MTV’s Long-Awaited ‘Daria’ DVD Hits May 117 May, 2010 By: John Latchem
Cross another show off the “Not on DVD” list. Paramount Home Entertainment May 11 releases MTV’s Daria: The Complete Animated Series as an eight-DVD set at $72.99.
The cult-hit show had been one of the most eagerly anticipated for a DVD release, ranked No. 3 on TVShowsOnDVD.com’s list of shows not yet on disc (behind “The Wonder Years” and the 1960s “Batman”). Online petitions for a DVD have garnered more than 50,000 signatures.
The show focuses on Daria Morgendorffer (voiced by Tracy Grandstaff), an alienated teenager dealing with the trials of high school. The Daria character originally appeared on “Beavis and Butt-Head” and proved effective enough to earn her own spin-off. “Daria” ran on MTV for 65 episodes from 1997 to 2002.
The DVD set includes all the episodes, plus the “Daria” movies Is It Fall Yet? and Is It College Yet?, as well as the original pilot, “Sealed With a Kick.” Other extras include the Mystik Spiral music video “Freakin’ Friends,” Daria Day intros, cast and crew interviews, a Top 10 Video Countdown hosted by Daria and her friend Jane, and a never-before-seen Mystik Spiral spin-off script.
Fans can visit DariaOnDVD.com to order a $49.99 “Daria” package that includes the DVD set and a T-shirt with free shipping.