New Release: The Vampire Diaries Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray

Scene from CW TV show The Vampire DiariesMove over Twilight and True Blood. CW’s hit TV show The Vampire Diaries debuted on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 31, 2010, from Warner Home Video.

Starring Ian Somerhalder (TV’s Lost), Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries is based on the best-selling young adult book series by L.J. Smith. Somerhalder and Wesley star as vampire brothers, one good and one evil, and Dobrev looks like the woman both brothers loved 150 years ago.

The purchase of The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season came with a downloadable copy of the audiobook of L.J. Smith’s novel The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening.

The DVD, priced at $59.98, and Blu-ray, at $69.97, includes all 22 episodes of the horror television series’ first season. Both the DVD and Blu-ray also come with plenty of special features. Here’s the menu:

  • “Into Mystic Falls” featurette, bringing vampire lore and the high school experience from page to screen
  • “When Vampires Don’t Suck!” featurette about the popularity of vampires and their fans
  • The Vampire Diaries: A New Breed of Vampires” featurette about the series’ casting
  • The Vampire Diaries: Vampires 101″ featurette about the rules of vampires
  • pilot commentary with the creators and director
  • unaired scenes
  • The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth webisodes
  • and a gag reel called “Second Bite.”


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.