As members of the Exeter University Game of Thrones Society we all know how long the wait is until season 6 and welcome any chance to drop back into our favourite universe. HBO takes us right back to Westeros with their new limited edition Steelbooks box set in a way we’ve never experienced before.
The Box Set looks absolutely stunning and features new artwork designed by Elastic, the people who created the famous opening credits, and we all know how good they are; Emmy Award winning good! Its minimalistic design gives a classic feel to the new box sets and would be the pride of anyone’s collection. Each series artwork features a different house specific to the season. For instance, season one focuses on Winterfell where we meet the Starks and get a taste of the North. One of our favourite aspects of the design is the corresponding sigil magnet that comes with each box set.
Not only do they look the part, they are the very first TV title to feature Dolby Atmos on Blu-ray. This is Dolby’s new audio technology that has been used in cinemas for the past couple of years and has finally come to a TV box set. We were lucky enough to test out the sound for ourselves down in London and it was genuinely incredible! We watched the Battle of Blackwater and Dolby Atmos really made the episode come to life. It epically teleports you into the chaos of battle; the sound of arrows raining and the clashing of swords surrounding you. The moment when Bronn shoots the arrow was brought to a whole new level as the sound travelled across the room, placing you on the walls of King’s Landing.
We are extremely grateful towards HBO to have had the opportunity to experience this brand new feature and look forward to see what they are next up to.
Kelly Connellan, Social Secretary
Quentin De Donder, President
The limited edition Steelbooks (seasons 1 and 2) are available to buy from 26th October on Amazon