Paramount Press Release: Sergeant Bilko: The Phil Silvers Show The First Season

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']THE LEGENDARY SERGEANT BILKO MAKES HIS DVD DEBUT IN THE [/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']EMMY®AWARD-WINNING SERIES[/FONT]


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    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']SERGEANT BILKO: THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW[/FONT]
    THE FIRST SEASON


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    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Arriving For The First Time Ever On DVD July 27 From[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman'] CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment[/FONT]


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    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 20, 2010) - Television's most beloved conman and [/FONT][FONT= 'Times New Roman']celebrated comedic character, Sergeant Bilko, returns to finagle his way into fans' hearts when the Emmy® award-winning series SERGEANT BILKO: THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW, The First Season[/FONT] makes its debut on DVD July 27 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Created by Nat Hiken (Car 54, Where Are You?), SERGEANT BILKO: [/FONT][FONT= 'Times New Roman']THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW won three consecutive Emmy® awards for Best Comedy Series and launched the character of Army Sergeant Ernie Bilko, portrayed by Emmy®-award-winning star Phil Silvers (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum[/FONT]), into television history. Fort Baxter sets the scene for the hilarious antics of Sergeant Bilko as he attempts to swindle, bluff and flatter his platoon and fellow comrades in his hilarious attempts to get rich quick. Commanding big laughs, SERGEANT BILKO: [FONT= 'Times New Roman']THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW co-stars Allan Melvin (All In The Family)[/FONT], Harvey Lembeck (Beach Party), Paul Ford (The Music Man) and Herbie Faye (The Dick Van Dyke Show).

    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']SERGEANT BILKO: THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW, The First Season[/FONT]is a five-disc set featuring all 34 episodes from the premiere season beautifully remastered for optimal picture quality. Available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 US and $47.99 CAN, the set also includes audio commentaries, the original lost audition show, an episode of The Lucy Showfeaturing Phil Silvers as a guest star and cast commercials.

    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']SERGEANT BILKO: THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW, The First Season[/FONT] five-disc set is presented in full screen with English Mono. The DVD is not rated. The total running time is approximately 14 hours and 42 minutes. The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:




    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc One: [/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']New Recruits (Commentary by Allan Melvin)[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Empty Store[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The WAC[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Horse[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']A.W.O.L.[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Boxer[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Special Feature:[/FONT]


      [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Lost Audition Show - Rarely seen, live audition show that was never broadcast[/FONT]




    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc Two: [/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Hoodlum[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Mardi Gras[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Eating Contest[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Centennial[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Bivouac[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Singing Contest[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Twitch[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Special Features:[/FONT]


      [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Original Network Opening[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Original Cast Commercials[/FONT]




    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc Three: [/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Reunion[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Rich Kid[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Hollywood[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Investigation[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Kids In The Trailer[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Revolutionary War[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Transfer[/FONT]


    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc Four:[/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Rest Cure[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Dinner At Sowici's[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Army Memoirs[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Miss America[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Court Martial (Commentary by George Kennedy)[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Furlough In New York[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Big Uranium Strike[/FONT]


    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc Five:[/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Bilko and the Beast[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Physical Check-Up[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Recruiting Sergeant[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Hair[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']The Con Men[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Bilko on Wall Street[/FONT]

    • Special Feature:


      [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Lucy and the Efficiency Expert - Classic Episode from the fifth season of The Lucy Show where Phil Silvers hilariously guest stars as an efficiency expert who takes over Lucy's office[/FONT]




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    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels. [/FONT]

    Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.




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    SERGEANT BILKO: THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW, The First Season[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Street Date: July 27, 2010[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Pricing: $42.99 US / $47.99 CAN [/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Catalog #: 074414[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Runtime: 14 hours 42 minutes[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']U.S. Rating: NR[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']CAN Rating: G[/FONT]
     
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    Werm't some of these extras on the best of box?
     
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    Hi DeWilson - You're correct, most of these extras were included on the 50th anniversary DVD; however, The Lucy Show episode is new and it's also the first time that the episode has ever been on DVD. Thanks.
     
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    To the Paramount team: many thanks for releasing this as a season release and for participating in this forum. I missed the "Best of" when it came out so all of these bonus features will be new to me. Bilko has been absent from the local airwaves for many years so this will be a great opportunity to renew my acquaintance with this landmark series. We can never have too much Allan Melvin on DVD.


    (sidebar note: please keep those Perry Mason sets coming :) )
     
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    Under the tree this one goes for XMAS!!!!!!!! I shall then host Sunday Night Silvers the following evening on December 26, 2010, with (Life On) Mars (BBC) Monday happening the very next day on December 27, 2010!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Really looking forward to this set!
     
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    This will be a definite purchase for me.
     
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