In just a few weeks, on August 21st
, Universal Studios will be releasing House - Season 8: The Final Season
on DVD and Blu-ray. When that was first announced, we had a number of readers ask us whether or not the studio would put out a compilation set with all eight seasons in one package. We didn't know anything at the time, because Universal hadn't scheduled such a title. But today that's changed!
The studio has now announced that on October 2nd
they will put House - The Complete Series
into stores. This will only be available on DVD format for now. Probably because the first five seasons were never produced for Blu-ray format, and so if they waited to do that at the same time then there would be a significant delay while Universal made BD masters of all those episodes.
This collection will contain the same 41 DVDs released on the individual season sets, so we don't expect any different on-disc content in this new package. However, the discs will be package with an "Exclusive Full-Colored 24-Page Collector's Booklet.
" Cost for the package is $199.98 SRP. No picture of the packaging is available so far, but please stay tuned. In the meantime, here's a studio description of the title:
Every baffling case. Every brilliant diagnosis. Every brutal insult. They're all here in all eight seasons of House, M.D., the compelling medical drama that critics proclaimed "one of the smartest and intellectually bravest shows on television" (Jennifer Arrow, E! Online).
Two-time Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie is Dr. Gregory House, Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital's Chief of Diagnostic Medicine, whose astounding intellect is matched only by his frightening bedside manner. Relive every captivating moment as House and his team of doctors solve complex medical mysteries, push professional boundaries, and face their own demons.
Gripping, witty, and intelligent, satisfy your House addiction in this must-own 41-disc collection, featuring all 176 episodes of this Primetime Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning television phenomenon. Includes an Exclusive Full-Colored 24-Page Collector's Booklet.