The Walking Dead - The Complete Fifth Season

by JC Alvarez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday August 25, 2015

The trials of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his family of zombie apocalypse survivors continue to escalate in "The Walking Dead - The Complete Fifth Season" available now on Blu-ray and Digital HD. It truly has become a dog-eat-dog world as the group having found themselves scattered to the winds after last season's attack on the prison compromised their fortified shelter and sent our heroes on a path to a new "haven."

But not is all what it seems when Rick and company arrive at Terminus and confront a truly horrific fate -- literally leaping from the frying pan and into the fire! Rick must enact an escape plan from a dangerous group of cannibals that have resorted to eating any weary travelers, but may have now taken on more than they can chew! Missing friends are finally reunited and although the survivors are now out in the wild battling for their lives, they are certainly not alone.

A new hope arrives in the form of Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) and his team who have perhaps a plan for curing the world of the plague of walking dead, but the group must decide as a team whether or not to change their trajectory and instead move towards Washington DC -- a decision that may ultimately divide them once again. With very little options left, Rick must decide on what's best for the family especially before all hope is lost.

The continuing saga of "The Walking Dead" is an undeniable phenomenon that has spread across all demographics and is why it makes this AMC Original Series one of the big dramas on television. Audiences can't get enough and as the next season prepares to hit the cable airwaves in October, now is the time to get caught up! With a fresh spin-off already fearlessly winning fans it looks like the "Dead" will be walking on!

Season Five was certainly one of the most compelling yet. Once our heroes found their way into Alexandria, it looked like everything was about to turn out for the best, but have the been fighting for their lives for so long that they are no longer able to enter into a community without creating upheaval for themselves? Have the rules really changed all that savagely that Rick can no longer be tamed? More loves are lost along the way, and yet no allies are made -- including the introduction of TWD's new gay character.

The five-disc set features all the non-stop, hair-raising adventure following Rick, Daryl and Michonne as they reunite their family. Bonus content includes a look inside the "Making Of The Walking Dead" with a special focus on the group's new home "Alexandria" and the personal "Journeys" of some of our favorite cast members -- some still with us, and others sadly moving on. Also included are deleted scenes and audio commentaries from the showrunners, executive producers and cast members.

Add "The Walking Dead - The Complete Fifth Season" to your collection and also download the entire season to your Digital HD library so you can watch any favorite episode on the run!

"The Walking Dead - The Complete Fifth Season"
Available on Blu-ray and Digital HD

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".