November 6, 2014
Win Copies of the True Blood Season 7 Boxset:
Want to win a copy of Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood? Then make sure you check out the following competitions celebrating the release of Season 7 to DVD and BluRay on the 10th November 2014:
First up we have a chance to win one of three copies of the Season 7 boxset on offer courtesy of Big Gay Picture Show. The details are below:
For your chance to win one of the three copies of True Blood – Season 7 on DVD that we’ve got to give away, answer the question below and fill in your details, then press submit! The competition closes on November 19th 2014, so get answering and good luck!
QUESTION: Which of these True Blood stars are married in real life?
This competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. Entries close 11.59pm (UK time) on November 19th, 2014. To read the fine print on this contest or to enter, please click here.
The next competition is from Entertainment Focus and is open (once again) to UK residents over the age of 18. You can enter this competition once per day up until 11.59pm (UK time) on November 21st 2014 to increase your chances of winning, however, multiple entries per day will not be counted. You can check out the details below:
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of True Blood Season 7 on Blu-ray, just answer the question below.
Where is True Blood predominantly set?
To read the fine print on this contest or to enter, please click here.
Sources: Big Gay Picture Show – Win True Blood – Season 7 On DVD & See How It All Ends!
Entertainment Focus – Win True Blood Season 7 on Blu-ray
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September 22, 2014
Relive the Final Season of True Blood Today Via Amazon & iTunes:
Can you believe it has been less than a month since we tearfully said goodbye to HBO’s True Blood? The seventh and final season was over way too quickly – but at least we can now relive it over and over again thanks to the digital release!
Amazon and iTunes have released True Blood Season 7 and you can now purchase them via the links below:
If you need to store your episodes, why not try the Tru Blood Bottle USB Drive just released in the HBO Store? It holds a whopping 16 GB of data and can be attached to your key chain or handbag as well. This item retails for $39.99 and now available in stock. You can purchase this item from the HBO Store by clicking here.
Keep track of all your files with the True Blood Bottle USB Drive 16 GB. The red plastic drive perfectly replicates the Tru Blood Beverage preferred by the undead of Bon Temps. Pop then top off and this 16 GB drive is ready to capture all your most unearthly documents and lets everyone know you’re the biggest True Blood fan.
Drive is 2.32” H x 0.87” D. Translucent ABS plastic casing.
While the digital download is not quite the same as holding the discs in your hand to some people, it will at least tide you over until the box set of True Blood is released in November. you can find out more details about the Season 7 and the box set of the complete series (Seasons 1-7) by clicking here.
Sources: Hypable – ‘True Blood’ season 7 hits Digital Download, HBO debuts clever USB drive
HBO Store – Tru Blood Bottle USB Drive 16 GB
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September 3, 2014
True Blood Season 7 and True Blood: The Complete Series to Be Released Simultaneously:
Recently we announced that the DVD and Blu-Ray of HBO’s True Blood: The Complete Series was available for pre-order via Amazon. Now we have all the extra juicy details along with the release date of November 11th 2014! You can view the full press release from HBO below:
New York, N.Y., September 2, 2014: Over the course of seven seasons, the sexy, scary, wildly entertaining hit HBO® series True Blood has kept fans on the edge of their seats with twists, turns and romantic entanglements for Sookie Stackhouse and her group of supernatural friends and foes. Created by Academy Award®-and-Emmy®-winner Alan Ball, the groundbreaking series will be released as a complete series set day-and-date with the seventh and final season box set, just in time for diehard “Truebies” to add to their holiday wish lists.
True Blood: The Complete Series, available on Blu-ray ($299.99), DVD ($249.99) and Digital HD on November 11, 2014,features all 80 episodes from the revolutionary series on 33 discs, packed with all of the bonus content from the individual season releases, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, a Snoop Dogg music video, Tru Blood beverage ads and 40 audio commentaries.The Blu-ray set also includes a Digital HD copy of all 80 episodes.
True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season will also be available on Blu-ray with Digital HD ($79.98) and DVD ($59.99) on November 11, 2014 and includes the full 10-episode final season, along with extensive bonus materials including behind-the-scenes interviews and never-before-seen content that gives viewers a look at the final days on set.
