Posted Fri Mar 8, 2013 at 09:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The fifth season of HBO's vampire drama series will sink its fangs into Blu-ray this May.
In an early announcement to retailers, HBO is planning to bring 'True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season' to Blu-ray on May 31.
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.
The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will feature 1080p (1.78:1) video, an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio Commentaries on Select Episodes; Enhanced Viewing Modes; Hints/FYIs; Inside the Episodes; Flashbacks/Flash Forwards; Anatomy of an Episode; True Blood Lines; Authority Link-Outs; and Character Bios.
Suggested list price for this set will be $79.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 21.
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