If you need to catch up on Dexter before the start of the new season, Showtime sent out a press release to let everyone know that the fifth season will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on August 16th. We have a copy of the official press release, with disc details and cover art.

The riveting exploits of everyone’s favorite serial killer continue when DEXTER: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON arrives on DVD and Blu-ray August 16 from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Golden Globe® winner Michael C. Hall, the fifth season finds Dexter going from happily married husband to guilt-ridden single dad as he struggles to atone for the death of his wife, Rita. But when his dark secret is discovered by a woman seeking revenge against those who brutalized her, he finds a kindred spirit who may finally save—or destroy—him. Julie Stiles joins the cast for the enthralling fifth season, which also features appearances by Peter Weller, Jonny Lee Miller, Shawn Hatosy, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Katherine Moennig and Scott Grimes.

The DEXTER: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON DVD and Blu-ray sets include all 12 engrossing episodes, plus access to behind-the-scenes interviews with cast members Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, C.S. Lee, Lauren Velez, Desmond Harrington,James Remar and David Zayas, executive producer Chip Johannessen and special guest star Julia Stiles, who reflects on her time with the show. The four-disc DVD set will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99 US and $54.99 CAN and the three-disc Blu-ray set will have a suggested retail price of $67.99 US and $74.99 CAN.

DEXTER received multiple 2011 Golden Globe® nominations, including Best Television Series—Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series—Drama (Michael C. Hall) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series (Julia Stiles). The fifth season also received SAG Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by a male Actor in a Drama Series (Michael C. Hall) and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

The DEXTER: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON DVD is presented in Widescreen with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, French 2.0 Stereo and Spanish Mono. The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition and features English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD® (24-bit/96 kHz), which was developed for high-definition entertainment to deliver a powerful sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the original studio master, as well as French 5.1 and Spanish 2.0 Stereo Surround. The DVD and Blu-ray are not rated in the U.S. and rated 14A in Canada. Total running time is approximately 10 hours, 18 minutes. Episodes and special features are as follows:


-My Bad
-Hello Bandit
-Practically Perfect
-Beauty and the Beast
-First Blood
-Everything is Illumenated
-Circle Us
-Take It!
-Teenage Wasteland
-In the Beginning
-Hop a Freighter
-The Big One

Special Features:

-Interviews (via E-Bridge Technology on DVD; via BD-Live on Blu-ray):
-Michael C. Hall
-Julia Stiles
-Jennifer Carpenter
-C.S. Lee
-Lauren Velez
-James Remar
-Desmond Harrington
-David Zayas
-Chip Johannessen

-Reflecting on Season Five: Julia Stiles (via E-Bridge Technology on DVD; via BD-Live on Blu-ray)
-“The Borgias” Episodes 1 & 2 (via BD-Live on Blu-ray)
-“Episodes” Episodes 1 & 2 (via BD-Live on Blu-ray)
-“Californication” Season 4, Episodes 1 & 2 (via E-Bridge Technology on DVD only)

Source: MovieWeb