Blu-ray, DVD, Digital: Orange is the New Black: Season 5

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: June 12, 2018
Price: DVD $26.06, Blu-ray $26.96
Studio: Netflix/Lionsgate

Still going strong, Netflix’s acclaimed and popular TV show Orange is the New Black: Season Five has the same comedy-drama style — and addictive storylines — as creator Jenji Cohan’s earlier show, Weeds.

Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling (The Lucky One) as Piper Chapman, a Brooklynite who’s about to embark on a new business venture, selling custom candles, when her wild past with Alex Vause (Laura Prepon, The Kitchen) comes back to haunt her.

To pay her debt to society, Piper turns herself into Litchfield Federal Penitentiary, where she dons her orange jumpsuit and comes face to face with Alex as well as a cell full of eccentric inmates.

The power dynamics at Litchfield shift dramatically as the inmates react to tragedy in the show’s fifth season. When the standoff at the prison turns into a full-blown riot, the inmates take advantage of the confusion by conducting séances, holding prisoner auctions, and preening for the morning news. But with relationships tested and friendships starting to fray, will life at Litchfield ever return to normal?

The series also stars Kate Mulgrew (TV’s Star Trek: Voyager), Natasha Lyonne (Sleeping with Other People), Lea DeLaria (The Edge of Seventeen) and Taryn Manning (TV’s Sons of Anarchy).

Bonus features on all formats include the following:

  • Gag Reel
    · “72 Hours In 6 Months: Stories of the Season” Featurette
    ·  Audio Commentaries (on Episodes “Tattoo You” and “Storm-y Weather)

The latest season of Orange Is the New Black is timed to be released just prior to the series’ Season Six premiere in July.

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About Laurence

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.