It arrives Aug. 31. Here's the start of the announcement:
Two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for 17-year-old Elena Gilbert’s soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all of the residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia, as Warner Home Video debuts The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season on DVD and Blu-ray August 31, 2010. Starring Nina Dobrev ("DeGrassi: The Next Generation"), Paul Wesley (“Fallen”), Ian Somerhalder (“Lost”), Steven R. McQueen, Katerina Graham, Sara Canning, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, Kayla Ewell, Michael Trevino and Matt Davis, “The Vampire Diaries” DVD contains 22 episodes of the first season plus over 8 hours of bonus features, including four brand-new featurettes (Into Mystic Falls, When Vampires Don’t Suck!, A New Breed of Vampires and Vampires 101), unaired scenes, gag reel, webisodes and more. The release also includes a bonus downloadable audiobook of The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J. Smith, the first book in the bestselling series from HarperCollins that started it all. The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season is priced to own on DVD at $59.98 SRP and on Blu-ray at $69.97 SRP. . . .
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“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 Jeremy, Bonnie, Matt and more denizens of Mystic Falls, Virginia. All are caught up in a spellbinding web of secrets, passion and terror.
The Vampire Diaries’ series premiere generated the largest audience in The CW’s history for a series debut with 5.7 million total viewers (including delayed viewing on a Live+7 day basis). It is currently The CW’s most-watched scripted show, with its original telecasts seen each week by 4.4 million viewers, and it is the network’s number one scripted show among Adults 18-34.
Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. The executive producers are Kevin Williamson ("Scream," "Dawson's Creek"), Julie Plec ("Kyle XY," "Wasteland"), Leslie Morgenstein ("Gossip Girl") and Bob Levy ("Gossip Girl").
BLU-RAY & DVD 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