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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 30th 2009 6:06PM
Ricky GervaisHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

I always find it amusing that a lot of standup specials and documentaries are released on DVD just a day or two after they're shown on television. Jim Gaffigan: King Baby premiered this past Sunday, and here it is for sale on DVD. I guess you could have just taped it (sorry, "recorded it"), though I'm sure there are extras on the DVDs you don't get on the TV special.

I'm just happy Volume 5 of Hannah Montana is out!

  • California Dreams - Seasons 1 and 2
  • The Fugitive - Season 2, Vol. 2
  • Goosebumps - Return of the Mummy and The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight
  • Hannah Montana - Vol. 5

  • Hope & Faith - Season 1
  • In Plain Sight - Season 1
  • The IT Crowd - Season 1
  • Jim Gaffigan - King Baby
  • Planet Earth - Vols. 3 and 4
  • Pride & Prejudice - Miniseries
  • The Real Ghostbusters - Vol. 1
  • Ricky Gervais - Out of England
  • Schoolhouse Rock - Earth
  • Spectacular!
  • Urban Legends - Season 1
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 4, Vol. 1

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Here's the thing about the short interval between broadcast and DVD release for stand-up shows, at least those that play on Comedy Central. CC essentially uses the broadcast as an ad for the DVD. They have "available on" bugs during the show itself and run full-blown "this is what else you'll get if you buy it" ads during the breaks. So naturally, they're going to run it as close to release as possible.

Looks like The IT Crowd, Ricky Gervais and probably Jim Gaffigan are going on my to-buy list this week.

March 31 2009 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Stewart

California Dreams!? I remember that show from years ago, still remember the theme song. I may have to pick that up at some point.

March 30 2009 at 10:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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