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Games of Thrones goes Dolby Atmos with limited edition


GOT S1 Steelbook_3D packshot

Game of Thrones has been ruling the home entertainment charts for some times and a couple of weeks ago I got to experience the hit HBO series with an amazing new Dolby Atmos soundtrack that should help it to continue topping the charts for some time. The box sets have been popular among fans in the past for the extensive bonus content that allows avid viewers to keep the show going until the launch of a new series. Now a new Steelbook collectors release is bringing a whole new dimension to the series with the addition of a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, which makes it all the more captivating. Seasons 1 and 2 are available in the new Steelbook format from today (October 26th, 2015), with seasons 3 and 4 due to be released in the near future.

GOT S2 Steelbook_3D packshotThe Steelbook sets feature brand new box art designed by Elastic, the agency responsible for the series’ Emmy Award-winning opening credits. Each Steelbook showcases a specific location that is significant to that season and includes usable magnets on the packaging, featuring Game of Thrones sigils and symbols:

  • Season 1 packaging features Winterfell, where fans are introduced to the Stark family in the series premiere. The magnet for Season 1 is the direwolf sigil of House Stark.
  • In Season 2, the Lannisters’ influence is keenly felt from the Iron Throne and their sigil is included on packaging set in King’s Landing, where the season’s pivotal Battle of the Blackwater occurs.
  • Season 3 features the magnet sigil of House Frey and their ancestral seat of the Twins—the location of this season’s infamous Red Wedding.
  • Season 4 features the icy landscape of Castle Black and the Wall, where the brothers of the Night’s Watch fend off an army of wildlings from the far north. The magnet for this season features a crow and Jon Snow’s sword, Longclaw.

In addition to all of the bonus content from the previous Blu-ray sets, the Game of Thrones Steelbook is the first TV title on Blu-ray to be released with the revolutionary new audio technology Dolby Atmos. The Blu-ray features a newly remixed Dolby Atmos soundtrack, which places and moves sounds and music anywhere in the room, including overhead, creating a captivating experience that brings entertainment alive all around the audience. The new Steelbook set, lets you not only hear Daenerys’s dragons swoop past you, but it makes you feel the soaring score rise and fall around them. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receiver is required, but it’s something not to be sniffed at if you really do love your home cinema. To create the full experience with overhead sound, you can of course choose from a range of Dolby Atmos enabled speakers or add-on speaker modules, but Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment and will automatically play in the best possible way.

The limited edition Steelbooks will be available to purchase on Amazon for 22.99 (HD).

For more on the new soundtrack, check out this video:

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