Featuring acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Guest's (Best In Show, This is Spinal Tap) uniquely eclectic sense of humor and packed with his signature quirky characters, Family Tree is the writer/director's first television series. The documentary-style comedy series features rising star Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, HBO's Girls) among a roster of Guest regulars including Ed Begley Jr., Fred Willard, Jim Piddock, Michael McKean and Bob Balaban. Co-created by Guest and Piddock, the series was declared "brilliant" (Rolling Stone) and "wonderful...utterly hilarious" (LAtimes.com). Family Tree: The Complete First Season releases on DVD ($29.98) and Digital Download on October 29, 2013, loaded with entertaining extra features including hilarious, never-before-seen bonus scenes.
Family Tree: The Complete First Season DVD
Down on his luck in love and life, having recently lost his job and girlfriend, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick (O'Dowd) has an unsure sense of his own identity. But when he inherits a mysterious box from his great aunt Victoria, Tom starts investigating his lineage. With the help of his sister Bea (Nina Conti), best friend Pete (Tom Bennett) and friendly neighbor Mr. Pfister (Piddock), Tom embarks on a quest to learn more, following leads and clues in London that eventually bring him to the United States. Along the way, he uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters, acquiring a growing sense of who he and his entire family are.
Exclusive DVD Bonus Features Include:
- Keith's Favorite 1970's Sitcoms - clips from episodes of some of Keith's (Michael McKean) favorite TV shows (There Goes the Neighbourhood, Move Along, Please!) that appear within the world of the series
- - 13 never-before-seen bonus scenes that give a glimpse into Mr. Pfister's childhood, a deeper look at the pantomime race horse, and more!
- - Audio tracks for "The Plantagenets Love Theme," "I'm Alone But That's OK" and other original music written for the series by Christopher Guest and others