Disney Loads Up TV DVD25 Apr, 2008 By: John Latchem
Samantha Who? ù The Complete First Season
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment hopes to help fans forget about the recent writers strike with extras-heavy DVD releases of their favorite shows. The studio recently announced a slate of eight shows due on DVD in the fall, with two also released on Blu-ray Disc.
Due Sept. 2 (prebook July 8) is Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fourth Season — Sizzling Secrets Edition at $59.99. Extras include the behind-the-scenes program “Getting Desperate From Beginning to End”; “Couples Commentary,” featuring the on-screen couples teaming to discuss their favorite moments from season four; the featurette “The Men of Wisteria Lane”; deleted scenes and bloopers.
Streeting Sept. 9 (prebook July 15) are Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Fourth Season — Expanded and Ugly Betty: The Complete Second Season. Both five-DVD sets are $59.99, while Grey's Anatomy also streets as a four-disc Blu-ray at $96.99.
“Betty” extras include “On Set With the Besties,” a tour of the Mode sets; “Wilhelmina Slater: Love to Hate Her,” a focus on Vanessa Williams; “Betty Bloops,” allowing the actors to explain their outtakes; and deleted scenes.
Arriving Sept. 16 (prebook July 22) are Private Practice: The Complete First Season — Extended Edition and Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete First Season, both at $39.99.
The “Private Practice” set delves into the “Grey's Anatomy” spin-off with the featurettes “Kate Walsh: Practice Makes Perfect” and “Alternative Ensemble: Behind the Scenes of Private Practice,” plus two extended episodes, deleted scenes, bloopers and commentaries.
The “Dirty Sexy Money” three-DVD set includes the featurettes “The Road to Excess: Making Dirty Sexy Money”; “Enter the Penthouse: A VIP Set Tour”; “Haute Couture: Dressing the Darlings”; “The Other Woman: Candis Cayne”; audio commentary; bloopers and deleted scenes.
Streeting Sept. 23 (prebook July 29) are Samantha Who? — The Complete First Season at $29.99 and Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Second Season at $59.99.
Included on the first season set of “Samantha Who?,” starring Christina Applegate, are deleted scenes and bloopers.
The “Brothers & Sisters” five-DVD set includes the interactive “Guest Book,” in which the stars discuss their experiences; “TV Dinners: Food From Season 2,” a look at the food stylist; a set tour; audio commentaries; deleted scenes and bloopers.
Finally, due Dec. 9 (prebook Oct. 28) is Lost: The Complete Fourth Season — The Expanded Experience as a five-disc set at $59.99 for DVD and $96.99 for Blu-ray. Tentative extras include bloopers, commentaries, deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a featurette about the freighter that played a role in the fourth season, a look at the Hawaii sets, a profile of the guns used on the show, and a featurette about the show's music.