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Game of Thrones - Available for Pre-Order - March 6th, 2012


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#1 sangredekrazy

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:55 PM

Price on Amazon is currently at 54.99 for BluRay and 44.99 on DVD.

Hoping that will drop!!!!

http://www.amazon.co...d=1PEIN9THEMQKO

Best Buy also has it for preorder priced currently at 54.99 for DVD and 79.99 for BluRay.

http://www.bestbuy.c...es&nrp=15&iht=n

#2 Darknuke

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:09 PM

yeesh that's pricey. I preordered blu-ray, but I probably won't go through with the order unless it drops a bit more

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

Hate to tell you this, it's been available for pre-order for months. ;) Early July, since that's when it hit my Gold Box.

And I doubt it'll drop much because it's a popular HBO series. Won't be cheaper than what you're seeing on Amazon for multiple months after release.

#4 sangredekrazy

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:37 PM

here is a link to a photo of what comes with the set: http://twitpic.com/7ouz3i

Looks nice.

#5 sangredekrazy

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:38 PM

Hate to tell you this, it's been available for pre-order for months. ;) Early July, since that's when it hit my Gold Box.

And I doubt it'll drop much because it's a popular HBO series. Won't be cheaper than what you're seeing on Amazon for multiple months after release.


Amazon just e-mailed me about it yesterday! jerks.

Well either way I didn't see a post about it so lets hope that price drops!

#6 Havokscry

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:39 PM

Hopefully it will wind up around the $35 to $40 price point for blu, much like the latest season of True Blood.

#7 shrike4242

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:40 PM

Amazon just e-mailed me about it yesterday! jerks.

Well either way I didn't see a post about it so lets hope that price drops!

It wasn't dated until the last few days, though it was available for pre-order. Same for Boardwalk Empire Season 1.

#8 lionheart4life

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:23 PM

The price will drop, but probably only on the first day or 2 of release. They seem to always match Best Buy or other retailers who have sales on popular shows the first week. They did for Dexter and True Blood at least.
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#9 bizman316

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:02 PM

I bet you that this will be available next year for black friday at a good price. I might just wait until then to be honest. I have already watched it and I can wait to see it again.

#10 dmaul1114

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:03 PM

Yeah, HBO shows don't tend to get great sales. Everyonce in a while Best Buy or other places have them 50% off around the holidays. But it's half off MSRP so still usually pretty high (would be $40 for this set).

I preordered as I really want to see them as I love the books but don't get HBO--only saw the pilot and a couple episodes after it at a friends so I don't mind paying a bit more to get them at launch.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:55 AM

can someone please describe this show to me without heaping vast amounts of praise on it? all i ever hear is how great and amazing this show is but never why

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:05 AM

meh no wonder people pirate. by the time it comes out on blu ray it's nearly a year old and it's $55 for a season you can burn through very quickly. i just used bittorrent and watched them all in 720p on my ps3. seriously game of thrones is only like 12 episodes hbos arrogance will be the death of them

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:09 AM

Amazon just e-mailed me about it yesterday! jerks.

Well either way I didn't see a post about it so lets hope that price drops!

I posted last night, I just didn't think that it warranted a new thread: http://www.cheapassg...503#post9155503

Like was said, it's been available to preorder for months now. But they finally gave us a release date and cover art.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:13 AM

meh no wonder people pirate. by the time it comes out on blu ray it's nearly a year old and it's $55 for a season you can burn through very quickly. i just used bittorrent and watched them all in 720p on my ps3. seriously game of thrones is only like 12 episodes hbos arrogance will be the death of them

Eh, it's like the most expensive TV show ever made. HBO needs to make some of that money back if we want to get the additional seasons. I intend on paying for it at the best deal I can. But as a fan I'll support it rather then be a leech.

My biggest complaint though is how long it took for them to get it to disc. Honestly, it's just lazy not to have it on shelves before Christmas.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:17 AM

can someone please describe this show to me without heaping vast amounts of praise on it? all i ever hear is how great and amazing this show is but never why

I've never seen it myself. But it's based on one of the best fantasy book series of all time. It's like LotR for adults only.

