Critically acclaimed for its complex and thoughtful storytelling, the final season of The Paper Chase: The Final Season is at long last available on DVD. Based on the 1973 film of the same name, The Paper Chase follows a dedicated class of Ivy League law students as they navigate the trials and tribulations of law and life.
Under the tutelage of professor Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr. (John Houseman, reprising his Academy Award-winning role), the idealistic James T. Hart (James Stephens) and his classmates explore the fierce competition and intense bonds that form in a high-pressure academic environment. As graduation day nears for Hart, he must decide between a Federal Second Circuit Court clerkship and an offered position in a private firm. Includes all six Season Four episodes.
After releasing the first two seasons in 2009, and the third season last month, Shout! Factory has announced that on January 23rd
they will release The Paper Chase - Season 4: The Final Season
on DVD. This will be a 2-disc set for $22.97 SRP. The short season was 5 episodes long, with the series finale - "Graduation" - being a double-length episode (often counted as two episodes when counting up stories for this show). Showtime aired this ending season in 1986...thirteen years after the theatrical film which started it all, with the legendary John Houseman in his career-defining role as Harvard law professor Charles Kingsfield.
Houseman is joined in these episodes by James Stephens (Father Dowling Mysteries
), Tom Fitzsimmons (Black Sheep Squadron
), James Keane (Spawn
), Andra Millian (Thirtysomething
), Michael Tucci (Grease, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Diagnosis Murder
), Peter Nelson (V, V: The Final Battle
), Clare Kirkconnell (Dream On; Amazing Stories
), Lainie Kazan (My Favorite Year, The Nanny, My Big Fat Greek Life
), and Penny Johnson (Castle, 24, The Larry Sanders Show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Orville
). Here's a look at the packaging, and a couple of pre-order button links: