To mark the launch of the Game of Thrones season 1 & 2 steelbooks with Dolby Atmos sound, I was invited to a special screening at Dolby in Soho Square to hear the Dolby sound put to the test with the Blackwater episode.
Game of Thrones is the first TV show Blu-Ray box set to include the latest sound technology. 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. But note, to experience Dolby Atmos at home, you’ll need a Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receiver.
The 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
The Game of Thrones seasons 1 & 2 steelbooks are available to buy now.