THE 2012 AV GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE HOLIDAYS, FOR YOUR FAMILY, FOR THE SAKE OF THE ECONOMY!

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BLU-RAY/DVD

Newer Stuff

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A foul-mouthed, hard-partying teddy bear and his 35-year-old best friend come together in the #1 comedy of the year, Ted, available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 11, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Directed by Seth MacFarlane, creator of television’s uproarious and irreverent hits “Family Guy,” and “American Dad,” Ted stars Mark Wahlberg (Contraband, The Other Guys), Mila Kunis (Friends with Benefits, Black Swan), Joel McHale (“Community”), Giovanni Ribisi (Contraband, Avatar) and Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Ted.

 

The film’s all-star cast also includes “Family Guy” favorites Jessica Barth, Alex Borstein, Ralph Garman and Patrick Warburton, as well as Sam Jones (“Flash Gordon”), Multi-Grammy® Award-winning recording artist Norah Jones and newcomer Brett Manley. Both the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD feature an unrated extended version of the film – featuring laugh-out-loud footage not shown in theaters – a gag reel, feature commentary with Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg and an insider’s look at the making of the funniest buddy picture ever made.

 

Ted’s outrageous, off-color antics won the hearts and minds of critics and audiences alike, with Peter Travers of Rolling Stone declaring the movie “hysterically funny” and Trey Alexander of Fandango.com calling it “an instant classic.” A critically hailed blockbuster that took in more than $218 million in North America alone, Ted is the third highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time and scored the highest debut ever for an original R-rated comedy. Exclusively on the Ted Blu-ray™ Combo Pack are bonus features that include deleted scenes, alternate takes and a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Ted’s already legendary fight scene.

 

The Ted Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes a Digital Copy of the film, compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ or online retail partners, as well as UltraViolet™. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers, and TVs. Consumers can now truly enjoy Ted anytime, anywhere on the device of their choice.

BOND 50

All the Bonds. All the girls. All the action. All in high-definition. This year marks James Bond’s monumental Golden Anniversary with the release of Bond 50, the complete Bond experience showcasing all 22 classic films on Blu-ray together for the first time ever, neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set. The BOND 50 collection also provides two all-new pieces that spotlight the history of 007. “The World of Bond” takes a look at the style and attitude that is signature to Bond; pulling together the cars, the women, the villains and the music that have been a staple of these films for the past 50 years. “Being Bond” profiles the six distinguished actors that have had the honor of portraying 007.

Drama

Hoffa

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Homeland Season 1

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Hailed as TV’s best new drama by critics everywhere, the award-winning “HOMELAND” delivers compelling characters, thrilling twists and breathtaking suspense. Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), a brilliant but volatile CIA agent, suspects that a rescued American POW may not be what he seems.

2012 Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series (Single-Camera)

Animated

 

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MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION

THE ASTONISHING X-MEN BLU-RAY COLLECTION

FEATURINGASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED,

ASTONISHING X-MEN: DANGEROUS,ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN, ASTONISHING X-MEN: UNSTOPPABLE, SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT,

AND ORIGINAL COVER ART ILLUSTRATION BY JOHN CASSADAY

AVAILABLE NOW FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

The Astonishing X-Men 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection is the perfect gift for the ultimate Marvel fan. This collection is available in stores nationwide this week from Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation. The 2-Disc Blu-ray collection boasts all four Astonishing X-Men adventures from Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind the massive hit film Marvel’s The Avengers, and award-winning artist John Cassaday. As one of the most important X-Men stories of all-time, it features over 5 hours of engaging animation combined with non-stop action, as well as all-new cover art illustration by Cassaday. The ASTONISHING X-MEN BLU-RAY COLLECTION is priced to own at $34.99 SRP.

