HBO Home Entertainment has officially announced the Blu-ray release of True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season, the latest twelve-episode season of the hit supernatural drama from creator/executive producer Alan Ball. Spread across five Blu-ray discs, the 7-disc set also includes DVD and UltraViolet digital copies of the entire season, and arrives on May 21st.
Official Synopsis: Based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood is HBO's sexy, scary, wildly entertaining drama series from Oscar and Emmy-winner Alan Ball (Six Feet Under). In addition to returning cast favorites -- human/faerie waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), her vampire suitors Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), soul-searching pal Tara (Rutina Wesley), shape-shifting boss Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), rakish brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten), clairvoyant Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and teen-vamp Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) -- Season Five introduces a whole new wave of otherworldly characters.
There's Vampire Guardian Roman (Christopher Meloni), president of the Vampire Authority, who wants co-existence between humans and vampires; vampire zealot Salome (Valentina Cervi), intent on recreating the world in God's vampyric image; Authority Chancellor Nora (Lucy Griffiths), who shares the same maker as Eric; werewolves J.D. and Martha (Louis Herthum and Dale Dickey), who want a reluctant Alcide (Joe Manganiello) to take his rightful place as packmaster; and many more. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, True Blood Season Five 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 Complete Fifth Season features a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, a DVD copy of the season (on 2 DVD flipper discs), an UltraViolet digital copy, and numerous extras:
Day 1 for sure. Plus, most HBO pre-orders on Amazon drop to like $34.99 the first day of availability. And, I love the hot naked chicks on this show and the awesome vampire/shifter/werewolve action. It's like a more adult Buffy.
The first 3 seasons of this were some of the most addicting & intriguing television i have ever watched, truly great, this season however and the season before it were just a silly, jumbled mess. Far too many characters and subplots, seems they build up an interesting storyline only for it to come tumbling down.
Luckily Season 6 has gotten rid of that hack showrunner Alan Ball so i do look forward to Season 6, hope it can get back on track
The show seems to be taking itself less seriously lately, which is a good move. Obviously a show with vampires, werewolves, fairies, shape shifters, witches and tons of rednecks isn't meant to be high drama, glad to see they're aware of that.
@graham1138: only if target or best buy widely advertises it for 34.99 on their sites or in their weekly flier, then amazon only pricematches, and sometimes then, only if they get enough requests. Rather disappointing, considering the lower overhead of a well managed online business with amazon's marketshare/order-volume should be able to offer a much better deal than mere price-matching. But, I preordered this when it appeared in my goldbox, so who am I to talk.
@MoulinBlu: That sounds about right. Yet for some reason, every HBO show I pre-order (GIRLS, Game Of Thrones, True Blood) the pre-order comes out months in advance for $49.00. I pre-order and save the money expecting to pay $49.00 and always end up getting them for cheaper. Infact I got GoT season 2 Day 1 on Amazon and it was only $29.99. Probably as cheap as it's ever going to get. There's a pretty good chance you're not going to be paying full retail price for this season of True Blood, especially since you pre-ordered.
@bowlingbilly10 - It's fairly hit and miss, season 1 was really entertaining with a solid storyline, things kinda went downhill from there for a couple years, season 5 was better as the show has really started to embrace its ridiculousness. It's not even close to the same level as shows like Game of Thrones and not worth buying at full price honestly.
bowlingbilly10 - you will love this show if you are a fan of:
- Unlikeable characters
- Horrid writing
- Graphic sex scenes that serve no purpose whatsoever, other than to show how much you can get away with on HBO. (Sex is wonderful; gratuitous sex is not)
- You are a woman who LOVES vampires, because they are so romantic and sexy!
At this point they should probably remove the following from the official synopsis: "Based on the Sookie Stackhouse Novels by Charlaine Harris." Haven't resembled the books since the third season, and only the first really follows it at all faithfully. "Inspired by" would probably be more appropriate.