Game Of Thrones Complete Series flies its way to a new 4K Set from HBO and Warner Bros with thirty-three discs (three of which are 1080p Blu-ray Discs that contain bonus features, and a digital code for the complete series. The discs are separated across nine hard-black plastic cases with an average of four discs per case - depending on the season. Each case has new artwork on the front and back with info about the season. There is a booklet with new artwork that lists out every episode from each season and all of its bonus content. All of the case and booklet are housed in a cardboard case featuring the main dragon of the show. A complete series digital slip is included but only redeems in HD on VUDU.
The wider shots both practical and computer-generated are incredible from gigantic castles and thrones to small bursts of battles with big armies running in all directions. During season one and two, some of the bigger action sequences can be on the softer looking side, but as the series went on, the technology got better and therefore the image is presented in a cleaner and crisper manner. There are no video issues to speak of here either. This 4K set looks even better than the already wonderful looking Blu-ray releases.
For fans that are clamoring for a complete 4K video collection will also be impressed by the inclusion of a Dolby Atmos audio track on every episode. The discs default to Dolby Digital 5.1 though, so it will require some remote control handling to switch over to the impressive Dolby Atmos mix. After that, the sound is phenomenal. The final two seasons really bring the guts and glory to the audio landscape with some intense battles with thousands of characters fighting each other, along with some wonderful atmospherics of dragons swooping in and out of frame to great effect. These sound effects are robust on a grande scale and always packs a powerful punch.
There have been many releases of Game Of Thrones since 2011, including the Blu-ray versions of each season, Collector's Sets, and even 4K seasons and their respective Complete Gift Sets. Is there a definitive edition yet? Yes to some. No to others. With this 4K Complete Collection though, each episode has a wonderful upgrade with Dolby Vision and HDR10, along with a Dolby Atmos track on every episode, which might be worth the purchase alone. Additionally, most all the previously released bonus features and commentary tracks have been imported over here from past releases. This set is supposed to replace the individual seasons that have been purchased every year since the show started and it's a fantastic replacement. However, if you haven't bought each season or complete series or Collector's Sets along the way - this is the best way to get the complete adventure of Westeros - Highly Recommended! 2b1af7f3a8