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Saving Grace - Formal Press Release Issued by Fox for 1st Season of Saving


Say 'Grace' on July 15!

Posted by David Lambert
4/10/2008
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


LAST CHANCES ARE HELL

SAVING GRACE
SEASON ONE


TNT Original Series Starring Oscar® Winner Holly Hunter
In Her Powerful Golden Globe®-Nominated TV Series Debut
Premieres On DVD July 15th From Fox Home Entertainment

"A dark, mesmerizing drama anchored by Holly Hunter's delicious performance" - Variety



CENTURY CITY, Calif. - A jaded, emotionally complex and brilliant Oklahoma City police detective gets a last chance to reclaim her life in the acclaimed new TNT series "Saving Grace," debuting on DVD July 15th from Fox Home Entertainment. Academy Award® winner Holly Hunter (The Piano) makes her television series debut with the provocative, Golden Globe® nominated role of Detective Grace Hanadarko, a fast-living, hard-drinking, cynical forty-something who, despite being at the top of her field, takes struggle to a new level. It all catches up to her when, after another night of too many drinks, she tragically kills a pedestrian with her car, forcing her, uncharacteristically, to ask God for help. Her prayers are answered by Earl; a scruffy, tobacco-spitting, unlikely "last-chance angel" who unfolds his wings to reveal his heavenly origins and pledges to help Grace get her life on the right path - whatever that may mean for Grace.

Hailed by critics as "one of the most distinctive new shows of the year" (Chicago Tribune) with a "distinctive voice" (Time) and "sheer force-of-nature performance by Hunter" (San Jose Mercury News), "Saving Grace" became the #1 new U.S. cable series of summer 2007 (averaging over 5.2 million viewers per week). The series also features outstanding supporting cast including Leon Rippy (Deadwood), Laura San Giacomo ("Just Shoot Me"), Kenneth Johnson ("The Shield"), Bokeem Woodbine (The Big Hit), Gregory Norman Cruz ("Criminal Minds") and Bailey Chase ("Las Vegas"). Featuring all 13 original episodes on a four-disc set with bonus features including numerous behind-the-scenes featurettes, interviews with cast/crew, select episode commentary, Everlast music video and more, the "Saving Grace" Season One DVD will be available to own for $49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada.

Synopsis:
Grace Hanadarko (Hunter) is a hard-living Oklahoma City detective whose life is careening dangerously out of control. After killing a man in a drunken car crash, Grace is given a second chance in the unlikely form of a gruff, tobacco-chewing angel named Earl whose job is to help her turn her life around. But divine intervention doesn't come easily. As dark secrets are revealed, Grace must come to grips with her explosive past.

Marketing Support:
Fox Home Entertainment will support "Saving Grace" Season One DVD release with a comprehensive marketing program that includes support from TNT with TV promo spots, online campaign targeted to woman , grassroots promotional efforts and an aggressive publicity campaign.

DVD Content Specs:
"Saving Grace" Season One episodes are presented in full frame format with English Dolby Surround 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Surround audio along with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Individual disc content as follows:
  • Disc One
    • Pilot
      • Commentary by Series Creator/Executive Producer Nancy Miller, Executive Producer Gary Randall and Director/Executive Producer Artie Mandelberg
    • Bring It On, Earl
    • Bless Me Father, For I Have Sinned
    • Keep Your Damn Wings Off My Nephew

  • Disc Two
    • Would You Want Me To Tell You?
    • And You Wonder Why I Lie
    • Yeehaw, Geepaw
    • Everything's Got a Shelf Life

  • Disc Three
    • A Language of Angels
    • It's Better When I Can See You
    • This Is Way Too Normal for You
    • Is There a Scarlet Letter on My Breast?

  • Disc Four
    • Tacos, Tulips, Ducks and Spices
      • Commentary by Series Creator/Executive Producer Nancy Miller, Executive Producer Gary Randall and Director/Executive Producer Artie Mandelberg
    • Special Features:
      • "Saving Grace" Overview
      • "Saving Grace" Season One Rapid Recap
      • Behind the Scenes Featurettes:
      • Behind the Scenes with Holly Hunter
      • Rhetta: Laura San Giacomo on Her Character
      • On the Set
      • Conversation with Executive Producer Gary Randall
      • No Ordinary Angel - Behind the Scenes with Leon Rippy
      • "Saving Grace" music video by Everlast


A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets - from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.


"SAVING GRACE" SEASON ONE
Street Date: July 15, 2008
Price: $49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada
Total Run Time: 559 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes



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