Blu-ray, DVD Release: Breaking Bad Season 5

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Price: DVD $55.99, Blu-ray $65.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Breaking Bad: Season 5The downfall of meth making chemistry teacher Walter White continues in Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season.

In the AMC TV show, Bryan Cranston (Contagion) plays Walt, who, after being diagnosed with cancer, joins one of his former students (Aaron Paul, TV’s Big Love) to turn his chemistry skills into a more lucrative venture.

In season five, Walt’s transformation from well-meaning family man to drug kingpin is almost complete. He starts a new partnership with Paul’s Jesse Pinkman and Mike (Jonathan Banks, Reign Over Me). But Walt’s muderous schemes are threatened by a new development in the investigation led by Walt’s brother-in-law, DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris, Get the Gringo).

Both the Blu-ray and DVD contain these special features:

  • “Chicks N Guns” scene created for the Blu-ray and DVD release, with Jesse enlisting Skinny Pete and a stripper to help the DEA forget their woes, until lawyer Saul (Bob Odenkirk) gives them something new to fear
  • cast and crew commentaries on every episode
  • deleted scenes
  • outtakes
  • three new featurettes
  • “Nothing Stops This Train” on location for the train heist
  • “The Cleaner: Jonathan Banks as Mike” as the actor talks about his time on the show
  • “Chicks N Guns: Behind the Scenes” about how the scene came to be
  • “Writers Room Timelapse” showing the entire breaking of episode “Fifty-One” with commentary from the writers
  • audition footage of Laura Fraser and Jesse Plemons
  • prison stunt rehearsal footage
  • “Gallery 1988 Art Show” with artwork inspired by the show
  • “Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling” with team Breaking Bad going head to head with team Nerdist to raise money for charity
  • “Inside Breaking Bad” 19 episodes that give a behind-the-scenes look at creating an episode.

The Blu-ray also has these two exclusive featurettes:

  • “Scene By Scene: Directors Discuss Memorable Moments” about the directors’ experience making the show
  • “The Writers of Breaking Bad” with the writers showing what it’s like to work together and create scripts.

Here’s the trailer for season 5:

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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.