Blu-ray, DVD Release: Mad Men: Season 5

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 16, 2012
Price: DVD $49.98, Blu-ray $49.99
Studio: Lionsgate


Mad Men: Season Five movie scene

Jon Hamm is a little less mad when he's with wife Jessica Pare in the fifth season of Mad Men.

Don Draper and his gang of business colleagues, friends, foes and new wife (!)  who whirl around the Madison Avenue advertising world of the 1960s get digitized in the TV show drama Mad Men: Season Five.

From AMC and creator Matthew Weiner (executive producer and writer of The Sopranos), the critically acclaimed television series has won a zillion awards over the course of its run. Most recently, Season Five was nominated for a colossal 17 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor (Jon Hamm, Friends With Kids) and Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss, Get Him to the Greek) in a Drama Series.

The Mad Men: Season Five Blu-ray and DVD sets contain all 13 episodes of the season, which originally aired on AMC in the spring of 2012, along with as hours of special features, including commentaries, featurettes, interviews and time lines.

Here’s a complete list of the bonuses:

  • “”MAD MEN Say the Darndest Things” – Take a look at the best one-­liners from the series and perhaps you will see your favorite!
  • “The Uniform Time Act of 1966″ – A pictorial time line explores the history of Daylight Savings Time and its official observance in the United States.
  • “What Shall I Love If Not the Enigma?” – A glance into the life and work of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico.
  • “The Party of the Century” – Author Deborah Davis and legendary bandleader Peter Duchin take you inside Truman Capote’s infamous Black & White Masquerade Ball.
  • “Scoring Mad Men: Inside a Session” – Join composer David Carbonarra, orchestrator Geoff Stradling and sound engineer Jim Hill in the recording studio as they discuss their formula for scoring MAD MEN.
  • “Newsweek Magazine Digital Gallery” – A selection of Newsweek Magazine covers share the top news stories from around the world in 1966.
  • MAD MEN Season 5 commentaries – Matthew Weiner and the cast and crew of MAD MEN take viewers behind the scenes in feature-length audio commentaries for all 13 episodes.

 

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