The Vampire Diaries has been a mainstay of The CW network since its premiere in 2009. Though ratings for the sixth season dipped quite noticeably, the seventh season is set to being on October 8, 2015. The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. All 22 episodes plus an array of extras are collected on the set.
Admittedly, fans of TVD are going to duke it out with various other fandoms, including but not limited to the likes of the Twilight series and True Blood. What has been offered throughout six seasons of TVD is quite complicated, involving, and unfortunately sometimes confusing storylines. The characters at the center of the series are what will probably make-or-break the series for most viewers, in terms of whether or not they can get into it. Nina Dobrev is the heart and soul of TVD and following the concluding tragedy of season five (involving the death of a major character), she is especially heart-wrenching in season six. Those who love the series will needn’t think a moment before picking up the sixth season, or adding to a holiday wish list, to go with the previous five sets.
Production values are as high as usual, with each 1080p HD transfer boasting outstanding levels of clarity and reproduction of fine detail. Just as impressive are the DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtracks. Michael Suby’s original scores are among the audio highlights, setting the moody atmosphere perfectly. Suby is also known for his music in the spin-off series The Originals (season two of which is also recently available to own via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment).
What can TVD buffs expect to find in terms of Sixth Season Blu-ray extras? The best features are “The Vampire Diaries: 2014 Comicon Panel” (28 minutes) and the featurette “Good Bite and Good Luck” (13 minutes).The former is great for those not lucky enough to have attended Comicon, while the latter is a nicely-done goodbye to the key characters whose run has ended with the sixth season. The “Best. Reaction. Ever.” featurette (six minutes) is a fun compialation of real fan reactions as collected from various social media sources. Series co-developer Julie Plec provides audio commentary on episode 15, “Let Her Go,” which is her directorial debut. Also featured are deleted scenes, a gag reel (“Second Bite”), and a “Come Visit Georgia” PSA. All in all, TVD fans should be pretty happy with the selection.
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray package also includes downloadable Digital HD copies of each of the 22 episodes.
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