The Sopranos was one of the most successful cable shows of the last decade, and continues to be a success on DVD almost seven years after its conclusion. For die-hard fans, the wait for high definition Tony Soprano has been much too long, but now that wait is almost over. All six seasons of the show will be available on Blu-ray starting in November.
The box set will come with five hours of bonus material, including scenes that didn’t make the cut, audio commentary, and talks with the cast and crew. There will also be a 45-minute documentary called Defining A Television Landmark which includes contributors such as creator David Chase, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Buscemi, and Tony Soprano himself, James Gandolfini.
The final episode still continues to be controversial, and the questions surrounding Tony’s fate still haunt David Chase, who refuses to talk much about it even now. When he gets a fan who wants to know whether Tony was killed as Journey spun on, Chase is pretty vague.
“Did Tony get killed in the diner or did he not get killed? I’m not trying to be coy about it. It’s not the point if he’s alive or dead. The whole show is about death. All I’m able to say is gobbledygook. I wanted to create a suspenseful sequence. I meant to make you feel, not think,” he said.
Chase spoke recently about Gandolfini, calling him a “genius”. Gandolfini passed away last year of a massive heart attack.
“I don’t know how he did it. He had a whole sweet side, he also had a lot of rage. On the set he was boiling over all the time. He could tap right into it. Jim worked five days a week. We worked until midnight. He wasn’t a patsy, he had a lot of questions about everything,” he said.
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