SPHE Press Release: Seinfeld: seasons Five & Six

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    “The greatest sitcom of all time has arrived as one of the best DVD sets
    I’ve ever seen, whether we’re talking TV shows or movies.”
    – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

    New Episodes from #1 Television Show of All Time” 1
    SEINFELD: SEASONS FIVE & SIX
    Debut November 22
    Each Volume Contains Four-Discs and Features Classic Episodes; 26 Hours of Brand New Special Features include “Sein-imation,”
    “Running With The Egg,” New Outtakes, Bloopers,
    Deleted Scenes, Commentary and more
    Unique Puffy Shirt Collectible and Exclusive Reproduction of Hand-Written Script by Jerry Seinfeld Included in Holiday Giftset

    Culver City, Calif., September 12, 2005 – The show about nothing that became a pop-culture phenomenon continues to be really something on DVD with the release of Seinfeld: Season Five and Seinfeld: Season Six. Available on November 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE), Season 5 features all 22 episodes from the fifth season on a four-disc collector’s DVD set and Season 6, also on four discs, features all 24 episodes from the sixth season, including the 100th Episode two-part special. Both are priced to own at $49.95 SLP.
    Also available from SPHE and perfectly timed for the holiday gift-giving season will be the special Seinfeld Giftset featuring Seasons 5 & 6 together, packaged with an exclusive reproduction of Jerry Seinfeld’s hand-written script for an episode from Season 4 called “The Pilot,” and a unique Puffy Shirt Collectible - available to own at $119.95 SLP. The actual Puffy Shirt was donated by Mr. Seinfeld in November, 2004 to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
    Highlights of the brand new special features include
    Sein-imation Scenes: Classic Seinfeld scenes re-imagined, using original cast voices, in this all-new animated feature from Season Six.
    Running With the Egg: Step-by-step anatomy of how a Seinfeld episode is created -- from script to taping. (Season Six only)
    Jason + Larry = George: Featurette on how the Seinfeld character of George Costanza was developed. (Season 5 only).

    “1 TV Guide ranked Seinfeld #1 on its recent list of the “50 Greatest Shows of All Time.”
    Both new Seinfeld DVD volumes also include hours of fresh bonus material, supervised personally by Jerry Seinfeld and the show’s creators, that include never-before-seen deleted scenes, bloopers, interviews with the cast and creators, exclusive stand-up comedy footage, behind-the-scenes scoops, commentaries and more.
    All the episodes have been digitally remastered and newly enhanced in high-definition to provide the best picture and sound quality possible, plus both Seinfeld: Season Five and Seinfeld: Season Six will include the original (1-2 minutes longer than syndicated episodes) NBC network versions, not seen since their original broadcast runs.
    Still on a creative roll, Seinfeld: Season Five brought viewers some of the most memorable moments ever, including Jerry’s Today show appearance in the now infamous Puffy Shirt; George’s “shrinkage”; Jerry’s deaf date who could read lips; George’s new job with the Yankees’ George Steinbrenner and Elaine’s admission that she “faked ‘em all.” Season Five was also highlighted by Michael Richard’s second Emmy Award win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
    Seinfeld: Season Six marked a major milestone for the series with its 100th episode. Seinfeld’s universe expanded to include the pesky comic Bania, Elaine’s old bosses Mr. Pitt and Mr. Peterman, the face-painting mechanic Puddy, Kramer’s Fusilli Jerry and the revelation of Kramer’s first name: Cosmo.
    Throughout Season Five and Six, Seinfeld featured an amazing line up of celebrity guest stars and cameo appearances on the show including Al Roker, Jon Favreau, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Coolidge, Marlee Matlin, Jon Voight, Bette Midler, Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin, Carol Kane, Jon Lovitz, and others.
    Seinfeld is produced by West-Shapiro Productions in association with Castle Rock Entertainment, a Time Warner Company. Larry David, George Shapiro and Howard West serve as executive producers of the series. Seinfeld is distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
    More Extra Features
    Go behind-the-laughs on both new Seinfeld DVD sets with over 26 hours of exclusive special features including all-new interviews from Jerry, the creators and NBC executives. Each set will include the following:
    Season 5 + 6 Bonus Features
    Notes About Nothing Behind-the-scenes scoop and production notes
    Inside Looks: The cast and creators talk about what was happening behind the scenes of certain episodes
    In the Vault: Never-before-seen deleted scenes saved from the cutting room floor
    Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That: Brand new outtakes and bloopers.
    Yada Yada Yada: Cast and creator audio commentaries
    Master of His Domain: See Jerry Seinfeld in exclusive, never-before-seen stand-up comedy footage

    Additional Season 5 Bonus Feature
    TV Spot: Sponsored by Vandelay Industiries

    Seinfeld Giftset includes:
    Season Five DVD
    Season Six DVD
    PLUS Exclusive Puffy Shirt Collectible
    PLUS Exclusive Reproduction of Jerry Seinfeld’s hand-writen script for the episode called “The Pilot”

    Season 5 Episodes

    1.THE MANGO
    2.THE GLASSES
    3.THE PUFFY SHIRT
    4.THE SNIFFING ACCOUNTANT
    5.THE BRIS
    6.THE LIP READER
    7.THE BARBER
    8.THE NON-FAT YOGURT
    9.THE MASSEUSE
    10.THE CIGAR STORE INDIAN
    11.THE CONVERSION


