The Vampire Diaries - 'The Complete 3rd Season' Announced: Date, Boxes, Extras on DVD, Blu ***IMPORTANT UPDATE: DATE CORRECTION***
DVD-only set and Blu-ray/DVD Combo will both be available at the end of August
Posted by David Lambert
The sexy, sinister beings of The Vampire Diaries are back in a thrilling Season 3. As Stefan succumbs to Klaus, Damon and Elena join forces to try to save him, rekindling their long-repressed emotions. Meanwhile the door to the other side opens wide, allowing spirits to invade and come between Jeremy and Bonnie. Caroline and Tyler grow closer, pushing their families farther apart. But when the original vampire hunter and his kin arise from their caskets after 1,000 years, every hybrid, ghost, witch, vampire and werewolf of Mystic Falls had better beware.
Today Warner Home Video has formally announced that The Vampire Diaries - The Complete 3rd Season is coming home on DVD and Blu-ray Disc this August 28th[IMPORTANT UPDATE on 6/8: the studio communicated an incorrect date; September 11th is the street date]. The 5-disc package in DVD format will cost $59.98 SRP, and the high-def Blu-ray Disc version priced at $69.96 SRP will be a 9-disc combo set that comes with the BDs, and DVDs, and UltraViolet digital download (the latter is only available in the USA, not in Canada, and must be redeemed within 2 years of the title's street date). Both versions of this title can be pre-ordered from Amazon at a discount using the button link below; underneath that is the packaging for each one. Here first is a copy-and-paste of the special features info that Warner made available to retailers:
Pages of the Wolf: 3 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
Audio Commentary on "Masquerade" With Executive Producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec
Second Bite AKA Gag Reel
UPDATE: The above extras Warner sent out with the third season home video information are actually for the show's second season sets. We'll bring you a list of the third season bonus material once the studio makes it available. Our thanks to one of our readers, "Missy," for quickly emailing us with that alert.