Mad Men -Images - Inside & Out! - of the Limited Edition 'Lighter' Package, plus Specs & Extras for Season 1 DVDs & Blu-ray
Season 1 on standard DVD and hi-def Blu-ray both ship on July 1st
Posted by David Lambert
The ground-breaking new show from AMC that critics are calling "an instant classic" is coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Set in 1960 New York City, MAD MEN explores the glamorous and ego-driven "Golden Age" of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper (Golden Globe - winner Jon Hamm), Madison Avenue's biggest ad man - and ladies' man - in the business.
Winner of two Golden Globes, MAD MEN Season One includes all 13 episodes plus provocative special features, and is available in a limited edition, classic metal "lighter" package. Don't miss the series that TV Guide, Time and The Chicago Tribune hailed as the #1 show of 2007.
Last week Lionsgate announced the July 1st release of Mad Men - Season 1 on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Late yesterday they provided retailers with details and package art for these packages, including a first look - inside and out - at the cool "lighter" packaging in the Limited Edition release.
The DVD release will be on 4 discs, priced at $49.98 SRP, with video in 16x9 Widescreen and audio in English - 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio. The Blu-ray Disc release will come on 3 discs, priced at $49.99 SRP, with video in 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen, and sound in English - 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio. The DVD will be closed captioned for the hearing impaired, while apparently the Blu-ray Disc version will not. Both have subtitles in English and Spanish, though, and both contain the following list of bonus material (in addition to 616 minutes of featured episodes):
"MAD MEN Series Commentary," audio commentaries on all 13 episodes
"Establishing MAD MEN," featurette exploring the world of MAD MEN
"The Desire of the American Dream," featuring the 1960's creative revolution in media
"Pictures of Elegance," photo gallery with commentaries from the costume, hair and production designers
"Scoring MAD MEN" Featurette
MAD MEN Music Sampler
We finish up today with a look at the Limited Edition "lighter" packaging, shown here for DVDs (Lionsgate's info to retailers state that the Blu-ray will also be available in the "lighter"). Below that are pictures of what seems to be the DVD and Blu-ray Disc's standard packaging (or is that actually the exterior packaging which the "lighter" ships inside of? Lionsgate's info unfortunately doesn't say). Enjoy!