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Dead Like Me - New DTV Feature Life After Death Announced, Along With The Complete Series Giftset, for DVD in 2009

DVD releases of both, and repackaged season sets, all available February 17th

Posted by David Lambert
What could be more appropriate for a Halloween-day announcement than several DVD releases for a show titled Dead Like Me? Yes the series, which was created by Bryan Fuller (the man behind Pushing Daisies and co-creator of Wonderfalls), is getting a brand-new installment that will be released as a direct-to-video feature. We mentioned it earlier this year, but the plans to release it in 2008 have been pushed back. Now the new Dead Like Me - Life After Death film is scheduled to arrive on DVD February 17, 2009.

The new story brings back Ellen Muth as the girl named "George," who has died and become a reaper. Also returning from the series are fellow reapers Jasmine Guy (A Different World) as "Roxy" and Callum Blue (The Tudors) as "Mason." NOT returning is Laura Harris; instead her role of "Daisy Adair" has been taken over in this production by Sarah Wynter (24). Also not returning is former co-star Mandy Patankin as "Rube Sofer." Instead, we'll see Henry Ian Cusick ("Desmond" on Lost) in the new role of "Cameron Kane."

Dead Like Me - Life After Death costs $26.98 SRP, but can be pre-ordered from DVDEmpire for $19.26 as of this writing (subject to change without notice). Video will be presented in widescreen, with English - 5.1 Dolby Surround audio. Besides the 87-minute feature, there will be Audio Commentary by Ellen Muth and director Steven Herek, plus a featurette titled "Back From the Dead: Resurrecting Dead Like Me."

But MGM and distributor Fox Home Video aren't stopping there! On the same date they are also releasing Dead Like Me - The Complete Series Giftset. This 9-disc set will collect the new Life After Death direct-to-video film, plus Seasons 1 and 2 of the series, together in one place for the first time. It will have the exact same contents, including extras, as the individual releases of Season 1, Season 2 and Life After Death. Cost is $69.98 SRP, but you can do a DVD Empire pre-order for just $49.68 as of this writing (again, subject to change at DVDEmpire's discretion).

MGM/Fox is also re-releasing Dead Like Me - Season 1 and Dead Like Me - Season 2 on the same date, Feb. 17th, in newly "repackaged" editions. No word yet on how the packaging will be different. The contents are the same as before, however, so this will only appeal to new fans of the show or fans who missed the previous releases. They will cost $39.98 SRP each.

Package art for these DVD titles has not been made available yet, but stay tuned and we'll bring it to you just as soon as we can! Happy Halloween, everybody...and stay safe!

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