Of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season
(2014/HBO Blu-ray Set)
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B+ Episodes: A
Men Must Die
R.R. Martin's Game
continues to be the best produced show on television with insane
production value, writing, top notch performances, and special
effects that are better than most big budget features that get made
nowadays. The show, adapted from Martin's bestselling series, is
arguably the best show to binge watch in my opinion as this ten
episode series plays out like one big mega movie.
a staple for HBO is their beautiful packaging for their discs and
this release is no exception with nice fold out booklet with
beautiful color photos, inserts and highly collectible packaging.
This network really knows how to produce their work on home video to
the highest caliber of any other company out there.
much happens in this season that is detrimental to our heroes and
villains that it is hard to not give much away. If you have read the
books then you know what is coming but if you haven't then be
prepared to be on the edge of your seat the entire time! It is
adapted primarily from the second half of A
Storm of Swords,
along with elements of A
Feast for Crows and
Dance with Dragons.
King's Landing, guests begin arriving for Joffrey Baratheon and
Margaery Tyrell's wedding, including the vengeful Oberyn Martell.
After Joffrey is poisoned at his wedding by Margaery's grandmother,
Olenna Tyrell, a distraught Cersei Lannister is quick to blame her
younger brother, Tyrion, for the death of her son. Tyrion struggles
to survive these accusations as he is pitted against both his father
and his sister while he is abandoned by all those he once held dear.
The Martells, the ruling family of Dorne, are represented at the
wedding by Prince Oberyn; like the rest of his family and many
others, Oberyn has a deeply personal reason to despise the Lannister
remaining Stark children have all embarked on their separate
journeys, aware that they have no home to return to anymore. Sansa
Stark successfully escapes King's Landing with the help of Petyr
Baelish, only to come into conflict with her jealous aunt, Lysa
Arryn, who mistrusts the relationship between Petyr and Sansa.
Meanwhile, Arya Stark is still heading to the Eyrie, accompanied by
Sandor Clegane, who hopes he will receive payment for delivering her
safely to one of her living relatives. Lastly, Bran Stark,
accompanied by the Reeds and Hodor, continues his mission north of
the Wall trying to find the three-eyed raven he has been dreaming
the Wall, a recently returned Jon Snow tries to warn his leaders
about Mance Rayder's impending attack on the Wall from both sides.
The southern attack is being led by Tormund Giantsbane and Ygritte,
who have recently joined forces with another Wildling tribe: the
Thenns. Also returned to the Wall, Samwell Tarly struggles with his
feelings for the wildling girl, Gilly, and the impact she is having
on the Night's Watch.
Davos Seaworth is ambitiously trying to restore Stannis Baratheon's
army in preparation for its journey to the Wall, while Roose Bolton
enlists his bastard Ramsay Snow, an enslaved Theon Greyjoy, and Locke
to help cement his claim to the North.
the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen continues her conquest of Slaver's
Bay by taking control of the largest city, Meereen. Once Meereen is
claimed, Daenerys decides to stay and learn to rule before making her
return to Westeros. While in Meereen, she deals with the hardships
of ruling, a blooming love interest, and a devastating betrayal.
in stunning 1080p high definition and a gorgeous sounding DTS-HD
Master Audio (MA) lossless track mastered in 5.1 digital surround
sound. This collection is ideal to show off your home entertainment
system for all its worth! No complaints with audio or video on this
release! There are also optional French, Spanish, Castillan, Polish
and Czech language tracks if you are bilingual.
are vast and include these features that span over several discs...
Politics of Power: A Look Back at Season 3
Characters and Locations
of the Seven Kingdoms (Bronn)
the Battle for the Wall
Fallen: A Roundtable
can also find our detailed coverage of the previous seasons on
Blu-ray elsewhere on this site.
in all, this is 2015's first must
release on Blu-ray disc! If you haven't checked out this incredible
show yet then make it a top priority. Especially if you are a fan of
the Fantasy genre! Recommended!
James Harland Lockhart V