Blu-ray, DVD Release: True Blood: Season 5

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Price: DVD $59.99, Blu-ray $79.98
Studio: HBO/Warner

Rutina Wesley is reborn as a vampire in the fifth season of True Blood.

Sookie Stackhouse and her Southern-friend cohorts return in HBO’s acclaimed vampire-ridden, faerie-flavored, werewolf-wizened gothic horror television series True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season.

Based on the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood remains one of HBO’s strongest TV shows as it readies for its Season 6 premiere in June.

Season 5 finds Sookie (Anna Paquin, Margaret) triumphant over her climactic encounter with Marnie (Fiona Shaw, The Tree of Life). However, her showdown with Debbie (Brit Morgan) may have had fatal consequences for Tara (Rutina Wesley). Meanwhile, the denizens of Bon Temps are approaching a new crisis with Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare, The Eagle); Bill (Stephen Moyer, The Double) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard, Straw Dogs) are in deep with the Authority; and new threats from unexpected sources loom.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo is available as part of HBO’s branded “Blu-ray with HBO Select” package, which includes a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy of True Blood.

Along with the Season 5’s 12 episodes, the sets will contain the following features:

Blu-ray Features (along with all DVD extras):

  • True Blood Episode Six: Autopsy – Join the cast and crew as they dissect the major events of episode six and provide an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how True Blood is made.
  • Authority Confessionals – Learn more about the mysterious institution known as The Authority, from Nora, Kibwe, Rosalyn, Salome, Steve and Russell.
  • Enhanced Viewing:
    • Character Bios, Vampire Histories and Hints/FYIs: Get even more background on favorite characters, trivia facts as well as show hints and clues.
    • Flashback/Flash Forward: Move through time in the world of Bon Temps. Flashback to relive pivotal moments or Flash Forward to reveal the significance of a certain scene.
    • True Blood Lines – Uncover secrets from relationships past and present in this engaging, fully interactive “re-Vamped” guide and archive.

DVD Features:

  • Inside the Episodes – Get the back stories on each episode with revealing interviews from the show writers.
  • Audio Commentaries – five commentaries with cast and crew including creator/executive producer Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Denis O’Hare, Carrie Preston and many more!
  • Previews & Recaps


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.