For fans who can’t wait until November to binge on the final batch of episodes, True Blood:The Complete Seventh Season will also be available to own on Digital HD September 22, 2014, a few short weeks after the series finale on August 24.
This is the first time in the series’ history that episodes will be available digitally so soon after airing on HBO!
Bonus features for True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season include all of the exciting content True Blood fans have come to expect, while taking a special focus on the final days on set as cast and crew say farewell to the show:
Blu-ray Features (along with all DVD extras):
- True Death: The Final Days on Set – Witness the final days of True Blood through the eyes of your favorite cast members as they document their experiences on their last times on set. See cast and crew as you have never seen them before with this exclusive access. Be there as we say goodbye to the town of Bon Temps forever.
- True Blood Lines – Uncover secrets from relationships past and present in this engaging fully interactive guide and archive.
- True Blood: A Farewell to Bon Temps: Say goodbye to True Blood with this behind-the-scenes special of the series as it enters its seventh and final season.
- Audio Commentaries – Five commentaries with cast and crew.
- Previews & Recaps
About True Blood: The Complete Series
Thanks to a Japanese scientist’s invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures “coming out of the coffin.” In the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is open-minded about the integration of vampires – particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year old living up the road. But at the service of Bill’s less virtuous vampire associates, Sookie is drawn into a series of catastrophes that will put their love to the test.
About True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season
This year, a season-opening battle between raging Hep-Vamps and their Bon Temps prey sets the stage for a season-long series of hair-raising denouements for Sookie, Bill, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Sam (Sam Trammell), Alcide (Joe Manganiello), Tara (Rutina Wesley) and their human/vampire allies and adversaries. As we’ll see, some of True Blood’s most beloved figures will meet cruel fates, while others will cheat death (true and otherwise) to forge happily-ever-after relationships that will leave fans surprised and, ultimately, satisfied. What will happen to your favorite True Blood character?
Source: HBO Inc.
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September 1, 2014
Showrunner Brian Buckner and the Cast Discuss the Storylines They Would Have Liked to Explore:
With Season 7 dead and gone, truebies are still trying to work out how to fill the hole that was True Blood. Showrunner Brian Buckner and some other cast members seem to agree that perhaps there could have been a little more True Blood on out screens. Recently The Hollywood Reporter got to find out which stories went untold and which storylines the cast would like to have seen explored.
For showrunner Brian Buckner, he would have liked to have seen more of Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis):
I think he’s brilliant. I think every time he opens his mouth, something extraordinary comes out, usually that we didn’t write.
However, something Brian has learned as a writer for other TV shows is that once there is true happiness between the couple it is either time to move on or cause a conflict, so he decided to let Nelsan have the happy ending he received rather than try to cram another conflict into Season 7 for the sake of more airtime for Lala.
Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf, Alcide Herveaux), would have liked to see the relationship between Alcide and Emma (Chloe Noelle) developed. He also would have liked the storyline between Alcide and his father, Jackson Herveaux (Robert Patrick) kept. However, because of the show losing Alan Ball and then Mark Hudis in quick succession, some storylines in Season 6 were scrapped:
When you’ve got three showrunners in as many episodes, something’s got to give. That something unfortunately was my storyline. There was a plan to — [Jackson] came back for a reason, it just never happened.
Stephen Moyer (who played vampire Bill Compton) would have liked to see an exploration into why Bill and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) had bad blood between them. As for newcomer Nathan Parsons, he would have liked some of his own flashbacks:
It would have been fun to go back to the ’70s a bit, to go back to the war going on and this hippie love child standing against it, the draft dodger, and how he paid for it
Karolina Wydra would have liked a bit more backstory for her character Violet as well. She thought this would help soothe the backlash against her character.
