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Family Ties - 'The Complete Series' Gets Re-Released in a New 'Unlimited' Box

Mid-November street date for this 28-DVD collection of all 7 seasons

Posted by David Lambert
    Steve and Elyse Keaton (Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter-Birney), once 1960s radicals, now find themselves in Reagan-Era American trying to raise a traditional suburban family. Son Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) is an ambitious Young Republican and his sister Mallory (Justine Bateman) is a shallow victim of the corporate culture, obsessed with music, clothes, and boys. Their only normal kid is young tomboy Jennifer (Tina Yothers), while the youngest, Andrew (Brian Bonsall) quickly becomes a protégé to Alex and his conservative image. This highly successful comedy series follows this unique American family as their views on politics and life clash to give us humorous family moments. Available for the first time in slim, shelf-friendly packaging with all seven seasons' episodes in a 28-disc collection.
Last November, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution released Family Ties - The Complete Series on DVD, a 29-disc set in deluxe gift set packaging which included an exclusive bonus disc with new extras on board. CBS/Paramount has taken that limited time release out of print, but are getting ready to replace that version with a new November 11th "unlimited" release of Family Ties - The Complete Series on DVD.

This 28-disc package will more easily fit on shelves (store shelves, as well as that of fans!), and will cost less at $89.98 SRP for all seven seasons, compared to $220.98 SRP for the previous version. However, the downside is in the disc count: the 29th bonus disc was indeed exclusive to the previous package, and won't be made available in this re-release. You'll still get plenty of extras, however, such as Episode Promos, Gag Reels, Public Service Announcements from Michael J. Fox and the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an interview with Fox ("The Best Gig in the World"), and Featurettes such as "The Year of the Beard" and "The Making of Family Ties." Here's an Amazon pre-order button link followed by the artwork for the new packaging:

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