VSC Press Release: Portlandia Season 3 (Blu-ray)

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    THIRD TIME'S A DVD CHARM
    FOR THE HIT IFC SERIES
    PORTLANDIA
    Eleven New Episodes of Broadway Video and IFC’s
    Acclaimed Comedy Series
    Available July 9th on Blu-ray™ and DVD

    LOS ANGELES , CA – Video Services Corp. (VSC) will release the third season of Broadway Video and IFC’s hit original comedy series Portlandia in North America on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 9, 2013. The Emmy®-nominated and Peabody© award-winning series sees star/co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein return with their repertoire of eccentric-to-unnerving characters that inhabit the quirkier enclaves of Portland, Oregon. The 2-disc DVD set contains all 10 episodes as well as the "Winter in Portlandia" special episode, Portland tours led by Kumail Nanjiani featuring locations like the Feminist Book store and a vegan strip club, and deleted scenes. The SRPs are $24.95 for the Blu-ray™ and $19.95 for the DVD.



    Returning for Season Three are Armisen and Brownstein faves Dave and Kath, two of the town's most uptight residents; Spyke and his girlfriend, Iris, who try to take TV pop culture back to a more familiar time; and Nina and Lance, whose passionate relationship takes a turn when Nina plans a lavish birthday blowout.


    Returning also are Kyle MacLachlan ("Desperate Housewives," "Twin Peaks") as Portland's trusty but oft misguided mayor, Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day) who returns to work at another uniquely themed store and Kumail Nanjiani ("Franklin & Bash") who continues to overwhelm patrons with too many options. Additionally, Fred and Carrie take in a new roommate, Alexandra, played by Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love," "American Horror Story").



    Guest stars joining the Portlandia community in Season Three include Roseanne Barr ("Roseanne"), Matt Berry ("The IT Crowd"), Rose Byrne ("Damages," Bridesmaids), Jim Gaffigan ("Bored to Death"), Bill Hader ("Saturday Night Live"), Juliette Lewis (Conviction, Natural Born Killers), Matt Lucas ("Little Britain"), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Bobby Moynihan (SNL), tennis legend Martina Navratilova, Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), George Wendt ("Cheers") and the band Dirty Projectors.
    Shot entirely on location in Portland, Oregon , the series is co-created and co-written by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the series director. Portlandia is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    Street Date: July 9, 2013
    Copyright: © 2013 Broadway Video Entertainment, Inc.
    DVD SRP $19.95 Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
    Selection Number: DVD: BRO1979 Blu-ray: BRO1981
    Running Time: 242 min

    About VSC
    Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. is a leading independent film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. With a vast catalogue strong in television, sports and comedy, some of VSC's releases include Comedy Now! Starring Russell Peters and Long Story Short from Colin Quinn. VSC is currently prepping a first ever Blu-ray™ release of the classic Beatles parody “All You Need is Cash” featuring The Rutles for release later this year. VSC also owns the e-commerce websites sportonvideo.com, laffstock.com and jewishflicks.com.

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