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#21 RobP

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:02 PM

It came through on rental today, planning to watch it over the weekend - uh oh, scrap that, the in-laws are staying over....

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

Picked up my copy at Best Buy on the way home.
Looks like I'll be watching it, again, this weekend.
Interested to hear what comes through in the commentaries.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:48 AM

It came through on rental today, planning to watch it over the weekend - uh oh, scrap that, the in-laws are staying over....

Play it for the in-laws. What a treat! They'll thank you. Let us know how they liked it.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:46 AM


It came through on rental today, planning to watch it over the weekend - uh oh, scrap that, the in-laws are staying over....

Play it for the in-laws. What a treat! They'll thank you. Let us know how they liked it.


They arriving tomorrow so we watched first two episodes tonight - lol they wouldn't appreciate the sex scenes.

First impression - the opening scene is the best version of Cimmeria I've seen lol

Been a while since I read the books and wife never had but no probs getting to grips with characters and plot lines. Very enjoyable, looking forward to seeing the rest. Let's hope it prompts other decent adaptations

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:23 AM



It came through on rental today, planning to watch it over the weekend - uh oh, scrap that, the in-laws are staying over....

Play it for the in-laws. What a treat! They'll thank you. Let us know how they liked it.


Let's hope it prompts other decent adaptations


We can always hope. GoT/ ASoI&F (both dvds and books) are flying out of Amazon. Not far behind Meyers and Rowling at all (that's the view from ground level, anyway).

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:19 AM

Now working my way through GoT Season 1, enjoying both the episodes and the commentaries. :) :rolleyes: :)
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"... you speak of Venarium familiarly. Perhaps you were there?"
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:25 AM

glad you are getting a chance to watch this IH.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:20 AM

The other night I watched the commentary by the three kid actors - Bran and his two sisters. The mixture of Childish enthusiasm, and professionalism, was interesting. Especially impressed when looking at the faces of some of the superb adult actors depicting complex, layered emotions, and the kids going "Look at that! My God, how does he DO that?" These kids have enough conscious professionalism that they are obsessing on whether they will be able to do that when they grow up. :rolleyes:

Edited by Ironhand, 17 March 2012 - 07:21 AM.

"Did you deem yourself strong, because you were able to twist the heads off civilized folk, poor weaklings with muscles like rotten string? Hell! Break the neck of a wild Cimmerian bull before you call yourself strong. I did that, before I was a full-grown man...!" - Conan, in "Shadows in Zamboula", by Robert E. Howard
"... you speak of Venarium familiarly. Perhaps you were there?"
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:27 AM

the arya actor, even insisted on doing her sword scenes as a left-hand, just like the book character...can't wait to see all these kids grow as actors too, as the series is gonna last at least 5 seasins if all goes well

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:39 AM

I got season 1 on Blu-ray for my birthday and now I have the Dark other half addicted to it as well.
The Australian special edition includes a featurette disc and glossy photobook.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

Arya is one of my favorite characters, and the actress that plays her on the show is great. I just hope the kid actors don't get too old as the TV series moves along.

The Australian special edition includes a featurette disc and glossy photobook.


Here in the States, I heard that the edition sold at Costco has that glossy photobook, but I'm not sure if it has the extra disc too (since I'm not a member of the store). Anyway, I haven't seen the book yet - is it pretty good?
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:17 PM


The Australian special edition includes a featurette disc and glossy photobook.


Here in the States, I heard that the edition sold at Costco has that glossy photobook, but I'm not sure if it has the extra disc too (since I'm not a member of the store). Anyway, I haven't seen the book yet - is it pretty good?


It's a store exclusive here too, it just contains glossy pictures from the show. I would rather see concept art. I bought it for the disk content really which I haven't explored yet.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:52 PM

the arya actor, even insisted on doing her sword scenes as a left-hand, just like the book character...can't wait to see all these kids grow as actors too, as the series is gonna last at least 5 seasins if all goes well

When I first watched her in the series I wondered if she was left handed or not. During her 'dance lessons' she uses the sword left handed but there was a moment when her teacher tosses it to her and she caught it right handed.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

well..you can't have everything :P

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:51 AM

Anybody know how sales went?
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

Anybody know how sales went?


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

It's HBO's biggest DVD seller. Really amazing when you think of the major fantasy bombs this year. Despite my oft-expressed ambivalence about the book series — parts of it I love, parts of it I don't, and I think the scale has become ridiculous — you have to give Martin and the HBO showrunners (and a stellar cast) for legitimizing fantasy on film in a totally unprecedented manner.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:20 PM

I normally watch the show and have done with it, preferring to keep my money for music and art, but I will be buying this series as I did with the original Star Gate series. Great show indeed. Starting to add the fantasy element that people were asking about now, great.
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