Special thanks to Sony Pictures for the complimentary copy of “The Crown” Season 5! If you’re a history buff or a fan of Britain’s Royal Family, then this is the show for you. I didn’t know much of the Royal Family before watching this show, and the historical events that transpire are truly interesting. There is SO MUCH DRAMA. The intrigue certainly ramps up in season 5 as we explore more into Diana and Charles’s crumbling marriage and enter a new decade with a new cast.
“The Crown” season 5 is currently available on Blu-Ray and DVD, so don’t forget to grab a copy of your own! Check out our review of the special features below.
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatization tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign. It’s a new decade, and the royal family are facing what may be their biggest challenge yet” proving their continued relevance in ‘90s Britain. As Diana and Charles wage a media war, cracks begin to splinter the royal foundation.
SPECIAL FEATURES: BLU-RAY™ AND DVD
o A Royal Transformation
o War of the Waleses
o Script to Screen
CAST AND CREW
Cast: Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville, Dominic West, Jonny Lee Miller, and Elizabeth
Executive Producers: Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Jessica Hobbs,
Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox
Created by: Peter Morgan
Run Time: Approx. 536 Mins.
Rating: Not rated. Special Features are not rated
Our Review of ‘The Crown’ season 5 Special Features
A Royal Transformation: In this special feature, it takes us into the casting changes for this season, as they have new players every two seasons. It was interesting to find out that the creator imagined the Queen (Staunton) and Princess Diana (Debicki) as the actors who he wanted to play them, and they agreed to do so. We also get an insight into the actor’s thoughts of playing their respective characters. Debicki and West touches on the craft of the makeup department transforming them into their characters, and it’s so true — they help the actors truly become the characters. It’s crazy what makeup can do.
Also, the costumes! The costumes are so important, especially in this season with Diana’s Revenge Dress. Staunton also talks about the amazing writing, which we cannot forget about.
War of the Waleses: This sounds like it’s going to be a special feature about history! And it is — it’s about Diana and Charles’s marriage, or rather, the downfall of their marriage. It’s all about the back and forth between the two during that time period. You don’t realize the research that has to go into TV series like this. The actress who played Camilla even listened to the recorded conversation between Camilla and Charles that had become known as ‘Camilagate.’ This feature is great for those who want a more in-depth look into the history of Diana and Charles’s impending end of their relationship.
Script to Screen: It’s time to bring the script to life in this feature! They speak on each season being about a decade long of history. The process is interesting. During this feature, you can follow along with a small part of the script and the actors reciting the lines, which is fun to me as a writer. I also enjoyed the clip of the dance scene before it came to life. There’s so much that goes into making an episode of TV.
Hurry and get your copy of “The Crown” season 5 on Blu-Ray before season 6 premieres! You don’t want to miss all the drama, history and so much more that’s explored within this Blu-Ray.
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