The first season of AMC's critically acclaimed adaptation of The Walking Dead is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 8.
The zombie/survivalist-horror drama set ratings records for the cable network, with 5.3 million viewers tuning in for the Halloween premiere. The season finale drew a whopping 6 million (8.1 million after rebroadcasts). The Walking Dead also topped the list of most-pirated television shows. It's been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best television series drama and a Writers Guild of America Award for best new series.
The two-disc set, from Anchor Bay Entertainment, contains the full six-episode first season, plus extras like a making-of featurette, footage from the Comic-Con International panel, interviews with comic creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman, zombie-make-up tips and more. The Blu-ray is priced at $49.99, and the DVD at $39.98.
Here's a breakdown of the bonus features:
Featurettes• The Making of The Walking Dead• Inside The Walking Dead: Episode 1-6• A Sneak Peek with Robert Kirkman• Behind-The-Scenes Zombie Make-Up Tips• Convention Panel With Producers• The Walking Dead Trailer
Extra Footage• Zombie School• Bicycle Girl• On Set With Robert Kirkman• Hanging With Steven Yeun• Inside Dale’s RV• On Set With Andrew Lincoln