In October, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will bring Mad Men: Season Five to Blu-ray. The latest installment of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning television program examines the employees at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency, with a particular thematic focus on how the marriage between ad executive Don Draper (Jon Hamm, The Town) and his former secretary Megan (Jessica Paré, Lost and Delirious) impacts the company.
In addition, the series has just received seventeen nominations for the 2012 Emmy Awards Ceremony, such as:
Best Drama Series
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Jon Hamm
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Christina Hendricks
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jared Harris
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Julia Ormond
Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Ben Feldman
Best Casting for a Drama Series: Laura Schiff and Carrie Audino
Best Directing in a Drama Series: Phil Abraham
Best Writing in a Drama Series (Three Nominations): Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner; Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton; and Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner
Best Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series: Dan Bishop, Christopher L. Brown, and Claudette Didul
Best Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series: Christopher Manley
Best Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: Chris Gay
Best Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic): Lana Horochowski, Ron Pipes, Ken Niederbaumer, and Keith Sayer
Best Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series: Theraesa Rivers, Lucia Mace, Arturo Rojas, Maria Sandoval, and David Blair
Lionsgate's three-disc Blu-ray set presents all thirteen Season Five episodes in their 1.78:1 broadcast aspect ratio with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. The discs also contain the following bonus supplements:
Twenty-six cast and crew commentaries
Mad Men Says the Darndest Things
The Uniform Time Act of 1966
What Shall I Love If Not the Enigma?
Party of the Century
The Music of Mad Men
Newsweek Magazine digital gallery
Mad Men Easter Eggs
Mad Men: Season Five is expected to street on October 16th.
Having the previous 4 seasons of this fantastic show already, I would normally preorder this. But, if the past several years are any indication, I'll just wait until Black Friday and pick it up for around $9.99.
Yes, Season Five was a particular benchmark for the series; a number of its episodes are sure to rank as some of the best, more intelligent television programs in the history of the medium. The only issue, I thought, was the series finale, which, while good (a B, B+ episode), lacks the power of the six or seven episodes directly preceding it.
@rickah88 yeah The Killing does nothing for me outside of that with Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Comic Book Men (even though it's a reality show) AMC pretty much has the best shows on cable and arguable almost better than HBO