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5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid adult fantasy and storytelling
There's something to like about a show that sets a high standard for itself and refuses to compromise. Game of Thrones is based on the best-selling books by George R.R. Martin about several kingdoms in an ancient fantasy world all vying for power and domination amidst a growing, unseen threat that is readying to destroy them all.
Lord Eddard Stark (Sean Bean)...
Published 16 months ago by Derek Draven
3.0 out of 5 stars Banged Up
Movies were great, I love the game of thrones. Unfortunately the movies arrived slightly banged up. They just didn't have the sparkling brand new look.
Published 4 months ago by trapper
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!!,
This review is from: Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (Discontinued) (DVD)Great novels! Great story!! and now on television!! I love the series and this was the icing on the cake!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Winter — not to mention dismemberments, orgies, incest, decapitations and disembowelments — is coming,
The violence, bouncing boobs, sex and incest don't bother me per se; sometimes they're laid on so thick it just makes me laugh. But past a certain point, they do bore me. I suppose they're trying to cast their net for the audience as wide as possible.
And I, too, am irritated by pointless deviations from the original story — in which Season 2 is indeed much worse than Season 1.
These considerations aside, this series has much to recommend it. For a start, the acting is almost uniformly first rate: if I had to award just one Oscar, it would go to the Casting Director. A second would go for Special Effects, and a third for title music.
This script is crisp and entertaining, too, and — a definite benefit over reading the books — you don't have to put up with the author's appalling grammar.
No, it's not perfect, but my wife and I both look forward to it very much — and she HATES fantasy, I had to twist her arm into even giving it a chance.
So 5 stars from me.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!!!!!,
This review is from: Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Captivating from start to finish!!!HBO has once again excelled in capitvating a wonderful story full of twists and turns,job well done
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!,
5.0 out of 5 stars I watched the whole series in one sitting,
This review is from: Game of Thrones / Le Trône de Fer: The Complete First Season (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] (Blu-ray)You definitely get more out of the story and pick up more nuances when you can get immersed in the world. As a fan of the books, I could detect when the story line deviated, but it wasn't disruptive. It was a very absorbing and I I intend to get the next season to watch this way as well.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!,
5.0 out of 5 stars Game of Thrones: the Complete First Season,
This review is from: Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)It was bought for my grandson. Both my grandson and daughter watched it and are enjoying it so much I bought him the second
season the Game of Thrones.
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly enjoyable - Game of Thrones.,
The film quality is outstanding, as one would hope from a HBO production.
The season was 95% true to the books, but did not cover as much material as I had hoped.
I guess I will have to buy more as they are released.
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, Excellent, Riveting,
5.0 out of 5 stars It's what I had heard about from colleages at work and love it,
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