Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Season 3

DVD - 2014
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From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HBO Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD TV SERIES GAM
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (approximately 555 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda


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Oct 11, 2016

Five stars for the series and Season 3. 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 lot of Season 3 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. "The Red Wedding" is episode 9. It's pretty graphic, but you won't understand the motivations and karma slaps from seasons 4 through 6 unless you actually watch it.

Sep 13, 2016

Game of Thrones season 3 was a heart wrenching, tearful, and powerful experience. I've never experienced so much of a emotional impact as I did during episode 9 "The Rains of Castamere" which features the famous "Red Wedding" scene. I couldn't sleep for days, the events just replaying in my mind. So many great episode, moments, scenes, and sequences happen in this season. The soundtrack was incredible, and the story moved along at breakneck speed and contained some HUGE game changers. The acting was as always, superb. However, this time I think the power performance goes to Robb and Catelyn Stark's performance.
It is almost impossible to write a review that does not give too much away, but I will be as general as possible with the description so as not to give away major spoilers.

The series of course is based on the series of books by George R.R. Martin. If you have not read the books or seen the prior two seasons you cannot really jump into season three because there is just too much going on to pick it up in the middle. There are a lot of characters and story lines that jump back and forth, so you really do have to pay attention to figure out who is who and what side everyone is on. Each season is essentially a mini-series that follows the events of one book. It is spread out throughout 10 episodes and the story keeps building upon itself.

If you are new to the series or looking at this because you have heard of it and are wondering what it is all about, you need to know that the show is very violent and has a lot of sexual content. So if that is the kind of thing you do not want to watch then this is not the show for you. It is set in a medieval fantasy world and involves a war to rule a kingdom. While there are some truly evil characters, most have some shades of gray to them so they are not really all good or all bad. And this is definitely a story where no character, no matter how central to the story is safe.

This season sees Daenerys Targaryen amassing an army to try to take back the throne, and on the surface it looks like she is the best equipped to do so. Tywin Lannister; fresh off saving the day at the end of last season begins to show how much power he really has and while this means Tyrion, the only "good" member of the family is brought to heel somewhat, you do get see Joffrey put in his place to some extent. The threat of the White Walkers continues, but we only continue to see them sporadically at this point just as has been the case in the first two seasons. The Wildlings who Jon Snow encountered at the end of last season also have a much larger role in the third season. In all there are about 5 ongoing story lines including those of Arya, Bran and Jamie Lannister. I think they did a good job given all the stories as close to equal time as possible, even though some episodes gave more weight to one or two from time to time.

The high point of the season, not only in terms of the shocking nature of it but what it does to set the stage going forward is the "red wedding." It is so pivotal to the series that there is about an hour long bonus feature devoted solely to that episode that contrasts it with how it played out in the book, and really broke down how they made it work for the show.
I can't even begin to describe my love for this television series. All I can say is it is literally a huge part of my life. This third season is the best HBO has thrown at us yet because of it's impeccable acting, superb acting, beautiful soundtrack, and like always, a INCREDIBLE story. Not to mention some of the scenes played with my emotions like nothing else has before. 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.

Aug 16, 2015

Well, I keep watching them for the superb acting and plot, but I'm constantly put off by the pornography! Why does HBO have to include it. I keep thinking about children and teens who watch the series and think this is normal, who think women enjoy being whores and sex slaves. Now they can watch Sesame Street first as HBO has just bought it from PBS. Then they can graduate to pornography on HBO dramas. No wonder there are so many rapes on college campuses. OK, I'm ranting.

Nov 21, 2014

I read all the books, loved them, and the DVD series are really good too, awesome acting,

Jan 10, 2014

The best season yet. I sweated like crazy during the red wedding. This next part is well worth the wait to all true GoT fans. Beautiful new scenary and great new characters.Don'tcha just hate Joffrey that imbred sandwhich?

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