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Vampire Diaries: Second Season Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

Unending suspense, undying romance. The second chapter in the story of two sexy vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl comes to home video on August 30, as Warner Home Video releases The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray.

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BURBANK, CA – Unending suspense, undying romance. The second chapter in the story of two sexy vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl comes to home video on August 30, as Warner Home Video releases The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray.  The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season contains 22 one-hour episodes plus over an hour of bonus features, including three brand-new featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and creators’ commentaries. The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season is priced to own on DVD at $59.98 SRP and on Blu-ray at $69.97 SRP.

They’re back – and they’re not alone. In Season 2, Elena, Stefan, Damon and the other residents of Mystic Falls are joined by a sinister new breed. Released from the tomb, Katherine unleashes her personal brand of evil in a diabolical plot. The Originals – the world’s oldest and most dangerous vampires – hunt for Elena, who discovers she has a terrifying connection to their world. And now vampires aren’t the only monsters in town. On moonlit nights, werewolves roam in search of victims…including vampires, who succumb to a single werewolf bite. Season 2 of The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev (DeGrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Fallen), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Steven R. McQueen (Everwood), Sara Canning (Smallville), Kat Graham (17 Again), Candice Accola (Supernatural), Zach Roerig (Friday Night Lights), Michael Trevino (Cane) and Matt Davis (Blue Crush).

“The Vampire Diaries, which started as a series of must-read novels by L.J. Smith, has become a must-watch television hit,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. “We are very excited to release this season for the series’ passionate fans, caught up in the spellbinding web of secrets, passion and terror. This year, our Blu-ray release will feature an offer for a free digital copy of all 22 episodes (TBC), in addition to stunning 1080p HD video and DTS-HD 5.1 (lossless) audio. ”

In its second season, The Vampire Diaries is The CW's most-watched and highest-rated series among teens and female teens, and is the networks #1 drama in all key demos. The show has received numerous award nominations, winning a People’s Choice award for Favorite New TV Drama and seven Teen Choice awards.

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) and Bob Levy (Gossip Girl). The series was developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season will be released in 1080p Full HD Video and will feature DTS-HD Master Audio (or DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track).

BLU-RAY& DVD FEATURES·         Pages of the Wolf: Three Featurettes – The Myth & The Mystery (Werewolf Lore), Building the Beasts (Working with Actual and Mechanical Wolves) and Howling at the Moon (Michael Trevino’s Transformative Makeup Process)·         Her Own Worst Enemy…Elena, Catherine and Nina!: Nina Dobrev Rises to the Challenge of  Playing Two Roles·         The Perfect Love Triangle: Vampires, Werewolves, Witches: Setting the Record Straight on Who’s Nibbling on Whom for the First Two Seasons·         Unaired Scenes·         Audio Commentary on “Masquerade” With Executive Producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec·         Second Bite AKA Gag Reel

22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES1.    The Return2.    Brave New World3.    Bad Moon Rising4.    Memory Lane5.    Kill or Be Killed6.    Plan B7.    Masquerade8.    Rose9.    Katerina10. The Sacrifice11. By the Light of the Moon12. The Descent13. Daddy Issues14. Crying Wolf15. The Dinner Party16. House Guest17. Know Thy Enemy18. The Last Dance19. Klaus20. The Last Day21. The Sun Also Rises22. As I Lay Dying

BASICS

Street Date: August 30, 2011Running Time: Feature: Approx 946 min, Enhanced Content: approx 101min

DVD

Price: $59.98 SRP / NO MAP5 DVD-9sAudio – English (5.1), PortugueseSubtitles – ESDH, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Thai, KoreanPresented in 16x9 widescreen formatCatalog #1000173535

BLU-RAY

Price: $69.97 SRP / NO MAP4 BD-50s1080p Full HD Video,DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English, PortugueseSubtitles – ESDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, SwedishPresented in 16x9 widescreen formatCatalog # 1000172772

About Warner Home VideoWith operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment GroupWarner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

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