If you want to appreciate it, read this: http://www.amazon.co...tmm_pap_title_0

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:30 AM

meh no wonder people pirate. by the time it comes out on blu ray it's nearly a year old and it's $55 for a season you can burn through very quickly. i just used bittorrent and watched them all in 720p on my ps3. seriously game of thrones is only like 12 episodes hbos arrogance will be the death of them


Seriously? And people wonder why shows like Carnivale and Rome aren't extended. Why bother paying for anything? Hell, screw the movie theaters. Lets just watch pirated movies. That way I don't have to pay $8 for a ticket. Oh, while we're at it, that song I like? I think I'm going to say screw the artist who wrote it and who's selling t-shirts and performing at shitty bars to try to raise money to put out another album. I'm entitled. People pirate because they have no morals.

Lets not forget that the estimated budget for Game of Thrones was between $55 to $60 million for the first season. Do you honestly think that HBO is paying for that strictly by subscribers?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:52 AM

can someone please describe this show to me without heaping vast amounts of praise on it? all i ever hear is how great and amazing this show is but never why


It's an epic fantasy series with an ensemble cast. Each character is interesting and well written. The series has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, and in some instances, will make you grieve. The plot is intriguing, and will keep you glued to the pages. Martin writes in a very accessible way. The show is about as accurate an adaptation as you can get (baring a few scenes). Each actor plays his / her part incredibly way, especially that of Peter Dinklage. It's a gripping book series turned into a gripping television series.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:11 AM

The HBO BR releases might be pricey but they are worth it. The quality is always top notch and if you have a decent TV or sound system it is an incredible experience. I'd imagine even more so with the uncompressed audio on a high end surround system. And unlike the Showtime season sets they usually include extras as well.
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#19 NotoriousCPD

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:03 AM

This will be mine. I can finally clear the 10 HD episodes off of my DVR...
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:31 AM

Seriously? And people wonder why shows like Carnivale and Rome aren't extended. Why bother paying for anything? Hell, screw the movie theaters. Lets just watch pirated movies. That way I don't have to pay $8 for a ticket. Oh, while we're at it, that song I like? I think I'm going to say screw the artist who wrote it and who's selling t-shirts and performing at shitty bars to try to raise money to put out another album. I'm entitled. People pirate because they have no morals.

Lets not forget that the estimated budget for Game of Thrones was between $55 to $60 million for the first season. Do you honestly think that HBO is paying for that strictly by subscribers?


Agreed. That series in particular is worth 100% of $50. Pirating is for douchebags. "If you can't afford it, steal it" is some seriously shitty logic and ends up getting good shows cancelled. HBO makes some of the best original programming on TV. They're worth every penny.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:26 AM

can someone please describe this show to me without heaping vast amounts of praise on it? all i ever hear is how great and amazing this show is but never why



Just like the other guy said; it's Lord of The Rings but for adults only. Lots of violence, including beheadings and tons of female nudity, including full frontal nudity.

Storywise it's awesome, I only watched the first 7 or 9 episodes but stopped because I was pirating them and I figured the show is so good I'd rather buy it and have the makers take my money, yep, it's that good.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:46 PM

Seriously? And people wonder why shows like Carnivale and Rome aren't extended. Why bother paying for anything? Hell, screw the movie theaters. Lets just watch pirated movies. That way I don't have to pay $8 for a ticket. Oh, while we're at it, that song I like? I think I'm going to say screw the artist who wrote it and who's selling t-shirts and performing at shitty bars to try to raise money to put out another album. I'm entitled. People pirate because they have no morals.

