The Office - Blu-ray Disc and DVD Announcement, Package Art for 'Season 8'
5-disc sets, including a BD/DVD combo pack, will be available in September from Universal
Posted by David Lambert
Andy takes over as manager of Dunder Mifflin, and finds the job to be more than he bargained for. He wants to win the respect of his employees, while going toe-to-toe with Robert California, the enigmatic new CEO, who wants to turn the office into his personal playground. Dwight makes his own grab for power when he leads a team to Florida to work under Nellie Bertram, who may be slightly out of her mind. Jim and Pam's relationship is put to the test when Pam goes on maternity leave and her replacement has eyes for Jim.
Meanwhile, Erin harbors lingering feelings for Andy; Angela's relationship deepens with her dashing (state) senator; and Darryl looks for love in the warehouse. Developed for American Television by Primetime Emmy Award winner Greg Daniels (Parks and Recreation, The Simpsons), watch all 24 episodes back-to-back in this 5-disc set, with outstanding bonus features including extended episodes, deleted scenes, webisodes, Football Championship promos and more!
DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases have been announced today by Universal for The Office - Season 8. Scheduled for September 4th, you'll see guest stars (some recurring in season-long arcs) such as James Spader, Catherine Tate, Stephen Collins, Dee Wallace, Michael Schur, Maura Tierney, Jack Coleman, Georgia Engel, David Koechner, Andy Buckley, and a special "stealth" cameo appearance by departed cast member Steve Carell in the episode "Trivia" (but NOT as "Michael Scott") [UPDATE (6/21): We're informed that this wasn't him after all; our regrets for any confusion!]. Cost is $49.98 SRP for the 5-disc DVD version, and $59.98 SRP for the 5-disc Blu-ray version that includes UltraViolet digital versions of the episodes (must be redeemed by 4/30/15).
The good news is that the Blu-ray version ALSO includes the DVD version, too! The bad news is that Universal is supplying the DVD version on the FLIP SIDE of the Blu-ray Discs...yes, it's a flipper. We KNOW from the many emails our readers have sent us over time that you think this is a bad idea. Sorry; that's the way it is. Video is widescreen for both versions, with subtitles in English and Spanish. DVD audio is English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, and Blu-ray soundtracks are in English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Extras are described in the studio description quoted at the top, and here is the package art: