CTHV PRESS RELEASE: "Sanford and Son" come to DVD

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    SANFORD & SON:
    The First Season
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    Two-Disc Boxed Set Comes to DVD on Aug. 6

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    Culver City, Calif. (May 27, 2002) - The inimitable Redd Foxx
    became a household name when TV's SANFORD AND SON debuted on Jan. 14,
    1972. Now, audiences can rediscover his comic genius as SANFORD AND SON:
    THE FIRST SEASON makes its DVD debut on Aug. 6 in a two-disc boxed set
    from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.
    Few television series have achieved the status of SANFORD AND
    SON, which spent five seasons chronicling the misadventures of
    cantankerous junk dealer Fred Sanford (Foxx), his nonplused son Lamont
    (Demond Wilson) and the residents who lived near 9114 South Central in
    Los Angeles. The new two-disc DVD boxed set includes all 13 episodes
    from the comedy's first season on TV.
    SANFORD AND SON debuted on CBS as a mid-season replacement,
    and quickly caught hold with viewers, who were delighted by the gruff,
    slightly bawdy Fred Sanford and the cast of characters that populated
    the show, which was produced by Bud Yorkin and by Tandem Productions --
    producer Norman Lear's company that was also responsible for bringing
    "All In the Family" and "The Jeffersons" to the American public.
    The unforgettable ensemble cast led by Foxx, along with a
    jaunty theme song by Quincy Jones, resulted in a smash hit that fit
    perfectly with the adult-oriented comedies that filled the airwaves in
    the early 1970s. SANFORD AND SON remained on the air until 1977, and was
    nominated for seven Emmy awards during its five-year run.
    The new DVD release marks the first time that the first
    season has been available as a single boxed set, and offers each episode
    in an uncut format that showcases the episodes as they were originally
    presented.

    SANFORD AND SON SPECIAL FEATURES
    * Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
    * Full Screen Presentations
    * Audio: English
    * Subtitles: English, Spanish
    * Scene Selections
    * Interactive Menus
    No MPAA Rating / Price: $29.95
    Color / Closed Captioned / 364 minutes (all episodes)
    DVD #09427 / UPC Code: 0-43396-09427-7
    Order Date: July 2, 2002 / Street Date: Aug. 6, 2002
     
  2. Greg_S_H

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    I cannot wait! I've been wanting this since I first heard about TV on DVD. I hope they do the other seasons.
     
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    They made a mistake: the show was on NBC, not CBS.
     
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    Sounds great. Price only 29.95? I will be able to pick this up cheap.
     
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    So that's mistakes with the network for S&S, and casting in TJ. It amazes me how little these studios actually know about the shows they produce.

    You'd think they'd ask a fan to write the press release so that they wouldn't come off looking so foolish to their target audience for these sets.
     
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    "You big dummy!"
     

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