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True Blood: The Complete Series & Season 7 Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

8 September 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After seven seasons, the battles between vampires and humans in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps came to an end with the series finale of True Blood. For many fans of the show, it’s been difficult to say goodbye, but a return to the vampiric community is possible with HBO’s upcoming release of True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season to Blu-ray and DVD.

HBO will release both True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season to home media on November 11th. The Complete Series Blu-ray box set can be purchased for $299.99, complete with 33 discs and all previously released bonus features from past seasons, including 40 audio commentaries.

The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray will include behind-the-scenes bonus features of the bittersweet last days during the show’s 10-episode final season. We have the official press »

- Derek Anderson

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Movie Review – Mystery Road (2013)

28 August 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mystery Road, 2013.

Directed by Ivan Sen.

Starring Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving and Ryan Kwanten.

Synopsis:

An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.

It felt like longer. It was already two hours long to begin with, but with the ‘no worries, laid-back until you’re nearly tipping over backwards’ attitude portrayed by the characters, as directed by Ivan Sen, it seemed like the film was never going to get to its finale, which by the time you’re an hour in, you’re probably praying will be at least a bit climactic, if possible.

Sen really doesn’t like to rush. Caught in a bubble of heat and lethargy in the Australian outback, things just don’t seem to get done in any kind of a hurry, so when the body of a young girl is found in a sewage pipe under the road by a passing trucker, »

- Steve Leadbetter

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True Blood

25 August 2014 8:41 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: HBO

Episodes: 80 (hour)

Seasons: Seven

TV show dates: September 7, 2008 -- August 24, 2014

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Jim Parrack, Carrie Preston, William Sanderson, Alexander Skarsgard, Todd Lowe, Michelle Forbes, Adina Porter, Deborah Ann Woll, Mehcad Brooks, John Billingsley, Michael Raymond-James, Michael McMillian, Kristin Bauer, Patricia Bethune, and Dale Raoul.

TV show description:

This drama is based on Charlaine Harris' The Southern Vampire Mysteries novels. The storyline focuses on vampires and humans existing together in the fictional Louisiana town of Bon Temp.

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is twice-orphaned, and had her life turned around by the supernatural. She's a waitress at a bar named Merlotte's and is also telepathic. Because of her special ability, she has a »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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How True Blood Ranks Amongst the Best and Worst Series Finales of All Time

25 August 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

True Blood stayed true to its wacky self in the end. The HBO series signed off after seven years on Sunday and everything was happy with rainbows and kittens. But seriously, it kind of was! Warning, spoilers! In the end, Sookie (Anna Paquin) ended up helping kill Bill (Stephen Moyer)…yep. It was his wish and Sookie was then free to be "normal" (as normal as a fairy mind reader can be in a town full of vampires, shifters, werewolves, etc.). Thankfully Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) lived and were the best! And there were also flashforwards to Jason (Ryan Kwanten) with many kids, Sookie pregnant and married to an unseen human and life in Bon Temps was sunny »

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'True Blood' Series Finale Recap: Bill Asks Sookie To Give Up Her Light

24 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

True Blood concluded its seven-season run with a vampire-human wedding and an end to the love story of Bill and Sookie in the series finale, "Thank You."

Picking up where we left off, Bill (Stephen Moyer) meets Sookie (Anna Paquin) at her house and tried to explain to her why he has chosen to die. “This disease, Sookie, has made me feel more human that I have before,” Bill tells her. He belongs in the cemetery with his family – death, after all, is a part of life. He wants to ensure that Sookie lives a whole life – children included. When she asks why he can’t just break up with her. If she’s not strong enough to leave him, then he could leave her, but he says he’s not strong enough. Then Bill asks Sookie for a huge favor: to use her light on him. Kill him, and »

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‘True Blood’ Finale: TV’s True Death Can’t Redeem HBO Drama (Spoilers)

24 August 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

What a strange trip it was for “True Blood,” a series that began with enormous promise, began to drunkenly stagger as if it was imbibing something more mood-altering than blood, and finally lurched back toward a measure of sobriety in the home stretch of its seventh season. Still, Sunday’s series finale (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched) — despite some poignant moments — was simply too little, too late to redeem a show that frequently managed to feel absurd even for those who once happily believed in a world filled with vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, faeries and demons.

