‘SBTB: The Complete Collection’ Lives Up To Its Title And Then Some

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NBC’s classic series Saved by the Bell is one of the most iconic children’s series from the 90s.  While the original series only ran for four seasons over four years, it remains today a favorite among audiences of all ages.  It is even in syndication on Me-TV to this day, and went on to have a short-lived after life of sorts in the form of “The College Years” and its related movies.  While all of that content has been released in one way or another over the years, they have never been collected in one full collection until now.  Thanks to the people at Shout! Factory, all of that content has finally received a complete collection release in the form of Saved By The Bell: The Complete Collection.  Released Oct. 2, the 16-disc DVD collection takes audiences from the series’ infancy in Good Morning, Miss Bliss right up through the college years and SBTB movies.  That content collection is just one of the most important of the collection’s elements to discuss.  Just as important to note as the overall content is the bonus content presented in the collection.  It will be discussed a little later.  The set’s packaging rounds out its most important elements.  Each item is important in its own way, as will be pointed out here.  All things considered, truly devoted fans of SBTB will agree that Shout! Factory’s latest SBTB collection is the best of the show’s collections to date.

Shout! Factory’s new 16-disc Saved By The Bell box set is a collection that the series’ most devoted fans will agree is the best collection to be released from the series to date.  That is due in part to the fact that it actually does contain the complete run of the original SBTB series.  That includes Saved By The Bell’s predecessor, Good Morning, Miss Bliss the four-season run of SBTB and SBTB’s follow-ups in the form of The College Years and the series’ “movies,” which officially marked the end of the original series.  This culling of the original series’ material in one place marks the first time ever that the entire original Saved By The Bell series has been placed in one setting.  For those who might want to be snarky, and make statements about the spinoff from Saved By The Bell, SBTB: The New Class, that series was its own series, which lasted for seven seasons.  Keeping that in mind, this  set is still a complete set, making it fully deserving of praise, along with those at Shout! Factory who worked to get the distribution rights to the original franchise.  Now considering all of this, true devotees of the series will agree that the set’s average price point of $46 is relatively affordable.  That is especially the case when one considers that breadth of content along with the bonus material included in the set’s recent release.  That bonus material is just as important to discuss as the primary content.

The bonus content include with the set is extensive to say the very least.  From the standard picture galleries to the featurettes and documentaries, audiences are treated to a bevy of bonuses.  The most prominent of the bonus documentaries is the brand new documentary “Past Times at Bayside High: Making Saved By The Bell.”  This roughly half hour documentary presents an in-depth discussion by the show’s creative heads about the series’ history and importance.  Even the most devout fans of SBTB might find themselves surprised to learn, for instance, that SBTB’s predecessor, Good Morning, Miss Bliss actually was meant to focus on star Hailey Mills, not her students.  On a related note, audiences will be just as interested to learn that none other than Disney (yes, Disney) played its own key part in that series leading to the creation of SBTB and in turn, the change in focus from the teachers to the students.  Staying on that note, another interesting revelation made in this documentary is that SBTB’s key tween and teen female target audience focus actually started out entirely by chance.  How that happened will be left for audiences to discover for themselves.  As if that is not enough, audiences will be even more surprised at the discussion on how the cast was chosen, and the cultural significance of said casting.  That discussion is one of the most crucial because as is pointed out, most people probably have never thought about the importance of the cultural diversity in the cast, and its influence in casting for so many of today’s children’s series (and series in general).  Between all of the noted discussions and others not directly noted here, it can be said with certainty that Past Times at Bayside High gives audiences more than enough to appreciate in considering the set’s bonus materials.  Of course it is just one of the bonus features included in the set.  The documentary focusing on the show’s music and the older, shorter featurettes featured alongside those two new bonuses add their own share of insight and entertainment for viewers.  When all of the bonus featurettes and docs are considered together, the insight and entertainment that they collectively supply viewers just as much to appreciate as the set’s primary content.  Keeping this in mind, the primary and secondary content presented in this box set make the set complete in every sense of the word.  The set’s packaging does just as much as the content to make the set complete.

