THE WALKING DEAD Season One Out on Blu-ray & DVD on March 8th

     January 5, 2011

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Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead will soon be able to enjoy its complete first season on Blu-ray and DVD.  Via a press release we received earlier today, Season One of the series will be released on both platforms on March 8th.  Per the release, the Blu-ray will retail for $49.99 with the DVD going for $39.98.  In addition to all six episodes, each release will also contain identical bonus features such as “The Making of” and “Zombie Make-Up Tips.”

To check out the full press release (which lists all the bonus materials) as well as the release’s cover art, hit the jump.  Based on the Image comic by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead is exec. produced/directed/written by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) and stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, and Sarah Wayne Callies.

Here’s the press release:

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
“THE WALKING DEAD:
The Complete First Season”
ON DVD AND BLU-RAY™
MARCH 8, 2011

Beverly Hills, CA – Take a walk on the undead side, as the groundbreaking, genre-bending AMC® original series “THE WALKING DEAD” rises again when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the Blu-ray™ and DVD of the hit show that wowed both critics and audiences. The SRP for the March 8 release is $49.99 for the Blu-ray™, and $39.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is February 9th. Both the “THE WALKING DEAD: The Complete First Season” Blu-ray™ and DVD contain all 6 episodes of the first season on a 2-disc set and are packed with special behind-the-scenes featurettes and insightful extra footage.

Nominated for a Golden Globe® for Best Television Series – Drama, “THE WALKING DEAD: The Complete First Season” breathes new life into the zombie genre as it unfolds a post-apocalyptic saga that follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln, Love Actually), who searches for a safe haven and, hopefully, a new home, far from the undead that now roam the earth hungry for human flesh.  Each episode explores the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies, and the toll it takes on the survivors who now find themselves going to extremes just to see another day. In this horrific world gone mad, each turn brings new surprises and dangers, as the survivors try to regain some semblance of a normal life.

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“THE WALKING DEAD” is based on the popular Image Comics’ comic book written by Robert Kirkman. The series premiered on AMC Fearfest Halloween night and immediately became the most watched drama series in cable’s history among Adults 18-49 with 3.5 million viewers. It also gained a following among critics (from People to Vanity Fair) who have hailed it as one of the best new series of the year.

DVD and Blu-ray™ bonus features include:
Featurettes:
The Making of THE WALKING DEAD
Inside THE WALKING DEAD: Episode 1-6
A Sneak Peek with Robert Kirkman
Behind The Scenes Zombie Make-Up Tips
Convention Panel With Producers
THE WALKING DEAD Trailer

Extra Footage:
Zombie School
Bicycle Girl
On Set With Robert Kirkman
Hanging With Steven Yeun
Inside Dale’s RV
On Set With Andrew Lincoln

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