LOL... Can you imagine buying this thinking its complete,then spending months reading them only to find there's more to (potentially never) come??! Seriously though, I doubt anyone would buy this set without knowing the saga of the final book(s)...!
£20 if you only want seasons 1-7.
This is a good point, people new to the series seeing this deal might think this is a finished series. Probably worth editing "complete" out of the deal title?
Every boxset of books we have ever bought. No matter how carefully you read a paperback and esnure you dont bend the spine they are no longer compact enough to fit back into the box. My mother had a gorgeous Lord of the Rings set when I was a child and the hobbit book couldnt fit in the box any more, shame.
It used to take 6/7 eps to get absolutely anywhere in GoT if travelling, whereas during S7/8 I swear to God they were just teleporting round the map at will!!! :D :p
Then don't watch a video. There are endless discussions and articles and podcasts about this topic because it happened two years ago. People who expect others to do the job of informing them when they could easily inform themselves are usually not worth bothering with.
Perhaps they don't have 35 minutes spare to mindlessly consume someone else's video, and thought a discussion here might be more interesting and informative? "Go on YouTube" isn't the answer to every question in life, you know.
Should of been the other way around with the ass being the ending seasons. Such a shame i loved this show for years it was something to look forward to... how can you go so wrong??? Unbelievable!
Ohhh, i wrote that message at around 1am so i missed it. Thanks
It was yesterday's deal of the day.
I hadn't heard of stormlight. Looks interesting though so il give it a go one day. (y)
I am subscribed to audible, coming up as £23.62 for me :(
I'm a cheap skate and just listen to fan made audio books from Spotify, a lot of them are high quality and well made. Can't complain if its free and there's usually loads of variations to choose from especially with popular franchises like GoT or Lord of Rings ect.
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No and the reason being, I've no interest in finding it cheaper. As I said I tried reading it once, hated it and even at 99p (IMHO) it's too much. I honestly wouldn't try reading it again if it was free.
Couldn't agree more (y)
He doesn't have to. He's already stated why 99p is not a deal (let alone a hot one) for him. Any voting should take into account not just the price, but perceived quality of the item as well.
Unfortunately, he's been repeatedly against this idea. And hates fan fiction. However, given that he now has research "helpers", I can see that the huge amounts of money at stake might sway any future estate or trust into finishing the story. Thanks for the audiobook tip. Just picked that one up for three quid!
This is a touch (big touch) steep. Game of Thrones: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] £76.50 Amazon... At least the 4k online variant for digital for this price, and I still wouldn't purchase. If however, I hadn't watched the GOT series then perhaps maybe, just maybe, I would bite. Yet, there are noticeable visual quality differences as audio quality, on 4K disc over digital right ... The 4K disc would likely be superior in visual and audio quality over - lets imagine a 4K GOT digital. While the Blu-Ray GOT may be of similar quality to a 4K digital, yet the disc version should carry better audio quality. So, this HD GOT digital is a hard sell for anyone with some basic format knowledge. Oh wait, and you have to buy separately a season pass for GOT series 8 (pirate) How much does that drive up the cost for this HD GOT digital version to encompass the complete series i wonder.
If spending £70, I’d want the physical media and at least HD. I’ll wait until it’s sub £30.
Still over £10 cheaper than the SD DVDs mind (y)
£70 and its only HD!
Twitter thinks there is a tenuous link that implies season 8 is going to be re-filmed!. Also second worst series ending behind Lost in a recent vote and worst overall in male voters! You think that you would need all eight series unless the journey is more important than the destination. Currently re watching the whole thing hoping it all make more sense.
The Best Game of Thrones Deals
Game of Thrones is a TV series produced by the American company HBO. The series started in 2009 and is now about to air its last season: the eighth. Already established a massive fan base, this fantasy epic has been capturing the world's TV viewers and it seems like it won't slow down in the near future.
There are a number of products related to Game of Thrones and shopping these items smartly might be difficult. This buyer's guide will give you tips on how to shop Game of Thrones DVDs, books and games.
World's Famous Novels and Fantasy Series: Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones derives from the books titled “A Song of Ice and Fire”, the series of fantasy novels written by George R.R. Martin and published by Bantam Books in 1996. The full saga was completed in three books and in well over 2,000 pages. Not too long after Martin's series formed a huge fan group that is almost like a cult. Several sequels followed: “A Feast for Crows” in 2005, then “A Dance with Dragons” in 2011, with the promise of further instalments in the near future.
However, there is more. In 2006, David Benioff wanted to create a TV adaptation of Martin's saga. After a five-hour meeting with George Martin, Benioff and his partner D.B. Weiss proposed the series to the American television network HBO. Impressed by the scope of the production and the capturing storyline filled with action, romance and betrayal, HBO began producing the first season later that year.
The first episode of Game of Thrones was aired in 2009. Despite cost overruns and missed deadlines that made the project uncertain, the series quickly hooked the audience once released. Soon, Game of Thrones' production team decided to spend over $10 million per episode in order to create spectacles that were only seen in big budget fantasy movies.
Started out with a relatively moderate casting, these previously little-known American and British actors now became huge celebrities. Martin was included in every stage of the production from writing scripts to working on future adventures in the Westeros saga. As the complexity of the characters grew, an individual writer was assigned to each major protagonist in order to ensure the consistency and plausibility of the character development. No television show was ever created with this level of detail.
Since 2011, a new season has been produced every year and as of 2017, seven seasons were completed and aired, totalling up to 70 episodes, each of which is an hour long. And the series will conclude with its eighth season that is scheduled to premier in 2019.
What is Game of Thrones About
The main topic the whole series is revolving around is the struggle for control over Westeros. Despite its introduction of a continent in the East called Essos, the main battles center around the control of Westeros.
Westeros is a huge continent that stretches over 3,000 miles and includes deserts, mountains, plains and a complicated political map. It consists of several states; for example, Dorne in the South and Winterfell in the North; and there are also lands beyond Winterfell that are separated from the rest of the continent by a wall.
The story unfolds with numerous families contending for Westeros. An important thing to note about the way politics works in the GoT world is that marriages are just as important as military battles. This aspect adds romance, filial rivalry, fratricide and plenty of tension between parents and children to the storyline.
Key Characters of Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones features several families that battle for dominance over Westeros. The main families that you need to know about are as follows:
The Stark Family — Residing in Winterfell and one of the Great Houses of Westeros, the Stark family boasts an 8,000 year-old lineage. Its kingdom was previously contested by the House of Bolton, but under King Jon Snow, the Starks defeats their life-long enemies at the Battle of the Bastards and becomes the dominant northern force.
The Lannister Family — The Lannister clan resides in Casterly Rock and is also one of the Great Houses of Westeros. The Lannisters rule the Westerlands and the Crownlands and are the the current Royal House of Westeros. The family has a complicated past of the three children of Joanna of Lannister, Cersei, Jaime and the dwarf Tyrion, jostling for power.
The Targaryen Family — Recently deposed from Westeros' dominant force, the Targaryens live in Dragonstone, an island off the western coast, and they are in constant war with the Lannisters that they see as usurpers of their throne.
There are numerous sub-groups and allies of the main protagonists, as well as the families. There are also some key characters that are important to know to understand the overall narrative and those are as follows:
Tyrion Lannister — Played by Peter Dinklage, Tyrion was born a dwarf. His mother dies bearing him and thus he is cursed by his father. Known for his deviousness and intelligence, Tyrion devises revenge on the Starks and turns against his brother, Jaime, and sister, Cersei in pursuit of power.
Jaime Lannister — Played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Jaime is the twin brother and lover of Cersei Lannister. He is known for his sensitivity and conscience and stays loyal to both of his siblings, despite their plotting.
Cersei Lannister — Played by Lena Headey, Cersei is one of the most ruthless characters in the Game of Thrones and eventually seizes the throne of the Lannisters. Despite her arranged marriage with King Robert Baratheon, she continues an affair with her brother Jaime and works her way steadily towards power.
Daenerys Targaryen — Played by Emilia Clarke. Known as the “Stormborn” the exiled princess of the Targaryen is married to the Dothraki ruler Khal Drogo who she manipulates and mobilises into a formidable fighting force and starts a rebellion against her brother Viserys. She then joins the contest for control of Westeros and forms bonds with the Starks and the Lannisters.
Ned Stark — Played by Sean Bean, Ned Stark is the head of the House of Stark and the Lord of Winterfell. He is notable for his strong moral compass, despite everything that is going on around him.
Arya Stark — Played by Maisie Williams, Arya is the daughter of Ned Stark and is a strong character. Known for her small sword called “Needle”, she becomes more central to the show as seasons progress.
Jon Snow — Played by Kit Harrington, Jon Snow is the brother of Arya Stark and defends the northern border of Westeros against the wildlings. Later he falls in love with one of the princesses of the wildlings.
That's a brief overview of some of the major characters in the show. There are hundreds of characters from various sub-families, as well as the wildings, dragons and much more. But for the GoT starters, all you need to remember before watching the show is that the Starks, the Lannisters and the Targaryens are at the center of the battles. They are the houses that play the “Game of Thrones”.
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Game of Thrones Products Available on HotUKDeals
If this sounds like an interesting show for you, you can start looking into a variety of GoT products. You can find them at a bargain on HotUKDeals. Here are some of the options you have if you intend to watch the HBO series:
The Series 1-6 DVD Set — The ultimate introduction to Game of Thrones, this box set comes in a nicely-designed package that contains 30 discs of the full show up to season 6. If you are sure that you want to dive into the show from start to end, this is the right choice for you. Game of Thrones is a kind of show that you can watch again and again, so having the physical discs could be a nice alternative to storing them on your computer or streaming as needed.
Individual Season DVDs — Each season can be purchased separately as well. If you've never seen the show and aren't sure that it's for you, you can start out by buying just season one. That way, you'll spend a lot less to begin with than purchasing the whole box set. Individual series are also a great way to fill in the gaps if you have a collection.
The Series 1-5 Blu-ray Set — There's no better way to enjoy the special sound and vidual effects of Game of Thrones than a Blu-ray disc. However, the Blu-ray box set unfortunately only comes with season 1 through 5. The Blu-ray of Season 6 is available for purchase separately.
If you're really keen on digging into Game of Thrones, you may also want to read George R.R. Martin's original books. If that's the case, you can pick up a Song of Ice and Fire box set that contains all seven books of the series. They are way more cost-effective than buying each book after another. So, buy in bulk if you know you will absorb into them. It is very engaging, so there's a good chance you'll get your value's worth.
How to Watch Game of Thrones in the UK
Game of Thrones is an American TV show and the latest episodes are always premiered on HBO. Then, how can UK GoT lovers not miss out on the episode premiers?
The bad news is that seventh season is not available on Freeview or UK terrestrial channels yet, so you'll have to access it through a paid TV service. However, we have some tips on how to get these services affordably.
The only UK digital provider that plays the show is Sky and you can purchase Now TV subscriptions to watch Game of Thrones. Now TV streams the show at exactly the same time as it airs in the USA (2 a.m. UK time) and has it available for another month after the premiere.
On a positive note, Now TV offers 14-day free trials. So, if you want to watch Game of Thrones season 7 for less, it's well worth doing the free trial. Try to schedule the beginning of the trial just before an episode becomes unavailable. That way you can watch two episodes for free of charge before you decide whether to purchase the subscription or not.
If you decide to subscribe, Now TV offers monthly contract packages and passes. You can also purchase three-month Entertainment Passes that are more economical than buying three different monthly passes. For more options, make sure to check out the listings on HotUKDeals for discounts and promotions.
Great Game of Thrones Merchandise and Gift Ideas
Game of Thrones created a great fandom as people became fanatical about the show. If your son, daughter, partner or even parent is a GoT fan, these are some gift ideas that are available on HotUKDeals?
T-shirts — There are a million Game of Thrones t-shirt designs and you can show your allegiance to one of the Houses or to your favourite character in one of these t-shirts.
The Game of Thrones Map — The history and politics of Westeros can be complicated and hard to understand at times. This map will help organize your thoughts and understand the show easier. You can find it from merchants like AllPosters, Tesco Direct or eBay.
Figurines — GoT has created a whole new industry for manufacturing figurines of its characters. From Daenerys to Jon Snow, and from dragons to wildlings, you will be able to find almost any character from the show in beautiful figurine form.
Journals — With a Game of Thrones journal, fans can keep a record of their own lives, just like a scribe in the show. Officially licensed notebooks come with a gorgeous Targaryen design cover and 100 pages of note space.
Collectible Eggs — As you'll find out when you watch the show, dragon eggs play a major role in the stories revolving around Daenerys. You can purchase a set of dragon eggs in a beautiful case from the HBO store. This is an amazing gift for avid Game of Thrones fans.
Are There any Game of Thrones Games?
With its complicated plot and engaging battle scenes, Game of Thrones quickly became a target for game designers who came up with board games and video games. Here are some amazing GoT products for gamers:
The Game of Thrones Video Game — Released in 2012 and produced by Cyanide, the Game of Thrones Video Game is a slick RPG whose central characters are Alester Sarwyck and Mors Westford from the Houses of Lannister and Stark. It also features appearances of several actors in the actual series. It is available for download from Steam for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Game of Thrones: The Telltale Game Series — Released in 2014, this adventure game features six episodes and is available for PC, iOS, Android phones, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. More of a point and click title than the original, it was made with close input from George R.R. Martin and, as with the first game, it was well received by players and critics.
Game of Thrones: The Board Game — Created by Fantasy Flight Games, the Game of Thrones Board Game is now in its second edition and has become a favourite board game amongst fantasy gamers. Designed for three to six players, its card-based gameplay lets players contend for the Iron Throne of Westeros. Check it out here before making a purchase.
How and When to Buy Game of Thrones Related Products
It is never too late to start diving into the world of Westeros and wondering who captures the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones box sets let you watch every episode at your leisure.
One of the best ways to purchase a season 1-6 box set is by checking the HotUKDeals Game of Thrones listings, where you'll find a number of deals from merchants like Amazon, Tesco, WH Smith, HMV and eBay. Shop around for the best DVD and Blu-ray deals, whether it's a box set or just one season.
If you want to catch up on the latest episodes as they are aired, HotUKDeals also has the answer. Don't head straight to the Now TV website to buy a pass. Instead, take a look at our listings for current deals and promotions, as there would likely be a way to save more on an Entertainment Pass.
Always check first the HotUKDeals listings for merchandise, gift ideas and games as well. Game of Thrones is a popular show with high demand and there should be many available discounts. Take your time to check the listings to make sure you get the cheapest price whenever you need to make a purchase.
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Game of Thrones has become one of the most successful TV shows with millions of fans all over the world. Whether you just decided to watch the series for the first time or you are looking to read George R.R. Martin's original books the show is based on, you'll find the right options for you at the lowest price with HotUKDeals.
GOT had the most GOT final season. They killed the fanbase and no one saw it coming!
Thanks OP. Watching this again and it is so much better as you take so much more in because you know the characters and flow. George Martin has so much depth and in Bluray is good quality. I bought 4k Season 1 on Cex for £7.99 and was great.
It's amazing how fast GoT has fallen out of popularity.
Just watch it to end of season 6 and stop. Make up your own ending.
Own them all on Blu-ray so not going to get the 4k discs... but this is a good price if you want them and are starting from scratch. 490 gig released this weekend, if you're interested in scene releases etc.
So not cheaper then.
This went from being my favourite show of all time, to something I couldn't care about any less.
I can agree with a lot of that.. (y) 🏽 Apparently G.R.R Martin had upto 13 seasons worth of unfinished stories, he wanted the TV show to continue. Benioff and Weiss didn't. I read online after the show ended a few years previously Benioff and Weiss were offered star wars, which they jumped at, so wanted to finish GOT to move on, thus the very rushed ending. But then Netflix came in with a mega deal to write & produce exclusives, the two made their excuses left the Lucas/Disney deal before it got going. For the better Netflix deal, If true? GOT was collateral damage. I did feel we could have had 2 full seasons to finish, one to cover the white walkers and the night King, since that story had been built over 6 seasons. Once that finished, the final season would cover the battle in Kings landing. This would have allowed for better closure for high profile characters. Cersei should have got a good going over, she got away far too lightly haha To see so many rich characters finished off in each episode was very rushed and didn't make a lot of sense, since these smart well written wily characters had survived many years and battles only to be seen off in minutes. Really feel, the writers wanted out, had much bigger money deals to go for.. We didn't get the ending we hoped for. But its a TV show we get what we're given. Like it or lump it I guess Was really hoping for spin offs with Arya going beyond the 7 kingdoms.. Instead of prequels Ps. Sorry to ramble (excited)
Thanks Heat Added (y)
Sure, the show is everything you describe....right up to the point they ran out of material, so could no longer produce "great screenplays, really well adapted to TV". Series 1-6 is up there with the best TV of all time, series 7 showed signs of decline, and series 8 apart from maybe the first couple of episodes was a complete joke. It's no coincidence that the huge portion of the fanbase were very very angry about story and character developments. But hey, it's all opinions. Anyone watching now will only have weeks of investment ruined, not years.
Stop crying about the end... The show was glorious, rich characters, great actors, some of the finest performances with great screen plays, really well adapted for TV. Regardless of the ending many would never have been happy with the show coming to a close. Don't let the glass half empty crowd put you off. Watch the show, get immersed, it's brilliant, from the Hound to Arya Stark, little finger to Ned stark, the house of Tyrell, the house of Lannister and dozens more rich characters. Ps. Remember to always pay your debts, a chap called Tyrion taught me that.. Or was it his dad Tywin?! (lol) Hard to believe the show started exactly 10 years ago next month.. 😨
Followed by comments telling me to watch the TV show instead of reading said book XD
Waiting for £100-120 to bite. Had each individual season on BD up until 7, spent well over £200 already, but definitely in the minority of people happy with the ending. Didn't like it at first, but in hindsight it's a satisfying conclusion.
I’m totally with you on this but I feel so sad for you, at the same time “can’t even bear to think about it” really made me laugh (lol)
Probably the only ending we will ever get mate. He will never finish the books....
Watched it twice on blu ray, it gets better with each viewing, can't wait to watch it again later in the year. Can only imagine what it must look and sound like in 4k. Nice post.
Likely because of people’s feelings towards the final season. I didn’t like the way it ended either and was looking forward to going back to the beginning and watching it right through but knowing where it ended up has put me off, despite buying the blu ray seasons 1 to 7 on release at £35 a go. This is a good price in comparison to other sites so deserves heat for that.
wouldn't mind a 4k digital copy of all seasons maybe iTunes one day (y) .
its worth highlighting for people not bothered about having the steelbooks. works out at less then £20 per season in 4k. cant grumble at that. £25 per season isnt too bad for a steelbook either. people pay that for a single steelbook movie so not sure why the original deal is cold..
Opps, sorry my mistake
isnt that the non steel book version thats also available on hmv? https://store.hmv.com/store/film-tv/4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray/game-of-thrones-the-complete-series