Route 66; The Complete Series Box Set (SRP $129.99)

Shout! Factory’s ROUTE 66: THE COMPLETE SERIES 24-DVD box set debuts for the first time on home entertainment shelves everywhere on May 22, 2012. Boasting all 116 original episodes spanning four TV seasons from 1960-1964, ROUTE 66 is one of the most highly rated drama series from the era. Brimming with intriguing characters, smart writing and featuring its timeless Nelson Riddle theme song, ROUTE 66 has endured ever since as a symbol of the original road trip drama. Moreover, this enduring television classic not only immortalized the scenic stretch of American highway, but further established Corvette as the iconic American sports car. ROUTE 66: THE COMPLETE SERIES contains insightful DVD extras, a special “value add” Great Cars: Corvette DVD – a thrilling, in-depth look at the legendary sports car and more! A perfect Father’s Day gift and a must-have collection for television fans, collectors and vintage car enthusiasts to complete their library, ROUTE 66: THE COMPLETE SERIES24-DVD has a suggested retail price of $129.99.

*Publicity Contacts: Tom Chen

September 18, 2012 Steve Martin: The Television Stuff (3-DVD Box Set , SRP $ 34.93)

Steve Martin is one of the most beloved and iconic talents in American comedy. Until now, however, his body of work on television has been largely unavailable on DVD. That all changes on September 18, 2012, with the release of Steve Martin: The Television Stuff fromShout! Factory and SOFA Entertainment. From the stand-up act that made him a comedy rock star (of which only two complete performances were ever recorded, both included in this set) to his four joyfully twisted NBC sketch comedy specials, his Oscar®-nominated short film and a jewel box of additional comic bits, The Television Stuff finally delivers one of the most unique and treasured eras in Steve Martin’s celebrated career. The set was made in collaboration with the celebrated actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer and musician, and will feature never-before seen videos. A highlight of the collection will be Homage to Steve, which includes his Oscar®-nominated short film The Absent-Minded Waiter and boasts the only footage of Martin’s 1970s legendary stand-up acts with his LIVE 1979 show at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre. Also included in the collection are the 1976 HBO television special On Location: Steve Martin, vintage NBC Specials Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy, Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty, All Commercials … A Steve Martin Special and Steve Martin’s Best Show Ever. The box set features special guest appearances by Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman, Lauren Hutton, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Lynn Redgrave, Paul Simon, David Letterman, Carl Reiner and Johnny Cash. Bonus features include a new interview with Martin and a 24-page booklet with an essay by author Adam Gopnik, liner notes and rare photographs.

*Publicity Contacts: Lauren Gaffney-Blum and Sarah J. De Bruin

September 18, 2012 Get A Life: The Complete Series (5-DVD Box Set, SRP $59.97)

Get A Life, starring Chris Elliott as America’s most lovable psycho, will finally be made available in its entirety on DVD when Shout! Factory releases Get A Life: The Complete Series on September 18! All 35 episodes of the show are included in the 5-Disc set along with an essay written by Tom Shales and bonus features with the cast and crew, including interviews, audio commentary, a Paley Center panel from 2000, deleted scenes and alternate versions of select episodes without the laugh track.

Get A Life: The Complete Series is based on the surreal, twisted, gratuitously violent, hilarious misadventures of Chris Peterson — a 30-year-old paper boy with an ever decreasing grasp on reality. Starring Chris Elliott (Eagleheart), Executive Produced by David Mirkin (The Simpsons) and created by Chris Elliott, Adam Resnick and David Mirkin, Get A Life has earned a rabid and disturbing cult following. Costarring Bob Elliott, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue, Sam Robards and Brian Doyle-Murray, the show aired on Fox from 1990 – 1992.

