New Game of Thrones video shows the making of a fight between direwolves and wildlings

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Feb 7, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

With the release of the third season of Game of Thrones on DVD and Blu-ray approaching fast, we’re getting some nifty making-of videos. Including this one. If you’re into special effects and direwolves, this one’s for you.

This video -- courtesy of The Wall Street Journal -- gives us a great sneak peek at Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) escape from the wildlings in the season-three episode “The Rains of Castamere” (which featured the infamous Red Wedding), and how they filmed with green screen and real wolves.

Have a look:

We really liked the guy flailing about in the rain and mud around the 20-second mark, pretending to get his throat ripped by a direwolf. Nice acting chops there. Also: Jon Snow’s awesome hair clip. Just sayin’.

Are you impressed by how they achieved the special effects for this scene? Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 6. You can get your hands on the season-three DVD and Blu-ray sets on Feb. 18.

(The Wall Street Journal via Winter Is Coming)