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Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Wenstein Company Present Vampire Academy

On DVD, BLU-RAY™, Video-On-Demand and Pay-Per-View

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Vampire Academy based on the best-selling novel by 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 were 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.

Vampire Academy is a highly entertaining movie that takes a different approach at the vampire genre collection. Enjoyable for most ages, it has the potential to be a family favorite.

Vampire Academy is on retail on  for an SRP of $34.99 for the Blu-ray™ in Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and $29.98 for the DVD.