'True Blood,' 'Dexter' and more TV on DVD

Season 5, episode 1 of the HBO show Season 5, episode 1 of the HBO show "True Blood" stars Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, and Lucy Griffiths. Series Vampire Authority arrivals like Christopher Meloni and Lucy Griffiths enliven Blu-ray/Select bonus features that, once again, take us deeper into HBO's sizzling smash. Photo Credit: HBO, 2011

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TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 5

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Series Vampire Authority arrivals like Christopher Meloni and Lucy Griffiths enliven Blu-ray/Select bonus features that, again, take us deep into HBO's sizzling smash. (It's back new June 16.)

Extras Both versions (see below) feature commentaries and episode backgrounders. Blu-ray/Select adds interactive "enhanced viewing" goodies: lower-third infographics, flashback/forward to explain current twists, Authority Confessionals videos in which characters discuss events. Plus, cool hourlong "autopsy" making-of for "game changer" sixth episode, species "blood lines" family tree, more.

List price $80 HBO Select (Blu-ray+DVD+digital), $60 DVD only, out today from HBO.


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DEXTER: SEASON 7 Debra finally knows brother Dexter's killer secret -- so why are there no/zero/zilch bonus features? (Season 8 wraps Showtime's run starting June 30.) $55 DVD, $65 Blu-ray, Showtime/CBS.

MEL BROOKS: MAKE A NOISE Monday night's clip-filled "American Masters" portrait, plus 15 minutes of deleted scenes; $20, Shout.

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