    12.THE STALL
    13.THE MARINE BIOLOGIST
    14.THE DINNER PARTY
    15.THE PIE
    16.THE STAND-IN
    17.THE WIFE
    18.THE FIRE
    19.THE RAINCOATS, PART I
    20.THE RAINCOATS, PART II
    21.THE OPPOSITE
    22.THE HAMPTONS



    Season 6 Episodes

    1.THE CHAPERONE
    2.THE BIG SALAD
    3.THE PLEDGE DRIVE
    4.THE CHINESE WOMAN
    5.THE COUCH
    6.THE GYMNAST
    7.THE MOM & POP STORE
    8.THE SOUP
    9.THE SECRETARY
    10.THE SWITCH
    11.THE LABEL MAKER
    12.THE RACE

    13.THE SCOFFLAW
    14.THE KISS HELLO
    15.THE BEARD
    16.THE DOORMAN
    17.THE JIMMY
    18.THE DOODLE
    19.THE FUSILLI JERRY
    20.THE DIPLOMATS CLUB
    21.THE UNDERSTUDY
    22.THE FACE PAINTER
    23.100 EPISODE SPECIAL, PART I
    24.100 EPISODE SPECIAL, PART II




    About Seinfeld
    Seinfeld moved into the top 25 in the Nielsen ratings by the end of the fourth season. The show jumped to # 3 in its fifth Season and ranked # 1 or # 2 for the next four consecutive seasons. It became the cornerstone of NBC's “Must See TV” campaign, helping the network to record profits of nearly $1 billion in 1998 alone. It was one of very few comedy series to consistently deliver the network weekly audiences of more than 30 million. The series finale was seen by more 75 million viewers.
    Seinfeld changed the landscape of TV forever, leaving the air in 1998 as the number one Nielsen-rated show in both comedy and drama. Nominated for an incredible 68 Emmy Awards®, Seinfeld won a total of 10, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. In 2002, TV Guide magazine ranked the comedy #1 on its list of the “50 Greatest Shows of All Time.”
    Seinfeld, which aired on NBC for nine years, focuses on four single friends living in New York. At the core of the group is Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), a stand-up comedian whose professional path includes a shot at creating a network sitcom, a guest spot on the “Today” show, a wealth of other experiences gone awry and a personal life rife with an endless parade of never-quite-right girlfriends. His childhood best friend, George Costanza (Jason Alexander), could be deemed the quintessential loser: he can never hold on to a job or a girlfriend … although he has more than enough schemes for trying to make both happen. Jerry’s ex, Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), offers her own string of bad dates and worrisome workplace sagas. And lastly, there’s curiously-coiffed Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), Jerry’s over-the-top, offbeat and often mysterious neighbor, with no visible means of support and an uncanny knack for opening doors to opportunities he has no business being near.

    DVD DETAILS:
    Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
    Full Screen Presentation
    Audio: English (Stereo), French
    Subtitles: English, French

    SEASON FIVE INFO:
    Not Rated / Full screen Format
    Run Time: Over 8 hours. (498 mins)
    Order Date: 10/20/05
    Street Date: 11/22/05
    DVD Catalog # 12150
    UPC Code: 0-43396-12150-8
    SLP: $49.95 SLP

    SEASON SIX INFO:
    Not Rated / Full screen Format
    Run Time: Over 8 hours. (551 mins)
    Order Date: 10/20/05
    Street Date: 11/22/05
    DVD Catalog # 12156
    UPC Code: 0-43396-12156-0
    SLP: $49.95 SLP

    SEINFELD GIFTSET INFO:
    Order Date: 10/20/05
    Street Date: 11/22/05
    DVD Catalog # 12165
    UPC Code: 0-43396-12165-2
    SLP: $119.95 SLP
     
  2. Jay Pennington

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    This was originally shown as one hour-long program, and was broken into parts for syndication.

    They've been excellent about providing original versions (and sometimes the syndicated versions as extras) of such episodes in previous sets, so I'm optimistic they'll do the same thing here.
     
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    Was The Raincoats an hour episode?
     
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    Yes it was.
     
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    Aren't the Hour episodes in Seinfeld "officially" 2 episodes and that's why they are listed that way?
     
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    Yadda, Yadda, Yadda . . . I'm getting these.
     
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    Yeah, on the back cover it'll just say "Episodes 23 and 24- 100 EPISODE SPECIAL, PARTS I AND II" and it'll run as one episode.
     
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    Suprised no one has brought up "Sein-imation Scenes: Classic Seinfeld scenes re-imagined, using original cast voices, in this all-new animated feature from Season Six."

    Certainly sounds cheesy to me.
     
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    In the DVD industry, most "extras" are worthless. They're just a response to the insatiable appetite of some people for pointless drivel [​IMG]

    Like the making of the making of the making of Glitter [​IMG]

    But hey, if ya fellas enjoy it [​IMG]
     
  10. Jay Pennington

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    Yeah, that is a really lame extra.
     
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    So anyone pick this up yet?

    Watching it tonight after work.
     
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    I picked it up and the series continues to be master of the DVD domain. [​IMG]
     
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    I thought i would mention this for Seinfeld fan's. In New York Jerry Seinfeld a big mets fan from time to time will call into WFAN to talk to Steve Somers. He did again this past tuesday and it really is a good listen. He is talking about the season 5,6 dvd release and other things.

    I figure alot of people around the country don't get to listen so i thought i'd give some a heads up. Just goto www.wfan.com scroll down to Steve Somers and you will see the Seinfeld file under nov22nd. Enjoy!
     

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