Back in June, TVWise broke the news that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment was in the early stages of preparing a UK DVD release of the fourth season of Breaking Bad which, like the show’s third season, has never been broadcast in the UK. Sony made that official today by announcing a DVD release for Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season.
The four-disc set is being released on October 1st, 2012 and will be priced at £29.99 (RRP). In addition, the boxset will include (as we previously reported) all 13 episodes from season 4 and a long list of special features, which includes: 5 featurettes, 21 episodes of Inside Breaking Bad, 12 extended and deleted scenes, Gale’s karaoke video, a gag reel, the “Better Call Saul” commercials and more. I was able to get my hands on an early look of the package art (which you can see on the right) and my sources at Sony are telling me that season four will be available on Netflix UK & Ireland in September.
Here is Sony’s official description for the DVD release: “Breaking Bad’s most shocking and explosive season yet arrives on DVD on October 1st as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season. Chemistry teacher Walter White’s dark transformation to full-blown criminal reaches lethal new heights as his battle of wits with vicious drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito, TV’s “Once Upon a Time”) continues. Bryan Cranston, winner of three Best Actor Emmys for his role as Walt, stars alongside Aaron Paul, Emmy winner (Best Supporting Actor) for his portrayal of Walt’s colleague, Jesse, in this critically acclaimed dramatic series. Voted by the Writer’s Guild of America as 2012’s Best Drama Series, Breaking Bad also stars Anna Gunn (TV’s “Deadwood”), Dean Norris (TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Betsy Brandt (TV’s “Back When We Were Grownups”), and RJ Mitte. Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season contains all 13 episodes, in addition to more than two hours of addictive special features including uncensored episodes, deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, featurettes, and much more!”