game Of thrones Season Six
released 14 november 2016 | 18 | BLU-RAY/DVD/DOWNLOAD Showrunners david Benioff, DB Weiss Cast emilia Clarke, lena Headey, Kit Harington, Peter dinklage, maisie Williams
“I have had more shit thrown at me than any other actor on this show,” says Kit Harington in one of the behind-the-scenes documentaries on this set. He’s referring to actual shit (as in mud, blood and god only knows what else), but he could be speaking psychologically as well, given the crap the back-from-the-dead Jon Snow goes through this year. This is most notable in 2016’s finest hour of telly, “Battle Of The Bastards”, which combines the fight at the start of Gladiator with every battle from The Lord Of The Rings, to stunning effect.
Elsewhere there’s a satisfying sense that everything’s finally coming together for the show’s climactic showdown (still two seasons off, mind), and while Arya does suffer from a depressingly repetitive subplot this season, in every other respect the show is on top form.
Extras The DVD has a few deleted scenes, including a longer version of the play Arya watches (it’s good fun, but you can see why they cut it), as well as a 20-minute piece on the Dothraki and two 30-minute documentaries (the one on the filming of “Battle Of The Bastards” is jaw-dropping: so much mud!). There are also commentaries on every episode – three actually have two. The actors’ commentary on “The Door” is a highlight, although brace yourself for some screaming...
The Blu-ray adds In-Episode Guides which enable you to identify characters, places and histories on screen as you watch, plus an impressive array of 18 cartoons, narrated by the actors, illustrating moments from Westeros and Essos history. Finally, the download comes with featurettes on “Bran’s journey”, Dothraki culture and prosthetics, plus five instalments of continuing docuseries “The Game Revealed”. Jayne Nelson
“Battle Of The Bastards” took 25 days to film, using 500 extras, 600 crew, 80 horses and 160 tonnes of gravel.
Frank’s dandruff was becoming embarrassing.