Relive the Disappointment with “Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection”

Game of Thrones was one of the biggest TV shows of all time worldwide. It was one of the last pieces of monoculture, one of the few shows people tuned into each week instead of just watching whenever they felt like it. The show won 59 Emmy Awards, the most of any drama or comedy in history. It was nominated for Best Drama Series every year it was on the air, winning the award for its past four seasons. Yes, even for the final season, which most fans agree that creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss completely whiffed. (I at least liked "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" and Daenarys going literal scorched earth on King's Landing.) But for those die-hard fans who want the whole series in the best format available, they can get Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection.

All eight seasons will be presented in 4K UHD and Dolby Atmos sound (for those who have the capability). Fans can pick between the standard version and a limited edition gift set available exclusively at Best Buy. The latter would look particularly snazzy on a shelf, especially next to George R.R. Martin's books (and the new one, whenever that comes out). There won't be any new special features, but each season will have everything included on the original Blu-ray releases. Digital copies are also included. These massive sets don't come cheap, though. They retail for more than $250 each.

Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection will be available to own Tuesday, November 3.




About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.