TCFHE Press Release: The Simpsons Season 20 (DVD)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    CELEBRATING ITS TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY
    THE SIMPSONS DELIVER A FRANCHISE FIRST: BLU-RAY!

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    SEASON 20 BLU-RAY DISC AND DVD

    America Toasts The Animated Family’s Two Decades Of Hysterical Hijinks And Their First Ever
    Blu-ray Release Arriving On January 12 From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


    Collection Features Exclusive Hand-Drawn Menus From Creator Matt Groening
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    LOS ANGELES, CA (November 9, 2009) – In January 1990 television history was made as households across the country were introduced to a one-of-a-kind family whose outrageous antics and wild behavior made them an institution of prime-time television and a pop culture staple over the next two-plus decades. Now, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates this historic milestone when “The Simpsons” Season 20 Blu-ray and DVD collection arrives January 12, marking the show’s first time ever in high-definition. Series creator Matt Groening has added his own special touch by drawing all-new menus for both the Blu-ray and DVD, creating another keepsake memento for “The Simpsons” fans. Highly collectible packaging will also include a character layout of Springfield’s most favorite characters sure to challenge the ultimate Simpsons fan to name them all.

    A show that has remained culturally significant and hugely popular with audiences for over 20 years, the latest DVD collection features every outrageous episode from the 2008-09 season, including the family’s hilarious trip to Ireland, Homer and Ned’s turn as bounty hunters and Bart trading lives with a multi-millionaire lookalike of himself. The show’s impressive who’s who of guest stars continues with the likes of Denis Leary, Joe Montana, Marv Albert, Mark Cuban, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Ellen Page, Jodie Foster and Kelsey Grammer, returning for his 11th time as Bart’s nemesis, Sideshow Bob.

    “The Simpsons” Season 20 includes a total of 21 hilarious episodes and features “The Twentieth Anniversary Special Sneak Peak” by Academy Award®* nominee Morgan Spurlock. Available in collectible packaging for a limited time only, the Blu-ray Disc will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99 U.S. while the DVD will be available for $49.98 U.S. Prebook is December 16.

    Blu-Ray Disc Content (Catalog # 2263488)
    Disc One: ?Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes ?Lost Verizon ?Double, Double, Boy in Trouble ?Treehouse of Horror XIX ?Dangerous Curves ?Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words ?Mypods and Boomsticks ?The Burns and the Bees ?Lisa the Drama Queen ?Additional Bonus Features Include: ?“The Twentieth Anniversary Special Sneak Peak by Morgan Spurlock”
    Disc Two: ?Take My Life, Please ?How The Test Was Won ?No Loan Again, Naturally ?Gone Maggie Gone ?In The Name of the Grandfather ?Wedding for Disaster ?Eeny Teeny Maya Moe ?The Good, The Sad and The Drugly ?Father Knows Worst ?Waverly Hills ?Four Great Women and a Manicure ?Coming to Homerica
    DVD Content (Catalog # 2263895)
    Disc One: ?Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes ?Lost Verizon ?Double, Double, Boy in Trouble ?Treehouse of Horror XIX ?Dangerous Curves ?Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words
    Disc Two: ?Mypods and Boomsticks ?The Burns and the Bees ?Lisa the Drama Queen ?Take My Life, Please ?How The Test Was Won
    Disc Three: ?No Loan Again, Naturally ?Gone Maggie Gone ?In The Name of the Grandfather ?Wedding for Disaster ?Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
    Disc Four: ?The Good, The Sad and The Drugly ?Father Knows Worst ?Waverly Hills ?Four Great Women and a Manicure ?Coming to Homerica ?Wedding for Disaster ?Additional Bonus Features Include: ?“The Twentieth Anniversary Special Sneak Peak by Morgan Spurlock”
    About THE SIMPSONS
    The longest-running comedy in television history, The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Matt Groening created the infamous Simpson family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpsons – all now identifiable by their silhouettes alone. Currently celebrating their 20th Anniverary, The Simpsons will air their 450th episode in January 2010. The show has received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoyed the successful release of their first feature film, The Simpsons Movie, opened The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, CA. and been honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening.

    The Simpsons is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the executive producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the DVD collections for the series. Film Roman, a Starz Media company, is the animation house.

    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.

    Follow TCFHE on Twitter @foxhomeent

    “THE SIMPSONS” SEASON TWENTYStreet Date:January 12, 2010Prebook Date:December 16, 2009Screen Format:Fullscreen (All)Audio:English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio / 5.1 Dolby Digital in Spanish & French (BD)
    English 5.1 Dolby Surround / Stereo in Spanish & French (DVD)Subtitles:English & Spanish (All)U.S. Rating:NRRunning Time:482 minutesClosed Captioned:Yes
    *2005,Best Documentary, Features; Super Size Me
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  2. DavidBC

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    Does this mean no commentaries?
     
  3. BrianJau

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    I would assume they're going to continue with their practice of doing commentaries for every episode. In fact, it probably was easier for them to do commentaries for this set, since they don't really have track down people who are no longer working on the show; the staff's pretty much the same for S20 as it is for the current season.
     
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    As an obsessive collector, will there be any reason to get both the Blu-Ray and regular DVD of this?
     
  5. AnthonyC

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    As someone who doesn't have Blu-Ray, I hope not and fortunately it doesn't look that way.

    I haven't listened to a single commentary since season 6 so whether they're there or not means nothing to me--but at the same time, it would be kind of awesome to know that all 400+ episodes have a commentary track, and it'd be kind of weird for that to be the case for 12 releases and then all of a sudden, poof, they're gone. I'd be more concerned if they mentioned commentary on a few episodes; it's probably just assumed that they're available on every episode. But who knows.
     

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