Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the first season of House
for release on August 30
. This 3 disc set (double-sided) will contain all 22 episodes (973 mins). Here's a writeup from the Fox.com website
From executive producers Paul Attanasio, Katie Jacobs, David Shore and Bryan Singer comes a new take on mystery, where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) is devoid of bedside manner and wouldn't even talk to his patients if he could get away with it. Dealing with his own constant physical pain, he uses a cane that seems to punctuate his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor. While his behavior can border on antisocial, House is a maverick physician whose unconventional thinking and flawless instincts have afforded him a great deal of respect. An infectious disease specialist, he's a brilliant diagnostician who loved the challenges of the medical puzzles he much solve in order to save lives.
House's roster of medical cases are the inexplicable ones other doctors can't solve, and he has assembled an elite team of young medical experts to help him in his effort to solve these diagnostic mysteries.
House's team includes neurologist Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps), who might have a slightly suspect past; immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison); and old-money intensivist Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer). House also has a good friend in Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), an oncology specialist with whom he consults on a regular basis.
The episodes will be presented in anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) along with a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track, and English/Spanish subtitles. The set carries a suggested retail price of $59.98. Extras haven't been announced, and artwork wasn't finalized, but we hope to bring you news on both very soon.