Yesterday, a press release from Anchor Bay hit my inbox announcing the release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season. Since I think there is a good, healthy portion of horror fans that watch the show, this post may be of interest to you. Fans of the show may remember that it was previously announced that an uncensored version of the Negan introduction was shot exclusively for the home release. One that includes expletives that couldn’t be aired, even in the later evening. The press release, which has been copied & pasted verbatim, below clues us in on how you may get to see it.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – (June 21, 2016) This past season brought many unforeseen, exciting and pulse-pounding twists and turns. With the end of every season comes the bittersweet knowledge that we must wait with bated breath until the next ride. “As ever, there’s no shaking Dead’s grip” raves Us Weekly. To keep your “The Walking Dead” appetite satiated, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly continues the tradition of offering fans an opportunity to relive the ever so satisfying series by delivering “The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season” on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD and DVD on August 23. New cast members and guest stars for Season Six include Merritt Wever as Dr. Denise Cloyd, Ethan Embry as Carter, Corey Hawkins as Heath, Thomas Payne as Jesus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan.
Season Six starts with Alexandria’s safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors’ hardness while many of Rick’s people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they’ve needed to embrace. These reversals won’t happen easily, or without conflict. But now Rick’s group is fighting for something more than survival… They’re fighting for their home, and they will defend that at any cost, against any threat, even if that threat comes from within.
Including never-before-heard audio commentaries, deleted scenes, six new featurettes, additional extras and the highly anticipated Alternate Negan Scene, the Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $79.99 and $69.98, respectively. Just like the previous award-winning home entertainment releases, “The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season” will take fans down “The Walking Dead” memory lane so they can relive all of the season’s most haunting and indelible moments.
“The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season cast includes Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Sonequa Martin-Green, Seth Gilliam, Michael Cudlitz, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Austin Nichols, Alexandra Breckenridge and Tovah Feldshuh. “The Walking Dead” Season 7 premieres on AMC this October.
- Inside “The Walking Dead” (DVD ONLY)
- Episode 616: Last Day On Earth — The Extended Version (BLU-RAY ONLY)
- Audio Commentaries
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making of “The Walking Dead”
- In Memoriam
- 601: Out of The Quarry
- Guts & Glory: The Death of Nicholas
- Strength in Bonds
- Negan: Someone to Fear
- The Face of Death: Iconic Walkers of The Season
Based off this press release, if we are to assume that the “highly anticipated Alternate Negan Scene” is included in what is being touted as “The Extended Version” since we don’t see it as its own special feature. If that’s true, it looks like it is a Blu-Ray exclusive. I personally know people that buy DVDs of television shows to save a few bucks – hey, you get an exclusive bonus feature of “Inside ‘The Walking Dead'”, whatever that is. While I personally don’t have an issue, being a Blu-Ray owner, this may upset some fans who buy all the seasons in a particular format.
I’m sure we will have more confirmation on the “Alternate Negan Scene” when we get closer to the release date of The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season on August 23, 2016.