The packaging of SBTB: The Complete Collection is important to note because of its own presentation, Good Morning, Miss Bliss is packaged in its own two-disc box, while SBTB is split into three separate boxes, the first two containing the series’ four primary seasons.  The third box contains the college years and SBTB movies.  On the back of each box is an episode listing complete with episode title and original air date.  That listing is complimented by a bonus companion booklet outlining the episodes along with a brief but concise summary for each episode.  There is even an explanation early in the booklet about the order of the episodes and the cast’s ages as well as an introduction outlining Good Morning, Miss Bliss’ place in the history of SBTB.  As if that is not enough, the companion booklet also outlines which episodes come with bonus feature-length audio commentary and who provides said commentary.  When all of this is considered in whole, the packaging of this set shows clearly why it is just as important to discuss in examining the set as the content.  When this is considered along with the primary and secondary content presented in the collection, the whole of that content and packaging even more so makes the box set truly complete, and honestly, one of the year’s top new family box sets.

Shout! Factory’s recently released box set Saved By The Bell: The Complete Collection is an anthology that definitely lives up to its title.  That is proven in part, as discussed here, through the primary content presented across the set.  The primary content presented is the full, true complete run of Saved By The Bell from start to end, including the series complete predecessor and the items that followed.  The secondary content (I.E. the bonus content) strengthens the foundation formed through the primary content, adding even more for audiences to appreciate.  The packaging adds its own content to appreciate in the episode listing, companion booklet and actual physical packaging.  Each of the items, as listed, is crucial in its own way to the whole of Saved By The Bell: Complete Collection.  All things considered, they make the set a collection that truly is complete in every sense of the word.  That completion makes the set one of this year’s top new family box sets.  It is available now and can be ordered online direct via Shout! Factory’s online store.  More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Shout! Factory’s Latest ‘Super Sentai’ Offering Is Another Important Part Of The Franchise’s History

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When Saban’s Mighty MorphinPower Rangers first debuted on Fox way back in 1993, it launched what has since become one of the biggest and most successful children’s television series in American television history.  The series, which was based on (and used various elements of) Super Sentai Zyuranger, was just the first of so many Super Sentai incarnations.  Thanks to Shout! Factory, that source material been released to the most devout Super Sentai and Power Rangers fans in so many DVD box sets.  Of course for all of the material that has served as the base for the Power Rangers franchise, there is in fact at least some Super Sentai content that to this day has not been Americanized.  One classis Super Sentai series that has not been turned into a Power Rangers property is the early 90s series Super Sentai: Chojin Sentai Jetman.  The series ran for 51 episods over just under a year on TV Asahi in Japan from Feb. 1991 to Feb. 1992.  Now more than 26 years after that series ended its run overseas, it has finally gotten a proper domestic release – again thanks to Shout! Factory.  Released Sept. 25, the eight-disc set is yet another welcome addition to the home collection of those aforementioned true Super Sentai and Power Rangers devotees.  That is proven in part through the series’ writing, which will be discussed shortly.  The series’ production values play into that appeal just as much as its writing, and will be discussed a little bit later.  The set’s average price point rounds out its most important elements.  It will also be addressed later.  Each item in itself is important to the whole of this set.  All things considered, they combine to make Super Sentai: Chojin Sentai Jetman another interesting entry in the Super Sentai franchise.

Shout! Factory’s latest release in Toei Company and Bandai’s Super Sentai franchise is an interesting entry to that franchise.  It is only of perhaps only two Super Sentai series to date to not be adapted into a Power Rangers installment.  That being the case, it can only be compared to other Super Sentai installments.  Keeping that in mind, it can be said that it holds its own against its Japanese counterparts.  That is proven in part through the series’ writing.  While the series has not been adapted to a domestic form, it is clear in the writing that it presents many of the same themes that are present in other Super Sentai and Power Rangers series – the importance of friendship and teamwork, the value of hard work, and so much more.  They are told through stories that while again are anything but kid friendly, many Power Rangers and Super Sentai fans will still recognize.  The very setup of the Jetman program being a semi-militaristic organization is very familiar to the Power Rangers series Lightspeed Rescue, SPD and Power Rangers RPM.  It would be no surprise that this setup, in the writing, played some sort of influential role in those noted series and their own source material.  That is especially considering that Chojin Sentai Jetman was, in its initial run, the 15th installment in the Super Sentai franchise.

