- By TVweb | Jun 14, 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), Katerina Graham (17 Again), Candice Accola (Supernatural), Zach Roerig (Friday Night Lights), Michael Trevino (Cane), Matthew Davis (Blue Crush) and Joseph Morgan (Immortals). 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
Blu-ray Combo Pack Exclusive Features:
- 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
22 One-Hour Episodes:
- The Birthday
- Our Town