The Simpsons: Season 20 Blu-rayThe Simpsons is celebrating its 20th anniversary by releasing its first-ever season set on Blu-ray. The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season will be released January 12th, here is the official press release:
In January 1990 television history was made as households across the country were introduced to a one-of-a-kind family whose outrageous antics and wild behavior made them an institution of prime-time television and a pop culture staple over the next two-plus decades. Now, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates this historic milestone when The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season Blu-ray and DVD collection arrives January 12, marking the show's first time ever in high-definition. Series creator Matt Groening has added his own special touch by drawing all-new menus for both the Blu-ray and DVD, creating another keepsake memento for The Simpsons fans. Highly collectible packaging will also include a character layout of Springfield's most favorite characters sure to challenge the ultimate Simpsons fan to name them all.
A show that has remained culturally significant and hugely popular with audiences for over 20 years, the latest DVD collection features every outrageous episode from the 2008-09 season, including the family's hilarious trip to Ireland, Homer and Ned's turn as bounty hunters and Bart trading lives with a multi-millionaire lookalike of himself. The show's impressive who's who of guest stars continues with the likes of Denis Leary, Joe Montana, Marv Albert, Mark Cuban, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Ellen Page, Jodie Foster and Kelsey Grammer, returning for his 11th time as Bart's nemesis, Sideshow Bob.
The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season includes a total of 21 hilarious episodes and features "The Twentieth Anniversary Special Sneak Peak" by Academy Award®* nominee Morgan Spurlock. Available in collectible packaging for a limited time only, the Blu-ray Disc will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99 U.S. while the DVD will be available for $49.98 U.S. Prebook is December 16.
About THE SIMPSONS
The longest-running comedy in television history, The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Matt Groening created the infamous Simpson family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpsons - all now identifiable by their silhouettes alone. Currently celebrating their 20th Anniversary, The Simpsons will air their 450th episode in January 2010. The show has received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoyed the successful release of their first feature film, The Simpsons, opened The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, CA. and been honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening.