Who knew flesh-eating zombies could be so popular? The AMC original series ‘The Walking Dead’ rises again on March 8, 2011 when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD of the hit show that wowed both critics and audiences. The suggested retail price for release is $49.99 for the Blu-ray, and $39.98 for the DVD. Both the “The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season” Blu-ray and DVD contain all 6 episodes of the first season on a 2-disc set, and are packed with special behind-the-scenes featurettes and insightful extra footage.

Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama, ‘The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season’ breathes new life into the zombie genre as it unfolds a post-apocalyptic saga that follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln, Love Actually), who searches for a safe haven and, hopefully, a new home, far from the undead that now roam the earth hungry for human flesh. Each episode explores the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies, and the toll it takes on the survivors who now find themselves going to extremes just to see another day. In this horrific world gone mad, each turn brings new surprises and dangers, as the survivors try to regain some semblance of a normal life.

‘The Walking Dead’ is based on the popular Image Comics’ comic book written by Robert Kirkman. The series premiered on AMC Fearfest Halloween night and immediately became the most watched drama series in cable’s history among Adults 18-49 with 3.5 million viewers. It also gained a following among critics (from People to Vanity Fair) who have hailed it as one of the best new series of the year.

DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include:

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

•Extra Footage:
• Zombie School
• Bicycle Girl
• On Set With Robert Kirkman
• Hanging With Steven Yeun
• Inside Dale’s RV
• On Set With Andrew Lincoln