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  The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 9/25/18

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this post. The opinions I share are my own.

I love "The Vampire Diaries," and I love this spin-off as well.  It's really a shame that this is the last year.  However, you can't kill off most of the major characters and continue a show... this is what happens. It's a shame. They really didn't need to do that.

The final season is worth watching so that you can see how they tie it up. They knew well in advance that the show was ending, so they were able to finish it the way they wanted.  The new show "Legacies" on The CW is spun off from this one. I'll be glad to watch it!

The DVD has a few good features...more than you might expect from the last season. Sometimes they don't even bother putting many features on a DVD when the show has been canceled.

Check it out!


Take One Last Bite of the Beloved Vampire Series



Contains All 13 Episodes from Season Five, Plus the 2017 Comic-Con Panel and a Gag Reel & Exclusive to DVD Deleted Scenes!

Own the DVD On October 2, 2018

The Originals: The Complete Series Will Also Be Available Day-And-Date and Will Contain All 92 Episodes From All Five Seasons
BURBANK, CA (June 13, 2018) – After five incredible seasons, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the end of an ancient era with the release of The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season on DVD October 2, 2018. Bring a final piece of The French Quarter home as you feast on all 13 one-hour episodes from season five, plus the 2017 Comic-Con panel, exclusive to DVD never-before-seen deleted scenes, and a hilarious gag reel. The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season will be priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD.
The final season of The Originals begins seven years after the core members of the Mikaelson family – Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol – each absorb a quarter of the Hollow’s dark energy and flee New Orleans to keep their beloved city and young Hope safe.  In the interim, Vincent and Josh preside over the Big Easy almost devoid of conflict, while Hayley and Freya watch Hope grow into a teenager, eventually opting to send her to the Salvatore School so that Caroline can keep an eye on her.  With Marcel following Rebekah out of town and Elijah stripped of his memory, the danger seems to be contained . . . Until a sudden tragedy forces the siblings to return home.  As the Mickaelsons return to New Orleans, bringing the pieces of a centuries old evil with them, it becomes clear that the closing chapter of this family saga will be as bloody and emotional as ever.
The Originals: The Complete Series will also be available on October 2nd on DVD. The set will retail for $89.99 SRP, representing a substantial savings over purchasing all five seasons individually.
Season five of The Originals stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries, Saving Hope), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle), Charles Michael Davis (Grey's Anatomy), Yusuf Gatewood (The Interpreter, Wonder Boys), Riley Voelkel (The Social Network, The Newsroom), Danielle Rose Russell (Aloha, The Last Tycoon), and Steven Krueger (Goosebumps, Pretty Little Liars). Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, Kyle XY) executive produces along with Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars). Created by Julie Plec, the series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, and based in part on the character Klaus from The Vampire Diaries novels by L.J. Smith.


·         The Originals: 2017 Comic Con Panel

·         Deleted Scenes

·         Gag Reel      



1.    "Where You Left Your Heart"
2.    "One Wrong Turn on Bourbon"
3.    "Ne Me Quitte Pas"
4.    "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
5.    "Don't It Just Break Your Heart"
6.    "What, will, I, have, left"
7.    "God's Gonna Trouble the Water"
8.    "The Kindness of Strangers"
9.    "We Have Not Long To Live"
10. "There in the Disappearing Light"
11. " 'Til the Day I Die "
12. "The Tale of Two Wolves"
13. "When the Saints Go Marching In"

The fifth season of The Originals is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox and others.


Price: $24.98 SRP

Street Date: October 2, 2018

3 DVD-9s

Audio – English (5.1)

Subtitles – ESDH, Spanish, French

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 585 min., Enhanced Content: Approx. 38 min.

Presented in 16x9 widescreen format

Price: $89.99 SRP
Street Date: October 2, 2018

21 DVD-9s

Audio – English (5.1)

Subtitles – ESDH, Spanish, French

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. 
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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