Game of Thrones Red Wedding

As ‘Game of Thrones’ fans prepare for season four of the popular HBO fantasy drama to debut in April, they now have the opportunity to rewatch the events that lead to the upcoming chapter of the story based on the writings of George R.R. Martin as the DVD & Blu-Ray for season three has hit the shelves this week. While we get to revisit moments like the romance between Jon Snow and Ygritte, Theon Greyjoy’s torture, and the rise of Daenerys Targaryen’s army, that also means reliving the heart-shattering events of the Red Wedding. We all know how we reacted to slaughter, but now we can see what the cast and the crew thought of it when they first read it and carried it out.

Just like most home releases, ‘Game of Thrones’ offers a ton of behind the scenes featurettes and other special features on their DVD and Blu-Ray editions of the complete third season. One of those exclusive videos will highlight the notorious Red Wedding with a featurette called ‘The Ultimate Surprise’. Here, cast and crew recollect their feelings on the tragic event when they first discovered what would be going on. But before you get your hands on the whole thing, Comic Book Movie has a short snippet of that bonus material. You can check it out below and learn that practically everyone including Kit Harrington, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and more was just as surprised as we were:

‘The Rains of Castamere’ is definitely one of the harder episodes of the series to take in. What were your initial thoughts on the Red Wedding? Will you be picking up the complete season three set to watch the rest of the featurette? And do you think the upcoming Purple Wedding will have as large of an emotional impact as the last Westeros wedding? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

‘Game of Thrones’ starring Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams, and Sophie Turner, among many others, returns to HBO on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:00pm.