Buena Vista has some big TV on DVD plans for the fall!
In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that the with the market starting to soften Buena Vista has taken the initiative with a bunch of new titles. Apparently, "the pace of TV-DVD releases is slowing. Just 158 multi-disc TV-DVD season sets came to market in the first four months of this year, according to the DVD Release Report, down 12.2% from the same period last year."
Most interesting from a collector's standpoint is how the Season 3 sets of shows like Lost, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives are getting
"a special name, similar to special editions of movies."
"Sure, fans want DVDs to catch up on missed episodes, but it's our goal to include so much collectible bonus materials that the DVDs themselves become something not to be missed," says Lori MacPherson, GM North America at Buena Vista Home Entertainment.
The following is a breakdown of Buena Vista's Fall slate:
Desperate Housewives: The Complete Third Season -- The Dirty Laundry Edition" - September 4
Featuring six discs, this "set includes all 23 episodes along with such extras as a behind-the-scenes look at the season finale, a Spanish audio track, a conversation with series star Eva Longoria in which she shares stories from some of her favorite bloopers, a collection of creator Marc Cherry's favorite scenes and several unaired story lines, deleted scenes and outtakes."
Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Third Season -- Seriously Extended Edition - September 11
Offering seven discs "with all 25 episodes, four of them extended exclusively for the DVD release. Other bonus features include a one-on-one with series star Ellen Pompeo, a visit to the race track with star (and race-car enthusiast) Patrick Dempsey, cast and crew members' favorite scenes and audio commentaries."
Lost: The Complete Third Season -- The Unexplored Experience - December 11
This release will be presented on "DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The 23-episode, seven-disc set comes with a one-on-one with star Matthew Fox, a featurette on 'The Others,' a documentary chronicling 24 hours in production and a selection of never-before-seen flashbacks. Also included are behind-the-scenes looks at 10 episodes, audio commentaries, deleted scenes and bloopers."
Also on deck for Buena Vista are the following new shows to DVD:
Ugly Betty: The Complete First Season -- Bettyfied Edition - August 21
This six disc "set contains all 23 episodes as well as an exhibit of some of the first season's best and worst fashions, a Spanish audio track, a discussion with the cast on the show's origins and a behind-the-scenes documentary with the show's production, costume and set designers."
Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season - September 18
This set will contain six discs.
What About Brian? -- Seasons 1 & 2 - September 25
This set will contain five discs.