Before settling into a focus on wrapping things up where the program began — with the telepathic Sookie (Anna Paquin) and her seriously complicated relationship with vampire beau Bill (Stephen Moyer) — “True Blood” spent too much time throughout the season dealing with peripheral characters, occasionally killing one here or there, without yielding much of an emotional payday. »

- Brian Lowry

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'True Blood' fans predict Bill's death. But what about Sookie's fate?

24 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

As True Blood fans prepare to say goodbye with the series finale airing Sunday (9 p.m. Et on HBO), most of them have chosen to accept Bill’s fate. According to a poll in EW’s recap of the penultimate episode, 76 percent believe Hep-v infected Bill (Stephen Moyer) will get his wish and meet the true death before the hour is over. (By comparison, only 17 percent think Alexander Skarsgard’s healthy Eric will end the series in a pile of bloody goo. The risk for Kristin Bauer van Straten’s Pam rises to 37 percent. And as for Anna Paquin’s Sookie, »

- Mandi Bierly

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'True Blood': Inside 20 of the final season's best moments

23 August 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

With the end in sight—True Blood’s series finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m. Et on HBO—here’s another look inside some of season 7’s most fun and memorable scenes, which have led us there.

Episode 1, “Jesus Gonna Be Here”: Tara (Rutina Wesley) dies—again. 

“It’s kind of like the catalyst for everything else that’s gonna probably happen,” Wesley told EW. “I think it’s kinda cool that the last time you see me, it looks like I’m gonna win the fight, and then you cut to Lettie Mae. Me and that vampire went at it, »

- Mandi Bierly

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Jessica Alba, Eva Green & Mickey Rourke's weird wig at Sin City 2 premiere

20 August 2014 3:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jessica Alba, Eva Green and Mickey Rourke were a few of the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For stars to attend the movie's premiere in Hollywood last night (August 19).

Alba, who reprises her role as misanthropic stripper Nancy, looked stunning in a cobalt blue strapless satin gown with peplum detail as she graced the red carpet.

British actress Green, who stars as the mysterious Ava Lord, donned a gothic-style emerald green gown.

Meanwhile Rourke, who returns as the mammoth-sized ex-convict Marv, was wearing a bizarre silver hairpiece and three-piece plaid suit as he attended the screening with his model girlfriend Anastassija Makarenko.

Other stars of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's sequel included Rosario Dawson, turning heads in a skin-tight leather and lace dress, and Juno Temple, who shimmered in a sliver sequined mini-dress.

Josh Brolin and Bruce Willis, who play Dwight and Hartigan respectively, were also in attendance. »

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'True Blood' Recap: Sam Leaves Bon Temps For Good, Jessica Tells Hoyt Their Love Story

17 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jessica reminded Hoyt of their love story and Sam left Bon Temps for good in True Blood’s penultimate episode “Love Is To Die.”

In the basement of Fangtasia, Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Sookie (Anna Paquin) are furious when Bill (Stephen Moyer) refuses to drink from Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) and cure himself from Hep-v. Bill says he is at peace with his impending death, and Sookie slaps him a few times, telling him that, right now, he is choosing to die – it isn’t fate, it’s his choice. When Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) finally stops Sookie from continuing her assault on Bill, Jessica steps in and demands that Bill release her. Bill tells her how proud he is of her, and releases her as her maker before turning and leaving. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric comfort Jessica and Sookie, respectively.

