Sons Of Anarchy – Season Five: Blu-ray Review










Season Overview:

With Jax (Charlie Hunnam) at the head of the MC table he begins to forge new partnerships to ensure that the club begins to go legit. There are mysterious home invasions that are happening around town and all fingers are being pointed at the Sons. Clay’s (Ron Perlman) ultimate plan beings to unfold and others in the group become implicated in past discretions. Things get even more complicated when Damon Pope (Harold Perrineau) seeks revenge after Tig (Kim Coates) kills his daughter but then strikes a deal with Jax and the rest of the MC. Tara (Maggie Siff) decides to take it upon herself to help the Sons by trying to convince Otto (Kurt Sutter) in prison to change his mind about ratting out the group but she soon realizes that it’s not as easy as she thought it was going to be. Gemma (Katey Sagal) becomes involved with Nero (Jimmy Smits) who runs an escort service and becomes a great ally to the group. The town of Charming is about to get a lot more interesting.

The season started off very quickly and kept the momentum throughout the entire thing. The double and triple crosses are aplenty and don’t stop until the closing moments of the final episode. I really liked the evolution of Jax from just being a member of the MC to what we see in this season which is a guy that has taken the reigns and become the President he was destined to be. Hunnam has also made an evolution himself as an actor. From his beginnings on the show and throughout the five years that he has been there he has grown a whole lot and really has grown into the role of Jax. You can see in this season that Hunnam’s character has gotten even more tougher than before and now there’s other variables that have pushed him to a different level. Perlman has also taken Clay to another level as well. The deception amongst his MC has caused him to suddenly change his ways and rethink everything he has done. He has basically become a double crosser with the heart of gold. I’ve always been a fan of Perlman and his characters that are 100% badasses and Clay is no different. The biggest moment that came fairly early in the season was the death of Opie which I kind of felt was coming but was one of those moments that leave you screaming “Nooooooo!” at your T.V. anyway. My favorite part of the season had to be Tara visiting the prison and trying to get Otto to not give any information to the Sons. The buildup of that side story was slow and steady but was the ending was the definite payout. It was surprising and gruesome all at the same time but it gave the story the much needed push to move forward without looking at the past season. Even though the main antagonist of the season seemed to be Damon Pope I really think it was the MC themselves and how they all kept turning on themselves for various reasons. It made for some interesting developments for every character on the show. Season five really hit the group running and continued along like a runaway freight train. The next season is one that I’m definitely looking forward to.

Special Features:

Creator’s Cut on Select Episodes – There are about a handful of episodes that are basically extended. There isn’t too much added that you would notice unless you are a huge fan of the series. The original episodes are selectable as well.

Deleted Scenes – There are a pretty good amount of scenes throughout all the discs that are pretty interesting to watch yet understandable why they were cut.

Gag Reel – This was pretty funny and I will say again that Gag Reels are the best feature off of any release for me.

Opie Winston – This feature details one of the biggest moments of this season.

Kurt Sutter: Creating Anarchy – The series creator talks about how he tries to keep the show feeling new after all these years.

Fan Concert At The Clubhouse – A really cool feature about a concert that took place for fans of the show.

Sons Of Anarchy: Season Five is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


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