2014 WILL SEE THE LONG-AWAITED RELEASE OF THE BELOVED, EMMY AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES
THE WONDER YEARS
THE COMPLETE SERIES
NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE ON DVD IN ITS ENTIRETY!
FAIRFAX, VA - In 2014, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life - the premiere marketer of classic TV on DVD - will release THE WONDER YEARS: THE COMPLETE SERIES to the home entertainment marketplace. The most requested TV series never to be released on DVD, which ran on ABC from 1988-1993, garnered multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a Peabody, and was named by TV Guide as one of the "Top 20 Shows of the '80s" will make its very long-awaited debut in the second half of 2014. To best serve the numerous fans of the program, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life has launched WonderYearsDVDs.com, the official site for all updates, exclusive content and pre-orders.
Routinely praised for high-quality TV DVD collections, an archivist's attention to detail, and specially produced bonus programming on releases such as Get Smart, The Carol Burnett Show and China Beach, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is planning a deluxe release of the The Wonder Years, which starred Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey, Olivia d'Abo, Josh Saviano and Daniel Stern, and featured as a theme song Joe Cocker's unforgettable rendition of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends."
"The Wonder Years has long been the most requested TV show yet to be released on DVD, and we're thrilled to have the incredible opportunity to bring this iconic show to its many fans," says Jeffrey Peisch, the Senior Vice President, Entertainment Programming & Marketing for StarVista Entertainment/Time Life. "As we've done with many other classic TV shows, the series will be treated with the care and attention it fully deserves after all these years, with deluxe packaging, robust extras and a lot more. We're really big fans of the series, too."
As it did for China Beach, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is painstakingly securing the rights for virtually every song in The Wonder Years. From Cocker's theme song, to hundreds of other memorable and classic soul, rock and pop songs, including classics from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and many others, StarVista /Time Life recognizes the necessity to release the series as it was initially broadcast, un-edited and untouched from original broadcast masters.
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Now the studio has kindly sent over some new information about their plans for this highly anticipated title, basically answering questions fans (like yourselves!) have had since the initial announcement.
The specific ship date hasn't been finalized yet, but SV/TL is expecting to have it ready to go for Fall 2014; they'll send out word once the exact day is confirmed. Of course, you'll have the ability to place a pre-order before then, so be certain to sign up on the mailing list found at the button link below!
The studio says that they are releasing all 115 episodes on an estimated 20 DVDs (the disc count may go up, though, depending on the amount of bonus features they are able to acquire and/or create). This will be DVD-only, however; they have no Blu-ray Disc format plans at this time. And what about the music? Here's a quote from the studio themselves:
"This show has been kept from DVD release for years due to music licensing rights. We are working with music publishers and record companies now to clear the path to include the series' original soundtrack, including the iconic theme song 'With a Little Help from My Friends.' "
All the above info comes straight from the StarVista/Time-Life production team. And if you have any further questions that aren't covered by the above, then they invite you to ask them (the studio) these questions directly at their Facebook page, and they'll answer what they can. Some questions, though - like pricing, extras and package art - can't be answered until everything is finalized, so stay tuned for updates!
The Wonder Years was created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black in association with New World Television, which was acquired in 1997 by 21st Century Fox (then News Corporation), the parent company of Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Consumers Interested in Receiving Updates and Insider Looks at Exclusive Content Can Visit WonderYearsDVDs.com
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