"Game of Thrones" season 3 DVD release date news time! Okay, first things first: we don't have an actual release date yet, and that's killing me, and probably you too. That being said, we have a pretty darn good idea of when the "Game of Thrones" season 3 Blu-Ray and DVD sets will come out. And, sadly, it is quite some time away: we're looking at next February or March, shortly before the "Game of Thrones" season 4 premiere.

So the "Game of Thrones" season 3 DVD release date, and the Blu-Ray release date, aren't going to be much of a fix if you're feeling "Game of Thrones" withdrawal. Now, let's take a look at the pattern here and you'll see why we can speak pretty confidently of the "Game of Thrones" DVD release date. Season 2 of the show premiered on April 1, 2012. The season 1 DVD came out on March 6, 2012. "Game of Thrones" season 3 premiered on March 31, 2013, and the season 2 DVD came out on February 9, 2013.

That's right: unfortunately, HBO is probably going to use the "Game of Thrones" season 3 DVD release date as a teaser for the return of the fourth season. They have set a very high bar for themselves now, and "Game of Thrones" season 4 will want all the extra promotion it can get. And they presumably need time to pack the Blu-Rays and DVDs with all the fun extra stuff they always throw in. Still, it's irritating that the only way to watch the show now is on HBO Go or (in Australia only) on iTunes.

game of thrones season 3 dvd release date blu-ray All men must die. Just don't do it before the "Game of Thrones" season 3 DVD release date. (Image: HBO)

At least we know that HBO will do a good job on the "Game of Thrones" season 3 DVD release date. This, along with "Game of Thrones" season 4, correspond to what is widely considered the best book in the series: "A Storm of Swords." It's not just because of the Red Wedding, although that helps. Other (SPOILERFUL) events will make the fourth season just as highly regarded as the third. No further comment on spoilers.

So what should you do until February, when we finally get the "Game of Thrones" season 3 DVD release date and Blu-Ray release date? Far be it for me to take over your personal time, but there's always the books. And the "Breaking Bad" finale season. And the "House of Cards" DVD and upcoming second season. And "Arrested Development," but if you didn't finish that already, you probably won't. And... that's about it. Yea, it's going to be quite the long wait for "Game of Thrones" season 4.

This may be the first time I've ever said this, but the "Game of Thrones" season 3 DVD release date is forcing me into it: February can't come soon enough.

Also, I'm sorry I keep posting the video of the Benny Hill Red Wedding. It is the perfect combination of hilarious and horrible. Serious frowntown.