Monday, July 7, 2014

Mill Creek Entertainment's SitCom Blitz On DVD For Sept. 2

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Mill Creek Entertainment will be SitCom central on Sept. 2 with the launch of not one, but three timeless TV comedy classics … each are double-disc collections and feature separate SKUs for the complete first and second seasons.

And best of all, each collection is priced at just $9.98 each (and that’s before discounts at retail).

First up is Soap, a star-studded spoof that ran from 1977/78 through 1981/82 and featured the Tates (Katherine Helmond, Robert Mandan, Jennifer Salt, etc.) and the Campbells (Catherine Damon, Richard Mulligan) and all of the “soapish” goings on in Dunn’s River, CT.   Other members of the cast included Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume and Jimmy Baio.

Soap: Complete First Season sports 25 episodes, while Soap: The Complete Second Season wrapped with 23.

Robert Guillaume’s Benson, the Tate’s butler, was so popular as a character (the caustic wit and all) that he was “spun-off” into his own series in 1979, Benson: The Complete First Season, which is teamed with Benson: The Complete Second Season.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
The third series ready for fans to enjoy on Sept. 2 is What's Happening!!, starring Ernest Thomas, Fred Berry and Haywood Nelson as a trio of black teens living in the Watts area of Los Angeles.   The series was something of an extension to writer and series creator Eric Monte’s 1975 film, Cooley High.   

Available from Mill Creek Entertainment are 21 episodes from What’s Happening!!: Season One (1976/1977 season) and 22 episodes from What’s Happening!!: Season Two (1977/78 season).

Two weeks later, on Sept. 16, Michael Landon and Victor French return in the three-disc collection of Highway to Heaven: The Complete Fifth Season … and on Oct. 28, Mill Creek Entertainment will deliver a whopping 16-disc box set of Wings: The Complete Series.

To download this week's complete edition of the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report:  DVD & Blu-ray Release Report

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