Late last week we reported
that our retail industry contacts had given us the scoop on a May 5th
DVD release of Will & Grace - The Best of Friends & Foes
, a 352-minute collection of episodes which takes a look at the most special celebrity guest appearances throughout the various seasons of the show. We also mentioned that a separate release, Will & Grace - The Best of Love & Marriage
, was also in the works. But we didn't have a street date for that release, or any other info about it other than the title. Nor did we know the pricing, disc count or episode count for either one.
Now Lionsgate's public relations team has provided us with an e-mail announcing that both new best-of titles will be available on the same date, each as a 2-disc set with 16 episodes. Pricing will be $19.98 SRP per release. The Love & Marriage
set "features unforgettable hookups, breakups and shakeups," as explained in the announcement info that we've quoted below. It goes over everything fully, so we'll let it speak for itself. Neither we nor our retail contacts have been provided with cover art yet, but stay tuned and we'll show it to you when that comes in.
Fans of "Will & Grace," one of television's most beloved and acclaimed comedy series, can now add to their home entertainment collection two brand new "Best of" DVDs. Will & Grace: Best of Love & Marriage and Will & Grace: Best of Friends & Foes each feature 16 favorite episodes that will keep fans laughing again and again with the most hilarious and outrageous moments of the series. Will & Grace: Best of Love & Marriage features unforgettable hookups, breakups and shakeups including Rosario's green card marriage to Jack, Karen accusing Stan of cheating and Grace meeting Leo for the first time. And, watch as A-list Hollywood celebrities make their mark on the hit series with Will & Grace: Best of Friends & Foes. This collection features the favorite and most memorable guest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Bacon, Glenn Close, Britney Spears, Matt Damon and more.
Winner of 16 Emmy® awards including Outstanding Comedy, "Will & Grace" became one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed television comedies of all time. TV Guide proclaimed "if their barbed-wired banter were any more cutting, we'd have to visit ER" and The Chicago Tribune hailed "the show has always been funny, often as laugh-out-loud funny as anything else on TV...alternately touching and hilarious." The 2-disc sets feature hysterical themed featurettes, and Will & Grace: Best of Love & Marriage also features audio commentaries with cast and crew. The sets are available from Lionsgate through a license agreement with NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group. Pricing: DVD $19.98 each