*Publicity Contact: Lauren Gaffney-Blum

October 30, 2012 All In The Family: The Complete Series (28-DVD Box Set SRP $199.99)

On October 30, 2012 Shout! Factory will release All In The Family: The Complete Series, a 28-Disc box set of one the most beloved and groundbreaking television shows of all time. The first-ever box set release of the show contains all 213 episodes, uncut and in their original broadcast form. A wealth of bonus features includes a 40-page collectible book with essays byPulitzer Prize–winning TV critic Tom Shales and USC Media Professor Marty Kaplan, a new interview with Norman Lear, the documentary Those Were The Days: The Birth Of “All In The Family,” the documentary The Television Revolution Begins: “All In The Family” Is On The Air, the original All In The Family pilot “Justice For All,” the second All In The Family pilot “Those Were The Days,” and the spin-off pilot episodes of Gloria, Archie Bunker’s Place, and 704 Hauser.

Those were the days. Few television shows have left as substantial and enduring a footprint on American popular culture as Norman Lear’s masterpiece All In The Family. The revolutionary series looked at the state of the world through the eyes of an argumentative but loving family and gave us some of the most fully dimensional characters in television history. The jokes had a million targets, aiming at race, politics, sex and human foibles, but the humor was firmly rooted in the characters of Archie, Edith, Mike and Gloria.

*Publicity Contact: Lauren Gaffney-Blum

November 20 (DVD) and November 27 (Blu-ray), 2012 TRANSFORMERS PRIME: The Complete Second Season 4-Disc Blu-ray Collection (SRP $64.99)

Featuring Over 10 Hours of Spectacular Family Entertainment, New Interviews and Special Bonus Content

Optimus Prime: Up Close and Personal Panel with Peter Cullen & Larry King

With UNICRON defeated by OPTIMUS PRIME, what was thought to be the end of AUTOBOTS’ darkest hour is actually proving to be just the beginning. The dynamic second season of Hasbro Studios’ acclaimed animated hit series TRANSFORMERS PRIME digs deeper into TRANSFORMERS mythology as both the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS uncover clues relating to secret artifacts of Iacon, CYBERTRON’s capital city. Their discoveries could not only change the balance of power in the war, but also potentially revive their dead home planet. Fans of all ages can relive the thrilling adventures of TRANSFORMERS PRIME when the complete SEASON TWO debuts on home entertainment shelves nationwide in the U.S on DVDNovember 20, 2012 and on Blu-rayNovember 27, 2012 from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON TWO contains all 26 captivating episodes in perfect high-definition picture and purest digital sound available. Special bonus content highlights include OPTIMUS PRIME: Up Close and Personal Panel with Larry King and Peter Cullen from San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 and brand-new interviews with the series creative team! This is an essential home entertainment collection for every TRANSFORMERS fan, collectors and entire family. The 4-disc Blu-ray collection is priced to own at $ 59.99 SRP. The deluxe 4-DVD set is sold separately and has a suggested retail price of $29.93 SRP. Pre-order available now at Amazon.com or ShoutFactory.com

Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Josh Keaton, Jeffrey Combs, Kevin Michael Richardson, Ernie Hudson, Markie Post and Steve Blum lend their voices to this returning series produced by Hasbro Studios. Spearheading the creative efforts on TRANSFORMERS PRIME are co-executive producer Duane Capizzi and executive producers Jeff Kline, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The TRANSFORMERS PRIME series is currently airing on The HUB TV Network in the U.S. and on Teletoons in Canada.

*Publicity Contact: Tom Chen

November 13, 2012 The Incredible Mel Brooks – An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy (5-DVD/1 CD Box Set SRP $ 89.93)

Few legends loom as large over the landscape of American comedy as Mel Brooks. For 65 years — in every medium through which entertainment can possibly pass — he has made people laugh all over the world. A celebrated director, actor, producer, composer and writer, Brooks is one of only 11 people in history to win an Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award. In this unique, first-of-its-kind collection, fans of this ferociously gifted entertainer will fall joyfully down a rabbit hole into a wonderland of rare archival television footage from throughout his career, extensive interviews, film clips, documentaries, never-before-seen photos, and special tributes. It also includes new interviews with Brooks, a 60-page book featuring vintage photos, program notes and essays by Leonard Maltin, Robert Brustein, Gene Wilder and Bruce Jay Friedman.