On another note, audiences familiar with the Super Sentai franchise will also note that much of the more adult-oriented content in the franchise is just as present here as it is in its predecessors and those series that came after.  From characters smoking to a character dying to the jetman team drinking champaign and more, there is a lot of content in this series that would not be acceptable to American censors.  In an odd way, it makes this series another interesting study in the differences in Asian and American culture.  Keeping that in mind, the series’ writing again will appeal to the most devoted Super Sentai and Power Rangers devotees, but those devotees will clearly have to be older viewers, as the writing obviously is not acceptable for younger viewers.  While the writing does plenty to make Chojin Sentai Jetman appealing for Super Sentai and Power Rangers devotees, it’s just one part of what makes the series appealing to those fans.  The series’ production values are just as important to address here as the series’ writing.

The production values of Chojin Sentai Jetman are just as familiar to audiences as those of Super Sentai Zyuranger in every sense.  From the so cheesy that they’re cool special effects from the villains to the equally so cheesy they’re cool fight scenes to even the Jetman crew’s non-super powered vehicles, the production values from this early 90s series will instantly take viewers back in time in the best way possible.  It’s clear in taking in these production values, that they had a direct role in the look and feel of Zyuranger and obviously every series that followed.  The Jetman group’s pickup truck and even Ryu’s mini vehicle both hint at the vehicles used by the Lightspeed Rescue Power Rangers.  Meanwhile, the full-size fight scenes are so similar to those in Zyuranger and Power Rangers.  The same can be said of the ground level fight scenes and even the costumes used for the monsters.  Considering all of this, the production values in this series give the aforementioned audiences just as much to appreciate as the series’ writing.  In other words, audiences have that much more to appreciate when considering this positive with the positive presented through the series’ writing.  The collective value of the writing and production values is only part of what makes this set a welcome addition to any Super Sentai and Power Rangers fan’s collection.  The set’s average price point rounds out its most important elements.

Using prices from Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Walmart and Shout! Factory, the average price point of Super Sentai: Chojin Sentai Jetman: The Complete Series proves to be $35.38, or a little more than $2 per hour.  The most commonly listed price is $42.99.  Considering that the set’s run time is listed at 17 hours over 51 episodes, that makes the nearly $36 average price point relatively affordable.  Add in that the series’ writing and production values are certain to keep the most devoted audiences engaged, and it becomes that much more affordable.  To that end, the set’s average price point, shows to be only positive.  When this is considered with the positives of the series’ writing and production values, the end result is a series that audiences will agree is another interesting piece of Super Sentai history.

Super Sentai: Chojin Sentai Jetman is another interesting addition to the seemingly endless ocean of Super Sentai series.  It is a piece that the franchise’s most devoted fans (and those of Power Rangers) will appreciate.  As has been discussed here, that is due in part to the writing, which presents its own share of familiarity to audiences.  The production values, which are also so similar to those of other Super Sentai series of the time, will appeal to longtime fans just as much as that familiar writing.  The set’s relatively affordable price point of almost $36 rounds out its most important elements.  The set’s 17 hour run time that contains that entertaining and engaging writing and production makes that price worth paying.  Each item is key in its own way to the whole of this set.  All things considered, they make the set another welcome addition to the home library of any Super Sentai and Power Rangers fan.  More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Shout! Factory Announces ‘Dragnet’ Re-Issue Release Date

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Shout! Factory is adding another modern classic flick to its Shout! Select series.

The company announced this week that it will release Dragnet on Oct. 30 on Blu-ray.  Originally released June 26, 1987 via Universal Pictures, the movie was an adaptation of the classic TV series, which rose to popularity in the 1950s and again in the ’60s. Webb (Dragnet, Adam-12Emergency!) starred as Sgt. Joe Friday in both series.  He was joined by Ben Alexander (Scotty of the ScoutsFlirtationAll Quiet on the Western Front) as Officer Frank Smith in the series’ initial run, and by Harry Morgan (M.A.S.H.The Cat From Outer SpaceInheriti The Wind) as Bill Gannon in its 1960s run.

