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5 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
Created for television by Alan Ball.
Originally broadcast on HBO television during the 2008 season.
Contains all 12 episodes from the first season.
Bonus features: In-Focus: Vampires in America, a mock-u- mentary; Tru Blood Beverage Ads; Vampire Service Ads; PSAs : both pro- and anti-vampire rights; six audio commentaries with cast and crew.
Special features: Disc 5: "In focus: vampires in America:" a mock-u-mentary about vampires in America; "Tru blood beverage ads:" French and American "Tru blood" beverage ads; "Vampire service ads:" ads for vampire dating, vampire hotels and lawyers that service vampires; "Public service announcements:" both pro- and anti-vampire rights; six audio commentaries with cast and crew, including executive production and creator Alan Ball, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.
Disc 1. Episode 1: Strange love / written and directed by Alan Ball -- Episode 2: The first taste / written by Alan Ball ; directed by Scott Winant.
Disc 2. Episode 3: Mine / written by Alan Ball ; directed by John Dahl -- Episode 4: Escape from Dragon House / written by Brian Buckner ; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Disc 3. Episode 5: Sparks fly out / written by Alexander Woo ; directed by Dan Minahan -- Episode 6: Cold ground / written by Raelle Tucker ; directed by Nick Gomez -- Episode 7: Burning house of love / written by Chris Offutt ; directed by Marcos Siega.
Disc 4. Episode 8: The fourth man in the fire / written by Alexander Woo ; directed by Michael Lehmann - - Episode 9: Plaisir d'amour / written by Brian Buckner ; directed by Anthony M. Hemingway -- Episode 10: I don't wanna know / written by Chris Offutt ; directed by Scott Winant.
Disc 5. Episode 11: To love is to bury / written and directed by Nancy Oliver -- Episode 12: You'll be the death of me / written by Raelle Tucker ; directed by Alan Ball.
The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173 year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit.
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