Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Sony:
CITY, CALIF. (September 9, 2013) –
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment cooks up a
full batch on Nov. 26 when BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES comes to Blu-ray™ in its entirety. One of the
most explosive series ever to air on television, the 16-disc set is this year’s
must-have gift for the holiday season, complete with all 62 episodes and more
than 55 hours of special features. Starring three-time Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston (Outstanding
Lead Actor in a Drama Series) alongside two-time Emmy® winner Aaron
Paul (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), the critically acclaimed
drama from Sony Pictures Television boasts one of television’s most radical storylines,
giving viewers a glimpse into the life of how far a man might go in order to
take care of the ones he loves. “Bryan
Cranston is still turning in a transformative, unimpeachable performance as
Walt, who remains one of the greatest dramatic creations ever to grace our TV
screens,” hails USA Today’s Robert Bianco.
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.
The dark series includes an exceptional ensemble cast with Anna Gunn
(TV’s “Deadwood”), Dean Norris (TV’s “Under the Dome”), Betsy Brandt (TV’s “Michael J. Fox Show”), RJ Mitte
and Bob Odenkirk (The Spectacular Now).
BREAKING BAD was created by writer/director/producer Vince
Gilligan (TV’s “The X-Files”), who also served as executive producer with
Academy Award® winner Mark Johnson (Rain Man, 1988’s Best Picture)
Michelle MacLaren (TV’s “The X-Files”). Co-executive producers of the series
include Melissa Bernstein (TV’s Rectify),
Sam Catlin (TV’s “Canterbury’s Law”), George Mastras (TV’s “The Dresden
Files”), Peter Gould (TV’s “Too Big To Fail”), Thomas Schnauz (TV’s “The
X-Files”) and Moira Walley-Beckett (TV’s “Pan Am”). Stewart A. Lyons served as
Line Producer/UPM. Cranston and Diane Mercer (TV’s “Arrested Development”) are
producers of the series. The series is produced by High Bridge and Gran Via
Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television for AMC.
BAD follows protagonist
Walter White (Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his
wife (Gunn) and teenage son (Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed
with Stage III cancer and given a slim chance to survive. With a new sense of
fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his
family's financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs
and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how this
fatal diagnosis transforms Walt from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug
BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES Barrel Set Special Features
Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad - An
all-new, exclusive two hour documentary that chronicles the filming of the
final eight episodes.
bonus features include all previously released featurettes and retail
Memories – Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul talk about the show ending and some
of their favorite moments.
Cranston: Director – Go on set with Bryan Cranston as he directs the first episode of
the season entitled "Blood Money."
Envy – The Cast tell us which scene they wish they could have been
Moments - The stars reveal the moments that shocked them most.
Walt to Heisenberg – From high school teacher to deadly meth dealer, watch as Walter
White quickly transforms into Heisenberg.
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.
Agent: Dean Norris as Hank Schrader -- A look at the character Hank
Schrader and the man who played him, Dean Norris.
Stealer: Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader – A look at the character
Marie Schrader and the woman who plays her, Betsy Brandt.
Criminal Attorney: Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman –A
look at the character Saul Goodman and the man who played him, Bob
Journey: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman – A look at the
character Jesse Pinkman and the man who played him, Aaron Paul.
Breaks Bad: Anna Gunn on Season Four – Actress Anna Gunn and
series creator Vince Gilligan explore Skyler’s character evolution through the
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.
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.
Back: A Season Four Retrospective - Season Four’s most
surprising and memorable moments.
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.
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.”
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.
In addition to releasing the complete set on Blu-ray, SPHE will release BREAKING BAD: THE FINAL
SEASON on both Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet™ on Nov. 26. The final
season includes the series’ final eight episodes and is loaded with special
features, including all-new featurettes, cast and crew commentaries, deleted
scenes and more. Episodes include: Blood Money, Buried, Confessions,
Rabid Dog, To’hajiilee, Ozymandias, Granite State and Felina.
BAD: THE FINAL SEASONBlu-ray Includes:
·“Blood Money” Table
A rare look at the only final season Breaking Bad table read.
BAD: THE FINAL SEASONBlu-ray & DVD Include:
and Crew Commentaries on Every Episode
a Show Runner
of the Alternate Ending
Ending – A 3-minute alternate version of how Breaking Bad could have
& Extended Scenes
Layers of a Sound Mix
·Over 15 Episodes of Inside Breaking Bad
and Extended Episodes
BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES has a run time of approximately 2,949 minutes and is not rated.
BREAKING BAD: THE FINAL SEASON has a
run time of approximately 390 minutes and is not rated.
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