Kindred: The Embraced

Series TV's self-proclaimed "original vampire saga" (what, no "Dark Shadows"?) evolved a rich mythology after being inspired by a role-playing game. The adult drama became a 1996 cult sensation, co-starring C. Thomas Howell as a San Francisco police sleuth and Mark Frankel as the seductive "masquerade" leader. (Frankel died later that year in a motorcycle wreck.) Today's smartly designed new hardbox holds not just three discs with all eight episodes (one unaired by Fox), but also the deep context of its 136-page "Book of Nod" and superb on-disc bonus features.

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EXTRAS Hourlong making-of exploration led by creator John Leekley with surviving cast/ crew, World of Darkness game featurette, commentaries, deleted scenes, extended pilot, Daedalus' "last will" video, more.

LIST PRICE $40, out today from CBS.

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THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION (Blu-ray). Turner Classic Movies airs Price's AIP studio debut, "House of Usher," Thursday, with four other high-def first-timers on Halloween night ("The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Haunted Palace," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Abominable Dr. Phibes"); compact 4-disc set also includes "The Conquerer Worm," bounteous extras (Price intros/interviews, Roger Corman commentaries/interviews, lots more), 24-page booklet; $80 Blu-ray, Shout.