'True Blood' Season 4 May 29 Marks Debut of 'Blu-ray With HBO Select'21 Mar, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey, John Latchem
For the fourth season of the hit vampire series “True Blood,” HBO Home Entertainment is introducing “Blu-ray With HBO Select.” The concept is essentially the same as a combo pack, but is being touted by HBO as the first time a TV show will be available with Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy in one boxed set.
Due May 29 (order date April 24), True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray With HBO Select will include five Blu-ray discs, two DVDs and a digital copy for $79.98. The digital copy will be redeemable through iTunes, Vudu, Amazon or UltraViolet.
A five-disc DVD version will be available at $59.99.
Extras include audio commentaries on six episodes; “Inside the Episodes” featurettes with interviews from the writers; and “True Blood: The Final Touches,” a look at the post-production process with executive producer Alan Ball.
The Blu-ray will include an exclusive enhanced viewing mode featuring character perspectives, vampire histories and a flashback/flash forward function to relive pivotal moments or find out the significance of a certain scene. The Blu-ray also includes “True Blood Lines,” an interactive guide to how the characters are related.
The first three seasons of the show will be re-released May 29 as “Blu-ray With HBO Select” boxed sets.
“The launch of 'True Blood' on 'Blu-Ray With HBO Select' is another important product innovation in our category,” said Henry McGee, President, HBO Home Entertainment. “We feel is the perfect way to allow consumers to enjoy their purchase of the award winning series anywhere, anytime.”
The release also marks HBO’s first release with UltraViolet, the new cloud-based digital system that lets viewers watch content on mobile devices anywhere and anytime they want.