Friday, January 16, 2009

By supporting Moonlight on Amazon, fans help to get DVD release for show

Thanks to all loyal Moonlight fans for preordering the Season One DVD, sharing your reviews, buying the episodes, etc on Amazon! As David Horiuchi wrote on Armchair Commentary, the continued support from you helped to convince Warner Bros to release the series on disc. *cheer*

We also owe David a huge debt of gratitude for passing on our desire for Moonlight on DVD to the WB. You may leave a comment for him in response to his blog post below, and/or send a "thank you" email to Since there are several contributors writing for Armchair, be sure that you specify David Horiuchi in your message.

This just emphasizes the good things that can come from us vocally promoting Moonlight :)

Amazon Blogs ~ Armchair Commentary
Best DVDs of January 2009: "Moonlight: The Complete Series"
by David Horiuchi
DVD & Video editor at

What it is: No, it's not Twilight, which is also about vampires so you'd certainly be excused for the confusion. Nor is it True Blood, which is also a recent vampire-centric TV series. Moonlight is the series that debuted on CBS in the fall of 2007 and was unceremoniously canceled after one season. Alex O'Loughlin plays Mick St. John, a vampire who mingles with the human world by working as a private investigator then finds himself falling for a human (Sophia Myles).

Why it's Significant: When it was canceled after one strike-interrupted season, Moonlight seemed destined to join the ranks of TV shows that had a devoted following but were quickly tossed on the dust heap. But even worse, when I talked to the folks at Warner Home Video in the summer of 2008, they said they had no plans to release Moonlight on DVD--it wasn't even going to get the chance to become another Firefly. I explained to them that Amazon customers were passionate about the show, that you had signed up in droves to be the First To Know when it was available on DVD. You had bought the episodes on Amazon Video On Demand and written hundreds of customer reviews on the AVOD page and on the First To Know page. And you had sent us e-mails and posted on our discussion boards that you wanted Moonlight on DVD. In October, Warner Home Video announced that Moonlight was indeed coming out on DVD, in January 2009. Though it's hard to say for sure what happened at Warner, I think it's safe to say that Amazon customers played a big role in getting their show on DVD. --David

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