Sony is not screwing around. The studio knows they have captured lightning in a bottle with AMC’s Breaking Bad, and less than two months after the final episode airs, the complete series will be released on Bluray November 26th.
From the press release:
Fans who are addicted to the series and itching for another hit can now indulge in more than two-hours of never-before-seen footage in a ground-breaking series documentary exclusively in the box set, which comes packaged in a collectible replica barrel representing part of Walter White’s dark legacy. The all-new documentary chronicles the making of the final season, from filming the first table read to the very last day on set and everything in between, including Bryan Cranston inviting the camera in to his Albuquerque living room for the first reading of the final script with Aaron Paul. The box set also contains all bonus features from previously released seasons (including retail exclusives formerly only available in select stores), a Los Pollos Hermanos apron and a collectible booklet with a letter from Gilligan, as well as a commemorative Breaking Bad challenge coin designed and created by Gilligan exclusively for this set as a token of appreciation to fans for making the Breaking Bad journey.
For at least three seasons now, I have been telling my wife that I can’t wait until the entire series is available to sit down and get lost in. Breaking Bad is a masterpiece; a classic novel told through the medium of television and the brilliance of its creators.
You can pre-order the complete series at Amazon.com.
Here is my review of season five.
As of now, the series only has three episodes left, and if you saw what happened last Sunday, your heart has been in your throat for a whole five days now.
Man alive, what a show — and one like no other in one very important arena: “Breaking Bad” has yet to make a storytelling misstep. Even “The Sopranos,’ “Wire,” and “Shield,” and “Seinfeld” can’t say that.
“Breaking Bad” will not be completely over, though. A spin-off prequel, “Better Call Saul,” is in the works at AMC. Saul is Saul Goodman, the wormy but remarkably competent attorney played so memorably by Bob Odenkirk. Saul is in good hands. “Breaking Bad’s” creator, Vince Gilligan, is behind it.
Below is a list the special features included in the package.
Bad Memories – Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul talk about the show ending and some of their favorite moments.
Bryan Cranston: Director – Go on set with Bryan Cranston as he directs the first episode of the season entitled “Blood Money.”
Scene Envy – The Cast tell us which scene they wish they could have been in.
Shocking Moments – The stars reveal the moments that shocked them most.
From Walt to Heisenberg – From high school teacher to deadly meth dealer, watch as Walter White quickly transforms into Heisenberg.
How Will It End? – At the beginning of the season, the cast was asked to give their thoughts on how they thought the show would end.
Avenging Agent: Dean Norris as Hank Schrader — A look at the character Hank Schrader and the man who played him, Dean Norris.
Scene Stealer: Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader – A look at the character Marie Schrader and the woman who plays her, Betsy Brandt.
A Criminal Attorney: Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman -A look at the character Saul Goodman and the man who played him, Bob Odenkirk.
Jesse’s Journey: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman – A look at the character Jesse Pinkman and the man who played him, Aaron Paul.
Skyler Breaks Bad: Anna Gunn on Season Four – Actress Anna Gunn and series creator Vince Gilligan explore Skyler’s character evolution through the fourth season.
Growing Up in the White House: RJ Mitte on Walter, Jr. – RJ Mitte, Anna Gunn, Bryan Cranston and series creator Vince Gilligan discuss the extraordinary dynamics of the White family, and Walter, Jr.’s unique role.
The Ultimate Chess Match – Members of the cast and crew discuss Walter White and Gus Fring’s extraordinary and complicated battle of wits and their struggle for Jesse’s allegiance.
Looking Back: A Season Four Retrospective – Season Four’s most surprising and memorable moments.
Ted’s Wipeout – In Episode 411, “Crawl Space,” Ted Beneke suffers a head injury while trying to escape from Saul’s goons. In this featurette, Christopher Cousins (Ted) explains how this shocking stunt was accomplished.
The Truck Attack Storyboard Comparison – A side-by-side comparison of the Los Pollos Hermanos truck attack and the brilliant shot-by-shot storyboards that were created for the episode “Bullet Points.”
Walt and the Challenger Storyboard Comparison – A side-by-side comparison of the sequence where Walt indulges in some crazy stunt driving in Walt Jr.’s Dodge Challenger and the storyboards that were created.