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Blu-ray Review: The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season
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The Vampire Diaries The Complete Fifth Season
Blu-ray | DVD | Digital HD
Developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec
Based on the book by L.J. Smith
Starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somelhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, and Michael Trevino
Warner Home Video
Release Date: September 9, 2014

Are you fiending for some Damon Salvatore? Do you find yourself missing a Caroline quip? Are there not enough doppelgängers in your life right now? Do not wait! Do not suffer! You don’t have to cry into your pillow until the October season six premiere! Satisfy your Salvatore fix by digging into the Blu-ray/ DVD/ Digital HD release of The Vampire Diaries season five today!

Possible spoilers ahead!

Not only does it include all 22 episodes with seven previously unaired scenes, it has these bonus features:

Disc 1
-The 2013 San Diego Comic Con Panel including Kat Graham, Ian Somelhalder, Julie Plec, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Caroline Dries, and Candice Accola
-Deleted Scenes: Includes some funny mother-daughter moments between Katherine and Nadia.

Disc 2
-Deleted Scenes: Apparently Caroline makes Powerpoints for newbie vampires.

Disc 3
-Deleted Scenes: Some Wes (Rick Cosnett) and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) action.

Disc 4
-I Know What You Did…In The Last 100 Episodes: The 100th episode celebration! A trivia game!
-The Vampire Diaries: To The Other Side and Back: Delving deeper into The Other Side of the veil.
-A Day In The Afterlife With Kat Graham: Just what you think it means. Follow Kat Graham around during her day!
-Second Bite: Gag Reel: Michael Malarkey likes to make silly noises. Ian curses a bunch. There’s some dancing!

Season five of The Vampire Diaries shows no intention of slowing down. It’s college time for vamps Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola)! After finally getting Silas (Paul Wesley) out of their lives (or so they think) and graduating from high school (finally! Did they even GO to class?), they are ready for the entire college experience-classes, studying, and frat parties. Elena and Damon (Ian Somelhalder) are finally happy. But…as per usual, a dead body mars the beginning of college, thrusting the girls into a vampire experimenting mystery. Not everyone is where they are supposed to be. Jeremy (Stephen R. McQueen) is back from the dead. Bonnie (Kat Graham) is dead but making Jeremy hide it. Stefan is locked underwater eternally drowning and hallucinating while Silas is masquerading around as him. Katherine is back and has a daughter, Nadia (Olga Fonda). Eventually, they get Bonnie back but as an anchor between the two worlds. That anchor is fragile and everyone has an agenda for the other side.

Season five gives us more doppelgängers than ever this season, which can make for some confusion. There are more travelers (who can also look like current characters) also throwing fans (and our heroes) for a loop. This Blu-ray/ DVD/ Digital HD combo pack will clear that confusion away. And by the end of this season, we will have some old favorites back, causing us to possibly lose some other faves in the process.

Well…at least everyone is still pretty.

The Vampire Diaries Season six premieres Thursday, October 2nd on the CW.


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