Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

The Complete 4th Season

DVD - 2015
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As the season begins, encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters' hold on the Iron Throne remains intact - but can they survive their own egos as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army in Dragonstone, a more immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing 'Red Viper of Dorne', arrives at King's Landing to attend Joffrey's wedding to Margaery Tyrell, and perhaps act on an ulterior agenda. In the north, a depleted Night's Watch seems overmatched against the inexorable Wall advances of Mance Rayder's army of wildlings, which in turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe: the undead White Walkers. If that's not enough, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her fierce trio of dragons and Unsullied army, is poised to "liberate" Meereen, the largest Slaver City in the east, which could provide her with an imposing force to execute her ultimate plan: to sail to Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne the Lannisters usurped from her family.

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JihadiConservative
Oct 03, 2016

Sexual Content: Extremely explicit and prolonged scenes of sex, rape, orgies and homosexual acts. Nudity includes full frontal (M & F) buttox and breasts shown close up and graphically.

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JihadiConservative
Oct 03, 2016

Violence: Extreme, frequent, bloody and gory. Slashing, stabbing, murder, throat slit, guts, and blood spilling out, gushing or spraying in geysers. Battles are extremely violent with heads being smashed, people cut up and shot with arrows. A scene in episode 8 includes a man pressing another man's eyes until his head explodes spraying chunks of brain, skull, skin and tissue.

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Oct 03, 2016

Coarse Language: "fuck, shit, bitch, cunt and cock" used frequently

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chriscoleman
Oct 11, 2016

Five stars for the series and Season 4. But the DVDs are terrible. There are three tiers of menus on the DVD set and they don't work very well. I find the DVDs skip quite a bit and they are not scratched. They look virtually new. Also, there's a significant part of Season 4 spoken in the fake Dothraki language, but there are no subtitles for this. If you want the subtitles, i.e. translations, you have to put subtitles on for EVERYTHING. So then you're stuck with subtitles for all the English parts too. I don't know who thought that up, but it's ridiculous. In the digital copies I have the Dothraki parts are subtitled on the screen, low on the screen too so it doesn't interfere with the film. Do yourself a favor and splurge for the digital copies. The DVDs are a waste of money and time. Besides, I think I've played episode 1, aka "The Chicken Episode" about 50 times since I bought it. It's one of my favorite episodes.

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JihadiConservative
Oct 01, 2016

Mind-fucking-blowing. This epic season of Game of Thrones was powerful and intense with incredible acting, story, script, action, cinematography, soundtrack and plot. Best season so far? Without a doubt. In fact, this may be the best season of ANY show I have ever seen. Every episode in this season was just amazing, full to the brim with treachery, betrayers, battle, bastards and incest, and plot twists. Every scene was of importance. The writing quality as usual was perfection. The cast as usual was perfection. The directing was impeccable. Thrones is surprising us with it's quality and will continue to surprise us with it's UNBEATABLE quality. I cannot express how much this show (particularly this season) has impacted me. My mind has once again been blown and I am truly at a loss for words. If you think season 1-3 was amazing, folks, you are in for a real treat.In overall terms, it may be the strongest season to date. Previous seasons built slowly to massive 'Episode Nine' moments with an extended coda afterwards, but Season 4 features some massive moments and confrontations throughout its run. The Battle for the Wall in episode nine is indeed amazing and may be the best episode of the season, but there are other moments through the season which come close to rivalling it (the "Purple Wedding", Tyrion's trial and resulting duel and multiple moments in the finale). It's certainly a more compelling season than the preceding two, with more substantial moments of plot and character development in early episodes rather than just a lot of slow-building set-up.

Performances are, as usual, superb. The newcomer of note this season is Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn Martell, who brings all the deadly grace, measured debauchery, confident swagger and resolute vengeance of the book character to the screen. Other newcomers are less impressive, although this is more down to the writing than performances: the decision to reduce Mace Tyrell to a bumbling oaf only worth comic relief as Tywin ignores him is implausible given how badly reliant Tywin is on Mace's army and support. Peter Dinklage, Charles Dance, Conleth Hill and Rory McCann continue to provide superlative performances, and as usual Aidan Gillen's acting is just beautiful to watch. If there is a word to describe this season I would say it is stunning. Just everything about it is a example of what you want to do in television. I cannot be happy enough. When you play a game of thrones, you win or you die, there is no middle ground.If you haven't yet seen this series, don't hesitate. Don't think. Just do it. It's seriously compelling and you'll shortly find out why the world has gone mad for Martin.

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