Thursday, October 22, 2009

If there's one new show this season that has captured my attention it's Fox's Glee. The show is an almost perfect blend of comedy, drama, and of course, music. It's a pretty good depiction of high school hierarchy, not just for the teens, but for the teachers and activities as well, even if it borders on absurd sometimes. Every week I look forward to Wednesday night and the Glee it brings, both the show and the emotion that I get from watching it.

The show has included some amazing renditions of classic songs including "Bust A Move" and an amazing mash-up of "Halo" and "Walking on Sunshine" among many others. But one of the best things about Glee is the amazing cast which includes newcomers Lea Michele, Cory Montieth, and Chris Colfer. It also includes the amazing Matthew Morrison as the teacher who sets out to make Glee club cool again, and get enough members to even go to competition. But the scene stealer here is definitely the brilliant Jane Lynch as the coach of the "Cheer-ioes" the schools cheer squad, who despises Glee club because it takes away from her accomplishments. Lynch does what she does in everything she's in and swipes the show in every scene she is in.

Now Fox has announced that the hit show is coming to DVD much sooner than I think anyone expected releasing the first 13 episodes as Volume 1 on December 29. With this move I think Fox is hoping to get the show out there and get more people watching, while also making money from the already large fanbase who will likely flock to stores to purchase it. I for one can't wait to get a copy so I can clear up some space on my DVR, as I've yet to delete an episode. The set comes with a load of Special Features including the director's cut of the pilot and cast auditions. You can check out all of the details in the press release below.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Debuts
TV’s #1 Smash Hit Musical Comedy Series

Your All-Access Hall Pass to Everything “Glee”
Arrives Exclusively On DVD December 29

“One of the best shows of the fall season.”
- Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES, CA – (October 21, 2009) – Give a cheer for TV’s hottest, funniest and most talked-about new series when “Glee” Season 1: Road To Sectionals debuts on DVD December 29 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Filled with beloved characters and sensational musical numbers, “Glee” Season 1: Road To Sectionals is an electrifying, pitch-perfect winner. William McKinley High School once had a champion glee club, but now they are floundering. That is when an idealistic Spanish teacher (Matthew Morrison, Music & Lyrics) takes up their cause, vowing to transform the rag-tag group of singers and dancers into champions.

From Ryan Murphy, the creator of “Nip/Tuck,” “Glee” also stars Jane Lynch (The 40 Year Old Virgin), Jessalyn Gilsig (“Nip/Tuck”) and a slew of talented newcomers including Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer. Featuring the first 13 episodes, “Glee” Season 1: Road To Sectionals DVD will also include the Director’s cut of the pilot episode; exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes; audition videos from the talented cast and the hit music topping the charts at iTunes such as cast versions of Queen’s “Somebody To Love,” Heart’s “Alone,” Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” CĂ©line Dion’s “Taking Chances,” Rihanna’s “Take A Bow,” Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name,” Jazmine Sullivan’s “Bust Your Windows,” Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” and REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling.”. “Glee” Season 1: Road To Sectionals will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.98 U.S/$49.98 Canada. Prebook date is December 2.

DVD Content: (Catalog #2264367)
Disc One

Pilot – Director’s Cut
Disc Two

The Rhodes not Taken
Vitamin D
Disc Three

Disc Four

Once Upon a Mattress
Special Features

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets -- from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.


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