I’ve kind of lost track of TRUE BLOOD this season. I keep meaning to play catch up on VOD but just don’t seem to get around to it. Looks like I’ll be able to take care of it on Blu-ray as HBO has announced the Season Five release.
Not a lot of info on the release yet other than the May 21st release date and the fact that the DVD version is going to set back about $60 while the Blu-ray will go for around $80. Also the DVD version will be pretty bare bones featuring only audio commentaries while the Blu-ray will go a little more in depth with character bios and other assorted goodies. I’m sure detailed info is heading our way soon.
So, what all went down in Season Five?
â€śReturning for its fifth season, â€śTrue Bloodâ€ť is HBOâ€™s sexy, scary, wildly entertaining drama series from Oscar- and Emmy-winner Alan Ball (â€śSix Feet Underâ€ť) and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. In addition to returning cast favorites â€“ 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 â€“ Season 5 introduces a whole new wave of otherworldly characters. Thereâ€™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 Godâ€™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, â€śTrue Bloodâ€ť Season 5 goes deep into the battle between the Vampire Authority and â€śvampire fundamentalistsâ€ť â€“ a political power play whose outcome could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence.â€ś