VAMPIRE ACADEMY, from the Director of Mean Girls and the Writer of Heathers, arrives at retail on May 20, 2014 for an SRP of $34.99 for the Blu-ray™ in Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and $29.98 for the DVD.
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of VAMPIRE ACADEMY based on the best-selling novel by #1 New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Fantasy Author, Richelle Mead. Director Mark Waters, known for films, Freaky Friday and Just Like Heaven, is best recognized for his work on the 2004 hit Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan. His brother and VAMPIRE ACADEMY Writer Daniel Waters was acclaimed for his Heathers screenplay which received an Edgar Award in 1990. His other past projects include Batman Returns and Demolition Man.
Based on author Richelle Mead’s worldwide bestselling series, VAMPIRE ACADEMY tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess – have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.
Stars up and coming talent, Disney Channel alum Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry, known for her role in Mako Mermaids (2013) and Lightning Point (2012). The film also stars “Modern Family’s” Sarah Hyland.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY is rated PG-13 for violence, bloody images, sexual content and language.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY Special features include Alternate Opening, Deleted Scenes and A Conversation With Author Richelle Mead.