TCFHE Press Release: Ally McBeal: The Complete Series

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    “BEFORE SEX IN THE CITY THERE WAS ALLY MCBEAL” THE LONG ANTICIPATED WAIT IS OVEREMMY® AND GOLDEN GLOBE®-AWARD WINNING SHOWSTARRING CALISTA FLOCKHART

    ALLY MCBEAL: THE COMPLETE SERIES Featuring All Its Original Music And Loaded With Exclusive Bonus Material Including
    A Brand New Retrospective, Behind-The-Scenes, The Best of Ally McBeal SoundtrackAnd Much More, The Groundbreaking Series Dances On To A 32-Disc CollectibleSet October 6 From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season One Also Arrives On DVD[/FONT]

    “Offbeat, engaging and smartly written…”
    - Ray Richmond, Variety

    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']CENTURY CITY, Calif. [/FONT][FONT= 'Times New Roman']– Filled with all the original music fans couldn’t do without, the quirky, funny, dramatic and outrageous show, Ally McBeal: The Complete Series, arrives for the first time ever as a 32-disc DVD collection October 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “Ally McBeal” Season One will also be available the same day as a six-disc DVD set. Starring an outstanding ensemble cast including Golden Globe®-winner* Calista Flockhart (“Brothers & Sisters”), Oscar®-nominee** Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Portia de Rossi (“Arrested Development,” “Better Off Ted”), Courtney Thorne-Smith (“According To Jim,” “Melrose Place”), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels), Emmy Award®-winner*** Peter MacNicol (“Numb3rs”) and Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”), the original comedy follows the trials and tribulations of an eccentric and neurotic single 28-year-old lawyer (Flockhart) fresh out of Harvard Law School, looking for love and fulfillment in life. Working in a Boston law firm with her ex-lover, his new wife, money loving boss and a nosy, gossiping secretary, the hilarious groundbreaking series featured amusing fantasy sequences, flashbacks and voiceovers to reveal Ally’s innermost thoughts and feelings. The show also had many offbeat running gags and themes, such as Ally’s tendency to immediately fall over whenever she met somebody she found attractive, and Richard Fish’s wattle fetish and humorous mottos, a.k.a “Fishisms.” The series was also known for its wide array of music from pop culture icons including Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Steppenwolf, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Mariah Carey and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as the heartfelt performances from artist Vonda Shepard.[/FONT]

    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Winner of seven Emmy® Awards and four Golden Globes®, and from the prolific Emmy®-Award****winner David E. Kelley, Ally McBeal: The Complete Series features bonus material fans will love including a brand new recollective piece “Bygone Days an Ally McBeal Retrospective” with cast and creators including Calista Flockhart, Jane Krakowski, Lucy Liu, Peter MacNicol, Gil Bellows, Greg Germann, and David E. Kelley, The Best of Ally McBeal soundtrack with never before released songs, Season 2 TV Special “Life and Trials of Ally McBeal,” Season 5 “Goodbye, Ally,” behind-the-scenes and much more. The Ally McBeal: The Complete Series will be available just in time for the holidays for $199.98 U.S. / $199.98 Canada. “Ally McBeal” Season One will also be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.98 U.S. / $54.98 Canada and when purchased at Target, will include an insert to download three songs from The Best of Ally McBeal soundtrack. Prebook is September 9.[/FONT]

    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Series Synopsis:[/FONT]
    Get your fix of love, laughter and lunacy with the award-winning show that made Calista Flockhart a household favorite. With engaging story lines, hip music and appearances by some of the world’s biggest stars, including Robert Downey Jr., Elton John, Christina Ricci, Jon Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Taye Diggs, Tracey Ullman and Barry White, “Ally McBeal” transformed TV for women and raised the comedy-drama genre to an outrageous new level!
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Complete Series Specs:[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Ally McBeal: The Complete Series [/FONT][FONT= 'Times New Roman']will be presented in English and French Dolby Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Season one will also feature Spanish Dolby Surround sound and will be presented in full screen while seasons two through five will feature Spanish stereo and are presented in widescreen format. Individual disc content as follows:[/FONT]
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    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 1 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season One[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Pilot”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Compromising Positions”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Kiss”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Affair”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 2 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season One[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“One Hundred Tears Away”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Promise”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Attitude”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Drawing The Lines”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 3 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season One[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Dirty Joke”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Boy To The World”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Silver Bells”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Cro-Magnon”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 4 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season One[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Blame Game”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman'] “Body Language”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Once In A Lifetime”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Forbidden Fruits”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 5 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season One[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Theme Of Life”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Playing Field”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Happy Birthday Baby”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Inmates”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 6 (135 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season One[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Being There”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Alone Again”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“These Are The Days”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 7 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Two[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Real World”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“They Eat Horses, Don’t They”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Fool’s Night Out”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“It’s My Party”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 8 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Two[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Story of Love”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Worlds Without Love”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Happy Trails”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Just Looking”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 9 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Two[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“You Never Can Tell”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Making Spirits Bright”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“In Dreams”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Love Unlimited”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman'] Disc 10 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Two[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Angels And Blimps”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Pyramids On The Nile”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Side Show”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Sex, Lies & Politics”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 11 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Two[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Civil Wars”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Those Lips, That Hand”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Let’s Dance”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Only The Lonely”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 12 (135 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Two[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Green Monster”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Love’s Illusions”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“I Know Him By Heart”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 13 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Three[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Car Wash”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Buried Pleasures”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Seeing Green”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Heat Wave”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 14 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Three[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Troubled Water”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Changes”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Saving Santa”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Blue Christmas”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 15 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Three[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Out In The Cold”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Just Friends”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Over The Rainbow”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“In Search Of Pygmies”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 16 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Three[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Pursuit Of Loneliness”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Oddball Parade”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Prime Suspect”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Boy Next Door”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 17 (135 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Three[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“I Will Survive”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Turning Thirty”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Do You Wanna Dance”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 18 (90 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Three[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Hope And Glory”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 19 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Four[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Sex, Lies, And Second Thoughts”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Girls Night Out”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Two’s A Crowd”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Without A Net”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 20 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Four[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Last Virgin”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“’Tis The Season”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Love On Holiday”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Man With The Bag”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 21 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Four[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Reasons To Believe”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Ex Files”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Mr. Bo”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Hats Off To Larry”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 22 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Four[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Reach Out And Touch”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Boys Town”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“Falling Up”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Getaway”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Disc 23 (180 minutes):[/FONT]
    · [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Season Four[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Pursuit Of Unhappiness”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“The Obstacle Course”[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'Courier New']o[/FONT] [FONT= 'Times New Roman']“In Search Of Barry White”[/FONT]
     
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    [FONT= 'Times New Roman']Just to repeat,[/FONT][FONT= 'Times New Roman'] [/FONT][FONT= 'Times New Roman']"Featuring All Its Original Music"[/FONT]
     
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    Well... first off, how the hell did they manage that?

    Second... is there any way this could mean anything but all the music that was originally in the broadcast version of the show is still there?

    Third... I'll wait for the reviews, but if this comes out completely intact as the press release says it is... I guess I'll replace my R2 set.
     
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    They must have high expectations for this set to have all original music and be charging the price they're charging. I'm definitely not complaining, just surpised.
     
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    wow all the original music if thats really the case am buying and replacing my r2 sets
     
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    I'll believe this when I see it. All original music intact for that price? If they can do it, why can't other shows? It's unbelievable to me that the clearance costs for this show weren't astronomical.
     
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    They must have had lots incriminating photos of lots of songwriters.

    Fox should be commended for this. I sincerely hope it sells well.
     
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    It could be that they had licensed the broadcast and video rights to alot more songs as the series went on so they didn't have to go back and 're-license' as much music as it appears.

    Like Matthew said, I certainly hope this sells well because Fox deserves a reward for getting all the music. Plus, I hope it will help convince other studios to take similar risks when it comes to spending money on licensing music for shows.
     

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