A Brookside: Best Storylines compilation appeared on Play.co.uk's website earlier this week, bringing to an end a five-year campaign to get classic moments released on disc.
Suzanne Collins, who played the downtrodden Nikki Shadwick between 1998 and 2003, told the Liverpool Echo: "It is living proof dreams can come true.
"I am immensely proud of Brookside. I loved every single minute of it. It seems like millions of years ago now but I am blessed to have met some of the most amazing people - they are like my family."
She continued: "I was a girl in college when I joined the cast. I thought I would end up teaching drama - I did not think I would do it professionally. I signed up for two episodes and I went on to be the last voice on the close. It will be nice to show it to my daughter Mya - her teachers used to watch it."
Meanwhile, Louis Emerick - taxi driver Mick Johnson on the show - credited superfan Lee Brady for campaigning for the DVD since 2007.
"I must admit Lee was on the case for five years, so I was beginning to think it may never happen.
"But when I went down to the close with him in March I thought, 'It's got to be now or never'. And it's come off.
"It is nice it will be out this year for the 30th anniversary. It is a chance for people to remember just how good Brookside was.
"There were so many great storylines, you could fill a box set with them. It will be interesting to see which storylines it includes and who is going to make that call."
Watch Brookside's famous lesbian kiss scene below: