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WHV Press Release: The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 06 2012 - 01:32 PM

The CW’s #1 Series Continues For Another Season of Epic

Romance, Suspense and a Bloody Good Thrill Ride



Take a Bite Out of the DVD or Blu-ray™ Combo Pack

on September 11, 2012

Contains All 22 Episodes of the Third Season Plus Never-Before-Seen Extras; Blu-ray Combo Pack Features Exclusive Content!

All-New Blu-ray Combo Pack Features Three Ways to Watch –Blu-ray + DVD + UltraVioletTM

BURBANK, CA (June 8, 2012) – The CW’s #1 series delivers another thrilling season to home video on September 11, as Warner Home Video releases The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season on DVD and the all-new Blu-ray™ Combo Pack. Sink your teeth into 22 one-hour episodes from season three, plus thrilling extras — including two brand-new featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes even more behind-the-scenes exclusive content. Just in time for its highly anticipated season four premiere,The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season will be priced to own on DVD at $59.98 SRP and on Blu-ray Combo Pack at $69.97 SRP.  Both formats have an order due date of August 7, 2012.

Based on the best-selling book series, The Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers — Stefan and Damon Salvatore — obsessed with the same gorgeous girl — Elena Gilbert — who are battling to control the fate of an entire town.  In the second season, the appearance of the vengeful Katherine Pierce threw a wrench into the love triangle between Stefan, Elena and Damon, and the other residents of Mystic Falls were forced to choose sides as they fell victim to a new breed of danger. Stefan and Damon were later met with their greatest challenge yet — the arrivals of Elijah and Klaus, two of the Original vampires. Season three opens the door to learn more about Klaus and the Original Family as his motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed. As Stefan sinks deeper into the dark side, Damon and Elena struggle with the guilt of their growing bond, even as they work together to bring Stefan back from the edge. Plus, the ghosts from Jeremy's past have a powerful message they're trying to deliver to him, not to mention the impact they're having on his relationship with Bonnie. And, as Caroline and Tyler grow closer, a war erupts between their families.

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season 9-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (4 Blu-ray discs, 5 DVD discs) will feature a Hi-definition Blu-ray, standard definition DVD and a standard definition UltraViolet copy of all 22 episodes from season three. UltraViolet allows consumers to download and instantly stream the episodes to their computers, tablets and smartphones. The UltraViolet episodes are a limited-time offer. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details. The Blu-ray will be released in 1080p Full HD Video and will feature DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1.

The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev (DeGrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Fallen), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Steven R. McQueen (Everwood), Kat Graham (17 Again), Candice Accola (Supernatural), Zach Roerig (Friday Night Lights), Michael Trevino (Cane), Matt Davis (Blue Crush) and Joseph Morgan (Ben Hur). 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), Leslie Morgenstein (Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars) and Bob Levy (Gossip Girl). The series was developed by Williamson and Plec.


·         The Vampire Diaries:  Stefan’s Descent into Darkness (Featurette): Follow Stefan's journey from good to evil and back

·         The Original Vampires: The Beginning (Featurette):  Trace the timeline, the family tree, and the mythological roots of these centuries-old creatures

·         Second Bite:  Gag Reel

·         Deleted Scenes


·         The Producer’s Pages:  Go deep into the creative process behind this addictive series with The Writer’s Pack, The Producer’s Spells and Sound FX, Score and Suspense

·         Favorite Scenes – The Series’ Most Heart-Stopping Moments


1.    The Birthday

2.    The Hybrid

3.    The End of the Affair

4.    Disturbing Behavior

5.    The Reckoning

6.    Smells Like Teen Spirit

7.    Ghost World

8.    Ordinary People

9.    Homecoming

10. The New Deal

11. Our Town

12. The Ties That Bind

13. Bringing Out the Dead

14. Dangerous Liaisons

15. All My Children

16. 1912

17. Break On Through

18. The Murder of One

19. Heart of Darkness

20. Do Not Go Gentle

21. Before Sunset

22. The Departed



Street Date: September 11, 2012

Blu-ray & DVD: Presented in 16x9 widescreen format




Price: $59.98 SRP

5 DVD-9s

DVD Audio – English (5.1), Brazilian Portuguese

DVD Subtitles – ESDH, Complex Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Parisian French, Thai

Running Time: Feature: Approx 946 min, Enhanced Content: approx 40 min

Catalog # 1000246180

UPC# 883929221929


Price: $69.97 SRP

9 Disc Elite (4 BD-50s/5 DVD-9s)

DVD Audio – English (5.1), Brazilian Portuguese

DVD Subtitles – ESDH, Complex Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Parisian French, Thai

Blu-ray Audio -English (5.1 DTS), Brazilian Portuguese

Blu-ray Subtitles – ESDH, Parisian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish

Running Time: Feature: Approx 946 min, Enhanced Content: approx 78 min

Catalog # 1000246057

UPC # 883929221721

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