Sep 182014
 

Dear diary, I met someone but he is a real blood sucker…..

The Vampire Diaries – The complete season 5
Based on book series written by L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries is known for its big plot twists, turns, romantic subplots, and an abundance of largely supernatural elements including vampires, werewolves, hybrid vampire/werewolves, witches, warlocks, and  so many more. Season 5 continues the love triangle between Elena (Nina Dobrev), Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and Stefan (Paul Wesley) while exploring a brand new setting in the college years, and a frightening new enemy – the doppelganger of Stefan.

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The Vampire Diaries is easily one of the most successful shows on WB’s CW network.

The best example of the series writing veering away from quality writing is found in how many times the characters on this show manage to end up dead only to come back alive in some other form. Character’s that were once human could find themselves dying only to come back to life from a magic ring or are brought back as ghosts, or die and disappear only to be brought back by a spell later on.  Meaning that you never know who you are going to see again or when. Then there’s the whole vampire and immortality thing: even there the writer’s find a way, with certain stakes that can kill vampires (but only certain ones), and stakes that can kill original vampires (but only as long as the stake is left in them for forever), so in other words a very, very long slumber from which the characters could be written back into the show at any time if the writers wanted to.  Which makes you want to watch even more, to see if your favorite character that was killed will be back and as what.

The writing does manage to keep things twisty and turny in a way that is compelling. This is a aspect of the show that keeps it easily entertaining and makes you want more. The new plot-line in Season 5 around the doppelganger of Stefan or is it the other way around?, or “shadow self” in the form of Silas certainly keeps things interesting. Silas is one of the more intense bad guys of the show and while Silas appears as if Stefan, as is performed by the same actor, the differences between characters is huge. The same can be said for the continuing story-line of the other double, the seemingly identical look-alike Katherine (who continues to look the same as Elena, but also is nothing like her). In Season 5, Katherine turns from a vampire to a human, as the sole recipient of the long-sought vampire cure, and things are complicated because of it. Seeing the way that actors Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley handle these scenes is part of the fun, and it’s an amazingly proficient example of the benefits of quality film editing to see the scenes where characters have interactions with one another as played by the same actor.

This is must add to your video collection.  The new season premiers on CW on Thursday, October 28.  Check your local listings for time and channel information.

Save some blood (money) and order this DVD or Blue-Ray set now, including watch now with Amazon prime!

 

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The Originals! The complete first Season :

Sept 2 2014  Brings all 22 episodes of the Originals.   This release also includes two hours of never before seen features and so much more!

Sexy Vampires on my!   High definition video and audio with included   Ultraviolet which allows you watch this amazing series anywhere!

The Originals

Warner Brothers packaging is pretty slick,  the bookshelf style with black backdrop, and having a single blu-ray color plastic disc holder makes this a nice addition to anyone’s video library.   Open the packages and you are presented with 9 DISCS , blood red in color because vampires love blood!  There are 4 discs in blu-ray format, and 4 DVDs which covers all 22 episode.  The 5th DVD  contains the special features including 2013 Comic-Con panetl, unaired scenes and so much more!  You have to crack open this release and watch it.

Blu-ray or DVD format?  lets not start a argument here but High Def 1080p  16:9 format (1.78:1 to exact) is meant for your big screen TV and audio.   I must insist in 5.1 at least and crank of the rear speakers for some amazing audio and thump and bump during those scenes that will raise the hairs up for any fan! Mr Hack and C.R.S  of iscifi.tv @iscifitv  will shake the rooms when we watch movies in high def!

These vampires do not sparkle!  Thanks to real vampire fans the undead are not super-models, however this series is sure sexy overall.     Set in french quarter of New Orleans  which was built by none other than , you guessed it!  A vampire, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is more than just your every night vampire  his half blood of vampire/werewolf make him one man you need not mess with!   Who will claim the right to the hometown  ?  You wont be spoiled here,  you will need to watch and see for yourself.

Turn off the lights, turn on the audio rack in your home, make sure the bass cranked and start with first episode the started it all :  The Originals!

PS:  This series has been renewed for another season, starting fall of 2014!

MRSP  $59.95 DVD   / $69.96 BLU-RAY Combo pack (best value!)

Most content is unrated.

Available at most retailers today!   Click to purchase this exciting combo pack now save some money and help support us as well.  The links below will take you to Amazon where you can start watching now.