Fans have been waiting since 2005 for Boy Meets World - Season 4
on DVD, when ABC/Disney announced
the title for release, then quickly canceled
those plans. In 2008 Lionsgate licensed
the DVD rights to this show (along with others) from ABC/Disney, and just last week they re-released Seasons 1, 2 and 3
as individual box sets.
What about Season 4
? Back at the end of July we passed along word
from the Lionsgate Media account on Twitter that fans should "keep an eye out within the next 6-8 months
"...we calculated that to mean "early 2011." Well, that turns out to be the wrong timeframe , because today Lionsgate informed retailers that Boy Meets World - Season 4
will be available even earlier than that!
Our retailer contacts inform us that Lionsgate Entertainment has put Boy Meets World - Season 4
for DVD on the schedule in time for the holidays, with a long-awaited street date of December 7th
! You'll get a 3-disc set with 22 episodes starring Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle, and William Daniels, running approximately 600 minutes long. Package art provided by Lionsgate is shown below, and as you can see (and, as we expected!) it turns out to be the same cover art design that ABC/Disney was planning to use five years ago. Video is listed as full frame, and audio is expected to be in English 2.0 Dolby Digital. The closed captioning logo can be spotted on the spine of the box, as shown below, so we presume that it's included as well.
Cost is a mere $29.98 SRP, so buying this won't burn a hole in your wallet, either! Want to know something else? Our retailer friends who've passed all of this info on to us also mention that this release will be celebrated with plans for some TV appearances and reunions with the cast members, so keep an eye out on the talk shows and morning news programs for that sort of thing!