New Release: The Big C Season 1, Breaking Bad Season 3 and Hawthorne Season 2 DVD

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released three TV shows on DVD on June 7, 2011: The Big C: Season One, Hawthorne: Season Two and Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season.

The Big C

The Big C

The Golden Globe winning The Big C, which airs on Showtime, stars Laura Linney (The City of Your Final Destination) as a 42-year-old schoolteacher who has always played by the rules. But when she discovers she has cancer, she decides to start living it up, much to the confusion of her husband (Oliver Platt, Please Give) and teenage son (Gabriel Basso, upcoming Super 8). The show also stars Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) as an opinionated student and Idris Elba (The Losers) as an artist with whom Laura lives it up.

The Big C: Season One was priced at $39.99 on DVD and comes with a bunch of special features:

  • Complex Characters
  • A Sit-Down with Gabourey Sidibe
  • A Sit-Down with Laura Linney
  • deleted scenes
  • A Sit-Down with Reid Scott
  • A Sit-Down with Phyllis Somerville
  • A Sit-Down with John Benjamin Hickey
  • outtakes
  • A Sit-Down with Gabriel Basso
  • A Sit-Down with Oliver Platt
  • Hawthorne season 2
    Hawthorne season 2

    Hawthorne: Season Two, starring Jada Pinkett Smith (Collateral) as a feisty director of nursing at a hospital, managing a family, her staff and difficult patients, was priced at $29.95 on DVD.

    Here’s the special features list for Hawthorne:

  • A New Season
  • Fresh Faces
  • Advanced Medicine
  • “I Run This” Photo Shoot
  • Cast Photo Shoot
  • Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season was the only set that arrived on both DVD ($39.95) and Blu-ray ($49.95). The acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television series stars Bryan Cranston as a chemistry teacher-turned-meth maker whose life is filled with trouble, including a wife (Anna Gunn) who has filed for divorce, a DEA agent brother-in-law (Dean Norris) who’s out to bust him and a Mexican cartel that wants him dead.

    Breaking Bad season 3

    Breaking Bad season 3

    As well as the 13 episodes, the discs carry these special features:

  • commentary on “No Más” with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Skip Macdonald, Dave Porter and Michael Slovis
  • The Opening of Season 3
  • The Hay Truck
  • The Cousins Visit Walt
  • Unused Footage
  • White Heat: Cranston on Fire
  • Pizza of Destiny: Cranston’s Greatest Shot
  • commentary on “Mas” with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk and Moira Walley-Beckett
  • commentary on “Sunset” with Vince Gilligan, Dean Norris, John Shiban, Kelley Dixon and Thomas Golubic
  • commentary on “One Minute” with Dean Norris, Michelle MacLaren, Thomas Schnauz, Dave Porter, Daniel Moncada and Luis Moncada
  • Tiger Trouble? Better Call Saul!
  • Wayfarer 515: We’re All Victims (A Message From Saul)
  • Saul Says: “Sue ‘Em Now”
  • Letters to Saul: Did I Murder an Old Man?
  • Another Satisfied Client of Saul Goodman: Badger
  • Three Satisfied Clients of Saul Goodman
  • Team S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
  • The Music of Breaking Bad
  • gag reel
  • commentary on “I See You” with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte and Gennifer Hutchison
  • commentary on “Kafkaesque” with Vince Gilligan, Betsy Brandt, George Mastras and Michael Slovis
  • commentary on “Fly” with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Moira Walley-Beckett
  • Bryan Cranston Answers Fan Questions
  • Aaron Paul Answers Fan Questions
  • The Cast on Season 3
  • Silent But Deadly: The Brothers Moncada
  • commentary on “Half Measures” with Bryan Cranston, Adam Bernstein, Bill Powloski, Peter Gould, Jonathan Banks and Michael Slovis
  • commentary on “Full Measure” with Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks
  • Walt’s Aztek
  • Hit and Run
  • AMC News Visits the Breaking Bad Writer’s Room
  • The third season of Breaking Bad was already available for video-on-demand.

    About S. Clark

    Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.