'Breaking Bad' documentary on new DVD release

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:47 AM Written by 

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The final season of "Breaking Bad" is out on DVD today ($55.99 DVD, $65.99 Blu-Ray, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) and so is a complete series box set ($250.99, Blu-Ray), packaged in a black barrel, just like the one that contained Walt's money/meth ingredients on the show.

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The complete series set includes several tchotchkes, including a Los Pollos Hermanos apron, collectible booklet and a "Breaking Bad' challenge coin (whatever that is).

But the best extra in the complete series set for fans is probably the 135-minute documentary "No Half-Measures: Creating the Finale Season of 'Breaking Bad.'"

It's an in-depth look at the making of the show's final season, from the table read of the final season's premiere episode to the last day on set, which, interestingly, was not even filming a scene for the final episode (it was the flashback scene to the pilot -- Walt in the desert, calling Skyler -- that was in one of the episodes leading up to the series finale).

The documentary also goes behind the scenes on other episodes, including "To'hajilee" and "Ozymandias." And in one of the most intimate moments, the camera crew captures stars Brian Cranston and Aaron Paul as they read the series finale script -- stage directions and all -- for the first time on March 10, 2013.

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