AMC’s The Walking Dead ended its ratings-monster Season 4 this past March, and since then, fans have clamored to know what will happen to Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his gang of misfit survivalists. Unfortunately, we have absolutely no inside info on the future of the Terminus storyline, but we do have a good idea for how you can spend your time waiting for Season 5 to arrive this fall. Anchor Bay Entertainment announced The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season will hit Blu-ray and DVD on August 26, and they put out this blurb-filled trailer for the release. Want to find out more about this “honest-to-God phenomenon?” Keep reading.
Both the Blu-ray and DVD will contain five discs, though some will obviously be higher quality than others. Each set has hours of bonus features, including audio commentaries for certain episodes, deleted scenes, and never-before-seen production footage. The Blu-ray release contains even more episode commentaries, as well as “extended” episodes, available to watch for the first time. Does that just mean they edited deleted scenes back into the main narrative? I have no idea, but if any of that footage is of Carl (Chandler Riggs) trying to talk about his feelings, count me out.
Maybe you’re one of those people looking for a Blu-ray packaging that isn’t your average rectangle that fits easily on a shelf. You’re in luck, as Anchor Bay is putting out a limited edition “Tree Walking” Blu-ray, as designed by McFarlane Toys. You guys probably remember the Season 3 head aquarium and Season 2’s walker head sculpt. I hope that Season 5 comes in a train car with a bunch of half-eaten corpses nearby. Life-sized, though. Take a peek at the special edition here.
And below you can see the standard “doesn’t take all five fingers to hold” version. Is it just me, or do these Rick-centric images all look the same by now?
Season 4 of The Walking Dead found Rick, Herschel (Scott Wilson), Michonne (Danai Gurira) and the rest living in a post-Woodbury society, with some background storytelling for The Governor (David Morrissey) and some of his underlings. Things came to a head by mid-season, and the second half of the narrative focused on everything heading to Terminus, which everyone assumes is a safe haven despite all of the signs that seems to suggest otherwise. (And I’m talking about the literal signs for Terminus, which looked only slightly less suspect than a “Free Candy and Video Games” sign on a windowless van.)
And if you’re not into commentaries, deleted scenes and Tree Walkers, catch AMC’s Walking Dead marathon when it airs all day on July 4. Celebrate your independence by enslaving yourself to undead hordes.