Press Release Lionsgate Press Release: Schitt's Creek: The Complete Collection

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Check in to the Rosebud Motel for the final time when Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection arrives on DVD November 10 from Lionsgate. Nominated for 19 Primetime Emmys® and Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes series, Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection stars creators, executive producers, and father-son comedy duo Primetime Emmy® and GRAMMY® Awards winner Eugene Levy (Primetime Emmy®: 2020, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “Schitt’s Creek”; GRAMMY®: 2004, Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, A Might Wind) and Primetime Emmy® winner Dan Levy (2020, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series on “Happy Ending” episode with Andrew Cividino, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, “Schitt’s Creek”). The cast also features Primetime Emmy®winner Catherine O’Hara (2020, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Schitt’s Creek”), Primetime Emmy® winner Annie Murphy (2020, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Schitt’s Creek”) and Primetime Emmy® winner Chris Elliott (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program, “Late Night with David Letterman”). The Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $59.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
With 9 Primetime Emmy® Award wins in 2020, “Schitt’s Creek” is a smash hit with critics and audiences alike. Created by and starring Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, this irreverent and original character-driven comedy centers on the “reversal of fortune” story of the once filthy-rich Rose family. Suddenly finding themselves broke, the Roses are forced to rebuild their empire in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once purchased as a joke. As the seasons go on, we see the family thrive in a place they begin to call home, ready to take their personal relationships, business pursuits and, for some, exit strategies, to the next level.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Season 1
    • Inside Schitt’s Creek, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers
  • Season 2
    • Inside Schitt’s Creek, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers
  • Season 3
    • Inside Schitt’s Creek, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers
  • Season 4
    • Inside Schitt’s Creek, Behind the Episode, Featurettes, Outtakes
  • Season 5
    • Behind the Episode, Episode Extras, Featurettes, Outtakes
  • Season 6
    • Behind the Episode, Featurettes, “A Schitt’s Creek Farewell” Documentary

CAST
Eugene Levy American Pie, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Dan Levy Admission, TV’s “The Great Canadian Baking Show”
Catherine O’Hara TV’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Best in Show, A Mighty Wind
Annie Murphy TV’s “The Plateaus,” “Blue Mountain State,” Lick
Chris Elliott Groundhog Day, There’s Something About Mary





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Year of Production:
2015–2020
Title Copyright: Schitt’s Creek © 2015–2020 Not A Real Company Productions Inc. Package Design © 2020 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: TV-on-DVD
Rating: TV-14
Genre: Comedy
Closed-Captioned: Yes
Subtitles: English Descriptive Audio
Feature Run Time: 1,722 Minutes
DVD Format: 16x9 (1.78:1) Presentation
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio


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I was thinking I'd have to import it from Canada, since the Canadian listing was all that was out there until now.
This show was stalled even in canada. Seasons 4 and 5 were never officially released on dvd, until now.

Apparently the company (eOne) was bought up by Hasbro awhile ago, where they largely stopped releasing much of anything "new".
 
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Over the past few years, I generally assume that any new rookie shows solely produced by a canadian tv network, will never be released on dvd (or bluray).
 

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I have to laugh, sadly, when a show of this magnitude only gets a DVD release
Lionsgate probably doesn't have any confidence in a bluray version selling at all, in spite of winning many emmy awards.

One can ask how many shows which got tons of emmy awards, suddenly had a bluray release as a result?
 

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Thankfully, you can see the HD versions on Netflix, and Comedy Central is going to be showing it too, soon as well as the show going into national syndication. Amazing what a few Emmys can accomplish!
 

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It does seem like a particularly odd time to skip a Blu-ray release when this show just came off its historic Emmys sweep.
 
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It does seem like a particularly odd time to skip a Blu-ray release when this show just came off its historic Emmys sweep.
The only shows Lionsgate has any confidence in via bluray, is stuff in the "walking dead" franchise.

Any other Starz/Lionsgate shows, is a complete crapshoot. Everything else non-Starz, is a vote of "no confidence".
 

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It’s simply business. Television on Blu-ray is one of the worst selling, least viable categories in the physical media market. The only semi-exceptions to that are genre shows with built in legacy audiences like new Star Trek shows, but even that doesn’t sell what it once did. There is almost no market for sitcoms and half hour comedies on physical media.

The obstacle a show like this, or really any new show today faces, is that content doesn’t go away anymore. 20 years ago, a new show would air once on broadcast or cable, maybe repeat a couple episodes, and then if you wanted to see it again, you’d have to buy the DVD. Now shows are on outlets like Netflix where the episodes don’t go away when the season ends. A Schitt’s Creek fan never lost access to the episodes in the first place, which makes the disc version less essential for the more average viewer.

DVD still represents the majority of sales in the physical media category. And in general, the people who buy DVD in large numbers never cared to upgrade to Blu-ray players and aren’t big on streaming. They’re somewhat mutually exclusive markets. But the availability of shows like this in HD on low cost subscription services had decimated the demand for them on BD.
 
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Oh, I agree with what you're saying, Josh. It's just funny timing because the DVD announcement is coming not even a week after it was celebrated at the Emmys with such fever.

Maybe at some point down the line after Lionsgate makes all the money they think they can, one of the boutique labels will get a crack at it. Sony released the first season of Damages on Blu-ray and then stopped due to lack of sales, so seasons 2-5 were DVD only. (I remember this because they were a rare case where I actually bought DVDs after being Blu-ray equipped.). Then Mill Creek licensed it from Sony several years later and issued a Blu-ray complete series in February 2019.

Shout Factory also released the complete series of The Good Place to Blu-ray after initially offering the first three seasons on DVD only. I have absolutely no ides how well that sold, but was delighted to get it.
 
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Oh, I agree with what you're saying, Josh. It's just funny timing because the DVD announcement is coming not even a week after it was celebrated at the Emmys with such fever.

Maybe at some point down the line after Lionsgate makes all the money they think they can, one of the boutique labels will get a crack at it. Sony released the first season of Damages on Blu-ray and then stopped due to lack of sales, so seasons 2-5 were DVD only. (I remember this because they were a rare case where I actually bought DVDs after being Blu-ray equipped.). Then Mill Creek licensed it from Sony several years later and issued a Blu-ray complete series in February 2019.

Shout Factory also released the complete series of The Good Place to Blu-ray after initially offering the first three seasons on DVD only. I have absolutely no ides how well that sold, but was delighted to get it.
Mill Creek is completely in the aftermarket, long after current viewers are long gone. Very different market than regular season sets released right before a new season is on the air.
 
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Very different market than regular season sets released right before a new season is on the air.
I know that. I was just pointing out that perhaps it is possible that something like this could get a release like that down the line, after this one is old and no longer a hot new item. Or maybe not.
 

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I don't know if I would want to buy a "Mill Creek" version on bluray.

Hypothetically Mill Creek would likely dump all the episodes of each season, onto one bluray disc per season.
 

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Disc count isn’t nearly as important as it’s made out to be. 22 minute sitcom episodes that aren’t big on special effects and spectacle simply don’t take up a lot of disc space. In the years past, more discs was often a marketing tactic to allow higher retail prices while offering the perception that more discs meant better quality even if those extra discs weren’t filled anywhere to capacity. It’s like when other prestige labels say they’re using dual layered discs for content that isn’t long enough to actually need it. They just think it’ll help them sell more. Now that the market is contracting, higher disc counts that don’t add to quality and set the price out of reach for the remaining disc enthusiasts is counterproductive.
 

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Disc count isn’t nearly as important as it’s made out to be. 22 minute sitcom episodes that aren’t big on special effects and spectacle simply don’t take up a lot of disc space. In the years past, more discs was often a marketing tactic to allow higher retail prices while offering the perception that more discs meant better quality even if those extra discs weren’t filled anywhere to capacity. It’s like when other prestige labels say they’re using dual layered discs for content that isn’t long enough to actually need it. They just think it’ll help them sell more. Now that the market is contracting, higher disc counts that don’t add to quality and set the price out of reach for the remaining disc enthusiasts is counterproductive.
The most notorious cases of this, were those Sony "Superbit" dvds released in the early/mid-2000s. The "movie only" superbit discs were never filled full to 8.5 gigabytes, in spite of dropping all the special features.
 
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Oddly enough, the only dvd discs I ever came across which were consistently packed full to the brim to maximum 8.5 gigabytes, were Lionsgate's A-list movies which had extra basketcase drm. The entire iso was the maximum 8.5 gigabytes, but the actual movie was never that large.

Most of the 8.5 gigabytes sized iso, was just empty sectors filled with zeros. Basically Lionsgate was paying a lot for factory quality control of 8.5 gigabytes maximum sized dvd discs, which were largely filled with zeros. :)
 

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Check in to the Rosebud Motel for the final time when Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection arrives on DVD November 10 from Lionsgate. Nominated for 19 Primetime Emmys® and Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes series, Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection stars creators, executive producers, and father-son comedy duo Primetime Emmy® and GRAMMY® Awards winner Eugene Levy (Primetime Emmy®: 2020, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “Schitt’s Creek”; GRAMMY®: 2004, Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, A Might Wind) and Primetime Emmy® winner Dan Levy (2020, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series on “Happy Ending” episode with Andrew Cividino, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, “Schitt’s Creek”). The cast also features Primetime Emmy®winner Catherine O’Hara (2020, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Schitt’s Creek”), Primetime Emmy® winner Annie Murphy (2020, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Schitt’s Creek”) and Primetime Emmy® winner Chris Elliott (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program, “Late Night with David Letterman”). The Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $59.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
With 9 Primetime Emmy® Award wins in 2020, “Schitt’s Creek” is a smash hit with critics and audiences alike. Created by and starring Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, this irreverent and original character-driven comedy centers on the “reversal of fortune” story of the once filthy-rich Rose family. Suddenly finding themselves broke, the Roses are forced to rebuild their empire in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once purchased as a joke. As the seasons go on, we see the family thrive in a place they begin to call home, ready to take their personal relationships, business pursuits and, for some, exit strategies, to the next level.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Season 1
    • Inside Schitt’s Creek, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers
  • Season 2
    • Inside Schitt’s Creek, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers
  • Season 3
    • Inside Schitt’s Creek, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers
  • Season 4
    • Inside Schitt’s Creek, Behind the Episode, Featurettes, Outtakes
  • Season 5
    • Behind the Episode, Episode Extras, Featurettes, Outtakes
  • Season 6
    • Behind the Episode, Featurettes, “A Schitt’s Creek Farewell” Documentary

CAST
Eugene Levy American Pie, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Dan Levy Admission, TV’s “The Great Canadian Baking Show”
Catherine O’Hara TV’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Best in Show, A Mighty Wind
Annie Murphy TV’s “The Plateaus,” “Blue Mountain State,” Lick
Chris Elliott Groundhog Day, There’s Something About Mary





PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production:
2015–2020
Title Copyright: Schitt’s Creek © 2015–2020 Not A Real Company Productions Inc. Package Design © 2020 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: TV-on-DVD
Rating: TV-14
Genre: Comedy
Closed-Captioned: Yes
Subtitles: English Descriptive Audio
Feature Run Time: 1,722 Minutes
DVD Format: 16x9 (1.78:1) Presentation
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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