A week ago we had the early word
about Shout! Factory's October 11th
releases of JEM and The Holograms - The Truly Outrageous Complete Series!
11-DVD set, and also JEM and The Holograms - Season 1
four-disc set. Today Shout! has sent over the official press release, reprinted below (sandwiched between the high-res 3D package art of the Complete Series
set at the top, and the Season 1
set at the bottom). As you can see, the press release mentions "an exclusive extra DVD packed with bonus features, including archival material rarely seen by fans
," but it doesn't go into detail about those extras. However, the Shout! online store's pre-order entry
for The Truly Outrageous Complete Series!
lists these bonus features:
- Retrospective Featurettes, Including Brand-New Interviews With The Cast, Crew And Fans!
- Original Toy Commercials
- Video Jukebox
- Animated Storyboards
- Original Writer's Bible
- ...And More!
You can pre-order the Complete Series
set there at the Shout! online store right now for $59.99 plus shipping and handling. There are listings for it and for Season 1 at Amazon.com
, but as of this writing they are not accepting pre-orders there just yet...we expect that to change very soon, though. Now, however, here is the finalized 3D package art, along with the official press release:
For Immediate ReleaseJEM and The Holograms:
The Truly Outrageous Complete Series!
Packed with All 65 Original Episodes and All-New Special
Bonus Content to be available in a Collectible 11-DVD Box Set
ROCKIN' ONTO HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE
OCTOBER 11, 2011 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
JEM and The Holograms: Season One 4-DVD Set
will be available to own on the same day!
America's best-loved and truly outrageous animated pop star was Jem from the memorable 80's pop culture series JEM and The Holograms
. Best known for her iconic pink hair, star shape earrings, rousing musical numbers and trend setting fashion, Jem knew how to rock her glamour, glitter, fashion and fame and influenced a generation of viewers who grew up watching this animated series.
On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Inc., will release the long-awaited JEM and The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series!
11-DVD box set, sparkling with all the episodes in the order they were intended, and an exclusive extra DVD packed with bonus features, including archival material rarely seen by fans! Poised to present a hard-to-refuse offer for loyal fans, this uncompromising 11-DVD box set is collected in a specially designed box and will be made available in stores nationwide. Also available to own on the same day is the single season DVD debut of JEM and The Holograms: Season One
in a 4-DVD box set.
The series "JEM and The Holograms
" ran from 1985-'88 in first-run syndication, and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups. The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to transform from co-owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem. Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (c)2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com.