Looking to catch up with "Breaking Bad" before the show rides off into the TV sunset this summer? Need a little refresher on the shocking events of the first half of Season 5 before the show's final eight episodes unfold? Sony's got just what you're looking for: the "Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season" DVD and Blu-ray boxed sets which the studio, we've learned exclusively, will release on June 4.
The sets will include all eight episodes from the first half of Season 5, along with cast and crew commentaries for each episode, deleted scenes, outtakes, 19 "Inside Breaking Bad" episodes, audition footage for guest stars Jesse Plemons and Laura Fraser, a feature on the "Gallery 1988 Art Show" with artwork inspired by the series, and "Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling" with the Nerdist team taking on the "Breaking Bad" crew to raise money for charity.
Both DVD and Blu-ray versions of the release will also include "Chicks 'N' Guns," a scene created exclusively for the home entertainment releases. The scene revolves around Aaron Paul's Jesse and reveals a backstory for the Season 5 episode "Gliding All Over," the midseason finale.
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In "Chicks 'N' Guns," Jesse fears the DEA, having sent Mike on the run, is about to close in on him, so he deals with it the way Jesse is wont to deal with such scenarios: He and pal Skinny Pete invite a stripper to help them forget their troubles, until Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) arrives and puts Jesse's troubles into a new and even scarier perspective. The DVD and Blu-ray releases also include a "Behind the Scenes" featurette that follows Paul and Odenkirk through the filming of the "Chicks 'N' Guns" scene.
"The extra scene we created exclusively for the Blu-ray and DVD proves just how much the relationship between Jesse and Walt has drastically changed over the past five seasons of 'Breaking Bad,'" series creator Vince Gilligan says. "'Chicks 'N' Guns' is an original idea that presents fans with a pivotal missing moment during Episode 508, 'Gliding Over All.' Writers Jenn Carroll and Gordon Smith, and director Michelle MacLaren, did a fantastic job bringing it to life, and I think fans will love it."
Other goodies on the bonus-packed releases include "Writers' Room Timelapse," in which the show's writing staff takes viewers through the process of breaking an entire episode ("Fifty-One"); "Nothing Stops This Train," a behind-the-scenes look at the train heist storyline from the "Dead Freight" episode; and "The Cleaner: Jonathan Banks as Mike," an interview with fan favorite Banks.
The final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad," starring Emmy winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, will premiere on AMC this summer.