The Originals - Season 1 2013 CC

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This sexy and thrilling new series from The Vampire Diaries' executive producer centers on the Original vampire family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans - a town he helped build centuries ago. Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him, Klaus' questions lead him to his diabolical former protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic vampire with total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the city. Determined to help his brother Klaus find redemption, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) follows Klaus and is soon forced to side with Marcel's enemies. Meanwhile, Klaus and Elijah's sister, Rebekah (Claire Holt), must decide if she'll join her brothers in New Orleans and help them to reclaim their hometown and all its extraordinary offerings. Phoebe Tonkin also stars, among others.

Starring:
Phoebe Tonkin Charles Michael Davis, Daniel Gillies
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Originals, The - Season 1 - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Originals, The - Season 1 - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Originals, The - Season 1 - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
  • Originals, The - Season 1 - Disc 4 ages_15_and_over
  • Originals, The - Season 1 - Disc 5 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 14 hours 51 minutes
Starring Phoebe Tonkin Charles Michael Davis, Daniel Gillies, Joseph Morgan, Danielle Campbell, Claire Holt, Daniella Pineda, Phoebe Tonkin Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes
Director Chris Grismer
Genres Horror
Studio Warner Home Video
Rental release 13 October 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, French
Subtitles Finnish, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, French, English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Originals, The - Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Originals, The - Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Originals, The - Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
  • Originals, The - Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 4 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 14 hours 51 minutes
Starring Phoebe Tonkin Charles Michael Davis, Daniel Gillies, Joseph Morgan, Danielle Campbell, Claire Holt, Daniella Pineda, Phoebe Tonkin Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes
Director Chris Grismer
Genres Horror
Studio Warner Home Video
Rental release 13 October 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, Portuguese, French
Subtitles Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, French, English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By mummy spoon on 4 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
I am a huge Vampire Diaries fan so I had to watch this, particularly as I had come to like Rebekah, Klaus and Elijah so much and was quite sad they would be leaving. After watching the back door pilot in the 4th season of TVD, I was hopeful this would be a great addition.
We are 5 episodes in now and I am loving it, it's quite a different tone to the vampire diaries but it really suits the characters and the setting of New Orleans .The storylines are exciting and the new characters are interesting, my only hope is that we see plenty of TVD crossovers to keep things still tied in, I can't wait to see where this goes and hope there will be many more seasons to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Headlong on 29 Nov 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This review (and the 3 star rating) is just about the Blu-Ray version, not the content of this very cool series!
Since so far nobody else seems to have commented on it yet, I thought I'd be the first to venture an opinion ;-)

Ok, image quality is excellent if (and this is a big IF) the scenes are well lit. Unfortunately, the dark nature of the series obviously doesn't leave much room for a lot of sunshine. Consequently, many scenes are shot at night (or at least supposed to take place at night (=>camera filters...)) or somewhere dark (tombs, cellars, churches, attics....). And all of these dark scenes are pretty grainy. I didn't notice this much noise in the DVD version, but perhaps it was just too blurry to see ;-)
And I'm pretty sure that the grain is not there for "artistic" reasons as one can see block artefacts during fast forwarding.

Sound is good - probably... Sorry, I don't have a special sound system, so I can only guess ;-)

Well, my recommendation is to think well whether a few nicely lit scenes are truly worth the extra money on the Blu-Ray...
If you're a die-hard fan then probably yes, otherwise just stick with the DVD version.
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful By S.E. Haughton on 7 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
The Original Family were a highlight of The Vampire Diaries, so for them to have their own spin-off series is superb. I originally believed that the series would be far shorter than a regular season of TVD, and as such believed this would be a good thing as the stories would be progressive and straight to the point, thus opening the door for the family to return to TVD in the second half of TVD Season 5.

However, the season actually ran at the same length as a regular season of TVD and prevented the family from returning to TVD other than for cameo appearances. Nonetheless, The Originals provided a ton of enjoyment for fans and as time progressed the stories instead developed phenomenally and did not require quick endings. Personally, I ended up leaning my preference towards The Originals instead of TVD, and that's saying something considering the most recent series of TVD was immense. Even better, a second season has been commissioned so there's even more to look forward to than previously thought.

To conclude, I will definitely be purchasing this on release, and would fully recommend it to anyone else.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ALLY-CAT on 8 Dec 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It's a great Spin off from the Vampire Diaries and has a more mature theme to it!! I enjoyed it very much and look forward to watching and purchasing Season 2!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By F. Smith on 9 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Brilliant show, great actors and great plot lines. A bit more adult than Vampire Dairies, but just as enjoyable. I love Klaus and Elijah, just utterly brilliant acting. Really Fab Show!
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A really great show. Started watching it as I watched The Vampire Diaries, but after the first season it's easy to say that The Originals has surpassed TVD for me. I look forward to future seasons and where the show will go.
The characters of Klaus and Elijah are what make this show, and the actors are top class.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angela Chalmers on 28 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
I absolutely love this series and will definitely be buying the DVD when it comes out.
But November is soooo far away.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chanel on 9 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Time of release is so far away, cannot wait for 2nd season as well. As a huge fan of TVD I wasn't too sure if this was not going to hit the spot, IT DID !! plots good and acting fab, as well as the eye candy. Roll on time of release.
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