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Published:May 31st, 2011 19:54 EST

New on DVD & Blu-ray: True Blood: Season Three

By Paulette Cohn

Sexy, scary and bloodsuckingly entertaining, all 12 episodes of the third season of True Blood, HBO`s series featuring vampires, shapeshifters and werewolves, are available today on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download.


In the third season, Bill (Stephen Moyer) has been kidnapped and Sookie (Anna Paquin) is hot on the trail, heading to Mississippi to find him. There she becomes entangled in a world ruled by a powerful Vampire King and the werewolves who do his bidding. Meanwhile, back home in Bon Temps, new threats emerge that make previous problems seem tame by comparison.


Created and Executive Produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under®), the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series is based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

Bonus Material:

The third season`s bonus materials provide even more bite for fans. The Blu-ray Disc is loaded with all the bonus features found on SD and is presented in HD 1080p video and DTS-HD master audio. Enhanced Viewing provides an amplified picture-in-picture display with original, interactive content that extends the fiction of the series.

With nearly double the bonus content found on the season two Blu-ray, Enhanced Viewing includes: Character Perspectives, straight from the mouths of Jessica, Andy, Tommy, and Alcide; Flashback/Flash Forward, a move through time allowing for "Flashbacks` to relive pivotal moments in the series or "Flash Forwards` to reveal the significance of a certain scene; Vampire Histories/Character Bios, background stories on favorite characters in the show; and Hints/FYIs, for more trivia facts, show hints and clues.

Additionally, viewers are able to skip from bonus event to bonus event as they watch an episode. Blu-ray also includes True Blood Lines, and interactive on-screen guide that highlights the connections between the many worlds in the series.