SPHE Press Release: Seinfeld - Season 8

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    “… the most innovative and influential sitcom of the past 15 years …”
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    SEINFELD: SEASON 8
    On DVD June 5

    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards,
    with Guest Stars Sarah Silverman, Debra Messing,
    Lauren Graham, David Letterman, Kristin Davis and Amanda Peet

    DVD Contains All 22 Episodes in a Four-Disc Boxed Set
    With a Staggering Selection of Bonus Features and Classic Episodes
    Including “The English Patient,” “The Yada Yada” and “The Muffin Tops”


    Culver City, CA (March 26, 2007) – The New York quartet who changed the face of television -- Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards -- return to DVD with Seinfeld: Season 8 on June 5. The deluxe four-disc boxed set from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment contains all 22 episodes from the highly-rated eighth season, including such memorable episodes as “The English Patient,” “The Yada Yada,” and “The Muffin Tops.”

    Seinfeld: Season 8 contains extensive bonus material, including two all-new animated “Sein-Imation” features, with Seinfeld scenes re-imagined with original cast voices. The DVD set also includes all-new interviews with the cast and creators, commentaries on select episodes with creators and cast members, factoid track on each episode, bloopers, and deleted scenes. The set will be available for $49.95 SRP.

    Guest stars this season include Jerry Stiller (TV’s “The King of Queens”), Sarah Silverman (TV’s “The Sarah Silverman Program”), Janeane Garofalo (The Truth About Cats and Dogs, TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show”), Kristin Davis (TV’s “Sex and the City”), Debra Messing (TV’s “Will & Grace”), Amanda Peet (TV’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”), Raquel Welch (Legally Blonde, One Million Years B.C.), Molly Shannon (Evan Almighty, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Rena Sofer (TV’s “24”), Lloyd Bridges (TV’s “Sea Hunt”), Robert Wagner (TV’s “Hart to Hart”), Jill St. John (Diamonds are Forever), New York Yankee Derek Jeter, and talk show host David Letterman.

    Created and executive produced by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, Seinfeld premiered on NBC on July 5, 1989. Following the professional and personal lives of four single friends living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side -- Jerry Seinfeld, a stand up comedian; his childhood friend, George Costanza (Alexander); his ex-girlfriend, Elaine Benes, (Louis-Dreyfus) and his wacky neighbor, Cosmo Kramer (Richards) -- the sitcom about nothing was an immediate critical hit and the core of NBC’s “Must See TV” campaign, regularly drawing more than 30 million viewers each week. The series was nominated for 68 Emmy Awards (winning 10) and 15 Golden Globes (winning 3) over the course of its nine-season, 180-episode run.

    For season eight, Seinfeld was nominated for nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress (Louis-Dreyfus), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Alexander), Outstanding Guest Actor (Stiller), with Michael Richards taking home the statuette for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Other accolades include a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical, three Writers Guild of America nominations (winning for “The Fatigues”), four Screen Actors Guild nominations (with Louis-Dreyfus winning for Actress and the cast taking home Best Ensemble), and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Television Comedy Series.

    During Seinfeld: Season 8, George is anxious to put Susan’s death behind him, Elaine meets a group of friends who are the exact opposite of the gang, Kramer rails against the new Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurant, George dates a prison inmate, Elaine loses a boyfriend when she hates The English Patient, Jerry’s new girlfriend (Kristin Davis) uses a toothbrush that has fallen into the toilet, George finds the perfect place to nap at work, Elaine strives to dispose of “muffin stems,” and after getting fired from the Yankees, George declares it “The Summer of George.”

    DVD Special Features Include:
    Blooper Reel
    14 Deleted Scenes
    2 Sein-Imations
    Factoid tracks on all 22 episodes
    Featurette: Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain
    Inside Look Featurettes on 14 Episodes
    Commentaries on 14 Episodes with Cast and Crew
    Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
    Full Screen Presentations
    Audio: English (Stereo), French
    Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
    Bonus Previews
    Closed Captioned

    Seinfeld: Season 8 episodes include:

    The Foundation The Abstinence The English Patient
    The Soul Mate The Andrea Doria The Nap
    Bizarro Jerry The Little Jerry The Yada Yada
    The Little Kicks The Money The Millennium
    The Package The Come Back The Muffin Tops
    The Fatigues The Van Buren Boys The Summer of George
    The Checks The Susie
    The Chicken Roaster The Pothole

    BROADCAST YEAR: 1996 – 1997

    Seinfeld: Season 8 DVD has a run time of approximately 506 minutes and is not rated. Artwork is available at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/index.html.

    DVD Catalog: 18971
    UPC Code: 0-43396-18971-3
    Order Date: 5/3/07
    SLP: $49.95
     

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