Lets not forget that the estimated budget for Game of Thrones was between $55 to $60 million for the first season. Do you honestly think that HBO is paying for that strictly by subscribers?

meh i only watch 2 or 3 channels on cable yet i'm paying for all of them just so i can watch sports and comedy central. not gonna get ripped off even more just for one show. I paid $20 each season for Breaking Bad on dvd what makes HBO think they can price their shows 3 times as much and wait so long to release them on dvd? Just saying they should release their stuff earlier and price it better. I would buy this if it wasn't a ripoff IMO

#23 karkyco

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:24 PM

Hate to tell you this, it's been available for pre-order for months. ;) Early July, since that's when it hit my Gold Box.

And I doubt it'll drop much because it's a popular HBO series. Won't be cheaper than what you're seeing on Amazon for multiple months after release.


Indeed. I have the full season 1 (i.e. book 1 A Game of Thrones) via an official HBO screener in SD (I'm close to quite a few people at HBO's LA offices at the Yahoo center in SaMo), and will definitely upgrade to a blu copy. But like Shrike said, this will not drop any time soon - probably will only be discounted outside of release week during holiday HBO sales like Best Buy seems to do annually. Easily one of the top candidates for best show on TV IMHO. The books are fantastic too, and the show is about as close to the original material as I've seen in any media.

"Agreed. That series in particular is worth 100% of $50. Pirating is for douchebags. "If you can't afford it, steal it" is some seriously shitty logic and ends up getting good shows cancelled. HBO makes some of the best original programming on TV. They're worth every penny."

Agreed 100%. I went out and tracked down first prints of each of the books as well as bought an extra set of 1-4 paperback after watching the first few episodes. If any of you have HBO subscriptions and are curious about the show, you can see the episodes online on HBO's site. It's just brilliant work, brilliantly executed and acted.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:56 PM

meh no wonder people pirate. by the time it comes out on blu ray it's nearly a year old and it's $55 for a season you can burn through very quickly. i just used bittorrent and watched them all in 720p on my ps3. seriously game of thrones is only like 12 episodes hbos arrogance will be the death of them


Wah wah. Get a job, hippy.

#25 shrike4242

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:02 PM

meh i only watch 2 or 3 channels on cable yet i'm paying for all of them just so i can watch sports and comedy central. not gonna get ripped off even more just for one show. I paid $20 each season for Breaking Bad on dvd what makes HBO think they can price their shows 3 times as much and wait so long to release them on dvd? Just saying they should release their stuff earlier and price it better. I would buy this if it wasn't a ripoff IMO

You wouldn't buy it. You're happy to pirate it.

#26 dmaul1114

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:35 AM

You wouldn't buy it. You're happy to pirate it.


Exactly.

Just never an excuse for piracy IMO. If you're too cheap to buy something, at least Netflix it if you want to watch it. Still morally better than acquiring an illegal copy, despite not really giving money to the creators.

I love the books, and from the few episodes I saw the show is a fantastic adaptation. I'll happily preorder to get it at launch and support the show to increase the odds that they keep the show going and cover all the books.

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#27 sangredekrazy

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

The books are excellent although I have not yet read book 5 and have heard mixed reviews. One friend said "it feels like he is pulling a Robert Jordan."

I only got to see a few episodes before canceling my HBO subscription so I've already pre-ordered it and will just have to rack up some Amazon gift cards from swagbucks to help pay for it!

#28 starkillr

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:51 PM

Like with other popularish HBO series (Rome) it will be a big bundle and go on an Amazon lightning deal/DoTD sale for much cheaper per episode. I'd wait.

#29 TheAggroCraig

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:01 AM

Eh, it's like the most expensive TV show ever made. HBO needs to make some of that money back if we want to get the additional seasons. I intend on paying for it at the best deal I can. But as a fan I'll support it rather then be a leech.

My biggest complaint though is how long it took for them to get it to disc. Honestly, it's just lazy not to have it on shelves before Christmas.


Putting the season out closer to when season 2 airs is smarter imo. The show stirred up a lot of interest, and when it releases people will buy it, love it, and I'm sure HBO will see a good amount of people subscribe to the service.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:51 AM

I'll definitely be buying this when there's any kind of deal on it for about $40 or so. It's an extremely good show.