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

45 of 49 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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3 of 3 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Manda on 13 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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 kelly Sidell on 30 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
I have watched vampire diaries & enjoyed it,what my partner & I found interesting is it carries on a story of in depth in which you may of thought parts were missing from vd, its filling in missing gaps of the series. But its not identical too vd it has its own storyline that you get hooked into, wars:lust:family problems. Im watching season2 at the minute on syfy & enjoying it as much as I did the first. Lots of potential in this spin off!
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Format: DVD
I bought this having watched vampire diares from the start and I am hooked on this as well now clause = Joseph Morgan is good at being bad I reccomened this to vampire and werewolf fans top quality
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8 of 11 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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If you like Vampire series and got a little bit sick of Vampire Diaries and Helena's constant whining then this is a winner! Has a more grown up feel to it. BRILLIANT!
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Format: DVD
This is far better than Vampire Diaries, although did take a couple of episodes to get me hooked. Can't wait until I see season two.
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