It has become a cultural phenomenon. The fans embrace it, the critics adore it. And now the stakes have never been higher for the survivors. On August 27, Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes AMC’s original series The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray and DVD. Available as a 5-disc set in each format, the release contains all 16 episodes from the past season. Like the previous releases, the set is crammed with oodles of bonus features, including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, never-before-seen featurettes, audio commentaries from cast and crew, deleted scenes and other surprises.
Anchor Bay will release the set in a limited edition “zombie head tank” packaging (water not included), specially created by McFarlane Toys. It’s pricey though: Suggested retail is $79.99 for Blu-ray, $69.98 for DVD and $149.99 for the Blu-ray limited edition.
Death is expensive.
Season 3 follows the weary group of survivors led by police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), as they take refuge in a prison and attempt to set up a permanent camp. But while invading zombies are an ever-present danger, they must also battle the living, not only in the form of abandoned prisoners, but also the sadistic “Governor” (David Morrissey) and his followers. New characters introduced this season include Danai Gurira as “Michonne,” with her two “zombie pets” in tow, and Dallas Roberts as the Governor’s lieutenant Milton, as well as the return of Merle Dixon.
Since its debut in 2012, Girls has become of the most critically acclaimed and buzzed about shows on television. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, who also executive produced along with Emmy winner Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, Girls was the winner of two 2012 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series-Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy. Oh boy! Girls: The Complete Second Season releases on Blu-ray with HBO Select ($49.99), DVD ($39.98) and Digital Download on August 13, 2013 and features hilarious bonus features including gag reels, deleted scenes and much more.
This season, Hannah is seeing a new guy, but still feels responsible for Adam, her bed-ridden ex, as he recovers from the fateful accident that ended season one. Disappointed at work, the recently single Marnie needs the support of her best friend and former roommate, yet the distance between them seems greater than ever. Jessa returns from her honeymoon, ready to plant new ideas in Hannah’s head and newly experienced Shoshanna struggles to navigate the challenges of a shaky relationship with Ray.
On August 6, Cinemax’s non-stop, adrenaline-filled action series continues with the debut of Strike Back: Season 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download. This season, Section 20 crosses the continent of Africa hunting down terrorists who are looking to develop weapons of mass destruction with stolen nuclear triggers. Audio commentaries by the talented ensemble cast— Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Shane Taylor and others—are featured on this thrilling, critically-acclaimed home entertainment release.