*Publicity Contact: Lauren Gaffney-Blum

November 13th Marvel Knights Animation:Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection(2 Blu-ray set, SRP $34.99)

The Marvel Knights Animation: Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collectionis the perfect gift for the ultimate Marvel fan. This collection is available in stores nationwide November 13, 2012 from Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation. The multi-disc Blu-ray collection boasts all four Astonishing X-Men adventures from Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind the massive hit film Marvel’s The Avengers, and award-winning artist John Cassaday. As one of the most important X-Men stories of all-time, it features over 5 hours of engaging animation combined with non-stop action, as well as all-new cover art illustration by Cassaday. The ASTONISHING X-MEN BLU RAY COLLECTION is priced to own at $34.99 SRP.

*Publicity Contact: Tom Chen

November 20th Power Rangers: Seasons One –Seven(40 DVD Box Set, SRP $200)

The Power Rangers: Seasons One –Seven collection will include all 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangers. It then continues on with Power Rangers: Seasons Four – Seven, featuring all of the original 183 episodes spanning the seasons entitled Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. In-depth bonus content includes a retrospective featurette on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers phenomenon, brand-new interviews with members of the cast and the creative team and much more!

*Publicity Contacts: Tom Chen and Sarah J. De Bruin

December 4 KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS – CREATURES UNLEASHED DVD ($14.97)

Produced by Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast

Featuring an All-Star Voice Cast of Scott Wolf, Freddy Rodriguez, John DiMaggio, Oded Fehr, Phil LaMarr, David Sobolov, Kari Wahlgren and Jason Marsden

This holiday season, kids and families are invited on a wondrous journey into the imaginative world of KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS, a current animated hit series produced by Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast. Featuring the voice talent of popular actors Scott Wolf, Freddy Rodriguez, John DiMaggio, Oded Fehr, Phil LaMarr, David Sobolov, Kari Wahlgren and Jason Marsden, this popular action-fantasy series offers an inspiring story about a young hero, Ray, who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. It’s up to Ray to master the ancient art of KAIJUDO in order to protect both worlds. Moreover, this adventure-filled series highlights the tales of friendship, loyalty and determination, and further addresses the show’s central theme of anti-bullying.

On December 4, 2012, the whole family will be highly entertained by the exciting storytelling, incredible action and awesome creature combats when KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS – CREATURES UNLEASHEDDVD hits store shelves in the U.S and Canada from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast. Featuring five adventurous episodes, an exclusive alternative art “Kenina” playable trading card, and special bonus feature A Look at KAIJUDO: Rise of the Duel Masters, this DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $14.97.

KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS™ – CREATURES UNLEASHED DVD

Synopsis

Ray, a 14-year-old who lives with his mom and grandfather, has been recruited by the Duel Masters to study KAIJUDO – “The Way of the Creature.” They chose Ray for his natural talent as a creature tamer and duelist. Along with pals Allie and Gabe, Ray learns to work with the magical creatures… in their world. Each duel he fights yields new experience and allies in both worlds. The Veil, which has divided the two worlds for a thousand years, is crumbling. Hope lies with those who can masters the art of KAIJUDO.

EPISODES:

The Natural, Part 1

The Natural, Part 2

The Natural, Part 3

Om Nom Nom

The Hunted

Total Program Running Time: +/- 110 minutes

KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS is the newest franchise from Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro. Featuring two online games – Battle Game and Kaijudo Online™ – hosted on Kaijudo.com, a trading card game (TCG), the television series KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S and on Teletoon in Canada, and a new home entertainment DVD product line distributed by Shout! Factory. KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS provides multi-platform entertainment that the whole family will enjoy.

