Posted March 18 2009 - 09:51 AM
Chalk up another one for the Never Thought THIS Would Get Released Dept. Shout! Factory (who else?) is releasing a 3-disc set on 7/14
, according to TVShowsOnDVD. I would probably buy it, depending on the price, of course, and what's on the set (see below).
In the article, Dave says it's all 26 first-season episodes but I'm not sure it is. The blurb he posted from Shout includes:
| This 3-DVD set covers Season One, including the mid-season wrap-up episode and the subsequent 13 episodes leading up to the finals. |
That quote, plus the listed run time of 840 minutes (which translates to 14 60-min. episodes) makes me think it's just the last 14 episodes of the season. Note it says "covers season one" not something like "includes season one."
My thinking is Joe Theismann, who hosted the first half of the season, may not have signed off on his episodes being released and instead of not releasing the season because of that, Shout decided to just release the second half of the season. Of course, if he was in the midseason recap episode (I don't recall if he was or not), then that theory won't go far.
Hopefully Dave can get a clearer answer from Shout, but I think it has to be just the second half of the season. Would 26 hour-long episodes even fit on 3 discs and still be watchable? Not unless they're double-sided discs (does Shout even use those?).