Winter is indeed coming and while we will have to wait until Spring for the next season of Game of Thrones, HBO is giving patient fans a holiday treat with a new batch of collectible steelbook sets.
Game of Thrones Season 1 and 2 are getting the fancy treatment first and feature all the bonus content from the original Blu-ray sets. Fans not only get elaborate new box art designs (complete with collectible sigil magnets!) by Elastic, the same agency responsible for the Emmy-winning opening credit sequence, but a whole new audio experience, as the Game of Thrones Steelbooks are the first TV Blu-ray titles to feature Dolby Atmos technology (Atmos-enabled receivers are required to get the full experience, however). Of course, the Blu-rays will still be compatible with other audio set-ups, but it’s cool to see HBO catering to audiophiles who want the best sound experience.
The Game of Thrones Season 1 and 2 Steelbook Blu-ray sets are available Tuesday, November 3rd. No word yet on when Seasons 3 and 4 will be released, however.
(Source: HBO Canada)