The big-screen adaptation saw Dan Akroyd (Ghosbusters 1-2The Blues BrothersThe Blues Brothers 2000) filling Webb’s shoes as Sgt. Friday while Tom Hanks (Toy Story 1-3PhiladelphiaThe Polar Express) takes on the part of Friday’s latest partner, Officer Pep Streebek. The odd couple style story finds the two men working to solve a series of robberies and bizarre ritual-style murders that ultimately leads to a much bigger story involving a group that is working to undermine all authority in Los Angeles.

Morgan reprises his role of Bill Gannon in this update on the TV series.  He is joined by co-stars Christopher Plummer (A Beautiful MindBeginnersAll The Money in the World), Dabney Coleman (WarGamesYou’ve Got MailStuart Little) and Alexandra Paul (ChristineSpy HardThe B Team.

Speaking of Alexandra Paul, included in the movie’s forthcoming Blu-ray re-issue is an interview with her as a brand new addition.  The movie also includes a feature-length audio commentary from pop culture historian Russell Dyball.  The full list of the movie’s bonus material is noted below.  It can be pre-ordered online now via Shout! Factory’s online store.  The collector’s edition will ship two weeks early and will include a free 18X24 poster featuring new artwork from the movie.

Special Features:
 
  • NEW “A Quiet Evening in the Company of Connie Swail”: An Interview With Co-Star Alexandra Paul
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Pop Culture Historian Russell Dyball
  • “Just the Facts!”: A Promotional Look at Dragnet with Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks
  • Original Theatrical Trailers & Promos
  • Photo Gallery

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Shout! Factory Announces Release Date For ‘Get Shorty’ BD Re-Issue

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Shout! Factory will re-issue MGM’s classic 1995 comedy flick Get Shorty this fall.

The movie is currently scheduled to be released Oct. 23 as on Blu-ray as part of Shout! Factory’s “Shout! Select” movie series.  It will be presented in a new 4K HD scan and will feature new bonus materials, such as a feature-length audio commentary from director Barry Sonnenfeld, gag reel and the featurettes, “Get Short — Look At Me” and “Get Shorty — Wise Guys & Dolls.”

The full list of bonus materials featured in the movie’s re-issue is noted below.

Special Features:
  • Remastered from a new 4K transfer
  • Audio Commentary with Director Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Featurettes: “Get Shorty – Look at Me,” ” Get Shorty – Wise Guys + Dolls,” “Going Again”
  • Get Shorty Party Reel
  • Page to Screen of Get Shorty
  • Vignettes
  • The Graveyard Scene
  • Trailer

Get Shorty follows former gangster turned loan shark Chili Palmer (John Travolta — Pulp FictionFace-OffGrease) as he travels to Los Angeles to collect a debt from down-and-out filmmaker Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman — Enemy of the StateSuperman IVThe French Connection).  His trip leads him to schmooze Hollywood figures Martin Weir (Danny DeVito — MatildaBatman ReturnsThrow Mama From The Train) and romances B-movie star Karen Flores (Rene Russo — AppaloosaLethal Weapon 4Ransom).  Things get even more interesting though when Palmer’s past comes back to haunt him courtesy of another mobster and a group of drug smugglers who are on his heels.

Those not-so-good figures are played by James Gandolfini (The SopranosEnough Said, The Mexican), Dennis Farina (Law & OrderSnatchMidnight Run), Delroy Lindo (UpMalcolm XRansom) and Jon Gries (Napoleon DynamiteMen in BlackReal Genius).

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Shout! Factory, Sesame Workshop Partner For New ‘Elmo’s World’ DVD

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Shout! Factory has partnered with Sesame Workshop to release a new Sesame Street DVD featuring everyone’s favorite fuzzy friend.

Sesame Street — Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores is currently scheduled to be released Tuesday, Oct. 2 on DVD.  The single-disc presentation features two hours worth of Elmo’s World segments from Sesame Street.  Topics such as painting, cooking and habitats are addressed throughout the collection, with help from Elmo’s friends Mr. Noodle, Smartie the smartphone and Elmo’s goldfish Goldie.

Along with two hours of content, the DVD also features a handful of bonus material including extra episodes of Elmo’s World and two episodes of the Sesame Street spin-off, The Furchester Hotel.  This marks the first time ever that the bonus Furchester Hotel episodes “The Count’s Vacation” and “Space Alien Party” have ever been released on DVD.

