True Blood - Blu-ray and DVD Plans Shape Up for 'The Complete 6th Season'
No availability date yet, but Amazon is taking advance orders for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
Posted by David Lambert
Now its sixth unforgettable season, True Blood is HBO's sexy, scary, wildly entertaining 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 TB favorites - led by human/faerie hybrid Sookie (Anna Paquin), her unlikely vampire ally Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), and newly reconstituted supervamp Bill (Stephen Moyer) - Season 6 introduces several jarring storylines that threaten what little sense of normalcy remains in and around Bon Temps.
As "Billith" comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging from a pool of blood at the end of Season 5, Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell (new cast member Arliss Howard) declares open season on vampires, replete with novel anti-vamp weapons and a high-tech internment camp. Meanwhile, Sookie and Jason steel themselves for an encounter with the killer of their parents: the mysterious and ancient Warlow, whose identity remains a troubling mystery as the season unfolds.
This past Sunday (two days ago) saw the final installment of the shorter-than-usual (10 episodes) season. Now Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders on True Blood - The Complete 6th Season, for both DVD and also a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack. These listings are prior to the official HBO Home Video announcement for the title, though, so instead of a street date Amazon only says "This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives." Pricing is available, however, currently showing $59.99 SRP for the standard DVD and $79.98 SRP for the Blu-ray/DVD Combo set (you can, of course, guarantee your copy right away at a discounted price, if you order it using either of the above links). There are no other details available so far at Amazon's entries, but early box cover art for the DVD can be found below (may not be final, and could be subject to change). Stay tuned, of course, and we'll update you further on this title, just as soon as we find out anything more! Our thanks to one of our readers, "Chad," for alerting us to these listings!