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Felicity - Lionsgate Picks Up Rights, Schedules Re-Issues for Felicity, Samantha Who? and Dirty Sexy Money

Get the first two seasons of Felicity on May 1st, along with both seasons each of the other two shows

Posted by David Lambert
Between 2002 and 2005, ABC/Disney released all 4 seasons onto DVD of the popular series Felicity , starring Keri Russell. In 2008 and 2009 that studio also released both seasons of Christina Applegate's short-lived show, Samantha Who?, as well as both seasons of Dirty Sexy Money, the prime-time soap starring Donald Sutherland and Peter Krause. With Applegate back in the spotlight with Up All Night and Krause getting acclaim for his role in Parenthood, it's no wonder that people are interested in their older programs! However, ABC/Disney's DVD sets for all three shows were discontinued a while back, and have become difficult to find in stores.

Now, however, Lionsgate has picked up the licenses for Felicity, Samantha Who? and Dirty Sexy Money, and will be re-issuing DVD season sets for all three shows on May 1st. In the case of Felicity, Lionsgate is starting with The Complete 1st Season and The Complete 2nd Season sets (they're probably saving the other two for a future re-release). For the other two shows, both seasons will be available on that date. All six releases apparently will have the same specs and package art as originally seen on the ABC/Disney versions, but will be priced less at $19.98 SRP each. In light of this lower cost, we expect any music substitutions previously seen to still be there.

Also, Lionsgate is bringing the disc count down in some cases: for instance, the Felicity titles go from 6 discs each with ABC/Disney down to 3 discs each. Season 1 will have the Pilot Episode and "Special commentary by J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves"; Season 2 will contain the Never-Aired Pilot Presentation; the "Finding Felicity" featurette (with Keri Russell's original audition for the title role), a Felicity Emmy Parody, and 5 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Filmmakers.

Samantha Who? - Season 1 will contain the "Samantha Whoops?" Blooper Reel, Deleted Scenes and Audio Commentary. Season 2 will also have Bloopers and Deleted Scenes, plus a "Tour the Set with Christina Applegate" featurette and a Christina Dance Moment. For Dirty Sexy Money - Season 1, you'll get extras consisting of "The Road to Excess" making-of featurette, the "Enter the Penthouse" VIP Set Tour, a "Haute Couture: Dressing the Darlings" featurette, a profile of "The Other Woman: Candis Cayne," some Dirty Sexy Bloopers, plus Audio Commentaries and Deleted Scenes. The Season 2 re-issue comes with the "Directing the Darlings" featurette with Director Jamie Babbit, the "Total Knockout" featurette (spend a day in the life of Natalie Zea on the set), "Dirty Sexy Crafty" (meet Josh Kuhn, the Mobile Craft Service Specialist), Faux Pas: Bloopers from Season 2, and Deleted Scenes.

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