The Furchester Hotel features Elmo and fellow Sesame Street favorite Cookie Monster along with the series’ lead cast, The Furchesters.  The Furchesters — Funella Furchester, the owner of the “almost world class” hotel, her husband Furgus Fuzz, their daughter Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz and Isabel — do their best to meet their guests’ every need and request.  Those efforts include lots of problem solving skills from which young audiences will learn.

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‘Transformers: Rescue Bots’ Fans Will Enjoy The Team’s “Adventures” Time And Again

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Transformers Rescue Bots officially called it a wrap last year after four full seasons on Hub/Discovery Family Channel, and while the series – which is now the longest-running series in the Transformers franchise – is officially done, not all of the series’ episodes have been released on DVD as of yet.  Two more DVDs featuring a total of ten more episodes have been released jointly this year via Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory Kids.  The first, Outdoor Adventures, was released January 30, and it is another enjoyable addition to any Transformers fan’s home DVD library.  That is proven in part through the DVD’s episodes.  This will be discussed shortly.  The stories presented within the episodes add even more interest to the DVD and will be discussed a little bit later on.  The DVD’s average price point rounds out its most important elements.  When it is considered alongside the episodes and their stories, the end result is a DVD that is another enjoyable collection of Transformers Rescue Bots episodes and thankfully not the series’ last.

Transformers Rescue Bots: Outdoor Adventures, the first of two new collections from the longest running series in the history of the Transformers franchise, is an enjoyable new addition to the series’ Thankfully it is also not the only of the series’ episode collections to be released this year.  For the sake of this review, the focus will remain on this collection, though.  One of the items that make this collection so enjoyable for audiences is its episodes.  The episodes all follow the common thread in its title, Outdoor Adventures.  The disc’s lead episode, “The Riders of Midwinter” sees the Rescue Bots having to brave some snowy weather in order to help one of Griffin Rock’s citizens deliver warm bread to everybody as part of the island town’s annual winter celebration.  “Phantom of the Sea” takes the Rescue Bots onto a high seas time traveling adventure that also presents a love story that reaches across the ages.  The ocean theme continues in “Turning The Tide” as the Rescue Bots are introduced to one of Optimus Prime’s old friends during some high seas rescue training.  Again, there is that outdoors theme, and in its own original presentation.  “A New Hero” sees a young, impetuous Autobot head into not just the outdoors, but outer space in the second half of a two-part story arc.  The story arc in question follows the “new recruit” as he has to learn his own tough lessons.  ‘Endangered Species’ takes the team to the forests of Griffin Rock to protect a group of endangered birds from a bunch of overzealous birdwatchers whose interests are their own, not the birds.  Once more, audiences have another outdoor adventure in another setting different from the DVD’s other presentations.  This shows even more why the episodes in whole are so important to note in the DVD’s overall presentation.  Each episode follows that common thread of the outdoors, just in its own original fashion.  That in itself gives audiences something to appreciate.  It is just one of the elements that makes the DVD a welcome addition to any Transformers fan’s collection.  The stories within the episodes are just as important to note as the episodes.

