It's been over a month since we first reported that Amazon.com was taking pre-orders for Knight Rider - Season 1, the 2008 remake series starring Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Bruce Davison and the voice of Val Kilmer. At the time there was no release date or details, just a list price of $59.98 SRP (although Amazon is heavily discounting pre-purchases; the consumer cost is currently at $41.99, although that could change without warning, at Amazon's discretion).
Today Universal Studios has made new details available to retailers for this item, including a release date of July 28th. The title is still called "Season 1," at least currently...we expect it to change since there won't be any further seasons (word has been circulating for a while now that NBC won't be picking up the program for their fall schedule). This will be a 4-DVD set running 802 minutes, presented in anamorphic widescreen video. Audio is English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, and English subtitles will also be provided. There will also be a few bonus features:
- The Icon Reborn
- K.I.T.T. - From 2000 to 3000
- Knight Rider - Legacy
- Knight Rider 2008 Commentary With Executive Producer David Bartis and Stars Justin Bruening & Deanna Russo
Package art isn't available yet, but here is the studio description of this release:
An iconic TV classic is back and better than ever in the reinvented, updated, and super-charged Knight Rider Season One. From executive producers Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity franchise), David Bartis (The O.C.) and Glen Larson (Battlestar Galactica) comes this action-packed series about the coolest car ever created, K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Three Thousand), that's equipped with artificial intelligence capable of hacking into any computer, the weapons system of a jet fighter, and incredible custom body technology that allows it to transform into other vehicles. Relive every Season One episode as an elite team of crime-fighters work with K.I.T.T. to track down elusive, high-tech villains. You won't want to miss this fast-paced ride to the wild side!