By : Erik Gruenwedel | Posted: 23 Feb 2010
An uncensored first-season DVD set of MTV’s popular reality television show "Jersey Shore" is available starting Feb. 23 via Amazon's CreateSpace on-demand DVD-replication service.
The one-off disc replication software allows networks and studios to avoid estimating market demand and missed sales due to stock-outs on popular content during peak demand, in addition to costly returns from overshipped packaged media to retailers.
A ratings winner in its first season, "Jersey Shore" showcases the infamous hijinks of eight young adults who share a shore house in Seaside Heights, N.J., a popular East Coast summer spot.
Jersey Shore Uncensored: Season One ($21.95) features all nine episodes of the reality series, in addition to uncensored episodes, a reunion special feature, and bonus material such as "Tips from Snooki," "The Situation" and a "Jersey Shore" makeover with Michael Cera.
A spokesperson for Paramount Home Entertainment, which distributes MTV product, said the Amazon.com exclusive was designed to take advantage of the popularity of the show, and that a wide retail DVD release of season one is planned closer to the premiere of the second season.
It is also available on Amazon VOD.
“We are excited that MTV has chosen CreateSpace as the exclusive vehicle for releasing 'Jersey Shore' on DVD,” said Dana LoPiccolo-Giles, managing director of CreateSpace.
Earlier this year, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment bowed unique catalog fare through Amazon’s CreateSpace On-Demand publishing service.