The stories are so important to note because each presented a plot separate from one another and because of their overall content.  The disc’s lead episode is an original holiday-themed story that is unlike pretty much any other holiday themed TV show’s episodes past or present.  It’s not just another story focusing on someone saving Christmas because something happened to Santa.  It’s a story about family and friends, and about tradition that also sees the Rescue Bots grow as characters even more.  While there is plenty of heartfelt feelings throughout the story, there are also some fun jokes that will put just as much of a smile on audiences’ faces as the story’s more heartfelt content.  Things take a distinct turn from there as the compilation progresses into “Phantom of the Sea,” which sees the Rescue Bots go on a time traveling adventure with a little bit of romance.  The story is centered on a Griffin Rock legend about a “phantom” ship that appears at certain times just off the island’s coast.  In other words, it’s a little bit of sci-fi and a little bit of romance, so it is completely separate in its own way from the rest of the collection’s stories.  The addition of a certain familiar character’s influence in the story adds even more interest to its whole.  “Turning The Tide” presents invaluable lessons about teamwork, friendship and loyalty as the Rescue Bots meet one of OP’s old friends, and again it is a story that does not repeat at all any of the themes in its counterparts in this collection.  “A New Hero” reminds audiences that sometimes, tough decisions must be made in life and we have to get over ourselves through Blur’s own personal journey of self-discovery.  Once more, audiences get here a deep message presented in an accessible and original way at least in the bigger picture of this series.  To that end, it’s even more interesting and welcome to the whole of the DVD’s presentation.  “Endangered Species” presents its own original story that presses the importance of caring for our environment without being preachy in the process.  It does this through the process of Boulder discovering a family of birds whose species was thought to be extinct.  The result is that a bunch of overzealous individuals (including the town’s self-centered mayor – who is a great caricature of real world politicians) descend on the town and nearly destroy the birds’ home because of their own selfishness.  They weren’t respecting the birds, but rather caring about their own selfish interests.  It’s a key lesson that, again, is not preachy in its delivery, but hits home and does so hard.  It’s also original not only in comparison to the rest of the collection’s episodes, but in comparison to so many other stories out there.  There might be similar stories from other shows out there, but odds are, few are so much like this one.  Keeping that in mind, its originality makes for even more proof of the importance of the collection’s stories.  It’s just one more original story that, when joined with the rest of the collection’s original stories offers even more for audiences to appreciate in this collection.  When this is considered along with the fact that the episodes all follow one common thread from first to last, it makes the collection even more impressive.  Of course, these two elements together are still not all that makes the DVD a welcome addition to any Transformers fan’s collection.  The DVD’s average price point rounds out its most important elements.

The average price point of Transformers Rescue Bots: Outdoor Adventures is almost $11.  That is found using prices from Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Shout! Factory.  Extensive searching for the title from Wal-Mart turned up nothing on the DVD.  Considering that the DVD’s run time is just short of two hours (110 minutes total according to the listed run time), that price is not too bad.  So many DVDs from other studios with less content are far more expensive.  It still leaves one wishing that Shout! Factory would make a deal with Hasbro Studios to release each of the series’ four seasons in their own standalone sets or the series in whole.  It might be a little more expensive than the average price of one of the show’s compilation DVDs, but considering the following that the series built over four seasons and that so many episodes still remain unreleased, odds are audiences would pay the money for full season sets or a full series set.  Until then though, paying an average price of $11 for nearly two hours of content is not a bad price to pay.  That is proven through the content in the DVD’s stories and the continuity in the episodes featured in the disc.  Keeping all of this in mind, Outdoor Adventure still proves to be another welcome addition to any Transformers fan’s collection.

Transformers Rescue Bots: Outdoor Adventures is not the last of the DVDs to feature episodes from the series’ four-season run.  Hopefully more than just the one other DVD after this one released this year will see the light of day, too.  If not, then at least audiences can have this collection to enjoy.  That is due in part to five stories that follow one common theme from start to end in this collection.  The stories presented within the episodes add to the collection’s enjoyment.  The relatively affordable average price point puts the finishing touch to the DVD’s presentation.  Each item is key in its own way to the whole of the DVD’s presentation.  All things considered, they make the DVD a group of adventures that any Transformers fan will enjoy going on with the Rescue Bots time and again.  It can be ordered online direct via Shout! Factory’s store.  More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Shout! Factory To Re-Issue ‘City Slickers’ This Fall

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Castle Rock Entertainment’s classic 1991 buddy comedy City Slickers is getting the re-issue treatment again.

The classic comedy will be re-issued on Blu-ray October 16 via Shout! Factory as part of the company’s ongoing Shout! Select series.  The latest re-issue of the movie is presented in a never-before-released 4K HD scan and also includes a handful of bonus materials. Pre-orders are open now.

The bonus material includes retrospective Back in the SaddleCity Slickers RevisitedBringing in the ScriptWriting City SlickersA Star is BornAn Ode To Norman and The Real City Slickers.  A handful of deleted scenes are also included as extra bonus material.

The movie’s story follows Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal — Parental GuidanceMonsters Inc., Monsters University) as he heads out west on a mid-life crisis of sorts.  He doesn’t go alone though.  Also along for the ride, which turns into a heartfelt but funny journey of self discovery, are Phil Berquist (Daniel Stern — Home Alone 1 & 2Bushwacked) and Ed (Bruno Kirby — When Harry Met SallySleepersGood Morning, Vietnam). The late great Jack Palance (Sudden Fear, BatmanShane) leads the way on the journey.

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