It’s been a long time coming. But comedian Vicki Lawrence’s sitcom spawned from The Carol Burnett Show, Mama’s Family, will finally see the light of day once more. Earlier this year, Time Life and StarVista released Mama’s Family: The Complete Series. And now for those that might not have managed to get their hands on the complete set, the two companies have announced that they will release the first two seasons of the hit sitcom this Summer.
Mama’s Family Season One and Mama’s Family Season Two will be released together on Tuesday, September 10th. The first of the sets will be available for an MSRP of $22.95 and the second for $29.95. The upcoming release of the show’s first two seasons marks the first time that they have ever been available to the public on DVD. They feature the show exactly as it originally aired, as all material included in these sets was taken from the show’s original broadcast masters, otherwise known as the “Joe Hamilton” cuts. Each episode is introduced by the late, great Harvey Korman as Alastair Quince (taking a playful stab at Alastair Cooke). Audiences will be happy to see among the included bonus features, the DVD teleplay, “Eunice” and much more.
The complete details of the sets’ bonus features is listed below.
- THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON – Featurette: Mama’s Family Tree: The Branches (All About Eunice and Ellen); Family History: A Classic “Family” Sketch from ‘The Carol Burnett Show’, featuring Betty White (Show #1012, December 11, 1976)
- THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON – Movie: “Eunice” (Original Air Date: March 15, 1982); Featurette: Mama’s Family Tree: The Roots (All About Mama and Fran); Interviews: Vicki Lawrence interviews Mama, Vicki Lawrence interviews Carol Burnett, Betty White
Along with the first two full seasons, StarVista and Time Life will also release two “best of” compilations featuring some of the show’s best moments. These compilations will also be available on September 10th. They can all be ordered online direct at http://www.mamasfamilydvds.com. The complete series can be ordered for an MSRP of $199.95. The “Best of” compilations will be available for $12.95 each.
Audiences can find out more about these releases and more from StarVista and Time Life online at http://wwwStarVista.TimeLife.com, http://www.facebook.com/TimeLifeUS, and http://twitter.com/TimeLifeUS.
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