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The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2009)

Nina Dobrev , Ian Somerhalder  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (547 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Portuguese (Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Portuguese
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 31, 2010
  • Run Time: 935 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (547 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002JVWRAE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,198 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special 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

Editorial Reviews

It's Elena's first day back at Mystic Falls High School since the tragic death of her parents. Along with her Aunt Jenna, Elena tries her best to look after her troubled younger brother, Jeremy, and salvage what family they have left. The first day is already shaping up to be a struggle for Elena until she meets the mysterious new kid at school, Stefan. Elena is touched that he can relate to what she's going through. What Elena doesn't know is that Stefan is a vampire, constantly resisting the urge to taste her blood. As their undeniable connection grows deeper, Stefan's dangerous older brother, Damon, shows up to wreak havoc on the town of Mystic Falls - and claim Elena for himself. The Vampire Diaries is based on the bestselling book series from Alloy Entertainment.

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202 of 210 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who Doesn't Like Vampires? March 4, 2010
By Zagethe
Format:DVD
I've never seen/read Twilight nor did I know that the Vampire Diaries was based on a series of tween books. I, generally, try to stay away from those kind of "kid" versions (I'm more the Tru Blood type). Anyway, I decided to give V Diaries a shot and I'm so glad I did.

Vampire Diaries is a guilty pleasure. Despite the fact that the series is set-up with the high school crowd, it definitely has a more adult feel to it with the complex issues that come up and the dark, edgy violence. The first couple of eps played a bit too 90210(ish) but then the series really took off.

The main characters are well rounded and believable even in unbelievable situations. The series has managed to weave a set of relationships that breath life into each of the characters. Elena is the high school girl who must not only face personal tragedy but a new boyfriend (Stephan) that may or may not be what he seems. And Stephan has his own family issues with his bad boy brother, Damon. And while Damon is definitely bad (body count anyone?)he has reasons he believes are valid for the pain he inflicts.(mostly)

Elena as played by Nina Dobrev is a smart girl with a compassionate heart who definitely doesn't put up with any BS. In this vampire tale she doesn't just automatically tell Stephan it's all right when she finds out his secret. It's not cool that he's a vampire. People die around him and that's not ok. They fall in love despite his being a vampire rather than because of it.

Stephan Salvatore, Mystic Falls resident brooding vampire, started out (to me) a little too much like an Angel wannabe but Paul Wesley has done a competent job in opening the character up. What he does to Damon in the basement was truly chilling. I was like, HEY!, aren't you supposed to be the good guy!
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73 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Unintentional Vampire Diaries Addict June 9, 2010
Format:DVD
I should never even have watched the first episode of the Vampire Diaries...

I am not the target audience for either the show or the CW network (I'm 35, well past my tween, teen and college years). Unlike many who fell in love with Dracula, Interview with a Vampire and Anne Rice, I was never into vampires or any other supernatural/science fiction melodramas. In fact, until recently, I had never even heard of True Blood or Twilight (and I have yet to see either of those franchises). So you may wonder -- how is it possible that I am now a Vampire Diaries addict?

It's really very simple -- vampires or no vampires, it is the best show on television right now.

The writing, direction, production, pacing and acting is all superb (especially given how many of the young actors on the show had little or no experience on television series before they landed this show). The casting was spot-on (especially the three stars) and right from the beginning I was able to relate to all of the characters. Even the guest stars have been cast perfectly (although given the death toll on this show, I have learned not to become too attached to any of the cast members, be it a guest star or one of the contract players).

This show could easily have degenerated into an annoying teenage melodrama (especially since the first season has focused on setting up a love triangle between a seventeen year old human girl and two centuries-old vampire brothers and I have always hated triangles). Somehow, despite its premise, the actions and reactions of the characters have managed to stay believable (for the most part) and relatable (and I don't even mind the triangle -- yet).
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing show. ADDICTING. April 21, 2010
By J. J
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I cannot believe how obsessed I am with this show. I've recorded every episode on my dvr but i will still buy the season when it comes out on dvd. Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley are absolutely incredible actors. I don't know how I survived before this show on Thursday nights at 8pm!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Why I Like the Vampire Diaries August 17, 2010
Format:DVD
I thought the show would be worse than Twilight. Its setup is identical: a vampire falls in love with a high school girl. To my surprise, The Vampire Diaries kept me tuning in every week.

Our heroine Elena (Nina Dobrev) lives in the historic Virginia town Mystic Falls. Her parents recently died in a car crash, leaving her and her dope-head brother Jeremy (Steve McQueen) in the care of their young aunt Jenna (Sara Canning), a lovable pal but sucky guardian. Elena's grief causes her to bond with the - unbeknownst to her - nice vampire stalker Stefan (Paul Wesley). Unfortunately, he has a vampire brother who is not so nice. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) enjoys making his brother's life miserable and has no qualms about eating humans. He also notices that Elena looks exactly like their (yes, their) ex who lived more than a century ago.

Other cast members include Elena's cute ex Matt (Zach Roerig), his a-hole best friend Tyler (Michael Trevino), and Tyler's druggie girlfriend Vicki (Kayla Ewell). She is also Matt's sister and Jeremy's love. The town is incestuous. Then there are Elena's best friends Bonnie (Katerina Graham) and Caroline (Candice Accola). Bonnie is sweet and supportive; Caroline is blond and bitchy.

It's... Believable

For a cheesy show about gorgeous townsfolk and creatures of the night, it's surprisingly realistic. (Note: I am used to television-hot actors not CW-hot. These people look like no one I've met.) The most initially stereotypical characters turn out to be some of the most complex.

It's Funny

The Vampire Diaries doesn't take itself too seriously. The heroine's best friend matter-of-factly explains why she is psychic. They laugh at such a preposterous notion. (So does the audience, for other reasons, of course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My daughter loves it.
Published 4 days ago by Michael H. McManus
4.0 out of 5 stars I ♥ Damon and his pun and sarcasm
I started watching TVD after a lot of convincing from my friend. I'm more of a True Blood person but yeah, why not! Read more
Published 9 days ago by JulieL
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 14 days ago by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Young and fresh take on supernatural
Fascinating story line, gorgeous leading actors. The entire cast is beautiful. Masterful cliff hangers at the end of each episode. Makes you want to watch more.
Published 16 days ago by Cadance
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show
Great TV Series! The show is great and provides drama, romance, action, and mystery all into one package. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Shell6a
5.0 out of 5 stars Got addicted!
I wasn't really watching about vampires and all. But this one got me. I just watched this first season and I am planning to watch the next season. Read more
Published 22 days ago by RegieMan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely love this show! It's very
Published 1 month ago by amanda cloutier
2.0 out of 5 stars ... this a higher rating because the first show was good, but that's...
I would have given this a higher rating because the first show was good, but that's all it was, the very first show. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tabatha B. Rush
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love
Published 1 month ago by Margot S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
LOVE THESE MOVIES
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Is it worth it to buy the blu-ray?
yeah about the only extra thibg u get is great picture
Apr 17, 2011 by Pamer2 |  See all 4 posts
Black Friday pricing is not working on the Vampire Diaries purchase
I went to it to add to my cart but it does not give me any option to even add it to my cart, not even with the one click option but it says it is in stock.
Nov 26, 2010 by Brittony Ard |  See all 6 posts
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yeahhhhhh. I was hoping this would happen!
Nov 14, 2010 by Lauren Moore |  See all 4 posts
Subtitles please...
Hello yes ^^
Spoken:
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Sep 14, 2010 by Vachon |  See all 6 posts
Portuguese subtitles?
Spoken:
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It's amazing there are Portgueses spoken =) and subtitles also
Sep 14, 2010 by Vachon |  See all 4 posts
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