The classic comedy series Sgt. Bilko/The Phil Silvers Show will finally see the light of day on DVD this fall.
Shout! Factory will release the series in a full twenty-disc collection DVD box set on Tuesday, November 4th. The series, which was created by Nat Hiken, features a hilarious cast including: Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin, Joe E. Ross, and Paul Ford. It also featured some of the biggest names in television and movies as guest stars. That stars include the likes of: Dick Van Dyke, Alan Alda, Dean Martin and Lucille Ball.
The comedy served up by Silvers, his cast mates and guest stars is just the tip of the iceberg in the enjoyment of this upcoming release from Shout! Factory. The box also boasts a bevy of bonus material including the show’s original opening from its broadcast days, various audio commentaries, and even a bonus episode of The Lucy Show among much more. The complete list of bonus materials included on Sgt. Bilko/The Phil Silvers Show is noted below.
Sgt. Bilko/The Phil Silvers Show – The Complete Series Bonus Features:
- Lost Audition Show
- Original Network Opening
- Original Cast Commercials
- Photo Gallery
- Audio commentaries with Allan Melvin, George Kennedy, Mickey Freeman, Larry Storch and Dick Van Dyke
- “Lucy and the Efficiency Expert” (from The Lucy Show season 5)
- Allan Melvin (Cpl. Henshaw) Episode Introductions
- Promo for The New Phil Silvers Show
- “Harry, the Good Neighbor” from The New Phil Silvers Show
- Interviews with Phil Silvers (includes rare interview from The Paul Ryan Show)
- Phil Silvers and Jack Benny on The Dick Cavett Show
- Footage from the 1959 TV Special Keep In Step
- The Cast of Phil Silvers On Broadway
- New interviews with daughters Cathy, Tracey and Nancey Silvers
Sgt. Bilko/The Phil Silvers Show will be available in stores and online Tuesday, November 4th. It can be pre-ordered now via the Shout! Factory online store at https://sneakpeek.shoutfactory.com/tv/comedy/sgt-bilko-the-phil-silvers-show-the-complete-series. Audiences that pre-order the box set now will get free shipping and will have their copy shipped out on October 7th, a full four weeks before the box set hits store shelves. More information on this and other titles available from Shout! Factory is available online now at http://www.shoutfactory.com and http://www.facebook.com/shoutfactoryofficial. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at http://philspicks.wordpress.com.