Shout! Factory Starts Releasing Maude’s Single Season Sets Next Month

Courtesy:  Shout! Factory

Courtesy: Shout! Factory

Earlier this year, Shout! Factory released CBS’ classic sitcom Maude in its entirety on DVD. Next month the leading name in home entertainment will follow-up the show’s complete series collection with the release of Maude: The Complete Second Season.

Shout! Factory will release Maude: The Complete Second Season in stores and online on Tuesday, August 11th. It will be released only on DVD and will retail for $24.97. Season Two opens with a powerful two-part episode that addresses the issue of alcoholism when Walter (played here by Bill Murray—Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, What About Bob) is accused of having a drinking problem. The problem is raised when it is revealed that Walter had been making crank calls to Maude’s mother. Upon being confronted by Maude and Carol about his problem he proceeds to get so drunk that he ruins Phillip’s birthday cake and gets into an altercation with Maude that becomes physical. The fallout from the events of the episode’s first half will move every viewer.

In another of Season Two’s key moments, Maude’s housekeeper Florida leaves the show. “Florida’s Goodbye” sees actress Esther Rolle leave the show as she would go on to star in the equally beloved sitcom Good Times shortly after her departure. It is in this episode that Florida’s husband Henry receives a job promotion leading Florida to make the decision to stay at home and be a housewife. In her denial over Florida’s departure, Maude turns down every applicant for Florida’s replacement, hoping beyond hope that Florida would return.

Audiences also see in this season Maude go through a big change of her own as she decides to get a facelift in the two-part episode “Maude’s Facelift.” This episode sees Maude decide to get a facelift after Vivian gets one. Maude’s jealousy toward Vivian for the facelift leads her to make the decision to get one herself. Of course, the end result leads to problems with Walter in the long term.

The episodes noted here are just a few examples of what audiences have to look forward to from the second season of Maude. Maude: The Complete Second Season will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, August 11th. It will retail for MSRP of $24.97. However, it can be pre-ordered online now for a discounted price of $19.97 via Shout! Factory’s online store at https://shoutfactory.com/tv/comedy/maude-season-two. Audiences can also check out Season Two’s complete episode list at the noted website. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

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Shout! Factory Resurrecting Maude March 17th

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Courtesy: Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory has very quietly placed itself at the forefront of the home entertainment world over the past decade or so. That is thanks to releases it has put out itself and releases it has put out in tandem with its partner company Timeless Media Group. 2015 has already proven to be much the same for Shout! Factory thanks to new releases from modern hit series such as Transformers Rescue Bots and The Adventures of Chuck & Friends to a classic the likes of Stingray: The Complete Series released via Timeless Media Group. Next month, Shout! Factory will add yet another notch to its belt with the release of Maude: The Complete Series, proving once more why it is the leading name in home entertainment.

Maude: The Complete Series will be released on DVD Tuesday, March 17th. The full-series set spreads the landmark series’ one hundred-forty-one episodes across nineteen discs. The box also boasts a bonus companion forty-page collector’s book. The book includes an essay penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Tom Shales and a number of other bonuses.

Maude was originally ran for six seasons on CBS from 1972 – 1978. The series pushed the boundaries of television writing for its day as Maude (Bea Arthur—Golden Girls) portrayed a very liberal, outspoken woman. Her portrayal would earn her an Emmy® Award along the way. While it proved very controversial for taking on topics from which other series of its day shied away, it also offered its own laughs and equally impressive acting on the part of the series’ cast. That combination of elements has kept Maude one of the most important and influential series of the 20th Century. Now audiences can own the series themselves when it is released next month on DVD.

Maude: The Complete Series will be available on DVD Tuesday, March 17th. It will retail for $159.99 and can be pre-ordered online now via Shout! Factory’s online store for a reduced price of $128.99 at https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/comedy/maude-the-complete-series. Those that order the box set online now will get free shipping and will also receive their copy a month in advance. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online at:

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