The Walking Dead, AMC’s hit original series that Entertainment Weekly hailed as the “best new show on TV”, gets a new release on Blu-ray and DVD this fall that’s sure to wake the dead! Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly releases the AMC original series THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 1 – SPECIAL EDITION today, Oct. 4, 2011. Each set contains all six episodes of the first season and is loaded with NEW behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentaries, extra footage and the fan-requested black and white version of the pilot episode. All Blu-ray sets will contain an EXCLUSIVE Cryptozoic The Walking Dead trading card. A Best Buy Exclusive Limited Edition Blu-ray rolls out the same day featuring a wearable zombie mask from NECA designed by the series’ Emmy™-award winning Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero. (Click here to order the Special Edition on DVD and Blu-Ray)
All episodes contain audio commentaries including award-winning Producer/Writer/Director Frank Darabont, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer/Writer Robert Kirkman, Producer Denise Huth, Actor Andrew Lincoln, Special Effects Make-Up Artist/Consulting Producer Greg Nicotero and many more!
Included are the following NEW extras:
• Pilot Episode: The B&W Version
• Audio Commentaries On All 6 episodes
• We Are The Walking Dead
• Bring Out The Dead: KNB And The Art of Making Zombies
• Digital Decay: The VFX of The Walking Dead
• No More Room in Hell: The Walking Dead Phenomenon
• Adapting The Dead
• Killer Conversations: Frank Darabont & Greg Nicotero
Includes bonus features from the previous release of The Walking Dead: Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray that contained the following:
• The Making of The Walking Dead
• Inside The Walking Dead: Episodes 1 – 6
• A Sneak Peek with Robert Kirkman
• Behind The Scenes Zombie Make-Up Tips
• Convention Panel with the Producers
• The Walking Dead Trailer
Extra Footage includes:
• Zombie School
• Bicycle Girl
• On Set with Robert Kirkman
• Hanging with Steven Yeun
• Inside Dale’s RV
• On Set with Andrew Lincoln
AMC’s hit The Walking Dead, which broke ratings records in its first season reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other drama series in the history of basic cable television,* returns for its second season this Fall. The series is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (Teachers, Love Actually), who travel in search of a safe and secure home. Shot on location in Atlanta, the series also stars Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) as Shane Walsh, Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break) as Lori Grimes, Laurie Holden (The Shield, Stephen King’s The Mist) as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn (Stephen King’s The Mist, The Green Mile) as Dale, Norman Reedus (The Conspirator) as Daryl, Steven Yeun (The Big Bang Theory) as Glens, Emma Bell (The Bedford Diaries) as Amy and Chandler Riggs (Get Low) as Carl Grimes. Season 2 of The Walking Dead is executive produced by three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, and Glen Mazzara and AMC Studios.
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 with 3.5 million viewers. It has thrilled (and chilled) both critics and audiences with its groundbreaking take on the living dead lore. Season 2 of The Walking Dead premieres on AMC Sun., Oct. 16 at 9/8c.
*Source: The Nielsen Company. Live+SD. 1/1/93-12/5/10. A18-49, AA(000). M-Sa 8P-11P, Su 7P-12A. General Drama. Ad Supported Cable. Entire Series Original Premiere Series Airings Only.