It will be on May 25, for $59.99 (DVD) and $79.98 (Blu-ray). Announcement is after the jump.
True Blood®, the # 1 best-selling TV-on-DVD title of 2009, returns when True Blood®: The Complete Second Season is made available day and date on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and digital download from HBO Home Entertainment®. Streeting on May 25, 2010, just weeks before the third highly-anticipated season premiere, the five-disc DVD and Blu-ray Disc sets include all 12 episodes from the second season, along with a wealth of exciting bonus materials for the suggested retail price of $59.99 and $79.98 respectively.
Created and produced by Alan Ball (Emmy®-winning creator of HBO series Six Feet Under) and based on the popular “Sookie Stackhouse” novels by Charlaine Harris, the second season of True Blood® was hailed as the “#1 best TV series of 2009…erotic, funny, scary…” (EW.com) and “intoxicating…pure perfection…” (Boston Globe), and has become the most-watched HBO series behind The Sopranos®. For its sophomore season, the show returns to Bon Temps, home of mystery, Southern sensuality and dark secrets. For Sookie, life is more dangerous than ever and she and Bill become even closer. Meanwhile, Tara finds herself under a spell, Jason joins an anti-vampire sect and Maryann reveals her special power.
Filled with engaging stories, characters and themes, the bonus materials allow fans, as well as new viewers, to further immerse themselves in this captivating world. The Standard Definition version includes two special features “Fellowship of the Sun: Reflections of Light,” which gives “rules to live by” from leaders Steve and Sarah Newlin, and “The Vampire Report: Special Edition,” that highlights the year’s biggest stories in vampire news, politics and pop culture, along with audio commentaries with cast and crew including Ball, Anna Paquin (Academy Award® winner, The Piano); Stephen Moyer (The Starter Wife); Alexander Skarsgård (HBO miniseries Generation Kill®); Michelle Forbes (HBO series In Treatment®); Ryan Kwanten (Summerland); Sam Trammell (Judging Amy); Rutina Wesley (How She Move) and many more.
The Blu-ray Disc is presented in HD 1080p video and DTS-HD master audio. It contains all the bonus materials found on the SD version along with True Blood Enhanced Viewing on all 12 episodes. Enhanced Viewing provides an amplified picture in picture experience with original, interactive content that extends the fiction of the series. With triple the content found on the Season One BD, Season Two offers “Character Perspectives” – straight from the mouths of Hoyt, Pam, Karl and Steve Newlin; “Flashback/Flash Forward” – allowing the viewer to relive pivotal moments and revealing the significance of certain scenes; “Pro/Anti- Vampire Feeds” – news updates and information from the American Vampire League and the Light of Day organization that helps fans decide which camp they support; and “Hints/FYI” – featuring trivia facts, show hints and clues. Additionally, viewers will also be able to skip from bonus event to bonus event as they watch an episode.
True Blood cast regulars also include: Carrie Preston (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as Sookie’s fellow waitress Arlene Fowler; William Sanderson (HBO series Deadwood®) as Sheriff Bud Dearborne; Chris Bauer (HBO series The Wire®) as Detective Andy Bellefleur; Todd Lowe as Terry Bellefleur; Deborah Ann Woll (The Mentalist) as Jessica, a new vampire under Bill’s supervision; Mehcad Brooks (The Deep End) as Eggs “Benedict” Talley; Michael McMillian (Saved) as Rev. Steve Newlin; Mariana Kloveno (ER) as Lorena; Anna Camp (Glee) as Sarah Newlin; and Jim Parrack (Criminal Minds) as Hoyt Fortenberry.