FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETHIS NOVEMBER, TIME LIFE CELEBRATES
AMERICA'S CLOWN PRINCE IN A
SINGULAR COLLECTION OF VINTAGE
COMEDY FROM ONE OF THE GOLDEN AGE
OF TV'S LANDMARK VARIETY SHOWS
THE RED SKELTON HOUR
IN COLOR: DELUXE COLLECTION
AVAILABLE IN STORES NOVEMBER 7, 2017
Specially-Priced for Holiday Gift Giving
at $199.95 SRP, This Over-Stuffed 22-Disc
Collection Features More Than 65 Hours of
Uproarious Comedy, Incredible Guest Stars
and Bonuses Including an Exclusive DVD of
Red's Farewell Specials, a Full-Length
Biography and a Collectible Memory Book
Red Skelton was a brilliant performer, a passionate patriot, and a master of simple, hilarious and classic comedy. Now, home audiences can be entertained by America's Clown Prince any time with a singular collection of episodes from The Red Skelton Hour
, many of which have been unseen for over 50 years! Featuring over 65 hours of hilarious, heart-warming humor from one of the country's most treasured comedians, THE RED SKELTON HOUR IN COLOR: DELUXE COLLECTION
will be available to add to every home entertainment collection on November 7, 2017 for $199.95 SRP.
With a heart of pure gold, uproarious jokes and an unparalleled gift for physical comedy, Skelton kept TV audiences in stitches for 20 groundbreaking seasons on CBS-TV's The Red Skelton Show
. Each week, viewers were treated to his memorable lineup of inimitable characters including country bumpkin Clem Kadiddlehopper, Sheriff Deadeye and lovable hobo Freddie the Freeloader, as well as the biggest movie and TV stars of the day who all clamored to appear on Red's show including John Wayne, Jackie Gleason, Johnny Carson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Milton Berle, Jackie Cooper, Tim Conway, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Simon and Garfunkel, Phyllis Diller, Merv Griffin, Audrey Meadows, Mickey Rooney, Nipsey Russell, Robert Goulet, Audrey Meadows and many more!
Across this ultimate 22 disc collection, home audiences will discover a treasure trove of true RED, White & Blue entertainment - 130 remastered episodes for optimal viewing and hours of extras, including a full-length biography of Red with rare home movies and intimate interviews, a bonus DVD of Red's Farewell Specials and an exclusive, collectible Memory Book giving fans a closer look at how Red's most beloved characters came to life.
The set is comprised of three distinct DVD collections:
- THE RED SKELTON SHOW: THE EARLY YEARS (8 Discs) - The beginning of Red's legendary two-decade television journey is celebrated in this 72 episode set. Many of Red's best characters and classic bits can be found in these episodes, providing a side-splitting look at a true pioneer of television's Golden Age.
- THE RED SKELTON HOUR: IN COLOR (10 Discs) - This deluxe set features 31 rarely seen episodes in their original, brilliant color; highlights include Red's famous recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, musical performances by Simon & Garfunkel, Frankie Valli, The 5th Dimension and more, plus a bonus Skelton biography, America's Clown.
- THE COMPLETE 20TH SEASON: IN COLOR (3 Discs) - Twenty years after The Red Skelton Show first aired on NBC in 1951, the extraordinary Red appeared in his last season, bringing all his wonderful characters to life for the last time on network television. An incredible group of guest stars includes Jerry Lewis, Vincent Price, Robert Wagner, Jill St. John and many more!
- BONUS DVD: RED SKELTON: THE FAREWELL SPECIALS (1 Disc) - Red's zany, unexpected and classically hilarious crowning performances are celebrated in this compilation of farewell specials, featuring, "Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner," "More Funny Faces," "Funny Faces III," and "A Royal Command Performance": America's wackiest court jester gets silly with Britain's Royal Family at London's Royal Albert Hall.
There's no business like funny business, and no one did it better than Red, on full, hilarious display in THE RED SKLETON HOUR IN COLOR
THE RED SKELTON HOUR IN COLOR: DELUXE COLLECTION
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
Format: DVD (22 Discs)
Running Time: 3900 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
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