With Father’s Day just around the corner, give your dad some quality time on the sofa this year. HBO Home Entertainment is here to answer all your gifting needs, making your difficult Father’s Day decisions a whole lot easier. Providing hours of award-winning, ground-breaking entertainment, HBO will ensure that dads everywhere are kept happy on their special day.
Whether it’s an epic fantasy with GAME OF THRONES, crime drama with THE SOPRANOS and TRUE DETECTIVE, or major war action with THE PACIFIC and BAND OF BROTHERS, HBO has got it covered.
Make the 15th of June extra special this year with HBO gift ideas, the ideal way to keep you and your whole family entertained!
GAME OF THRONES
SERIES 1 – 3. The biggest TV show out there, showcasing some of the most daring moments in TV and twisted plot shifts of the year. Whether your loved one is new to the show, or the ultimate super fan – the Game of Thrones box set should be what every dad is watching this year.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, this sweeping fantasy saga has continued to be one of HBO’s most talked about TV series. Combining a mythical kingdom with a generation of family feuds, bloody war, treachery, murder, lies and lust, GAME OF THRONES has defined a world so unique, complex and compelling that any preconceived notions of the genre fall away. It has created an accessible fantasy epic for the small screen, which became one of the most watched shows on Sky Atlantic.
With Series 3 becoming the fastest selling TV box set in a decade, Game of Thrones continues to shock us with mind-blowing storylines as we follow the ruthless and fearless on their epic journey to claim the iron throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. If you’ve yet to watch Series 4 now showing on Sky Atlantic, catch up on Season 1, 2 and 3 with this incredible box set this Father’s Day.
Game of Throne Season 4 releases digitally via Amazon Instant Video, Blink Box, Google Play and WUAKI.TV on 17th June”
BAND OF BROTHERS
Based on the bestseller by Stephen E. Ambrose and comprising an all-star cast of Michael Fassbender (X-Men First Class, Inglorious Bastards), Damian Lewis (Homeland, The Escapist) and Scott Grimes (Robin Hood, E.R), the epic 10-part miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army.
Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers’ journals and letters, BAND OF BROTHERS chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear. With the eyes of the world upon them, they found their greatest source of strength in one another.
The epic ten-part adventure tracks the intertwined real-life journeys of three U.S Marines – Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. From the very first scene, witness the reality of war with disorientating and historical accuracy, set against a breath-taking and often harrowing backdrop. The series follows these men and their fellow comrades from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.
Costing an incredible $200m to create, THE PACIFIC is a cinematic blockbuster for the small screen, representing a revolution in television, and further cements HBO’s position as a pioneer of innovative and challenging programming.
The next must-see box set, True Detective, is perfect for fans of HBO’s The Sopranos and The Wire and dark thrillers The Following and Se7en. This existential drama is a truly unsettling cinematic epic in long form, starring Academy® Award winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Emmy® Award winner Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games). Their characters, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are partners on a sinister case that takes place in the pits of rural Louisiana, contending with religious zealots and satanic sacrificial murders.
Created and written by Nic Pizzolatto (The Killing) and with every episode shot on 35mm film by director Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre), who uses the Southern Louisiana landscape to achieve an eerie film noir effect, the bleak brilliance of TRUE DETECTIVE is that it asks viewers to also be the detectives. It’s time-shifting structure creates a hugely intriguing show that has won over critics and viewers around the world and makes for a gripping and addictive experience as the on-screen events are played out to a conclusion that will have you guessing right until the very end.
Get the family together with the ultimate mobster series and pay tribute to the passing of one of TV’s greatest actors, James Gandolfini, in what was arguably his most acclaimed role as Tony Soprano. This stunning box set is an ideal gift to please any fans of “The Greatest Show in television history” (Vanity Fair), with the boxset featuring all 86 episodes on 28 discs.
An urban gangster drama, The Sopranos’ true impact strikes closer to home – the HBO series chronicles a dysfunctional, suburban American family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano, there’s the added complexity posed by heading twin families – his collegial mob clan and his own, nouveau riche brood.
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