Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of The Originals: The Complete First Season. A spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, the CW series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes, Phoebe Tonkin and Daniella Pineda, and arrives on Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet combo pack on September 2nd.
Synopsis: Klaus Mikaelson (Morgan), the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to New Orleans, the city from which he and his siblings, Elijah (Gillies) and Rebekah (Holt), were exiled a century ago. Drawn back by a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him, Klaus is surprised that the city still feels like home despite the decades he's been away. Curious as to why Klaus would return to the one place he swore he would never set foot again, Elijah follows his brother and learns that the beautiful and rebellious werewolf Hayley (Tonkin) has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history. As Klaus vows to reclaim what was once his, he realizes that his unborn child could be the key to the Originals' return to power.
Even the human population of the Quarter is unwittingly drawn into this supernatural battleground. A recent arrival to New Orleans, Cami (Pipes) is a whip-smart psychology grad student who appears happy to pursue her studies by day and work nights as a bartender, unaware that many of her customers are vampires. Hiding the dark secret that has brought her to New Orleans, Cami soon finds herself fascinated by both Klaus and his protégé Marcel (Davis), and totally unaware of the danger they pose for her and everyone around her.
The Originals: The Complete First Season is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround. Special features include:
I wasn't really interested in the spin-off but what is with all these tv shows getting giant bundle packs, I haven't bought the last two vampire diaries because I'm waiting on a rerelease with just the bds or a series set eventually. They just take up so much space per season.
glad this is getting a BD release, you just never know these days what will and won't get the format... seems like WB/CW tends to favor them though. I hated the idea of a spinoff at first, TVD has so many storylines churning out at breakneck speed so I was just thinking do we really need double that? but The Originals was better than TVD has been in any season.
@Vegetto1083 - I'm with you on that, I guess I can see the marketing reason for combo TV packs, just pay a little more to get DVD now and you could get a BD player in the future... but those who have BD already don't want the DVDS so it just drives the price up some and makes some less likely to be able to buy it for a while.