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SPHE Press Release: SOAP: THE COMPLETE SERIES


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 03 2008 - 06:17 AM

The Emmy® Award-Winning Groundbreaking Comedy Sitcom

SOAP:
THE COMPLETE SERIES

Starring Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume,
Kathryn Helmond and Richard Mulligan

All 90 Episodes of the ‘70s Sitcom Classic Arrive in
One Brand New Space-Saver Set on June 10

New Economical Packaging Saves Fans Money and Shelf Space Too!


Culver City, Calif. (April 7, 2008) – The laugh-out-loud, controversial and groundbreaking parody of soap opera melodrama, Soap: The Complete Series, will be one of the first series to arrive in brand new space-saver packaging June 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Designed to save space and provide excellent value as well, the compact spindle box is jam-packed with 12 discs and includes every one of the series’ 90 laugh-filled episodes. Soap: The Complete Series is priced at a money-saving $59.95 SRP.

Starring Emmy® Award winner Billy Crystal (Analyze That, Monsters, Inc.), Emmy® Award winner Robert Guillaume (TV’s “Benson”), Golden Globe® Award winner Kathryn Helmond (TV’s “Who’s The Boss?”) and Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winner Richard Mulligan (TV’s “Empty Nest”), Soap was conceived as a primetime satire of daytime “soaps.” Over its four-year run, the series toppled many TV taboos, and openly addressed a variety of controversial topics with a combination of wit, slapstick and drama. The talented cast and outrageous storylines made it an instant fan and critical favorite and helped it become one of ABC’s top-rated shows. Nominated for 17 Emmy® Awards and winning four, Soap was created by Susan Harris (TV’s “Golden Girls”).

Soap takes viewers into the homes of not one but two of the most dysfunctional families ever -- the wealthy Tates and the blue-collar Campbells. Their lives are larger than life and with some of the craziest cast of characters ever: sarcastic butlers, a World War II hero who’s still thinks he’s living in the 1940s and a husband who once thought he could make himself invisible. Secrets, scandals and bizarre mishaps abound as the two class-divided families try to co-exist.

DVD Special Features Include:
· Digitally Remastered Audio and Video
· Full Screen Presentations
· Audio: English
· Closed Captioned
· Bonus Previews

BROADCAST YEAR: 1977-1981 (ABC)

Soap: The Complete Series has a run time of approximately 2300 minutes and is not rated. Artwork is available at Welcome to SPHE Connect. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at Sony Pictures.

DVD Catalog # 25956
UPC Code: 0-43396-25956-0
Order Date: 5/8/08
SLP: $59.95

 

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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   David Rain

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Posted April 03 2008 - 04:41 PM

LOVE this show. Totally original and never been duplicated. But "special features" ? Give me a break.
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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   FrankPitt

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Posted April 03 2008 - 06:05 PM

I'm wondering if this set includes the three ninety-minute flashback/clip episodes which were not part of the original single-season DVD releases. Those shows each included new footage, as Jessica Tate -- along with another character -- discussed each season's past events. If those shows aren't included, then this set is just semi-complete.

#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted April 04 2008 - 04:15 AM

I've been interested in Soap for a while and never picked up the season sets. Maybe I'll do a blind buy and grab this when it comes out. With Susan Harris and the cast, how can it be bad?

#5 of 10 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted April 04 2008 - 06:37 AM

It would be surprising to me if the content on the discs isn't exactly the same as the season sets. That's why Sony (and every company) is releasing series sets. They spend almost nothing but have a 'new' product.

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

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Posted April 04 2008 - 09:29 AM

Maybe if they want more sales, they could spend a dime and make sure all the first season eps are NOT heavily-edited syndicated cuts. Some of them, especially, the episode with Williams Daniels, were egregiously cut to the put of vandalism.
 

 


#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Corey3rd

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Posted April 05 2008 - 12:21 PM

so they're junking the real bonus features? Pathetic.
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Larry Geller

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Posted April 09 2008 - 07:20 AM

There is nothing to junk. The original seaons had no bonus features.
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#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted April 09 2008 - 07:24 AM

Wasn't there some stuff on Season 2? A Making Of and the Original Pilot?

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Corey3rd

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Posted April 09 2008 - 09:16 AM

season 2 had interviews.
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