Which storyline would you have liked to see the writers of True Blood explore if they had more time? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’ Cast, Showrunner on the Storylines That Could Have Been
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August 26, 2014
HBO’s Vampire Series Keeps Up With It’s Season 7 Debut:
As HBO’s True Blood Season 7 debuted, 4 million people tuned in to witness the end of an era. Those numbers are not too bad at all, especially considering many people were claiming True Blood had passed its use by date. Those opening season viewers seemed to have stuck around until the very end and now we have True Blood closing on a high with the same amount of people who watched it’s season debut, also watched the finale.
True Blood not only had the NRL preseason football to contend with on Sunday night, but the MTV Video Music Awards as well. So these ratings, while down just a little from the Season 6 finale last year, are still very good numbers indeed. Overall though, True Blood’s Season 7 averaged – across all platforms – at total of 9.4 million viewers! And, according to Nielsen, True Blood came in second for scripted summer viewing in the US among young adults. Stephen King’s TV adaptation, Under the Dome came in at number 1 in this category.
Well done to HBO and True Blood!
Let us know what you thought of the True Blood finale by commenting below!
Sources: Deadline – HBO’s ‘True Blood’ Series Finale Draws 4M Viewers; ‘The Leftovers’ Hits High
Variety – HBO’s ‘True Blood’ Finale Draws Season-Best 4.1 Million Viewers
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August 25, 2014
HBO Gives Us A Sneak Peek Into the Final Scene of Season 7:
It has been twenty four hours now since HBO’s final episode ever of True Blood, fans have watched and rewatched the Season 7 finale episode (entitled Thank You) and are now searching for every last little scrap of True Blood footage out there.
So here’s what I have found for you. It’s a special video which delves into a behind the scenes look at the final scene for the True Blood Season 7 finale! There are plenty of interviews with the cast present for the Thanksgiving feast as well as the crew to keep you going for a while longer.
Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: After the Finale (HBO)
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August 25, 2014
I can’t believe this is it. I can’t believe this is my last ever True Blood recap! Here’s what went down in Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7:
- We start off pretty much where Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) ended; at Sookie’s (Anna Paquin). Her and Bill (Stephen Moyer) are having a chat about how Bill wants Sookie to have a life and how Sookie wants Bill to live. Then he drops a clanger on her: he not only wants to die, he wants Sookie to kill him! *starts wimpering* Turns out he has a reason for that. He figures if she uses her super fairy light ball once and for all, she will no longer be an attractant to all the supernaturals out there. Needless to say, Sookie is pissed…
- Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) hatch a plan: release Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) and use that as a ploy to lure Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) down into the dungeon so they can kill him and his Yazuka security guards. This plan actually works and we can say RIP to Mr. Gus, the bad guy that wasn’t really such a bad guy, just an annoying one. Sarah is really on the loose too, but that’s okay because Pam has given her some vampire blood and can track her like a bloodhound. Once that happens, Sarah does the only thing she knows how; try and talk her way out of the situation. Sarah tries to convince Pam to turn her into a vampire – to which Pam refuses, but more on that later…
- Oh, and the Yakuza on the way to Sookie’s house? Don’t worry about them because Eric totally has a handle on it! *cue Eric jigging away to J-Pop in the car*
- So Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Hoyt (Jim Parrack) turn up to talk to Bill, but the table is turned when Bill goes all parental on Jess and insists Hoyt makes an honest woman of her. To which Hoyt agrees and we have an epic vampire wedding organized at vamp speed so Bill can walk Jess down the aisle. *This is the first time I really start bawling*
- Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) is called in to officiate the wedding and Bill drops a bombshell on him: he is now the heir apparent to Bill’s estate. Andy doesn’t want it, but that’s okay because Bill wants Andy to rent it to Jess and Hoyt. For $1 dollar a month. Man, where can I get a landlord like that?!
- Sookie has her own flashbacks in Episode 10. This time we get to see Sookie and Tara (Rutina Wesley) as kids. They’re all running in the rain and getting dried off by Gran (Lois Smith). Yes, Gran’s back! And she’s still giving out sound advice by telling Sookie that the only boundaries she has is the ones she sets upon herself.
