Home Media Magazine - November 11-17, 2007 - (Page 18)
TV DVD By John Latchem pic episodes from the animated comedies “Family Guy” and “South Park” are getting their own special DVD treatments next year. The well-hyped “Family Guy” parody of Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope comes out on DVD Jan. 15, 2008, (prebook Dec. 19) from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The special hour-long episode re-cast the regular “Family Guy” characters in “Star Wars” roles. Series creator Seth MacFarlane even made appearances at Star Wars Celebration IV and Comic-Con to promote the episode, which aired Sept. 23. The episode is called “Blue Harvest,” a reference to the fake production title of Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi. Two versions of Family Guy: Blue Harvest will be available: the $22.98 standard edition and a $34.99 spe- Edited by John Latchem www.homemediamagazine.com Special Episodes Get Special DVDs COM I NG E cial edition. Bonus materials for both versions include an uncensored audio track, animatics, commentaries, interviews with MacFarlane and “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, and a teaser of the next “Family Guy” “Star Wars” spoof, “Something, Something, Something Dark Side,” which apes Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back. The special edition also will include collectible packaging, trading cards, a brochure, a T-shirt and a 3-D fight scene with 3-D glasses. Meanwhile, “South Park” network Comedy Central touted the high ratings of the show’s recent “Imaginationland” trilogy by announcing an uncensored version will come to DVD in March 2008 from Paramount Home Entertainment. UP I A&E HOME VIDEO Nov. 20 releases Gene Simmons Family Jewels: The Complete Season 2 (three-DVD set $34.95), Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season One (three-DVD set $34.95) and the History Channel documen- tary The Universe (five-DVD set $44.95). I ACORN MEDIA Nov. 13 releases Day One (DVD $24.99) and Da Vinci’s Inquest: Season 2 (four-DVD set $59.99). The threepart episode aired from Oct. 17-31, with “Episode III” earning 3.9 million total viewers, making it Comedy Central’s most-watched telecast of 2007. The episode featured the boys of South Park visiting a magical land where the imagination comes to life, leading to cameos from hundreds of famous fictional characters, including the Care Bears, Snarf from “Thundercats” and Optimus Prime from “The Transformers.” I ARTS ALLIANCE AMERICA Nov. 20 has Charles in Charge: Season 2 (three-DVD set $29.95). I KOCH VISION Dec. 4 has New Street Law: The Complete First Season (three-DVD set $39.98) and Grafters: The Complete Second Season (two-DVD set $29.98). I PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT and Comedy Central Nov. 13 bring out Christmas Time in South Park (DVD $19.99). CBS DVD Nov. 13 releases Perry Mason Vol. 2 (four-DVD set $42.99) and Melrose Place: The Third Season (eight-DVD set $61.99), followed Nov. 20 by Love, American Style: Season One Vol. One (three-DVD set $36.99) and CSI: The Seventh Season (seven-DVD set $99.99). Alex Jones’ Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement “Alex Jones is a true patriot, a genuine hero.” – Actor/Director Charlie Sheen I SHOUT! FACTORY Nov. 13 releases Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1976 and Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977 (DVD $14.98 each). I TIME LIFE Nov. 27 bows The Man From U.N.C.L.E. — The Complete Series (41-DVD set $249.99), available exclusively at ManFromUncleDVD.com. Warner Home Video will release the series to retail outlets in fourth-quarter 2008. I WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT Nov. 13 releases DuckTales Vol. 3 (three-DVD set $34.99) and Talespin Vol. 2 (three-DVD set $34.99). I WARNER HOME VIDEO Nov. 13 has Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (DVD $24.98), Gilmore Girls: The Complete Seventh Season (six-DVD set $59.98) and Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series (42-DVD set $258.82). Street Date: 11/13/07 — John Latchem Extras and features: “Bilderberg 2007 Report” - Extended footage of the annual secretive conference “The Battle for the Republic” featurette with extended interviews and footage Special performance of “Shackles on Me” by Blues legend Jimmie Vaughan TOP 10 TV DVD SALES & MARKETING A A T Y TD Through October 21, 2007 TITLE LABEL INDEX © 2007 Jones Productions myspace.com/disinfo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 High School Musical* Heroes: Season 1 Planet Earth The Office: Season 3 Tom and Jerry’s Greatest Chases Family Guy Vol. 4 Grey’s Anatomy: Season 3 Family Guy Vol. 5 Mickey’s Great Clubhouse Hunt The Office: Season 1 *All Versions Disney Universal BBC Video Universal Warner Fox Disney Fox Disney Universal 100.00 78.21 71.76 59.65 59.08 57.73 57.18 52.57 52.55 48.29 Source: Nielsen VideoScan 18 Home Media Magazine November 11–17, 2007
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