True Blood Season 3 Infects Blu-Ray And DVD This May

By David Wharton 2011-03-03 17:06:54
HBO's premiere guilty pleasure, True Blood is bringing its supernatural soap-opera antics to Blu-ray and DVD May 31st. The HBO press release is quick to advertise that the show was "the bestselling TV on DVD series for the past two years," so clearly there are a lot of Sookie fans out there. After the second season seemed to lose its way in, well, everything involving Michelle Forbes' character, the show rallied a bit in the third year with vampire royalty, rugged werewolves, and a truly unforgettable news segment.

HBO Home Entertainment will release True Blood: The Complete Third Season on both Blu-ray ($79.98), DVD ($59.99), and digital download, with the physical releases carrying a ton of bonus features. Here's the rundown on the extras according to the press release:

Full of enlightening background stories, striking character profiles and engaging themes, the third season's bonus materials provide even more bite for fans and new viewers. The Blu-ray Disc is loaded with all the bonus features found on SD and is presented in HD 1080p video and DTS-HD master audio, allowing for a truly Enhanced Viewing experience on all 12 episodes. Enhanced Viewing provides an amplified picture-in-picture display with original, interactive content that extends the fiction of the series. With nearly double the bonus content found on the Season Two Blu-ray, Enhanced Viewing includes: Character Perspectives, straight from the mouths of Jessica, Andy, Tommy, and Alcide; Flashback/Flash Forward, a move through time allowing for 'Flashbacks' to relive pivotal moments in the series or 'Flash Forwards' to reveal the significance of a certain scene; Vampire Histories/Character Bios, background stories on favorite characters in the show; and Hints/FYIs, for more trivia facts, show hints and clues. Additionally, viewers are able to skip from bonus event to bonus event as they watch an episode. Blu-ray also includes True Blood Lines, and interactive on-screen guide that highlights the connections between the many worlds in the series.

The Standard Definition version includes the special bonus features Anatomy of a Scene, an in-depth look at the introduction of werewolves as viewers are taken through the exciting werewolf fight in the beginning of the season; True Blood Post Mortems, end-of-episode guides for bonus helpings of True Blood; plus Snoop Dogg's tribute music video "Oh Sookie"; and seven audio commentaries with cast and crew including Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Joe Manganiello, Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Denis O'Hare and more!





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