Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

The Complete Third Season

DVD - 2014
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In the third season of the HBO hit drama series Game of Thrones, the Lannisters barely hold on to the throne after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon, while stirrings in the north threaten to alter the overall balance of power. Robb Stark, King in the North, faces major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters while beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen- reunited with her three fast-maturing dragons- attempts to raise an army to sail with her from Essos, in hopes of eventually claiming the Iron Throne. In Season 3 of this original series based on George R.R. Martin's bestselling books, the battling families of Westeros continue to clash as bonds are strained, loyalties are tested, and cruel fates are met.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] :, Home Box Office, Inc.,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Call Number: DVD F GAME v.3
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 555 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda

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Jakedesnake
Feb 17, 2016

It's hard to get back into the first few episodes, but I binged-watched the last four in one shot. As always, the production is extremely high with beautiful sceneries, an amazing cast and gorgeous costumes. However, if you haven't read the books, it might be very hard to follow along at some points.

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roystreet
Aug 31, 2015

Like a sugar high, this series left me feeling over-stimulated and under-nourished. The sets & costumes still carry most of the load; the actors, with the exception of Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), keep us on the outside; and the script shows George R.R. as, at bottom, a sentimentalist.

Still, bring on the next installment!

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LT
Feb 21, 2015

There are so many attractive things about this series--the characters, the settings. the intricate plot, the costuming--that I am partly inclined to give it a pass with respect to its scenes of graphic violence and coercive sexuality. However, the directors' persistent focus on, say, dead bodies of beautiful naked women, spurting gore, close-ups of shaven female pubises, and quasi-titillating rape/torture scenes is both calculating and prurient.

Nickolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie (Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth, respectively) do an excellent job. Peter Dinklage has great acting chops and has created a muy simpatico version of Tyrion. Unfortunately, he has a very uncertain command of the approximately British accent he's been asked to assume.

Lena Headey (Cersei) always looks stunning, but is capable of only two facial expressions. Number one is a sort of blank-faced pensiveness that's a universal indicator of sorrow, boredom, fear, and anger. Number two is a (generally inappropriate) half-smile. The actress or the director may consider this look mysterious and alluring, but I would be more inclined to attribute it to the side effects of Botox.

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) mopes about on-screen without ever making an impression apart from her prettiness; not her fault, really, as that is all the dimension that George Martin and the directors have allowed her. Maisie Williams did well in the first and second seasons, but her portrayal seems to have crystallized into a monolithic interpretation of Arya Stark as child Nemesis. I hope that she has more latitude of expression in future episodes.

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is somewhat offensively portrayed as the great white hope of the Westerosi equivalent to Africa. She spends a lot of time looking self-consciously noble, fiery, and compassionate. One would think that at least one native of the continent could scrape up the spirit and resources to lead a revolution without needing a white-skinned platinum blonde foreigner as a figurehead.

My quarrel with this series is the same as my quarrel with the books: Martin has sensationalized all the foullest aspects of the Middle Ages. He makes his characters wallow in the muck, perhaps even more so than the real-life inhabitants of the medieval era had to. He and HBO pander to those in the audience who slaver for a little (or a lot) of salacious cruelty in every chapter. But will I stop reading and watching? I will not, because damn them, they tell a good story.

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Kiyugi
Oct 03, 2014

This is an intriguing series that takes hold and won't let got. I found myself turning away at the most violent scenes. It's one thing to read about violence, but to see it...well, The series deserves many of the accolades, but it's strong stuff. I didn't think there was anyone more cruel than Joffrey until this season's characters. I'm waiting with cringing anticipation for the next series.

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rewinn
Jul 21, 2014

It is rare for a great book series to be made into a great TV series, but Game of Thrones (A Song Of Ice And Fire) is doing it.
The books and the movies are not identical: they are different mediums so expect unimportant differences - but the tale told either way goes far beyond the simple Quest For The Maguffin that characterized earlier fantasy. See the videos and read the books!

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movie20
May 15, 2014

Excellent series. It is much better to watch on DVD. Helps keep everything in context. I am looking forward to Season 4.

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chockblock
Apr 12, 2014

The third season of Game of Thrones does not disappoint! The suspense, politics, love, lust, and power rage strong in this season. The ever present nudity and violence is constant. You can't help but root for so many characters to succeed (getting attached to Jaime Lannister) and so many others to die (Joffrey, please).

saint0 Apr 09, 2014

I have been waiting patiently for this season to be out on DVD and I have not been disappointed. You see characters reeling from their losses and taking advantages of their triumphs. My only disappointment was not seeing the infamous battle between the Night's Watch and the White Walkers (that would of sent the show automatically into the zombie movie hall of fame). But seeing new characters and the development of old ones almost makes up for it. Also unlike season 2 it doesn't leave you hanging or asking yourself; "well is that all of it, nothing else?"
They did a great job with season 3, thanks.

bluedog8422 Apr 05, 2014

Spoiler alert: it is sad How Jon Snow had to give up his love and the sad disarray of the Stark family. But at least happier endings are panning out for Daenerys Targaryen. May The Mother of Dragons sit on the iron throne!

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K_ez
Mar 17, 2014

Great season with lots of twists and surprisingly unexpected outcomes.
Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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jimg2000
Apr 23, 2014

Jorah Mormont: Have you ever seen a war in which innocents didn't die by the thousands? [Barristan remains silent, but shakes his head] I was in King's Landing after the sack, Khaleesi. You know what I saw? Butchery. Babies, children, old men, more women raped than you can count. There's a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand...but the Unsullied are not men. They do not rape, they do not put cities to the sword unless they're ordered to do so. If you buy them, the only men they'll kill are those you want dead. [Barristan scoffs]
Daenerys Targaryen: You disagree, Ser Barristan?
Barristan Selmy: When your brother Rhaegar led his army into battle at the Trident, men died for him because they believed in him, because they loved him, not because they'd been bought at a slaver's auction. I fought beside the last dragon on that day, your Grace. I bled beside him.
Jorah Mormont: Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly...and Rhaegar died.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2014

From TV series: Tywin Lannister: What do you want, Tyrion?-----
Tyrion Lannister: Why does everyone assume I want something? Can't I simply visit with my beloved father? My beloved father who somehow forgot to visit his wounded son after he fell on the battlefield.
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Tywin Lannister: Jugglers and singers require applause. You are a Lannister. Do you think I demanded a garland of roses every time I suffered a wound on a battlefield? Hmm? Now, I have seven kingdoms to look after and three of them are in open rebellion. So tell me what you want.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2014

From book: “Tywin: And you want your own reward, is that it? Very well. What is it you would have of me? Lands, castle, some office?" ---- Tyrion: A little bloody gratitude would make a nice start. --- Tywin: Mummers and monkeys require applause. So did Aerys, for that matter. You did as you were commanded, and I am sure it was to the best of your ability. No one denies the part you played ...” - See

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