TV on DVD – Comedy Central

gabriel iglesias presents: stand-up revolution, season 2 DVD (12/21)

Fluffy’s back for round 2! And he’s brought his funniest friends for the second season of the hit Comedy Central Series “Stand-Up Revolution!”This two-disc DVD includes all-newhilarious material with animated segments of Gabriel’s most popular jokes, extended episodes, and an outstanding selection of bonus features. Get ready to laugh your head off, again!

 

tosh.o: cardigans & Casual jackets dvd (12/21)

He’s back! Comedy Central’s highest rated show is adding Cardigans and Casual Jackets to the highly-fashionable collection. Tosh.0 delves into all aspects of the internet, featuring razor sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh. From the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious, the series features viral clips, sketches, and “Web Redemptions” which give subjects of infamous viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they’ve become synonymous. It’s cable TV’s most trusted source for exhibitionist weirdoes, injurious idiots and all things Web.

 

tosh.o: Deep v’s dvd & blu-ray (12/21)

Daniel Tosh returns sporting Deep V’s, delving into the best the internet has to offer. From the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious, the series features viral clips, sketches, and “Web Redemptions” which give subjects of infamous viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they’ve become synonymous. It’s cable TV’s most trusted source for exhibitionist weirdoes, injurious idiots and all things Web.

 

HOT IN CLEVELAND: SEASON THREE DVD (11/27)

They’re back and hotter than ever! The Emmy® Winning, highest-rated series in the history of TV Land is back with the third season. Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White return for more laughs, more loves, and more misadventures in the Midwest. Whether they’re taking a gay cruise, modeling tracksuits, or setting each other up on disastrous blind dates, these four fabulous women make Cleveland the hottest destination on DVD!

 

Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters DVD & Blu-ray (out now)

Jeff Dunham’s “Minding the Monsters” brings together your favorites – Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, Jose Jalapeno… on a steek!, and Achmed the Dead Terrorist as you’ve never seen them before! Enter the ultimate haunted house where Walter transforms into something grumpier than he already is, watch Bubba J rise from the dead, meet Peanut’s alter ego – the purple avenger of the night, and his spicy sidekick and witness Achmed literally dressed to kill in an outfit that would terrify the most terrifying terrorists! The result is an all-new original live comedy event like no other; complete with each of Jeff’s stage partners starring in their own horror movie trailer.

 

Workaholics: Season 1 & 2 Combo Doggy Blu-ray (OUT NOW)

Workaholics, Comedy Central’s hit series that follows three friends fresh out of college who live and work together as telemarketers is now available on Blu-ray! The crew spends their days scheming together to avoid doing any real work and their nights looking for good times. Join Anders, Blake and Adam as the first two seasons unfold bringing all 20 hysterical episodes into one wild fully torqued experience.

 

TOSH.O: HOODIES DVD & BLU-RAY (OUT NOW)

Tosh.0 delves into all aspects of the internet, featuring razor sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh. From the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious, the series features viral clips, sketches, and “Web Redemptions” which give subjects of infamous viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they’ve become synonymous. It’s cable TV’s most trusted source for exhibitionist weirdo’s, injurious idiots and all things Web. And now it’s on DVD and Blu-ray!

