The Walking Dead, AMC's hit original series that Entertainment Weekly hailed as the "best new show on TV", gets a new release on Blu-ray and DVD this fall that's sure to wake the dead! Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly releases the AMC® original series The Walking Dead: Season 1 - Special Edition on October 4, 2011. Available in three versions (Special Edition DVD, Special Edition Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Collector's Tin), each set contains all six episodes of the first season and is loaded with NEW behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentaries, extra footage and the fan-requested black and white version of the pilot episode. In addition to the Blu-ray special edition, a limited edition collector's tin contains an exclusive wearable zombie mask from NECA designed by the series own make-up artist, Greg Nicotero. The first 100,000 units of the Blu-ray and Limited Edition Collector's Tin together includes an EXCLUSIVE Cryptozoic "The Walking Dead" trading card.

In each version, all six episodes contain audio commentaries including award-winning Producer/Writer/Director Frank Darabont, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer/Writer Robert Kirkman, Producer Denise Huth, Actor Andrew Lincoln, Special Effects Make-Up Artist/Consulting Producer Greg Nicotero and many more! A breakdown of each release follows:

All three versions include the following NEW extras:

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  • Pilot Episode: The B&W Version
  • Audio Commentaries On All 6 episodes
  • We Are The Walking Dead
  • Bring Out The Dead: KNB And The Art of Making Zombies
  • Digital Decay: The VFX of The Walking Dead
  • No More Room in Hell: The Walking Dead Phenomenon
  • Adapting The Dead
  • Killer Conversations: Frank Darabont & Greg Nicotero

Each version includes bonus features from the previous release of "The Walking Dead: Season 1" on DVD that contained the following:

  • The Making of The Walking Dead
  • Inside The Walking Dead: Episodes 1 - 6
  • A Sneak Peek with Robert Kirkman
  • Behind The Scenes Zombie Make-Up Tips
  • Convention Panel with the Producers
  • The Walking Dead Trailer

Extra Footage includes:

  • Zombie School
  • Bicycle Girl
  • On Set with Robert Kirkman
  • Hanging with Steven Yeun
  • Inside Dale's RV
  • On Set with Andrew Lincoln

THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 1 - SPECIAL EDITION Blu-Ray

<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Special Edition Blu-ray

  • Street Date: October 4, 2011
  • Pre-book: September 7, 2011
  • Cat. #: BD23097
  • UPC: 0 1313 23097-9 8
  • Run Time: 292 Minutes
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • SRP: $59.99
  • Format: Widescreen (1.78:1) 1080p
  • Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1/French Dolby Surround 2.0
  • Subtitles: English and Spanish

THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 1 - SPECIAL EDITION DVD

<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Special Edition DVD

  • Street Date: October 4, 2011
  • Pre-book: September 7, 2011
  • Cat. #: DV23096
  • UPC: 1313 23096-9 9
  • Run Time: 292 Minutes
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • SRP: $49.98
  • Format: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
  • Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1/French Dolby Surround 2.0
  • Subtitles: English and Spanish

THE WALKING DEAD: LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR'S TIN (Blu-ray™ ONLY)

<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Special Edition Blu-ray Collector's Tin

  • Street Date: October 4, 2011
  • Pre-book: September 7, 2011
  • Cat. #: BD23505
  • UPC: 0 1313 23505-9 2
  • Run Time: 292 Minutes
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • SRP: $89.99
  • Format: Widescreen (1.78:1) 1080p
  • Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1/French Dolby Surround 2.0
  • Subtitles: English and Spanish

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Brian B.