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TRUE BLOOD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
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Thou Shall Not Crave Thy Neighbour

True Blood on Blu-ray True Blood on DVD

RELEASED ON BLU-RAY AND DVD BY HBO
26 OCTOBER 2009

‘Stylish, scary and darkly comedic. A modern classic.’
The Guardian

‘Story lines that would make Sarah Michelle Geller blush’
The Times

‘HBO’s biggest hit since the much-missed Sopranos’
The Telegraph

‘Addictively pulpy Vampire raunch’
Time Out

Credit: HBO Home Entertainment
Release date: 26 October 2009
Running time: 720 minutes plus special features
Format: DVD and Blu-Ray
Certificate: 18
Disc configuration: 5-Disk set

From the creator of Six Feet Under and the Academy Award® winning writer of American Beauty (Alan Ball) and featuring the sexy, eclectic cast of Academy Award® winning Anna Paquin(The Piano, X-Men), British actor Stephen Moyer (NY-LON), Alexander Skarsgard (Generation Kill) and Ryan Kwanten (Home and Away) TRUE BLOOD is the show that everyone is talking about.

A sensation in the US, winning a Golden Globe in its first season (Anna Paquin, Best Actress) True Blood has already made its (fang)marks on the flesh of  British viewers pulling in huge viewers on FX and threatening to glamour even more when it makes its terrestrial debut on Channel 4 in October. Feeding our fascination for vampires, Alan Ball looks at a lascivious world occupied by the dead in the provocative setting of the deep American South.

Welcome to Bontemps. Thanks to a scientist’s invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures “coming out of the coffin.” Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen their sides, but in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the jury is still out. Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), however, knows how it feels to be an outcast. “Cursed” with the ability to listen in on people’s thoughts, she’s also open-minded about the integration of vampires — particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old living up the road. But as Sookie is drawn into a series of mysteries surrounding Bill’s arrival in Bon Temps, that tolerance will be put to the test.

Special Features:

The DVD is packed with special features including Audio commentary with Alan Ball, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. The Blu-Ray contains even more bonus material including enhanced viewing, episodic recaps and previews.

EPISODES (12 x 1 Hour)

  1. Strange Love
  2. The First Taste
  3. Mine
  4. Escape from Dragon House
  5. Sparks Fly Out
  6. Cold Ground
  7. Burning House of Love
  8. The Fourth Man In The Fire
  9. Plaisir d’Amour
  10. I Don’t Wanna Know
  11. To Love is To Bury
  12. You’ll Be the Death of Me

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Anna Paquin and Scott Winant (Director)
  • Audio Commentary with Brian Buckner (Writer) and Michael Lehmann (Director)
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Moyer and Dan Minahan (Director)
  • Audio Commentary with Marcos Siega (Director)
  • Audio Commentary with Nancy Oliver (Writer)

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
As on the DVD plus

  • Enhanced Viewing Mode – BD-J Feature including PiP, text-based facts and maps
  • Season Index
  • Episodic Previews
  • Episodic Recaps

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