TV on DVD – PBS

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: DOWNTON ABBEY SEASONS ONE & TWO
PBS Distribution’s new limited edition set featuring season 1 and season 2 of this phenomenal program will hit store shelves on October 2, 2012 in special gift-set packaging. The run time of “Downton Abbey Seasons One & Two” is 912 minutes on six discs for the DVD and five discs for the Blu-ray. The SRP for the DVD set is $59.99 and the SRP for the Blu-ray is $64.99, a 25 percent and 28 percent savings respectively from the SRP if both seasons were purchased separately. A brief synopsis of the show is below.
Welcome to Downton Abbey, the splendid ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern) and their daughters, who live there under the watchful eye of the Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith). The household is a complicated community, with the servants below stairs as fiercely jealous of their ranks as anyone above. From the sinking of the Titanic to the First World War, the secure and ordered world of Downton is rocked as the lives of the inhabitants are shaped by romance, ambition, and heartbreak.
“Downton Abbey Season 2” was just nominated for 16 Primetime Emmy awards, one of which was for Outstanding Drama Series.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: THE PRESIDENTS
As the 2012 presidential election continues to heat up, and Americans get ready to head to the polls in November, this new collection of 11 twentieth-century biographiesoffers an intimate and compelling look back at the men who have shaped the modern presidency. Focusing on the intersection of public and private, character and history, these presidential biographies have captivated viewers, delighted teachers, impressed critics, and won virtually every documentary award worth winning.
Featuring “Theodore Roosevelt,” “Woodrow Wilson,” “FDR,” “Truman,” “The Kennedys,” “LBJ,” “Nixon,” “Jimmy Carter,” “Reagan,” “George H.W. Bush,” and the lastest offering from American Experience, “Clinton,” this collection provides an intimate look at many of the men who have held the highest office in the land.
“American Experience: The Presidents” will be available on DVD on August 28, 2012. The running time of the program is 2,310 minutes. The SRP for the DVD is $99.99. The program comes on 17 discs.

SPACE, TIME AND THE UNIVERSE WITH BRIAN GREENE
This new DVD collection brings together two fascinating programs hosted by Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University. Both of these programs are based on outstanding books authored by Professor Greene.
“The Elegant Universe” illuminates one of the most revolutionary theories in physics, known as string theory or superstring theory, a startling idea that proposes that the fundamental ingredients of nature are inconceivably tiny strands of energy, whose different modes of vibration underlie everything that happens in the universe. Individual episodes include: Einstein’s Dream, String’s the Thing, and Welcome to the 11th Dimension.
“The Fabric of the Cosmos” is a mind-blowing, new exploration of space, time, and the very nature of reality. Discover why empty space is not empty, at all; how our perceptions have misled us and time may be an illusion; why a hidden realm, where the seemingly impossible is possible, lies just beneath the surface of the everyday world; and how other universes – even copies of you – may exist. Individual episodes include What Is Space?, The Illusion of Time, Quantum Leap, and Universe or Multiverse?.
“Space, Time and the Universe with Brian Greene” will be available on DVD on October 9, 2012. The running time of the program is 420 minutes. The SRP for the DVD is $34.99. The program comes on four discs.

BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
Available on Blu-ray for the first time in 2012, “Broadway: The American Musical” showcases the entire razzle-dazzle story of this uniquely American art form. Each episode explores a different era in American musical theatre, spotlighting the Broadway shows and songs that defined that period. Featuring on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in the development of the medium, the series draws on a wealth of rare performance footage and newly-restored film clips. Hosted by Julie Andrews, the six-part series offers the best seat in the house to the greatest Broadway shows of all time.
“Broadway: The American Musical” will be available on Blu-ray October 2, 2012. The running time of the program is 360 minutes. The SRP for the Blu-ray is $39.99. The program comes on three discs.
Special Features: Additional Performances • More than three hours of additional interviews with Broadway composers, directors, and stars • Special Featurette: Wicked: The Road to Broadway
TV on DVD – Time Life
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AVAILABLE NOW — EXCLUSIVELY AT WWW.CAROLONDVD.COM

FAIRFAX, VA – Now, more than ever, Americans need to laugh – deep, hearty belly laughs, breathless knee-slappers and rolling chortles. This holiday season, for those looking to induce the largest variety of laughter, Time Life has the perfect prescription: THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. The show, which helped define the golden age of television and considered by many to be the greatest comedy-variety show ever produced, is at long last available for fans of classic TV in the most definitive and extras-laden set ever released. Priced at $199.95, it can only be purchased from Time Life at http://www.carolondvd.com/.

