.

    Sansa Stark is FINALLY starting to be an interesting character after laboring through 4 seasons of her expecting everything to just turn out well because she’s rich. She’s finally realized that there is a ‘game’ to game of thrones and that she has to play it. (She stinks at playing the game. But at least she’s playing it.) Her fate is left unclear.

    Oh, and there are finally dragons in this show that is supposed to have a lot of dragons. They don’t show up for more than a few seconds until near the end of the season, but when dragons finally show up to do something they do it with a vengeance! It makes the wait for drag action well worth it! And the White Walkers stop being imaginary boogeymen and show up with authority as well.

    Overall the production value of the series continues to be insanely high. The sets, the costumes, the props….they all create a visual image so real that by the end of each episode you feel like you just spent an hour in Westeros. The acting adds so much more on top of that, without a single bad player in the cast. The CGI is flawless and blends naturally with the live action and live sets. It doesn’t look hokey or “updated Star Wars” at all. It’s solid use of CGI, which is a refreshing change.

    I won’t talk about the details about how this season ended, but to call it a cliff hanger is an understatement. Before the credits roll on the final episode you’re already excited fro season 6 to start.

    Blu Ray is the only way to own this series. Regular DVD just doesn’t present the detail that makes this show so phenomenal.

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  2. Da Jester says:
    46 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    **Update** An Emotional Roller Coaster of an Epic Season, June 1, 2015
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    Da Jester (Arkansas) –

    This review is from: Game of Thrones: Season 5 (DVD)
    Yes, I can agree that the start and finish of this season feels strange and even close to disappointing. Sansa’s situation, the underwhelming Dorne side of the story, the build up for Arya finally reaching the House of black and White, others parts involving from book to screen changes….and that season finale..It will rub the wrong way for many fans of the book series and the HBO series. I’m not a devout fan of the book material, and I’ve actually gone out and defended some changes like the Hound’s fate. The season does finally pick up after the 7th episode and each one after pack an emotional punch that feel like you are constantly going up and down on a roller coaster.

    After the supremely negative 6th, out of freaking nowhere, episode 7 and 8 remind you why Game of Thrones is still ONE OF THE BEST TV shows ever conceived. 7 finally pushes the narrative forward with key story elements from the novels Feast for Crows and Dance of Dragons. The 8th episode, titled “Hard Home,” pushes it even more and delivered One of the best episodes of the show’s entirety. Usually it’s the 9th episode of each season that personifies the most shocking and remembered events from the books. I’m not saying HBO changed that method. The 9th had me grinning like a kid on Christmas. However, “Hard Home was the God(s)Send the audience needed for this show. I pre-ordered a Blu-Ray copy of this season immediately after watching it on my small tablet through HBOGO. It was if the TV show runners said “you know what, we’re gonna show this event anyway and remind the audience of what the real threat is.” Yes, this is part of the book to screen changes, but this 100% worked! The final 30 minutes of that “Hard Home” were as close as a Warcraft or Neverwinter Nights fan will ever get to see undead terror in live action format. With amazing CGI effects and stunt action, I’m so glad David Benioff and D.B. Weiss chose to have this epic scene happen. Then episode 10…. I’m not going into detail about it. I’m still trying to wrap my head on what I watched. Not to reveal too much, it’s not a happy end, but more perplexing. Just watch it for yourself.

    Once again, Blu-Ray is the only way to watch this amazing show. I still wished these seasons still included a DVD copy of the season so I can share with my family who still do not have aBlu-Ray player. I’m excited to watch the making of ” Hard Home” and probably any other spectacular scenes of the season. If you looked hard enough, Mastodon fans, you can notice some familiar wildlings. I’m always looking forward to my animated history of Westeros and Essos narrated by the show’s characters as well. Also, and hopefully, there will be some character reasoning or discussion from both George R R Martin and the show creators. I doubt they will go into super detail, BUT SOME FORM OF ANSWERS WOULD BE NICE!
    Here’s hoping the show can recover from the gut punches at the end of this season. Okay, GRRM or HBO, It’s time to give us some closure.

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  3. shinygoodguy says:
    220 of 291 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    HBO being unfair to Streaming GoT Fans, July 5, 2015
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    shinygoodguy (NYC) –

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    OK, I get it. HBO signed a deal with Apple to show GoT on their system. Fine, but it’s been about a month that the last episode aired, why isn’t Season 5 up for sale here at Amazon. I’d much rather pay for watching it on demand than paying cable. At the very least Amazon should let us fans know when it will be available on Instant Video. HBO you have thousands of fans waiting for the release; and Amazon; why post the teaser and not give us the heads up for the release date – you have a legion of fans that are not happy right now. Please pass this message on to the powers that be at HBO, something has got to give.

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