Sam Leaves Bon Temps

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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'Love is to Die'

17 August 2014 8:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With one more episode to go, it doesn’t seem too premature to go ahead and award Ryan Kwanten, A.K.A. Jason Stackhouse, the coveted Hit Fix Award for Most Valuable Player of the final season of “True Blood.” As already predicted in this space, Jessica and Hoyt have finally, fully reunited, falling in bed together after Jessica has broken down and confessed to Hoyt that they used to be a couple before she cuckolded him with the irrepressible, sexually irresistible Jason, after which Hoyt asked her to erase all his happy memories of their time together before lighting out for Alaska. Hoyt is all forgiveness towards Jessica, but he does injure his fist by applying it directly to Jason’s hard ol’ head. Hoyt’s ex, Brigette, loads the unconscious Jason into her car and is driving him to the hospital when he comes to. She tells him that he needs medical attention, »

- Phil Dyess-Nugent

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True Blood Recap: Sookie Faces a New Danger

17 August 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Relationships can be complicated. Relationships with vampires can be downright impossible. Warning: True Blood spoilers ahead.Hoyt Fortenberry (newly engaged Jim Parrack) and his girlfriend Brigette (Ashley Hinshaw) began Sunday's episode of the HBO drama in a very mortal disagreement (Brigette wants kids and Hoyt isn't sure). But things get a little thornier when the subject of Hoyt's vampire ex-girlfriend Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) comes up. Brigette has picked up on the fact that Hoyt and Jessica have a history, but Hoyt claims he doesn't know the redhead. And he isn't lying. Just when Hoyt successfully convinces Brigette that she »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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International Star You Should Know: Thomas Cocquerel

15 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Career Building 

In 2013, Cocquerel made his screen debut in short film “Walk Right In” and had a single-episode arc in Aussie TV series “Love Child” before he was tapped to star opposite Anthony Hopkins in helmer Daniel Alfredson’s “Kidnapping Freddie Heineken,” now in post.

Training Camp 

On the “Heineken” set,  the 24-year-old Cocquerel got to spend some time with countrymen Sam Worthington and Ryan Kwanten, all part of the gang that pinch the title character, played by Hopkins, based on a real 1983 kidnapping. “They certainly taught me a great deal about work ethic and gave me tips about the behind-the-scenes business that goes on in Hollywood,” Cocquerel says. “(Hopkins) is a real force on set, an incredible actor, and such a kind man.”

Medic Alert 

Cocquerel will next be seen in Oz TV project “Anzac Girls,” a period miniseries about the role of Aussie nurses in World War II. »

- Paul Chai

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International Star You Should Know: Thomas Cocquerel

15 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Career Building 

In 2013, Cocquerel made his screen debut in short film “Walk Right In” and had a single-episode arc in Aussie TV series “Love Child” before he was tapped to star opposite Anthony Hopkins in helmer Daniel Alfredson’s “Kidnapping Freddie Heineken,” now in post.

Training Camp 

On the “Heineken” set,  the 24-year-old Cocquerel got to spend some time with countrymen Sam Worthington and Ryan Kwanten, all part of the gang that pinch the title character, played by Hopkins, based on a real 1983 kidnapping. “They certainly taught me a great deal about work ethic and gave me tips about the behind-the-scenes business that goes on in Hollywood,” Cocquerel says. “(Hopkins) is a real force on set, an incredible actor, and such a kind man.”

Medic Alert 

Cocquerel will next be seen in Oz TV project “Anzac Girls,” a period miniseries about the role of Aussie nurses in World War II. »

- Paul Chai

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Northmen: A Viking Saga - Badass Full Trailer

15 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A full trailer has been released for an extremely awesome looking viking film called Northmen: A Viking Saga. I'm incredibly excited about seeing this movie. I love that the first part of this trailer features an old Viking wrestling down a horse and its rider with his bare hands. The trailer only get more badass from there! 

