In the third season of the hit HBO drama series Game of Thrones, the Lannisters are barely holding onto power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon, while stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power in Westeros. Robb Stark, King in the North, is facing major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters while beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder (played by Ciarian Hinds) 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.
Earlier this month, Game of Thrones - The Complete 3rd Season
came to a stunning broadcast conclusion, leaving us all wanting more...we simply can't wait until the fourth season debuts on HBO, right? But just as badly, it made us all wonder when the third season set will come to DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and we've all been waiting for that street date.
Today HBO began letting people know what that date will be, and not surprisingly (because it reflects the home video in-store schedules of the previous season sets) we're looking at early next year. To be specific, that will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014
. Below we've got an image supplied by the studio, with that information on it, and a first look at the packaging.
We'll briefly mention here, too, that the Facebook page of the show is having a survey where the fans can pick the cover art for a version of this title which will be sold exclusively by one national retail chain, different from what every other chain will get. We'll remind our readers that we don't cover items that are exclusive to one brick-and-mortar retailer at the expense of the other chains, which is why we're not linking to that poll or otherwise describing it.
With a release date so far away, it will probably be many months yet before HBO announces the full, finalized details of their releases for Game of Thrones - The Complete 3rd Season
on DVD and as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo set. Stay tuned for that! But if you, like me, know you're going to buy this regardless, then there's no reason not to place your pre-order at Amazon right away! Here's the button link to do that, along with the studio-supplied image of the date and art. Our thanks to reader Chris Pellegrin for helping us with this story!