 

Also available, in an extremely limited run, is the show-stopping collector’s set hand-signed by Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence and Tim Conway. Each SIGNATURE COLLECTION ($399.99) is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Only 300 signed copies are available, so those interested in purchasing a unique and rare piece of classic television memorabilia can visit http://timelife.com/products/the-carol-burnett-show-limited-edition-signature-collection.

 

The unprecedented ULTIMATE COLLECTION, housed in a collectible box featuring a replica curtain from the show opening, contains 50 hand-picked episodes and more than TWENTY hours of new, never-before-seen bonus features. Along with an exclusive 20-page memory book, bonuses include three episodes from The Garry Moore Show where Carol got her start, including the “Supergirl” episode, where Carol did her Tarzan yell for the first time on television; rare sketches from the first five seasons of The Carol Burnett Show, not seen anywhere in over 40 years with guest appearances by Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope Betty White, Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Joan Rivers, Bernadette Peters, Sammy Davis Jr., Alan Alda, Dick Van Dyke, Shirley MacLaine, Rock Hudson, Vincent Price, Phil Silvers, Joel Grey, The Smothers Brothers, Stiller & Meara, Tony Randall and many others; and a raucous 3-part Cast Reunion with Carol, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway and Lyle Waggoner.

As with all Time Life TV sets, exclusive bonus content has been specially created, giving depth – and over 20 additional hours of incredible programming – to the collection. Recently uncovered and added are a 90-minute, rarely-seen emotional and revealing interview with Harvey Korman and Conway at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles, as well as a separate 90-minute solo interview by Korman at the Museum of TV and Radio.

Exclusive featurettes on THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION also include:

 

  • “I Want to Push That Button…” — The History of The Carol Burnett Show

 

  • “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?”– A Tribute to the Writers on The Carol Burnett Show

 

  • Leading Lady — Carol as a Television Pioneer

 

  • “Bring Up the Lights” – Carol’s Q&As

 

  • Focus on “The Family”
  • “Ahhhh, Mrs. Ha-Wiggins?”– As in “Tudball and Wiggins”

 

  • Starlet, Mildred, and More – A Celebration of the Movie Parodies
  • Next Stop, Broadway – About the “Mini-musicals”
  • Breaking Up Is Hard…Not to Do—The Ensemble Chemistry and Famous “break-ups” on The Carol Burnett Show

 

  • Gags and Gowns — A Tribute to Designer Bob Mackie

Time Life interviewed over twenty people as part of the Bonus Feature production—including guests from the show (Betty White, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis, Ken Berry, Rita Moreno, Steve Lawrence, Lainie Kazan and Joel Grey); writers (Kenny Solms, Gail Parent, Ken and Mitzi Welch); designer Bob Mackie; and current performers influenced by Carol (Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler).Complete interviews of all cast-members, crew, guests and fans are included in the bonus features of The Ultimate Collection.

In support of the DVD release of the show, Burnett, Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence barnstormed the nation, appearing in millions and millions of homes on programs such as “The Today Show”, “CBS This Morning”, “The View”, “Fox & Friends”, “CNN Showbiz Tonight”, “Anderson Live!”, “Extra”, “Inside Edition” and many more, with appearances on “The Tonight Show” and others upcoming. Sufficed to say, interest and awareness in the show hasn’t been higher since the show left the airwaves in 1978. To best take advantage of this renewed interest, aside from THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, Time Life is also offering three additional configurations on DVD, available only at retail:

 

  • THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW—CAROL’S FAVORITES: A 6-DVD set boasting 17 complete, unedited episodes featuring the most popular and hilarious sketches and characters from the long-running series. Included: Starlet O’Hara in “Went with the Wind”, The Family, Tudball & Wiggins, The Oldest Man and additional movie parodies

 

  • THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: 2-DVD set with 7 all-time classic episodes chosen by Carol Burnett.

 

  • THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: Single-DVD with “Went with the Wind,” classic sketches of The Family, Tudball & Wiggins, and others.

 

This holiday season, give the gift of laughter with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW…only from Time Life!

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