All of you Truebies out there can finally mark the big day on your calendar! HBO has released the date when Season 3 of True Blood is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray – May 31, 2011! That’s the perfect date for all of you that want a refresher before Season 4, which premiers on June 26. Hurray for good news! Now for the bad news. Even though Season 3 was only 12 episodes the DVD will cost $59.99 and Blu-ray will be around $79.99. Ouch. The reason for the high cost is the massive amount of bonus features included.
“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!”
Yeah, that explains the crazy cost, they have A LOT of awesome added features!
Even though Season 3 doesn’t come out for another two months, you can already pre-order it on Amazon HERE.
So, who here is buying the third season of True Blood?