- Sookie goes looking to her brother, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) for some advice as to what to do about the kill Bill situation. Turns out Jason is just as surprised as the rest of us that his advice might be useful. But Sookie reads Bridgette’s (Ashley Hinshaw) mind while she’s there and lets Jason know that she is totally okay about him and Bridgette hooking up. Of course, Jason had no idea because he equates not having sex with ‘she doesn’t like me‘.
- Speaking of Jason, he and Hoyt work things out and he is Hoyt’s best man at his wedding.
- So, we are at this vampire wedding and Sookie is suddenly able to hear Bill’s thoughts. WTH?! Is Bill turning human? Is that how his Hep-V works now?
- Sookie is still having a hard time working out whether to kill Bill or not, so she goes to see Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) about it. He has as much good advice to give as Gran did, so Sookie is starting to come to a realization…
- …that the True Blood finale is going to be all about a wedding and then a funeral. Sookie meets Bill at the cemetery where is grave is open and ready for him. There is much talking going backwards and forwards between these two and I am howling at the TV right now because I am coming to realize Sookie is not going to kill Bill with her fairy light, she is going to stake him instead! At least Bill is okay with that, because I am so not okay with it, and I’m not even Team Bill! And there we have it, Sookie in a coffin filled to the brim with Bill gloop and I am rocking and crying and eating Gran’s pecan pie with my bare hands. Guess that ‘maybe Bill is turning into a human‘ idea is completely moot now.
- Fast forward to a year later. Wait, what? I’m still grieving over here! But HBO has a show to wrap up and they don’t have time for that crap. It seems Eric and Pam are shooting an infomercial about their new product: New Blood. They have a great little story about how Sarah got away, all except for a few stray drops of her blood from which they were able to synthesize a cure. Nice lying there Northman 😉
- Oh, wait, is that Charlaine Harris? Why, yes it is!
- Now it’s three years later and Pam is looking suspiciously like Sarah Newlin as they float their product on the stock exchange.
- Oh, look, it’s Fangtasia. Pam is in the dungeon letting vampires take their New Blood straight from the source. Yep, Sarah Newlin actually survived the True Blood finale! But she’s now the antidote whore Pam promised in Episode 9. We also get another cameo appearance from Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) here because Sarah is now officially crazy.
- Next it’s Thanksgiving and some random guy is deep frying a turkey at Sookie’s house. Seems there is a big gathering going on. Oh look, there Jason and Bridgette and their three kids. And, wow, Sookie’s pregnant too! Wonder who the lucky guy is? Now they are all sitting down to dinner and there’s Sam (Sam Trammell) and Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) with their second child. Hoyt and Jess still look happy, and so do Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and James (Nathan Parsons). In fact, everyone in Bon Temps does. But who the heck is Sookie with? Then she leans over and kisses a guy with a beard. AND WE DON’T EVEN GET TO SEE HIS FACE.
- Oh, I get it, Sookie chooses to be human and that’s more important than which guy she ends up with. And I am crying all over again because Sookie is happy.
What did you think of the finale episode ever of True Blood? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
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August 24, 2014
How Much Have Our Favorite True Blood Stars Changed From Season 1 to Season 7?
As we lead up to the final episode ever of HBO’s True Blood, let’s take a moment or two to look back over our fave True Blood characters who have managed to survive from Season 1 through to the Season 7 finale, Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) of the hit vampire show:
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin)
For a human, there’s surprisingly little change for telepathic fairy Sookie:
Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)
It seems consuming the blood of Lilith and then contracting Hep-V has actually improved Bill:
Alexander Skarsgard (Alexander Skarsgard)
He still smoulders, but we sure are glad Eric Northman ditched the long hair:
Pamela Swynford De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten)
While Pam has had to deal with many time eras via flashbacks, her everyday look has become more casual in Season 7 as opposed to Season 1:
Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis)
While his predilection to head scarves have remained (except for that short time when he rocked a modern Mohawk), Lafayette’s addiction to eyelashes and accessories has grown:
Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell)
Sam is sporting a few more grey hairs and a less structured style than in Season 1:
Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston)
Gone is the red wig for Arlene. She has also shortened her hair and gone with a darker, less sunset shade of red:
Ginger (Tara Buck)
I thought Ginger had changed more than this over the seven seasons. Besides less eye make up in Season 7, she is still as blonde as ever:
Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer)
It seems that Andy has gotten buff since Season 1:
Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten)
Look how young Jason is in Season 1! Still as chiseled as ever in Season 7 though:
Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack)
Hoyt is another character who has grown up over the seven seasons, but his darker, broodier Hoyt in Season 7 is certainly more appealing than the puppy that tagged along behind Jason in Season 1:
Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll)
In Season 1, Jessica Hamby was a 17 year old virgin. In Season 7 Jessica is also a 17 year old virgin, it’s just she’s a vampire now. While she has explored her dark side in previous seasons, Season 7 brings Jessica back to a more innocent version of Jess:
Lettie Mae (Adina Porter)
Lettie Mae has always been partial to a good floral frock (even when passed out drunk), but gone are the hats in Season 7:
Who do you think has changed the most over seven seasons of HBO’s True Blood? Let us know in the comments below!
