For those of you who don't have HBO or somehow missed the amazing first season of True Blood, the specs and artwork have been released for both the DVD and Blu-Ray.
So what can you expect these two version to have when they're released on May 19th, 2009? According to the official press release from HBO:
"Fans will hear what Alan Ball says about the mysterious reason vampire Bill Compton is attracted to Sookie in one of six revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew. Anna Paquin (winner of a Golden Globe® for her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse) also discusses doing her own stunts, while Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) gives insights into how V-juice (vampire blood) affects all humans differently.
The True Blood bonus materials on Standard Definition and Blu-ray will also give viewers a chance to engage with the stories, characters and themes of the show with in-story features like:
“In Focus: Vampires in America”, a documentary that chronicles the integration of vampires into the human world; “Tru Blood” beverage ads marketing the synthetic blood product to “out of the coffin” vampires; Public Service Announcements created by groups on opposite sides of the “Vampire Rights Amendment” debate; and vampire-targeted product ads for dating, motel and lawyer services.
In addition, with True Blood Enhanced Viewing, Blu-ray offers an amplified experience with even more original, interactive content that unearths fascinating behind-the-scenes details about the series, all in HD 1080p video and DTS-HD master audio.
True Blood’s flamboyant and outspoken Lafayette (played by Nelsan Ellie) gives audiences the scoop on everyone in Bon Temps with over 70 video clips dishing up everything from secrets about Tara’s crush on Jason to the history of the Stackhouse family in Bon Temps and much more.
Blu-ray bonus features also include helpful hints and FYI’s that pop up to unravel the mysteries surrounding the entire series, animated maps to help viewers explore colorful locations in Bon Temps and ways to learn more about how your favorite vampires were “made.”
Click to enlarge either the Blu-Ray or the DVD Cover Art: