Time Life Announces “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: Season Four” Release Date

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Time Life Entertainment is bringing more laughs and entertainment to audiences with another season of the classic variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In next month.

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-InThe Complete Fourth Season is currently scheduled to be released Tuesday, May 8.  This release marks the first time ever that this season has ever been made available at retail.  It will retail for MSRP of $39.95.

Season Four’s 26 episode run is spread here across seven discs and features appearances from celebrities such as: Carol Channing, Tim Conway, Wilt Chamberlain, Rich Little, Bob Newhart, Art Carney, Johnny Carson and many others.  Along with lots more laughs from sketches such as “The Farkle Family,” “Cocktail Party,” “Joke Wall” and others, this new set also includes two new-to-retail, specially-produced bonus features — interviews with Lily Tomlin and Arte Johnson.

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-InThe Complete Fourth Season‘s total run time is 1,384 minutes and will be presented in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio.

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Time Life To Release New ‘Mama’s Family’ DVD Collection Next Month

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Courtesy: Time Life Entertainment

Time Life Entertainment will release another collection of classic Mama’s Family episodes next month on DVD.

The company announced this week it will release Mama’s Family: The Mama’s Family Favorites Collection on Tuesday, March 7.  The 6-disc, 37-episode collection features some of the series’ most memorable episodes from each of its six seasons over 895 minutes.  That’s almost 15 hours of classic entertainment from Time Life Entertainment and Mama’s Family.

The episodes culled for this collection are the same episodes featured in Time Life Entertainment’s previous standalone “Best Of” Mama’s Family collections.  In this case, those DVDs have all been culled into one single set for fans who might not have been able to get their hands on the previously released single-disc collections.

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Time Life To Release New Bob Hope Holiday Collection Next Month

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Time Life Entertainment is releasing a new Bob Hope collection just in time for everyone to get in the holiday spirit.

Bob Hope: Hope For The Holidays will be released on Nov. 1. The collection features monologues from Hope’s USO holiday tours, a special holiday skit with Red Skelton as his famed character Freddie The Freeloader, an appearance with Jack Benny, and visits by former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Dolores Hope, Naomi and Wynona Judd, and many others.

Courtesy: Time Life Entertainment Bob sings 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' With The Muppets in "Bob Hope: Hope For The Holidays"

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Bob sings ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ With The Muppets in “Bob Hope: Hope For The Holidays”

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The Carol Burnett Show’s Most Devoted Fans Will Appreciate The Series’ New VIP Set

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Courtesy: Time Life Entertainment/StarVista Entertainment

Time Life Entertainment has in recent years become one of the leading names in home entertainment.  That is thanks to the release of series such as The Real Ghostbusters, and collections from other classic series such as The Dean martin Celebrity Roasts, Hee Haw, The Johnny Carson Show and one of CBS’ brightest gems, The Carol Burnett Show.  Over the course of the past couple of years the latter of that group has seen a number of DVD releases made available courtesy of Time Life Entertainment. Late this summer audiences saw what could very well be the pinnacle of those releases in the form of The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition.  This 22-disc collection is a set that the series’ most hardcore fans will appreciate.  That is due in large part to the material that is included within the set.  That will be discussed shortly.  The set’s packaging is just as noteworthy as the material contained therein.  That will be discussed later.  Last but hardly least of note in the set is its bonus material.  Each element proves to be important in its own right to the whole of The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition.  All things considered, this collection proves to be one of the year’s top new box sets for grown-up audiences.

Time Life Entertainment’s recently released Carol Burnett Show box set The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition is one of this year’s top new box sets for grown-up audiences.  That is due in part to the material that is contained within the collection.  Audiences will note that most prominent inside the box are three of the series’ previously released standalone Lost Episodes collections—Classic Carol, Treasures From The Vault, and The Lost Episodes.  The three sets contain a total of 3,163 minutes spread across 18 discs.  That is a little nearly 53 hours of entertainment for audiences, including not just the sets’ featured episodes but lots of bonus material, too.  The all-important episode guides included in the sets’ original releases are there, too.  As if the inclusion of those sets isn’t enough for audiences, Time Life Entertainment has also included two extra double-disc sets with the set, one of which features the previously released Carol + 2 box set.  That box set also included Once Upon A Mattress, which itself is also included in the new noted box inside this much bigger collection.  It also includes a feature on the origin of The Charwoman, two other featurettes (which this critic will let audiences discover for themselves) and a handful of extra interviews.  The second of the set’s bonus sets includes its own share of extra material.  That extra material includes even more interviews with celebrities who have shared the stage with Burnett and those who have been influenced by her work.  It also includes the second part of a roundtable talk with the show’s writers and even more outtakes for audiences to enjoy.  In the simplest terms possible, the material that is included inside The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition includes both previously released material and some new material all housed within one much larger set.  Being that it is all housed within one full set, it will save a certain amount of space for anyone who has already spent the money on the previously noted standalone sets.  Speaking of that space-saving, that is another reason that this recently released box set will impress fans of the classic variety series.

The material that is contained within The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition is in itself a key element to note in examining this recently released Carol Burnett Show box set.  It is not the only element to examine in studying the set’s overall presentation, though.  The set’s packaging is just as important to note as its material in examining its presentation.  The five boxes and 22 discs that make up the body of the box set are contained in a box that is very similar in style to that presented in The Carol Burnett Show: Ultimate Collection, which was released in 2014.  For those that might not be familiar with that packaging style, it is a medium-size rectangular box.  The only thing that separates the two boxes is that the box for the latest Carol Burnett Show collection is slightly smaller than that of The Carol Burnett Show: Ultimate Collection.  It—The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition—measures roughly 11” X 7.5” X 3”.  What this means is that the box really is not that big.  So it won’t take up a whole lot of space in a fan’s home regardless of where it is stored.  At the time, it isn’t that big, which is good in its own right, but it packs a big punch with all of the material that it houses.  That is because it will, again, allow audiences who purchased the Time Life’s previously released Lost Episodes collections to eliminate them and replace them with this much more extensive box set.  And the box set doesn’t take up that much room despite being a box set itself.  Keeping all of this in mind, The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition boasts plenty for fans to appreciate.  It still is not all that makes this box set stand out.  The bonus material that is included in the box set rounds out its most important elements.

The material contained within The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition and the set’s packaging are both key elements to note in examining the set’s presentation. As important as they are to the set’s presentation, they are not its only noteworthy elements.  The bonus material that is included in the set is just as important as those previously noted elements to the set’s presentation.  The bonus material comes in the form of a “Guest Book” presented a la Burnett’s own guest book, which she would have guests at the end of each episode of her hit show.  The guest book opens with an introduction by Burnett herself explaining why it has taken so many decades for any episodes from the series’ first five seasons to finally be available.  The story that she tells is both entertaining and insightful.  Along the way there are quotes from some of television’s biggest stars past and present across the entertainment world and even more tidbits of information about certain skits shown throughout the show’s run.

The stars who are quoted include Tony Benett, Queen Latifah, Jonathan Winters, Bernadette Peters, Lucille Ball and many others.  The information included in the guest book a hilarious interview between comedian Flip Wilson and one of Carol’s audience members, a revelation by Vicki Lawrence about watching Cher perform next door to The Carol Burnett Show’s studio, and notes from Alan Alda (M.A.S.H.) and Burnett about Tim Conway along with Carol Burnett Show writer Gail Parent.  This is hardly all of the information provided within the set’s bonus guest book.  There is so much more for audiences to enjoy when they order the set for themselves.  Between all of its information, the quotes from the stars and the very breadth of stars featured in the guest book, the set’s guest book proves to live up to its title of bonus material.  When it is partnered with the set’s packaging and presented material, all three elements join to show why The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition is such an enjoyable collection for the series’ most devoted fans.  All things considered, this recently released box set reveals itself to be one more of this year’s top new box sets for grown-up audiences.

The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes VIP Signed Edition is one of this year’s top new box sets for grown-up audiences.  It is a collection that any of the series’ most devoted fans will appreciate.  That is due in part to the material that is presented within the set.  The packaging that houses that material is just as important to the set’s presentation as the material that makes up its body.  The bonus guest book that is included with the featured material rounds out the set’s most important elements.  When it is partnered with the previously noted elements, all three elements come together to make this collection, again, one of this year’s top new box sets for grown-up audiences. More information on this and other titles from Time Life Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Time Life Entertainment Announces Release Date, Specs For ‘The Wonder Years” Final Season

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Courtesy: Time Life Entertainment

Time Life Entertainment will release the final season of ABC’s classic family drama The Wonder Years later this month.

The Wonder Years: The Complete Sixth Season will be released on Tuesday, September 27th.  The series’ final season, its 22 total episodes will be spread across four discs.  The collection will also include more than two dozen classic songs and over two hours of specially-produced bonus material to round out its presentation.

In the series’ final season, Kevin faces his own challenges as he joins the wrestling team and discovers the value of hard work in another episode.  Meanwhile Jack, Kevin’s dad, tries to start up his own business after a less than stellar evaluation from his boss and Norma gets a high-paying job.  And Wayne meanwhile meets a new girlfriend.  There’s just one problem – she is 23 and has a child.  These are just some of the big changes that happen in the final season of The Wonder Years. There is much for audiences to take in throughout the season’s 22 episodes including its bonus material and music, all of which is noted below.

BONUS FEATURES 
  • One-hour ABC broadcast of the Series Finale
  • Featurette: At Last: The Final Episode
  • Interview: Executive Producer Bob Brush
  • From the Vault: Alley Mills and Bob Brush Letters 
SONGS BY EPISODE
“Homecoming”
Cherish-The Association
 
“Fishing”
Going Up the Country-Canned Heat
Fishing Blues-Taj Mahal
“Scenes from a Wedding”
Bad Bad Leroy Brown-On-Screen Character Performance
For Once In My Life-On-Screen Character Performance
I Am Woman-On-Screen Character Performance
The Look Of Love-On-Screen Character Performance
We’ve Only Just Begun-On-Screen Character Performance
Fly Me to the Moon-Frank Sinatra
“Sex and Economics”
Takin’ Care of Business-Bachman-Turner Overdrive
If I Didn’t Care-Ink Spots
“Politics as Usual”
Happy Days Are Here Again-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
 
“White Lies”
Wake Up Little Susie-The Everly Brothers
“Wayne and Bonnie”
Shop Around-The Miracles
“Kevin Delivers”
Soul Man-Sam & Dave
Take a Letter Maria-R.B. Greaves
Bobby’s Girl-Marcie Blane
Respect-Aretha Franklin
It’s My Party-Lesley Gore
Stand by Me-Ben E. King
“The Test”
Stuck in the Middle with You-Stealers Wheel
 
“Let Nothing You Dismay”
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownInstrumental
It’s Beginning To Look Like ChristmasInstrumental
Frosty The SnowmanInstrumental
“New Years”
Lara’s Theme-Instrumental
Auld Lang Syne-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
 
“Alice in Autoland”
Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancin’)-Johnny Rivers – John shows title asSlow Dancing
 
“Ladies and Gentlemen….The Rolling Stones”
All the Way from Memphis-Mott the Hoople
Crazy Heart-Hank Williams
Brown Sugar-The Rolling Stones
“Unpacking”
Tequila-The Champs
Reeling in the Years-Steely Dan
“Hulk Arnold”
Let’s Get It On-Marvin Gaye
“Nose”
Walk Away Renee-Four Tops
Could It Be I’m Falling in Love-Spinners
Love Train-The O’Jays
You Are So Beautiful-Joe Cocker
 
“Eclipse”
Truckin’-Grateful Dead
 
“Poker”
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)-The Beach Boys
“The Little Women”
I Am Woman-Helen Reddy
Never My Love-The Association
Stand by Your Man-Tammy Wynette
“Reunion”
Love Is Here to Stay-Nat King Cole
A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)-Marty Robbins
Tippin’ In-Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
“Summer”
Summertime Blues-Eddie Cochran
Sealed with a Kiss-Brian Hyland
Up around the Bend-Creedence Clearwater Revival
When a Man Loves a Woman-Percy Sledge
 
“Independence Day”
The Natural-Soundtrack

The Wonder Years: The Complete Sixth Season will be released Tuesday, September 27th.  It will retail for MSRP of $29.95.  It can be ordered online now via Amazon.  More information on this and other titles from Time Life Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Time Life’s Latest ‘Hee Haw’ Collection Is Loads More “Kornpone Komedy”

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Time Life Entertainment is taking audiences on a trip back to Kornfield Kounty. That is thanks to is a new fourteen-disc collection of Hee Haw episodes titled Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition.  This latest compilation is a welcome addition to any Hee Haw fan’s personal DVD library.  That is due in part to the episodes that have been culled for the collection.  That will be discussed shortly.  The production values presented within the episodes is another key element to note in examining the collection’s presentation.  They will be discussed later.  Last and hardly least of note in the set’s presentation is its packaging.  Each element plays its own important part in the set’s presentation.  Altogether they show completely why Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition is such an enjoyable collection.

Time Life Entertainment’s recently released Hee Haw box set Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition is hardly the first Hee Haw collection that the company has ever released.  That aside it is one of the most extensive of the show’s collections that Time Life has released in recent memory.  Keeping that in mind, the episodes that are presented in the collection make up the most important of the set’s elements.  All twenty-three episodes that are presented across the collection’s three box sets have already been released in their own respective box sets before.  That might not seem important on the surface.  But the fact of the matter is that even though they have been released, having at least these episodes in one place saves at least some space on fans’ DVD racks; especially fans who might not already own any of the show’s others collections, including the shows full series set.

On a related note, Amazon and Time Life are listing this collection’s pricing at an MSRP of $114.  That might seem rather expensive to some.  By comparison, the also recently released Hee Haw: Return To Kornfield Kounty boasts only nine episodes spread across sixteen discs and is being listed at $99.99.  So it boasts more discs, but far fewer episodes.  Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition presents twenty-three episodes over fourteen discs.  And while the price might be higher than that of Hee Haw: Return to Kornfield Kounty, it is a price that is economical.  For more comparison, the six-disc Hee Haw Collection—which is part of the Hee Haw: The  Collector’s Edition—is retailing on Amazon and Time Life at MSRP of $119.  Again, keeping that in mind, it makes this fourteen-disc set’s pricing even more of a non-factor.  And the seven-disc collection that is another part of the collection is almost impossible to find by itself today.  All things considered, the collections that make up the body of Time Life’s new Hee Haw collection and its pricing work together to show in themselves a big reason that this collection is welcome in any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.  They are collectively just part of the reason that this latest set is so welcome is fan’s homes.  The production values presented in the collected episodes are just as important to note in the set’s presentation as the episodes themselves and the set’s related pricing.

