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Blu-Ray/DVD Cover Art and Specs For Season One

Season One of “The Vampire Diaries” is officially over, and if you’re someone who dismissed it as just another teen angst vamp lite offering (trust us, it isn’t), August 31st will be your chance to see if you were right or not as that’s the day Warner Home Video is releasing the Blu-ray and DVD box sets.

First, a short synopsis of the series:

“For over a century, I have lived in secret. Until now. I know the risk, but I have to know her.” Dark, brooding, pulsing with bloodlust and transcendent with romance, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ – which started as a series of must-read novels by L.J. Smith – has become a must-watch television hit. Season One offers unforgettable characters, living and undead. They are vampire brothers Stefan and Damon, one good and one evil; Elena, a double for the beauty both brothers loved some 150 years earlier; plus Elena’ brother Jeremy, witch-in-training Bonnie, good guy Matt, and more denizens of Mystic Falls, VA. All are caught up in a spellbinding web of secrets, passion, and terror.

All 22 episodes are included plus the following special features:

  • Into Mystic Falls: Bringing Vampire Lore and the High School Experience from Page to Screen
  • When Vampires Don’t Suck!: The Popularity of Vampires and the Fans Who Love Them
  • “The Vampire Diaries”: A New Breed of Vampires — Casting the Series
  • “The Vampire Diaries”: Vampires 101 – The Rules of the Vampire
  • Creators/director “Pilot” commentary
  • Unaired scenes
  • “The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth” webisodes
  • Second Bite gag reel
  • Downloadable audiobook of the bestselling novel The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J. Smith
  • From what we can tell from the press release, the DVD and Blu-ray share all the same features. Check out the Blu-ray cover art below, and pre-order your copy of The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season from the EvilShop.

    You can view the cover art here

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    Nina Dobrev Plays “Deathgames”

    Nina Dobrev, star of CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” has joined the cast of “Deathgames,” MPCA’s indie action movie starring Kellan Lutz and Samuel L. Jackson.

    James Remar, who plays Dexter’s father on Showtime’s “Dexter,” and Derek Mears, who inhabited Jason Vorhees in the recent ”Friday the 13th,” also have been cast in the movie, which is shooting in Louisiana.

    The story centers on a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced into the savage world of a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for entertainment of the online masses in games orchestrated by Jackson.

    Dobrev is playing Lutz’s wife.

    Remar is playing a mysterious character named Tall Man, while Mears is a fighter named Brutus Jackson.

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    (As previously reported, Daniel Dae Kim of “Lost” is also in the movie.)

    Jonah Loop, a visual effects supervisor on such pics as “Collateral” and “A Perfect Getaway,” is making his directorial debut with the film, while MPCA’s Brad Krevoy and Mike Callaghan are producing with Mark Williams.

    Dobrev, repped by Innovative Artists and Noble Caplan Abrams Agency in Canada, plays young heroine Elena Gilbert in “Diaries.” Her feature credits include “Chloe,” directed by Atom Egoyan, and Screen Gems’ upcoming thriller “The Roommate” with Leighton Meester.