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The Walking Dead: Season 5 [Blu-ray]
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Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.
Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group's lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.
Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them...
After all they've seen, all they've done, all they've sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost...
Who do they become?
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 7.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 33973903
- Media Format : Blu-ray, Box set, Widescreen
- Run time : 10 hours
- Release date : August 25, 2015
- Actors : Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yuen, Norman Reedus, Seth Gilliam
- Studio : Lionsgate
- ASIN : B00VGQKBQ0
- Number of discs : 5
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,556 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The story line continues very strongly from last season and is often more entertaining than the graphic novels this series is based on. I was very fearful for one main character, who had been killed in one of those graphic novels. I have to wonder if the real life actor's contract prevented that from happening. Maybe? Hopefully, it was based on the character's appeal and importance to the storyline. I know, for me, the loss of this character would severely hurt my enjoyment of the show to an even greater degree than Dale's demise. The loss of two such appealing characters might hurt viewership and could conceive of AMC putting the kabod on that, its just too important to their bottom line, with the immense commercial success of this show.
I loved the laws of physics defying tank explosion with flying, burning walkers. However, annoyingly, a few scenes didn't work, like the fallen man who seemed uninjured and very strong, crawling (not all that frantically) backwards on the ground, when he could have easily scrambled to his feet and run; then suddenly a cut scene of a zombie chewing close to but not on his hemorrhaging, but 'unchewed' face. And another scene where a woman has her neck bitten, showed an unconvincing prosthetic wound. But those are only small detractions. Almost all other scenes with special affects, like the trough scenes, were spectacularly and convincingly gory.
I was very pleased with the ending which reintroduced an old character, I thought was gone for good. I'm expecting an entertaining story line around him. The ending also leaves us in some suspense for the next episodes, My guess is our refugees are headed to D.C.
The characters continue to become more strongly defined and more appealing, like Rick, who now has evolved into a far more decisive character, a point made by The Talking Dead show that follows after each episode on AMC. The same applies to many of the other main characters whether they're likeable or not. I'm especially curious about the scientist's storyline. Will his character continue as in the graphic stories or evolve differently?
The show continues to emphasize diversity in its cast, with ongoing and evolving, strong story lines for minority characters and women, just as the graphic novels do. Bravo.
We have Netflix and Seasons 1-4 are all free on Netflix so I assumed we were good. But about 18 days and four seasons later (no lie) my wife demanded, I won't say she would shiv me in the brain if I didn't, but she certainly forcefully demanded that I immediately order the next season. I did, and four days later it was consumed. I am assuming if you are looking at Season 5 you already know what to expect. But for me, for us, what to expect and the Walking Dead are two different things. Every other promising show (Lost for example) may have a great first or second season but after that we just sit and wait for the end of season cliff hanger, will the one character survive. No spoiler here... you just never know. People are people and when you think you know the way they are they are living in a zombie apocalypse so they just might wind up a little different than you think. Otherwise normal people may be pushed past a limit and otherwise passive people may step up. In other words, if you missed Season 5 and are awaiting Season Six do not hesitate, pull the trigger (or the bow string), for the price of a couple of IMAX tickets you get an entire season. Well, well worth it.
But even poor Rick, at the end, made one (or several tears) fall. Loving it!! Bring it on TWD! *There are NO spoilers here.
The gore and death porn can go a little too far but, what can I say that others have not said elsewhere better than I? I'm just continually impressed. With the maturity with which the show is handled, the story moves forward, and how the characters grow and change. Bravo.
After finally binge watching this season I am definitely looking forward to the challenges foreshadowed in the next season.
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As with all Walking Dead seasons, image quality on Blu-ray is grainy as that is the way it was shot, so hardly a reference disc to show off your hi-def set up. Extras are good with audio commentaries on some episodes and decent behind the scenes features - best watched after you've seen all the episodes to avoid spoilers.
Excellent quality, no complaints.
Great zombie plot.