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Late February release for this 2-disc package

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Emmy®-Winning Dark Comedy Thriller Arrives March 3


Starring Emmy® Winner Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn,
Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt and Dean Norris

Set Contains 7 Episodes on Three Discs with Bonus Materials
Including Deleted Scenes and Featurettes

Culver City, CA (December 15, 2008) - One of last season's most highly acclaimed and popular original drama television series comes to DVD March 3 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season. Starring Bryan Cranston (TV's "Malcolm in the Middle"), who won an Emmy® Award for his role, Anna Gunn (TV's "Deadwood"), Aaron Paul (TV's "Big Love"), Betsy Brandt (TV's "Back When We Were Grown Ups") and Dean Norris (Terminator 2: Judgment Day). The hit AMC series was nominated for four Emmys and won two.

The story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime for his family's financial security, Breaking Bad was created by Emmy® Award-nominee Vince Gilligan (TV's "The X-Files") and returns for its second season this spring.

The three disc set includes all 7 episodes from the first season and will be available for $29.95 SRP. Bonus materials include Making Breaking Bad and 14 Inside Breaking Bad featurettes, deleted scenes, commentary on select episodes, screen tests and AMC Shootout - Interview with Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston.

In addition to Gilligan, series directors include Emmy® Award-winner Adam Bernstein (TV's "30 Rock"), Jim McKay (TV's "Big Love"), Tricia Brock (TV's "The L Word"), Bronwen Hughes (TV's "The L Word") and Tim Hunter (TV's "Mad Men"). Breaking Bad is produced by Karen Moore (TV's "Three Moons Over Milford") and Emmy® Award-nominee Patty Lin (TV's "Desperate Housewives"), and written by Vince Gilligan, Patty Lin, George Mastras (TV's "Dresden Files") and Peter Gould (Meeting Daddy).

Walter White (Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife Skyler (Gunn) and a teenage son who has cerebral palsy, discovers a new passion in life after he is diagnosed with cancer and told he has two years to live. Walter teaches apathetic high school students and works a second job at a car wash while his wife earns a modest income buying and selling items on eBay. Realizing he has nothing but his family left to live for, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime to provide for the ones he loves.

Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season episodes include:
  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Cat's in the Bag
  3. ...and the Bag's in the River
  4. Cancer Man
  5. Gray Matter
  6. Crazy Handful of Nothin'
  7. A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal

DVD Special Features Include:
  • Digitally Remastered Audio and Video
  • Widescreen Presentations
  • Featurette: Making Breaking Bad
  • Featurettes: Inside Breaking Bad (14 Featurettes)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Vince Gilligan's Photo Gallery
  • Commentary on Pilot and "Crazy Handful of Nothin" Episodes
  • Screen Tests
  • AMC Shootout: Interview with Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston
  • Episode Recaps
  • Audio: English (Stereo), Spanish, Portuguese
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Bonus Previews
  • Closed Captioned

BROADCAST YEAR: 2008 (AMC). Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season has a run time of approximately 346 minutes and is not rated. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at SRP: $ 29.95

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