HBO’s The Sopranos has long been considered the “godfather” of this current Golden Age of Television, and though it paved the way for a number of other incredible series like Mad Men, The Wire, and Breaking Bad, it still just might be the best of the bunch. HBO started releasing the James Gandolfini-fronted drama on Blu-ray in 2006, but inexplicably stopped after only releasing Blu-ray upgrades for seasons one and six. Well now the entirety of The Sopranos is finally coming to Blu-ray later this year in a box set, complete a brand new featurette. In addition to the extras that were included on the complete series DVD set, this new Blu-ray collection features “Defining a Television Landmark”, which runs 45 minutes in length and includes new interviews with everyone from Gandolfini and show creator David Chase, to director Steven Soderbergh and actor Jeff Daniels.
But the real draw here is finally being able to own all 86 episodes of quite possibly the best television show of all time in glorious high-definition when the set hits stores on November 4th. Hit the jump for more, including a video clip from the new featurette.
The news of The Sopranos: The Complete Series finally coming to Blu-ray comes courtesy of THR, which adds that the box set will retail for $279.98. The November release date ensures that this will be a hot item for holiday shopping, so here’s hoping that includes a decent sale price.
You can watch a clip from the new “Defining a Television Landmark” featurette below focusing on the standout season three episode “Pine Barrens”, also courtesy of THR, followed by the press release from HBO.
Collectible Box Set Featuring All Six Seasons of the Groundbreaking Series Available for the First Time on Blu-rayTM with Digital HD
November 4, 2014. Just in Time for Holiday Gift Giving
Complete Series Blu-ray Set is Packed with More Than Five Hours of Bonus Content, Including a Never-Before-Seen Feature Exploring the Legacy and Impact of the Game-Changing Series
New York, NY (June 4, 2014) – Fifteen years after making its revolutionary debut and radically altering the TV landscape, fans of the legendary HBO® series The Sopranos can now experience the show like never before. This fall, all 86 episodes of the beloved Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning series are available for the first time in a Blu-ray with Digital HD collector set in 1080p high definition. With 28 Blu-ray discs packaged in an elegant box set featuring iconic artwork from the series, The Sopranos: The Complete Series Blu-ray ($279.98) is an essential addition to any home entertainment collection. Featuring all six seasons plus bonus materials, this must-have set will be out in stores exclusively from HBO Home Entertainment on November 4, 2014 - just in time for the holidays.
Blu-ray with Digital HD Set Special Features
The Sopranos: The Complete Series Blu-ray comes with a free Digital HD copy of all 86 episodes, and the set is also loaded with more than five hours of bonus material including a new and exclusive feature exploring how The Sopranos came to be and how it transformed the television landscape. “Defining a Television Landmark,” which runs approximately 45 minutes, features all-new interviews with cast, crew, celebrities, filmmakers and academics — including series creator David Chase, star James Gandolfini, Academy Award® winning director Steven Soderbergh, Emmy® Award winner Jeff Daniels and Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi — discussing the impact and influence of the groundbreaking series, with brand new archival footage. Additional bonus material includes lost scenes, two round table dinners with cast and crew, 25 audio commentaries and much more.
About The Sopranos
For six seasons, millions of viewers loyally tuned in to HBO to watch the drama unfold as modern-day mob boss Tony Soprano juggled responsibilities between his family and his other “family.” Hailed as “a remarkable achievement” by the Wall Street Journal and “the greatest show in TV history” by Vanity Fair, David Chase’s drama series The Sopranos stars three-time Emmy® winners James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Edie Falco as Tony’s wife Carmela, plus Lorraine Bracco as therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Emmy®winner Michael Imperioli as Tony’s nephew Christopher Moltisanti and Dominic Chianese as Uncle Junior. Other series regulars include Robert Iler as Anthony Soprano, Jr., Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano, Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts, Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante, Aida Turturro as Tony’s sister Janice, Steven R. Schirripa as Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri, John Ventimiglia as Artie Bucco, Vincent Curatola as Johnny Sack, Frank Vincent as Phil Leotardo and Ray Abruzzo as Little Carmine.
The Sopranos: The Complete Series
Exclusively on Blu-ray with Digital HD
Street Date: November 4, 2014
Order Date: July 22, 2014
Runtime: Approx. 83 Hours