FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBased On The Best-Selling Book Series
by Cecily von Ziegesar,
Warner Home Video Brings You...
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
On DVD August 19, 2008
Just in Time for the Season Two Premiere on The CW
BURBANK, CA (May 21, 2008) - Catch up with your favorite privileged prep school teens on Manhattan's Upper East Side as Warner Home Video releases Gossip Girl: The Complete First Season
on DVD August 19, 2008. Developed for television by Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Chuck
) and Stephanie Savage (The O.C.
), and executive produced by Schwartz, Savage, Leslie Morgenstein (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
) and Bob Levy (the upcoming The Clique
), Gossip Girl
stars many of young Hollywood's hottest talent, including Blake Lively (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
), Leighton Meester (Entourage
), Penn Badgley (The Mountain, Bedford Diaries
), Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen, Ed Westwick, Jessica Szohr, Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle. The five-disc set includes all 18 episodes from the first season and four hours of Special Features including three all-new Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Music Videos and a FREE Download of the original bestselling book read by Christina Ricci! Gossip Girl: The Complete First Season
is priced to own on DVD at $59.98 SRP.
Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book series by Cecily von Ziegesar, Gossip Girl
is a one-hour drama based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens. The students first learn that Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), once the Upper East Side's most notorious party girl, is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives: from the blog of the all-knowing, albeit ultra-secretive, Gossip Girl. No one knows Gossip Girl's identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her website and text messages for the latest scoop. Even Serena's closest friend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), is surprised to find that Serena has suddenly ended her self-imposed exile to boarding school and returned to Manhattan. Keeping track of the shifting friendships, jealousies and turmoil in this wealthy and complex world isn't easy, but it's what Gossip Girl does best!
has a built-in fan base with readers of the wildly successful book series of the same name with over 5.3 million copies in print," said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. "Everyone is talking about this hot new show, which has received passionate praise from every corner. We are thrilled to bring this must-see series to DVD with extensive new extras for all of its enthusiastic fans to own and enjoy."
The series is from College Hill Pictures, Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Paramount Television Inc. The release of Gossip Girl: The Complete First Season
will be supported by an extensive national TV, print and online media campaign.
DVD Special Features
- Gossip Girl 411 Featurette
- GG Couture Featurette
- A Gossip Girl Wedding Featurette
- Music Videos
- Gag Reel
- Downloadable audio book of the original bestselling novel, Gossip Girl: A Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar, read by Christina Ricci
- The Wild Brunch
- Poison Ivy
- Bad News Blair
- Dare Devil
- The Handmaiden's Tale
- Victor, Victrola
- Seventeen Candles
- Blair Waldorf Must Pie!
- Hi, Society
- Roman Holiday
- School Lies
- A Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate
- The Blair Bitch Project
- Desperately Seeking Serena
- All About My Brother
- Woman on the Verge
- Much 'I Do' About Nothing
Street Date: August 19, 2008
Languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese
Subtitles: ESDH, Complex Chinese, Thai, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin Spanish, French Canadian, Korean
Dolby Surround 5.1, Widescreen
Running Time: approx 1024 minutes (episodes and special features)
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