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Old 06-15-2012, 04:46 PM
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Default Game of Thrones Season 1 Finale pulled due to Bush's head

A few days ago we (and, like wildfire, every other entertainment site) reported that, due to lack of props, a replica of George Bush's head was used in the Game of Thrones Season 1 finale, "Fire and Blood." The factoid was revealed via audio commentary this past February when the Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray set came out, but for some reason it all became huge news two days ago, despite the fact that they dressed the head in a wig and faced it away from the camera.

Now, after releasing an official apology on Wednesday night, Deadline reports that HBO has decided to pull the entire episode from all digital distribution, including HBO Go and iTunes. Also, the shipping of Season 1 DVD box sets have halted.

From HBO: "We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this careless mistake. We condemn it in the strongest possible terms and have halted all future shipments of the DVDs, removed it from our digital platforms and will edit the scene for all future airings on any distribution domestic or international.

What a crock of sh*t...
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:49 PM
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I heard that they were going to use Obamas head on a stick, but they couldn't light it properly.

anyway, looks like I got a reason to buy the blu ray set will be a collectors item!
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:37 PM
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Sounds like a publicity item more than anything else. Since it wasn't clear what it was, someone is over reacting.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:17 PM
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People are babies. I've watched the scene over and over on On Demand and can't spot it at all.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:02 PM
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Sounds unspottable with a wig and facing away from the camera. Personally I wish it was in full view lol.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:46 AM
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That's a whole new range of viewing choices for customers, assuming they don't mind the subscription cost.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:54 AM
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Some people say Sony, some say Sony and Phillips and some say a mix of different companies. I'd like to know the truth please.
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