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The Big Bang Theory - Bang! It's the Fifth Season Press Release

Coming on September 11

Posted by Gord Lacey





Catch All 24 Episodes From Season Five Plus Never-Before-Seen Extras Including 3 Featurettes and a Hilarious Gag Reel

All-New Blu-rayTM Combo Pack Features Three Ways to Watch - Blu-rayTM + DVD + UltraVioletTM

Burbank, CA - It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand why audiences continue to fall in love with the geniuses from Caltech.  Now America's favorite physicists are back with a bang as Warner Home Video (WHV) releases The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD and Blu-rayTM Combo Pack on September 11, 2012.  In its fifth season, airing Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS, The Big Bang Theory was the #1 comedy on network television among Total Viewers, and in its first year in off-network syndication, the series ranked as the #1 show in all of syndication among Adults 18-49 and 25-54*.  Coinciding with the show's highly-anticipated sixth season premiere, The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season will be available for an SRP of $44.98 on DVD and $54.97 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack.

In The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season, Penny and Leonard's relationship is relaunched in full "beta test" mode, while Sheldon, Howard, and Raj discover the feminine mystique is something that cannot be easily graphed or calculated. As Sheldon makes begrudging amendments to his "Relationship Agreement" with his "friend-who-happens-to-be-a-girl," Amy Farrah Fowler, Raj contemplates an arranged marriage, and Howard is all-systems-go for both his NASA launch and wedding to the spirited Bernadette.

"Now approaching its sixth season, The Big Bang Theory has become a supernova in the television landscape.  It continues to draw new, passionate fans to its already large consumer base, as evidenced by continued growth in all areas - DVD sales, CBS viewership and syndication viewers," said Rosemary Markson, WHV Senior Vice President, TV & Special Interest Marketing. "We are thrilled to offer this mega hit to fans in the ultimate home entertainment package - the Blu-rayTM Combo Pack.  Giving consumers more ways to watch at an outstanding value, this edition includes all 24 episodes on both Blu-ray and DVD discs as well as UltraVioletTM for digital download and instant streaming!"

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season five-disc Blu-rayTM Combo Pack (2 Blu-rayTM discs, 3 DVD discs) features a hi-definition Blu-rayTM, standard definition DVD and a standard definition UltraVioletTM copy of all 24 episodes from Season Five.  UltraVioletTM allows consumers to download and instantly stream the episodes to their computers, tablets and smartphones.  The UltraVioletTM episodes are a limited-time offer.  Restrictions and limitations apply.  Go to for details.  The Blu-rayTM will be released in 1080p Full HD Video and will feature DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1.

The Big Bang Theory was created by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) & Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), who also serve as executive producers along with Steven Molaro (The Class). The series stars Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Jim Parsons (The Muppets), Kaley Cuoco (Hop), Simon Helberg (A Serious Man), Kunal Nayyar (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Mayim Bialik (Blossom) and Melissa Rauch (True Blood).

Special Features Include:

  • The Big Bang Theory @100 (featurette):  The cast and producers celebrate the 100th episode
  • The Big Bang Theory's Laws of Reflection (featurette):  The cast reflects on their favorite memories from Season 5
  • Professors of Production (featurette):  A behind-the-scenes look at the various departments that bring the show together each week
  • Gag reel
  1. The Skank Reflex Analysis
  2. The Infestation Hypothesis
  3. The Pulled Groin Extrapolation
  4. The Wiggly Finger Catalyst
  5. The Russian Rocket Reaction
  6. The Rhinitis Revelation
  7. The Good Guy Fluctuation
  8. The Isolation Permutation
  9. The Ornithophobia Diffusion
  10. The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition
  11. The Speckerman Recurrence
  12. The Shiny Trinket Maneuver
  13. The Recombination Hypothesis
  14. The Beta Test Initiation
  15. The Friendship Contraction
  16. The Vacation Solution
  17. The Rothman Disintegration
  18. The Werewolf Transformation
  19. The Weekend Vortex
  20. The Transporter Malfunction
  21. The Hawking Excitation
  22. The Stag Convergence
  23. The Launch Acceleration
  24. The Countdown Reflection
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

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