True blood. The complete first season

Published 2009
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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.

5 videodiscs (642 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
digital optical stereo Dolby Digital 2.0 surround Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical NTSC
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: Not rated.
Other Title:
True blood. Season 1 [DVD]
True blood (Television program)
Title from title screens.
Based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
Originally broadcast on HBO television during the 2008 season.
Contains all 12 episodes from the first season.
Special features: (Disc 1) Commentary on Strange love by Alan Ball; Commentary on The first taste by Anna Paquin, Scott Winant. (Disc 2) Commentary on Escape from Dragon House by Brian Buckner, Michael Lehmann. (Disc 3) Commentary on Sparks fly out by Stephen Moyer, Dan Minihan; Commentary on Burning house of love by Marcos Siega. (Disc 5) Commentary on To love is to bury by Nancy Oliver; "Tru blood beverage ads" American or French mock beverage ads; "Vampire service ads" V-date, Hotel or Lawyer mock ads; "Public service announcements: both pro- and anti-vampire rights" mock PSA; "In focus: vampires in America" mock-u-mentary.
Music by Nathan Barr ; edited by Andy Keir, Michael Ruscio, Peter B. Ellis ; production designer, Suzuki Ingerslev ; director of photography, Checco Varese, Matthew Jensen, Amy Vincent, Romeo Tirone, John Aronson.
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Jim Parrack, Adina Porter, Carrie Preston, Michael Raymond-James, William Sanderson, Alexander Skarsgård ; guest stars, Lynn Collins, Lois Smith, Lizzy Caplan, Stephen Root.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English, French, Brazilian Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Disc 1. Episode 1: Strange love (59 min.) / written and directed by Alan Ball
Episode 2: The first taste (54 min.) / written by Alan Ball ; directed by Scott Winant.
Disc 2. Episode 3: Mine (52 min.) / written by Alan Ball ; directed by John Dahl
Episode 4: Escape from Dragon House (50 min.) / written by Brian Buckner ; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Disc 3. Episode 5: Sparks fly out (55 min.) / written by Alexander Woo ; directed by Dan Minahan
Episode 6: Cold ground (52 min.) / written by Raelle Tucker ; directed by Nick Gomez
Episode 7: Burning house of love (53 min.) / written by Chris Offutt ; directed by Marcos Siega.
Disc 4. Episode 8: The fourth man in the fire (56 min.) / written by Alexander Woo ; directed by Michael Lehmann
Episode 9: Plaisir d'amour (54 min.) / written by Brian Buckner ; directed by Anthony M. Hemingway
Episode 10: I don't wanna know (50 min.) / written by Chris Offutt ; directed by Scott Winant.
Disc 5. Episode 11: To love is to bury (54 min.) / written and directed by Nancy Oliver
Episode 12: You'll be the death of me (53 min.) / written by Raelle Tucker ; directed by Alan Ball.
Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Louisiana -- Drama.
Blood -- Drama.
Harris, Charlaine -- Television adaptations.
Stackhouse, Sookie (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Vampires -- Louisiana -- Drama.
Waitresses -- Louisiana -- Drama.
Fantasy television programs.
Horror television programs.
Television adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Aronson, John B., director of photography.
Ball, Alan, 1957- creator, producer, director, screenwriter.
Barr, Nathan, composer (expression)
Bauer, Chris, actor.
Buckner, Brian, screenwriter.
Caplan, Lizzy, 1982- actor.
Collins, Lynn, 1979- actor.
Dahl, John, director.
Ellis, Nelsan, actor.
Ellis, Peter B., editor of moving image work.
Gomez, Nick, 1963- director.
HBO Entertainment (Firm), production company.
HBO Home Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Hemingway, Anthony, director.
Home Box Office (Firm), production company.
Ingerslev, Suzuki, production designer.
Jensen, Matthew (Director of photography)
Keir, Andy, editor of moving image work.
Kwanten, Ryan, 1976- actor.
Lehmann, Michael, 1957- director.
Minahan, Daniel, director.
Moyer, Stephen, actor.
Offutt, Chris, 1958- screenwriter.
Oliver, Nancy, 1955- director, screenwriter.
Paquin, Anna, actor.
Parrack, Jim, actor.
Porter, Adina, actor.
Preston, Carrie, actor.
Raymond-James, Michael, actor.
Root, Stephen, actor.
Ruscio, Michael, editor of moving image work.
Sanderson, William, 1944- actor.
Siega, Marcos, director.
Skarsgård, Alexander, actor.
Smith, Lois, 1930- actor.
Tirone, Romeo, director of photography.
Trammell, Sam, 1971- actor.
Trussell, Carol, producer.
Tucker, Raelle, 1975- screenwriter.
Varese, Checco, director of photography.
Vincent, Amelia, 1959- director of photography.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Wesley, Rutina, actor.
Winant, Scott, director.
Woo, Alexander, producer, screenwriter.
Your Face Goes Here Entertainment (Firm), production company.
adaptation of (work) Harris, Charlaine. Southern vampire novel.
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