True Blood - HBO Officially Announces 'The Complete 5th Season for DVD, Blu-ray
Late May release for the latest series with Sookie Stackhouse
Posted by David Lambert
Returning for its fifth season, True Blood is HBO's sexy, scary, wildly entertaining drama series from Oscar- and Emmy-winner Alan Ball (Six Feet Under). and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. In addition to returning cast favorites - human/faerie waitress Sookie Stackhouse, her vampire suitors Bill Compton and Eric Northman, soul-searching pal Tara, shape-shifting boss Sam, rakish brother Jason, clairvoyant Lafayette and teen-vamp Jessica - Season 5 introduces a whole new wave of otherworldly characters.
There's Vampire Guardian Roman, president of the Vampire Authority, who wants co-existence between humans and vampires; vampire zealot Salome (yes, the Salome), intent on recreating the world in God's vampyric image; Authority Chancellor Nora, who shares the same maker as Eric; werewolves J.D. and Martha, who want a reluctant Alcide to take his rightful place as packmaster; and many more. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, True Blood Season 5 goes deep into the battle between the Vampire Authority and "vampire fundamentalists" - a political power play whose outcome could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence.
HBO Video has officially announced True Blood - The Complete 5th Season on both DVD ($59.99 SRP) and also a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack ($79.98 SRP). The street date has been scheduled for May 21st for these 5- and 7-disc sets running 720 minutes.
The DVD version comes with Audio Commentaries and "Inside the Episodes" as a bonus. The BD/DVD Combo set includes those, plus "Anatomy of an Episode," "True Blood Lines" and Enhanced Viewing with Hints/FYIs, Flashbacks/Flash Forwards, Authority Link-outs, and Character Bios. That combo kit also includes UltraViolet/Digital Copy versions of the episodes, too, which must be redeemed within two years after the original street date.