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TCFHE Press Release: "24" Season One Special Edition


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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 22 2008 - 06:55 AM

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS ALL OVER AGAIN
FOR THE TOP-RATED TELEVISION PHENOMENON

24
SEASON ONE SPECIAL EDITION
Seven-Disc DVD Set Featuring Special Collectible Packaging Clocks In May 20th
With Over Three Hours Of Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features Including
All-New Making Of Documentary, Extended Episodes, Deleted Scenes,
Alternate Season Finale Ending, Commentaries & More

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Relive the entire first nail-biting season of one of the most electrifying and innovative television programs in recent history when “24” Season One returns with an all-new Special Edition DVD May 20th from Fox Home Entertainment. Winner of 17 Emmyâ Awards and two Golden Globesâ during the show’s six season run to date, the brand-new seven-disc “24” Season One Special Edition DVD set includes all 24 one-hour episodes and is packed with over three hours of never-before-seen special features including a Season Seven trailer, over 25 deleted and extended scenes, two all-new behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. Additionally the set will be available in collectible metal tin packaging that features special introductory letters from both series co-creators on their inspiration and challenges working on this groundbreaking show. The “24” Season One Special Edition DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $59.98 U.S. / $89.98 Canada.

Premiering on television in November 2001, “24” set a new standard for prime time intensity, making use of its unique real-time element following characters throughout an entire day, and introduced audiences to Counter Terrorism Unit agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), a man who will stop at nothing protect his colleagues, his family and his country.

Season One of this precedent-setting television series began as Agent Bauer is informed of a threat against U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert; “The Unit”) on the day of the California Primary. As Bauer attempts to unravel the mystery and ensure the safety of Senator Palmer, new conspiracies begin to emerge that threaten CTU, the country and his family. With incredible supporting performances from Elisha Cuthbert (The Girl Next Door, Captivity), Carlos Bernard (“10.5: Apocalypse”), Leslie Hope (Dragonfly), Sarah Clarke (Happy Endings), Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and Mia Kirshner (“The L Word”) as well as cameos from Lou Diamond Phillips (“Numb3rs,” Young Guns) and Dennis Hopper (Speed, Hoosiers), this will truly be a day that none of them will ever forget!

Marketing Support:
Fox Home Entertainment will support the “24” Season One Special Edition DVD release with a comprehensive marketing program aimed at re-promoting the entire franchise with on-air and online spots, including targeted email, grassroots efforts, online banners and an aggressive publicity campaign. Additionally, Fox Home Entertainment will work with national promotional partner Langers Juice, offering a sweepstakes for set visits and $5 mail-in rebates on one million labels distributed nationally in grocers across the country.

Synopsis:
The clock is ticking…Midnight. Jack Bauer, head of the CIA’s Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit, is suddenly thrust into a chaotic and exhausting 24-hour marathon of death, deception and terror as he struggles to prevent the assassination of a presidential candidate, find the traitor within his own organization, and save his kidnapped wife and daughter.

DVD Special Features:
The “24” Season One Special Edition DVD will feature all 24 episodes presented in widescreen format with English and French Dolby Surround plus English and Spanish subtitles. DVD special features include the following content (** designates all-new DVD elements):
· Season One Introduction by Kiefer Sutherland
· All-new documentary The Genesis of 24**
· Five extended episodes**
· 7:00PM – 8:00PM
· 8:00PM – 9:00PM
· 9:00PM – 10:00PM
· 10:00PM – 11:00PM
· 11:00PM – 12:00AM
· 25 extended / deleted scenes**
· Never-before-seen alternate season finale ending #2**
· Commentary on the series premiere episode (12:00AM-1:00AM) by director Stephen Hopkins and Director of Photography Peter Levy**
· Commentary on the series finale episode (11:00PM-12:00AM) by director Stephen Hopkins and actress Leslie Hope**
· The Rookie online short films (sponsored by Degree)**
· “Coffee Run”
· “Get This To…”
· Alternate season finale ending (with optional commentary by executive producer Joel Surnow)


“24” SEASON ONE SPECIAL EDITION
Street Date: May 20, 2008
Prebook Date: April 23, 2008
Pricing: $59.98 U.S. / $89.98 Canada
Catalog Number: 2248808
Total Running Time: 1056 minutes
U.S. Rating: NR
Closed Captioned: Yes

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