It's a hell of a day for DVD releases, with a bunch of big films coming out for the first time, but I'm most excited about a TV show, one whose second season is about to start up in a brilliant bit of cross-promotional marketing. I've also got news of a movie that debuts on-demand tonight, plus the DVD release of a Web series that's never even aired on TV -- that's right, we're breaking all the rules!
True Blood: The Complete First Season
If you've somehow managed to make it this far in life, having watched various vampire movies and TV shows, and you still aren't convinced that vampires are sexy... well, this TV show will either make you a believer or prove your point. There's so much graphic sex in this show (more than in creator Alan Ball's previous series Six Feet Under) that it could be a turn-on or a turn-off, depending on your tolerance for such things. But the actors all give great performances, and death and blood abound -- before, after and during all of the vamp bonin'. Seriously, a more fitting title might have been Intercourse with a Vampire. (Although I'm sure that title is already taken.)
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