New Release: The Walking Dead Season 1: Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD

The Walking Dead movie scene

A zombie tends to his lawn in The Walking Dead.

On Oct. 4, 2011, Anchor Bay again released the first season of the hit AMC zombie TV show The Walking Dead, but this time in special edition sets. The Walking Dead: Season 1: Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD arrived in three different version: a Special Edition DVD, Special Edition Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Collector’s Tin.

The Special Edition Blu-ray The Walking Dead: Season One carries a list price of $59.99; the Special Edition DVD is priced at $49.98; and the Limited Edition Collector’s Tin Blu-ray carries the price of $89.99.

Each version contains all six episodes from the first season of the popular AMC television series, a horror-thriller-drama. The second season of the hit TV show premiered in October.

And as they’re Special Editions, each come with new behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentaries, extra footage and the fan-requested black-and-white version of the pilot episode.

In addition, the Limited Edition Blu-ray Collector’s Tin contains an exclusive wearable zombie mask from NECA designed by series make-up artist Greg Nicotero. The first 100,000 units of the Blu-ray and Limited Edition Collector’s Tin together also include an exclusive Walking Dead trading card.

Here’s the breakdown of everything in the sets:

All three versions include the following new extras:

  • Pilot Episode: The B&W Version
  • audio commentaries on all six episodes
  • “We Are The Walking Dead”
  • “Bring Out The Dead: KNB And The Art of Making Zombies”
  • Digital Decay: The VFX of The Walking Dead
  • No More Room in Hell: The Walking Dead Phenomenon
  • Adapting The Dead
  • Killer Conversations: Frank Darabont & Greg Nicotero

Each version includes bonus features from the previous release of The Walking Dead: Season 1 on DVD that contained the following:

  • The Making of The Walking Dead
  • Inside The Walking Dead: Episodes 1 – 6
  • A Sneak Peek with Robert Kirkman
  • Behind The Scenes Zombie Make-Up Tips
  • Convention Panel with the Producers
  • The Walking Dead trailer

Extra footage includes:

  • Zombie School
  • Bicycle Girl
  • On Set with Robert Kirkman
  • Hanging with Steven Yeun
  • Inside Dale’s RV
  • On Set with Andrew Lincoln


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.