Fringe’s Fifth and Final Season Arrives On DVD/Blu-ray Official Details, Pre-Orders

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The battle to save our world reaches a climactic conclusion as the Fringe team makes its final stand in the home video release of “Fringe: The Complete Fifth & Final Season” from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.

The fifth season of the Bad Robot sci-fi series features 13 episodes with over 90 minutes of special features, including an exclusive featurette, coverage of the “Fringe” cast at Comic-Con 2012, producer commentary, and a gag reel.

Season Five picks up from events depicted in Season Four’s flash-forward episode “Letters in Transit,” wherein the once seemingly peaceful Observers have seized control of our universe. Now, in 2036, they have become ruthless rulers who stand unopposed, and the Fringe Team is forced to take their final stand. The remaining Fringe team – comprised of Fringe scientist Water Bishop, Walter’s son, Peter, and FBI agents Olivia Dunham and Astrid Farnsworth – – is joined by Olivia and Peter’s now-grown daughter, Etta, in a final season filled with struggle, surprises and sacrifice. The team must bring together all they have witnessed in preparation for the final battle to save their world.

Fringe executive producer/showrunner J.H. Wyman said: “We’re extremely excited that the fifth and final season of ‘Fringe’ will be out very soon this coming spring. From our cast and crew, to all of our friends in the press and especially to the fans, we could not be more grateful for this incredible experience. We hope this DVD set gives an even closer look at the amazing adventure we had these past five seasons.”

“We are thrilled to release ‘Fringe: The Complete Fifth & Final Season’ and ‘Fringe: The Complete Series’ on DVD and Blu-ray,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Senior Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. “Season Five took fans on an extraordinary final journey with the Fringe team – one filled with unimaginable struggle, hypnotic suspense, and heart-breaking drama. While we’re sad to see this iconic show come to an end, we are excited to make the Fifth Season and the Complete Set available on DVD and Blu-ray, so the show’s loyal fans can re-watch their favorite episodes again and again.”

Created by J.J. Abrams (“LOST”, Super 8, Star Trek) & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (“Hawaii 5-0″, Star Trek, Transformers), the fifth season of Fringe stars Anna Torv (“The Pacific”), Joshua Jackson (“Dawson’s Creek”), Lance Reddick (“LOST”, “The Wire”), Blair Brown (Altered States), Jasika Nicole (She’s Out of My League) and John Noble (The Lord of the Rings). “Fringe” is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers for season five were Abrams, J.H. Wyman (The Mexican, Dead Man Down) and Bryan Burk (Star Trek, :”LOST”). Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) serves as a consulting producer.

DVD & Blu-rayTM Special Features Include:

  • A Farewell to “Fringe” (Featurette)
    “Fringe” Panel at Comic-Con 2012
    Producer Commentary
    Gag Reel

Warner Bros Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) is releasing “Fringe: The Complete Fifth & Final Season” and “Fringe: The Complete Series” on DVD and Blu-Ray May 7, 2013 with SRPs of $39.98 / $49.99 and $159.96 / $197.50, respectively.

Both sets are now available to pre-order from Amazon US:

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Comments

  1. JS says

    I sure hope there are deleted scene included as well, otherwise I’m not sure I need to own this season. (and that kills me)

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  2. _lost_stef_ says

    ohh i need deleted scenes… they better have deleted scenes… but im still going to pre order even if it doesn’t because i cant have an incomplete collection and hello i love fringe

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  3. ML says

    I won’t purchase it unless they include a deleted scene of Olivia and little Etta which they filmed but didn’t include in the finale.

    Forever upset over it

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  4. 134sc says

    Personally not seeing Etta and Olivia didn’t bother me. Upon my multiple rewatches, I noticed that Olivia and Etta have a little exchange off screen and thats good enough for me.

    As a complete aside, again on my multiple rewatches, I notcied that when Peter opens the letter from Walter there is a basket of dandelions on the table. I love the symbolism here, tying it back to the one dandelion Walter saw growing in the final scene of 5×01.

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    • ML says

      Everything Olivia did this season was for her daughter.

      I think someone wrote it perfectly on twitter…

      her whole emotional journey this season has been about her daughter. There was bits and pieces with Peter, but they essentially were all related to Etta.
      That’s the story they told us this year.

      First she doubted herself as a mother, wondering if she deserved her in the first place. Then Etta died, and she grieved her and her main reason to keep going with the plan was that they were doing it for Etta, so that her death would mean something. She hold on to that bullet all season, because it was all that was left of her and she used her memory to keep her husband from slipping to a very dark place. She then let herself get hopeful that she might see her again and, to make sure that would happen, she cheated death again by agreeing to dose herself with the cortexiphan. She chose that a world with Peter and her by themselves was not a option. She fought for Michael, because she knew Michael means Etta and she protected him right up to the end. She was focused on getting her back the point of dreaming about her, hallucinating her Over there and its her emotions for her that propelled her to achieve revenge against Windmark.

      Everything Olivia did this season was related to Etta, everything. Her connection and love for her drove her entire story arc.

      And you’re telling me, with a straight face, that she doesn’t get to hold her in the end?

      That was just…baffling. And unfair.

      I needed to see that for this arc to be complete. For Olivia’s journey to be complete.

      How….how was this not required for closure??

      I don’t care much about logic, paradoxs, retcons or continuity, they all can be explained one way or another, but emotional beats are what make stories compelling and I think they dropped the ball on this one. They telegraphed a lot of things we saw in the Finale and this Olivia/Etta moment was a given for me since episode 1

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      • observette_march says

        I agree completely. Anna Torv confirmed (at the Saturn awards) that they did film the scene of Olivia carrying little Etta from the car into the house and taking her upstairs for a bath when they get home from the picnic at the end. So, I really don’t understand why they didn’t include this footage in the episode and then cut to Peter opening the letter downstairs. I agree ML, it’s a CRUCIAL emotional arc for Olivia. We saw Peter pick her up and play with her in the park and we don’t get one single shot of Olivia and Etta? It’s only a few seconds of screen time we’re talking about here but they are absolutely crucial to the characters emotional journey. Also, didn’t Joel say this was the season for the fans. So why take that away from us?

        I am so utterly disappointed that they not only cut it from the TV version but that we also didn’t get it as a deleted/extended scene on the Blu-ray/DVD. I mean they shot it – THEY HAVE THE FOOTAGE – so why oh why didn’t they use it?? I mean surely they’re not “saving” 5 to 10 seconds of footage for a 10 year anniversary edition? Of which I doubt there’s even going to be one. WTF Joel Wyman?? WTF Warner Bros??

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  5. natasha says

    I also hope to more deleted/extended scenes. I’m a little disappointed that Olivia’s lack this Season. She practically didn’t exist.

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      • beachbabyayd says

        Thats your opinion.

        Kinda sad that every single comment has to be all about Olivia although the article has nothing to do with her . She is NOT only character on this show. Sad that peter fans get criticized for obsessing over him, like those people whining about peter getting the most votes but are just fine when people, annoyingly i might add, whine about olivia.

        Come to think of it, where are the peter, walter, astrid, broyles fans?

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  6. James says

    I doubt we’ll see it in this set but I’m hoping in a couple of years time we get extended/director’s cuts of the majority of episodes.

    I’m still curious about the rumours about 20-minutes cut from The Day We Died.

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    • shidey17 says

      That would be awesome.

      It would also give Wyman another opportunity to say the word “recontextualize.”

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  7. epoh says

    Pre ordered this from Amazon only to realise that is isn’t region free :( Every other season has been region free on blu ray, confused why this one wouldn’t be too.

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