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August 24, 2014
Will Bill Die in the True Blood Season 7 Finale?
In Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) of HBO’s True Blood, many fans were shocked to discover that even though Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) had been doing her very best to find a cure for Bill Compton’s (Stephen Moyer) accelerated dose of Hep-V, he said no when the antidote was finally found inside the blood of Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). It turns out even Stephen Moyer was a bit confused as to Bill’s decision:
I had a slight issue with it, because I couldn’t understand why he would go to the storeroom to Fangtasia and then say no. Ultimately, he goes because he wants to do right by Sookie. His decision to not turn around then and there is his going along with what Sookie has tried to make happen, and it’s really only when he’s right there that he thinks, ‘no.’
But where will this leave Bill leading into the final episode of HBO’s True Blood ever? Will Bill finally meet the true death? Stephen has this to say about Episode 10 (entitled Thank You):
At the end of [episode] nine, he has called Sookie and had the conversation with Eric, Eric’s gone back, and he knows that he’s going to talk to her. He’s going to see her, because she deserves it and is owed it, to know what’s been going on for him and why he is doing what he’s doing. We sort of enter into the episode right there.
Right, so that’s as clear as mud now! However, there is also this last piecel of information:
One of the things that Anna and I said — we had a dinner with Bucky [showrunner Brian Buckner] a year ago, before we had started filming, when they were just conceiving of this year, and quite frankly sat down with him and said, “We do not need in any way need you guys to try to tie up the Bill-Sookie love knot. If you don’t feel like that’s part of the show, we absolutely don’t need for it to be that.” I had said, “If you want that, we both do. If you see the show as Alcide [Joe Manganiello] and Sookie, that would be totally cool by us. If you see it as Eric [Alexander Skarsgard] and Sookie, that would be absolutely cool.” I certainly didn’t want to play an obvious part. One of the things we’ve been good at is surprising the audience, not always giving them what they want or expect. So for me, it’s been interesting to sort of find that character again. He’s been so many things. I think he’s had the most difficult arc in many respects, trying to find that sustenance and feeling.
Well, your guess is now as good as mine as to where the end of True Blood is headed in the final hour. Let us know your theories by commenting below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’ Finale: Stephen Moyer on Whether to “Tie Up the Bill-Sookie Love Knot”
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August 22, 2014
Once More HBO’s True Blood Wins Rating War:
Last week, we saw HBO’s True Blood pipped at the post by a shark documentary. Not so this week for Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die)! Once more, True Blood Season 7 has won it’s time slot on the night. It maintained the same amount of viewers in the coveted 18 – 49 age bracket as last week in it’s premiere screening, but overall, viewers grew a little on last week’s performance. You can view the top 5 ratings winners for Sunday night below:
|NASCAR SPRINT CUP L||ESPN||1:00 PM||5150||1.2|
|KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS||ENT||9:00 PM||2433||1.2|
It seems the newest vampire series, The Strain, has slipped somewhat as it still finds its feet. Maybe it’s ratings will improve once True Blood meets the true death?
Source: Zap2It – Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘True Blood’ Wins Night, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’, ‘The Strain’, ‘The Last Ship’, ‘The Leftovers’ & More
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