Is this a cool DVD package for Mad Men or what?
It's interesting how some shows that come out on DVD are really bare affairs, with basic packaging and little or no extras. That's why it's great to see that the people behind the new Mad Men DVD (out July 1) have gone all out.
That's the DVD on the right, made to look like an old-fashioned cigarette lighter (if you haven't seen the show, it's set in 1960 and just about everyone smokes). You don't see many DVD packages, or any other packages for that matter, that actually celebrate the pastime of smoking (except, um, cigarette packages). But this one is even better than I could have ever imagined. It looks like a lighter when closed and it also opens like a lighter opens.
And did I mention there are a ton of extras?
The four-disc Mad Men set won't just have a commentary on one or two episodes like you see in many sets, it will have cast and crew commentaries on every single episode! There will also be several features in the set, exploring the behind the scenes world of the show (production design, fashions, the cast), advertising in the 50s and 60s, and a look behind the music of the show.