DVD Picks of the Week: Person of Interest, The Vampire Diaries and More

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Summer may be unofficially over, but things are heating up with some stellar new DVD/Blu-ray releases.

Sort through the new offerings below and then jump in for a chance to win a Person of Interest Season 2 prize pack.


Person of Interest Season 2: It’s even more about The Machine in the sophomore season of the CBS drama, which is out on DVD and Blu-ray today. With billionaire Finch (Michael Emerson) and ex-CIA agent Reese (Jim Caviezel) helping those POIs, the duo also must fight those who want to take control of the Machine. Alongside co-stars Taraji P Hensen and Kevin Chapman, notable guests include Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi (both of whom are regulars in Season 3).

The DVD/Blu-ray combo pack is perfect for fans of the show with not only all 22 episodes but over an hour of bonus material that includes featurettes ‘View From The Machine: 24 Hours Behind POI, a gag reel which shows that things are not always serious on the set and a season finale commentary.

What could be more perfect than catching up on Season 2 before Season 3 starts this month? How about a giveaway of the Season 2 DVD/Blu-ray pack?!? THREE (3) lucky readers will win ONE (1) copy each of Season 2, thanks to the fine folks at Warner Home Video. Just follow any of the steps below to be entered by Monday, September 9:

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The Vampire Diaries Season 4: It’s the season that will go down as the one where Elena (Nina Dobrev), while the infamous love triangle also comes to a conclusion. The new season starts October 3 and, with the show's breakneck pace, it’s always good for a refresher, right? You’ll also get the backdoor pilot for the spinoff, The Originals.

The DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with all 23 nail-biting episodes, as well as over an hour of never-before-seen extras including “The Evolution of Elena Gilbert,” “Blood, Boys and Bad Behavior: Becoming A Vampire,” “The Ultimate Prop Master,” “The Hunter’s Mask,” “Creating Silas’s Island” along with a fan video/gallery, gag reel and deleted scenes.

Revolution Season 1: Ready to power up? Things don’t get much more intense in this adventure thrille,r which showed life without power... that is, until it became a fight for good and evil to see who can get hold and control the power source. Stars Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Lyons and Giancarlo Esposito work within the world created by Supernatural’s Eric Kripke and the first season is now available with a slew of extras to make it a must-have.

Besides Season 1’s 20 episodes, the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack includes a featurette on making the pilot, “Creating a Revolution,” NBC Webisodes as well as deleted scenes and gag reels. Also, only on the Blu-ray, is the 2013 Paley Festival panel with cast and creative team and an UltraViolet digital copy of all 20 episodes. Score!!

Haven Season 3: Fans of the SyFy show cannot get enough - and just before Season 4 kicks off on September 13th, you can see how Season 3 plays out, from the season premiere where Audrey (Emily Rose) is brutally kidnapped... to the romantic ups and downs with Nathan (Lucas Bryant) ... to the season finale when our heroine disappears in the mysterious garage.

Like any good release, the Haven Season 3 release comes with “The Haunting Truth About Haven: A Documentary), “Escape To Haven” webisodes, audio commentaries with the writers, interviews with cast and guest stars, the New York Comic Con Haven panel as well as behind-the-scenes footage and the obligatory blooper reel. Venture off to Haven today!

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