2010 marked the year that horror fans were able to see their favorite zombie comic come to life on the small screen. AMC debuted their adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s epic series, “The Walking Dead”. The pilot episode was met with mostly praise, both from fans of the comic, as well as those who were unaware of it’s existence. As the series continued, people were mostly happy with the results, save for a few minor complaints over liberties that were taken in the interest of transferring the story from text, to screen. In the end, it was a successful enough first season that AMC ordered at least one more season, to premiere next Halloween. Anchor Bay have picked the series up for distribution on home video, and below you will find the details.
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.
“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:
* 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
* Zombie School
* Bicycle Girl
* On Set With Robert Kirkman
* Hanging With Steven Yeun
* Inside Dale’s RV
* On Set With Andrew Lincoln