The episodes that make up the body of Time Life’s new Hee Haw collection and its related pricing are key elements in their own right in examining the set’s presentation.  While the episodes presented here have each been previously released, having them in one collection, and at a price that is considerably economical compared to other recent Hee Haw collections, does plenty for the collection.  Of course they are only part of what makes Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition stand out among Time Life’s many Hee Haw collections.  The production values presented in each episode are just as important to note here as the episodes and the set’s related pricing.  The episodes included in this collection boast the same grainy look that they boasted in their original broadcast so many years ago.  Some even have the static lines that were visible in the original VHS footage of the show.  The thing is that even with those imperfections being there, there is something about them that serves to make the episodes…well…perfect.  They serve the nostalgia of fans who remember watching the show all those years ago, regardless of how old they were when they originally saw said episodes.  In the same vein, the audio in each episode is just as impressive as the show’s video mix.  The cuts between segments are fast-paced, too, thus keeping audiences engaged and entertained throughout.  When that is taken into consideration with the episodes, it shows even more why this collection is so welcome in any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.  It is still not the last element to examine in the collection’s presentation.  The last element to examine in the collection’s presentation is the bonus material that is included in the set.

The episodes that were culled for Time Life’s recently released Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition, the set’s pricing, and the production values presented throughout the set’s episodes are each important in their own right to the collection’s presentation.  While each element is undeniably important in its own right to the collection’s presentation, they are not its only important elements.  The set’s packaging is just as important to note in examining its presentation as the other noted elements.  All three of the previously released collections that make up the body of the collection are housed within one larger box that houses them.  The box is, in reality, not that big in itself.  It is just large enough to house each of the three boxes that make up the collection.  Considering this, one could easily argue that it saves at least some space on fans’ DVD racks.  Given, even if all three sets were placed next to each other without the containing box, it would take up the same amount of space as they would with the extra containing box.  But at least the sets that were chosen for the collection are not that big to begin with.  Keeping that in mind, it proves the overall packaging to still be its own positive to the set’s collection.  When it is set alongside the set’s featured episodes, the set’s pricing, and the episodes’ production values, the set’s presentation shows in whole to be one that any Hee Haw fan will appreciate.  In turn, this proves once again why Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition is one more welcome addition to any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.

Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition is yet another welcome addition to any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.  That is evident in the collection’s featured episodes, and by relation, its pricing.  The production values presented throughout each episode and the set’s packaging each play their own important part in the collection’s presentation, too.  All things considered, this recently released box set proves once more why it is another welcome addition to any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.  It is available now and can be ordered online direct via Amazon.  More information on this and other titles from Time Life Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Time Life To Re-Issue ‘The Wonder Years: The Complete Series’ This Summer

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Courtesy: Time Life Entertainment/StarVista

There is good news for fans of ABC’s classic family drama The Wonder Years.

Time Life Entertainment has announced that it will re-issue the series in a complete series box set next month.  It is currently slated to be released Tuesday, August 23rd and will retail for MSRP of $119.95.  The new re-issue will feature all 115 episodes of the six-season series spread across 22 discs and 12 hours of new bonus material.  Those bonus features include: highlights from the cast’s first reunion in 16 years, a farewell set tour, Exclusive interviews and more.  It also features all of the songs originally used in the series’ 5 year, six season run including: Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, Joe Cocker, and many others.  The series’ soundtrack in total comes to 300 songs.

Over the course of its six seasons on the air, The Wonder Years was one of television’s most popular series.  It earned a spot on Neilsen’s Top 30 in four of those seasons.  It earned an Emmy® for “Best Comedy Series,” and at age 13 lead actor Fred Savage became the youngest actor ever nominated for “Outstanding Lead Actor For A Comedy Series.”  The series would eventually go on to earn a total of 24 awards and be nominate for 70 more.  Those nominations and wins included: Emmy® Awards, A Golden Globe®, and in 1989 a Peabody® Award for pushing the boundaries of the sitcom format and using what were then new methods of storytelling.  Even after the show ended its run, its impact was still being felt.  In 1997 “My Father’s Office” was ranked #29 on TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.  The series’ pilot episode was ranked #43 on that same list.

The Wonder Years: The Complete Series will be released in stores and online on Tuesday, August 23rd via Time Life Entertainment.  It will retail for MSRP of $119.95.  More information on this and other titles from Time Life Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

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