The O.C.: The Complete First Season: Surf, sand, sex and scandal…The rich and glamorous city of Newport Beach, California is the setting for The O.C., one of today’s most hip and edgy television series making its way to DVD on October 26 in a collectible seven-disc set featuring all 27 episodes from Season One. If you missed the first season, here is the chance to introduce yourselves to the hottest new show of the 2003-04 television season. The O.C. stars hot young newcomers Mischa Barton, Benjamin McKenzie, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson and Chris Carmack, as well as seasoned veterans, Peter Gallagher (American Beauty, Short Cuts), Tate Donovan (Murder at 1600), Kelly Rowan (Three to Tango), and Melinda Clarke (Mulholland Falls). Indulge in one of television’s most guilty pleasures, The O.C.: The Complete First Season, only five months following the first season finale and 1 week before the November 4th second season premiere on Fox. The DVD is priced to own at $69.98.

The O.C. is a story of father/son and husband/wife relationships and the coming of age of three young people. When Ryan Atwood (McKenzie), a tough, guarded fiercely intelligent teenager, plunges headlong into the wealthy, privileged community of Newport Beach, he soon discovers that the ruling families of Orange County are every bit as territorial as the tough crowd with which he ran on the streets of Chino. For Sandy Cohen (Gallagher), the patient, pro-bono public defender who takes Ryan in; his wife, Kirsten (Rowan), the linchpin of O.C. society; their awkward adolescent son, Seth (Brody) – Ryan’s presence will forever change their lives. Meanwhile, Marissa Cooper (Barton), the heartbreakingly beautiful girl next door who is dating her classmate Luke Ward (Carmack), seems to glide through life effortlessly--that is, until the indiscretions of her wealthy father, Jimmy (Donovan) threaten to break her world apart, along with that of her mother, Julie (Clarke).

“Just five months after the season finale, we are able to bring The O.C.: The Complete First Season DVD to viewers’ homes and introduce the series to those that missed the hottest new show of last season, one that quickly became a cultural phenomenon,” said Christine Martinez, WHV Vice President, Non-theatrical Franchise Marketing. “Bringing quality television series that appeal to all audiences, such as The O.C., to the DVD marketplace is a goal we strive to achieve with each new release we have.”

DVD Special Features

- Deleted Scenes with introductions by creator Josh Schwartz

- Casting The O.C. featurette with creator Josh Schwartz and casting director Patrick Rush

- The Music of The O.C. featurette with music supervisor Alex Pastavas

- Inside The Real O.C. featurette with producer McG

- Audio Commentary for The Pilot with creator Josh Schwartz and producer Stephanie Savage

- The O.C. Music Guide for 6 episodes

- Season 2 Sneak Peak with creator Josh Schwartz and the cast

- Trailer for the ocinsider.com

- DVD-Rom enabled

BASICS

$69.98 SRP

Street Date: October 26, 2004

Languages: English

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Running time: 1188 minutes

Brian B.