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The Apprentice - Disc Art, A Talking Package, & Awesome Extras

Posted by David Lambert
In our announcement news for The Apprentice - The Complete 1st Season (Aug. 24 street date), we closed by saying, "So far this morning the details are thin, and we don't know yet what extras - if any - will be on this release. And the small-ish cover art below is all we have at this time."

Now we have gotten the word from Universal on the extensive bonus material that will accompany this release. For starters, the studio made available this list of supplements:
  • An exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated Season 2
  • Brand-new interviews with Trump and the Season 1 contestants
  • Footage NBC couldn't show you from the fired contestants' taxi rides
  • Job advice from George and Carolyn, Trump's key advisors
  • Intense Deleted Scenes
  • Outrageous audtion tapes
  • And much more!

But what does "much more" consist of? The answer starts with a look at the packaging:

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As you can see, the outer box art has changed a bit from the thumbnail version we had previously: an entire row of candidates was deleted in order to see more of The Donald. Below it you see the disc art for all 5 DVDs in this set, and then at the bottom is the open front of the box, revealing a picture of Trump at his desk. The action of swinging open the lid activates a voice chip recording of those famous words: "You're Fired!" Also revealed, though, is a list of the Bonus Features you get. Here are the titles listed there:
  • "The Job Description: Creating The Apprentice"
  • "The Candidates"
  • "The Boss: Donald Trump on The Apprentice"
  • "The Board of Directors"
  • "From 16 to One: Narrowing the Field"
  • "The Job Offer"
  • "The Future: A Look Ahead"

The details under each of those headings weren't made available, but I think we all get the idea. This looks like it will be a powerhouse release for a blockbuster show. Stay tuned, and if any more details come to light, we'll be sure to let you know!

Correction: In the e-mail we sent to registered members of this site, who voted for The Apprentice to come to DVD, we said that this release might possibly have the first talking DVD package in Region 1. That wasn't accurate. The recently released Speed Racer - Volume 2 DVD has a limited-edition slipcover that not only talks, but also sings the theme song from that show. Our apologies for the oversight!

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