A band of Vikings are stranded behind enemy lines on the coast of Alba as their longboat goes down in a dreadful storm. Their only chance of survival is to find a path to the Viking settlement, Danelag, traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land they have never known. The journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Alba sends his most feared mercenaries after them. But when the Vikings meet a kind Christian Monk who preaches with his sword, the hunters become the hunted as the Vikings set deadly traps, »

- Joey Paur

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Trailer: "Northmen: A Viking Saga"

14 August 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A new trailer is out for "Northmen: A Viking Saga," an action adventure film starring some faces that will be familiar to regular cable series watchers. "Black Sails" and "Merlin" hunk Tom Hopper leads a cast as the captain of a Viking crew shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland. The Northmen must trek to the safety of a nearby stronghold, but a group of the King's ferocious mercenaries are on their tail.

Also onboard are "True Blood" star Ryan Kwanten as a staff wielding monk, former "Game of Thrones" and new "The Transporter" star Ed Skrein, "Happy Valley" actors James Norton and Charlie Murphy, and famed Swiss actor Anatole Taubman. The film is currently slated for release in Eastern Europe this Fall, no word on a U.S. release just yet.

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- Garth Franklin

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Hot Trailer: ‘Northmen: A Viking Saga’

14 August 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, Charlie Murphy, James Norton, Ed Skrein, Anatole Taubman and Johan Hegg star in the action adventure pic about a gang of Viking marauders. When they are shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland, the Northmen must trek to the safety of the Viking stronghold Danelag. But hot on their tails are the King’s ferocious mercenaries, called the Wolf Pack. Northmen: A Viking Saga will be released in Germany by Ascot Elite Filmverleih GmbH in partnership with Paramount Pictures Germany on October 23. Check out the trailer that dropped today:

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Enjoy a Clip from True Blood Ep. 7.09 - Love Is to Die; Official Synopsis for Series Finale Ep. 7.10 - Thank You

13 August 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Well, fangbangers, this is it... the last two episodes of "True Blood" are upon us, and along with a sneak peek of Episode 7.09, "Love Is to Die," we have the official synopsis for the finale, Episode 7.10, "Thank You."

Episode 7.09 - “Love Is to Die” (air date 8/17/14)

Sookie (Anna Paquin) retreats in confusion. Sam (Sam Trammell) makes a choice. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) exercises uncharacteristic restraint, while Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Howard Deutch.

Episode 7.10 - “Thank You” (air date 8/24/14)

Sookie (Anna Paquin) weighs a future with and without Bill (Stephen Moyer). Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) struggle with their uncomfortable partnership with Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee). Sam (Sam Trammell) makes a choice, while Andy (Chris Bauer) comes upon an unexpected inheritance.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Scott Winant.

Seems weird that "Sam »

- Debi Moore

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25 Sexiest True Blood Scenes

12 August 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

HBO

HBO’s True Blood is known for it’s fantastical (somewhat over-the-top) story lines, gushing amounts of gore and a whole lot of sex. With all of the convoluted story lines the show has gone through during the past seven seasons, the sex scenes are a much needed respite from trying to connect all of the dots.

Between all of the vampires, werewolves, fairies, shape-shifters and humans portrayed on the show, there are bound to be oodles of sexual tension and exploration. “True Blood” doesn’t shy away from any sort of sexual act, which is a main factor that draws in a lot of its viewers. The show has portrayed bondage, orgies, fantasy and any other kind of sex you can think of. Judging by the copious amounts of nudity displayed, the show doesn’t do anything half-assed, and their sex scenes are no exception (pun intended).

Although »

- Holland Baker

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True Blood's Tara Finally Gets to Say Goodbye

11 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tara's death was swift and sudden in the True Blood season 7 premiere, but fans finally got to say a proper goodbye to Rutina Wesley's character on Sunday's episode of the HBO hit. While on a final V-induced vision, Tara's cousin Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), mother Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) and stepfather (Gregg Daniel) take a trip back in time to see Tara almost shoot her father with his own gun because he was being physically violent with her mother. Ultimately, Tara cannot bring herself to shoot her father and buries the gun in the backyard as he leaves his family for good. »

- Patrick Gomez

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