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The Simpsons - Season 5 Press Release w/DVD-by-DVD breakdown

Posted by David Lambert
10/22/2004
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


WORLD'S FAVORITE ANIMATED FAMILY
RETURNS FOR THEIR 5th SEASON IN

"THE SIMPSONS" THE COMPLETE FIFTH
SEASON DVD COLLECTOR'S EDITION



Debuting December 21, 2004 From Fox Home Entertainment
Four-Disc Season 5 DVD Collection Is Loaded With Special Features
Release Will Expand "The Simpsons" DVD Dynasty
With Over 6 Million Total Units Sold To-Date



(Los Angeles, CA) - America's favorite animated family from Emmy Award-winning cartoonist Matt Groening is back for more hilarious antics on DVD with the debut of "THE SIMPSONS" THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON DVD COLLECTOR'S EDITION, arriving December 21 from Fox Home Entertainment. Showcasing all 22 episodes from the acclaimed fifth season, including the series' 100th episode, "THE SIMPSONS" THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON arrives as a four-disc set loaded with laughs and exclusive special features. Renowned for its stellar roster of guest appearances, "The Simpsons" delivers another star-studded line-up in its fifth season, with a host of talent including George Harrison, Michelle Pfieffer, The Ramones, Conan O'Brien, James Taylor, Jon Lovitz, Kelsey Grammer, James Brown, Robert Goulet and John Cusack among others. DVD features include a special introduction from creator Matt Groening, Commentary on every episode, a Special Featurette with James L. Brooks, Multi-Angle Animation Showcases on selected episodes, Illustrated Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, a Special Language Feature, Commercials, Sketches, and lots of other great stuff.

With record-breaking retail sales in excess of six million DVD of "The Simpsons" seasonal DVD releases and single-disc themed releases, "The Simpsons" reign as the best selling TV-DVD property of all time. "THE SIMPSONS" THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON will arrive at retail in full force at a suggested retail price of $49.98 US / $69.98 Canada. Prebook is November 24, 2004.

Marketing Support:
Leveraging the tremendous awareness and success of the property on DVD, Fox Home Entertainment will support the debut release of "THE SIMPSONS" THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON with an extensive marketing and public relations campaign, top market radio promotions and online marketing.

"THE SIMPSONS" THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON DVD Special Features:
All episodes are compiled on four discs (full frame, aspect ratio 1.33:1). Each episode is presented with English 5.1 Surround, Spanish Stereo, French Stereo and Spanish subtitles. The following is a breakdown of each disc:
  • Disc 1:
    • "Homer's Barbershop Quartet"
    • "Cape Feare"
    • "Homer Goes to College"
    • "Rosebud"
    • "Treehouse of Horror IV"
    • Additional Bonus Features Include:
      • Introduction from Matt Groening
      • Audio Commentary on every episode with executive producers, actors, writers, and directors
      • Animation Showcase
      • Storyboards
      • Animatic with Illustrated Commentary
      • Original sketches

  • Disc 2:
    • "Marge on the Lam"
    • "Bart's Inner Child"
    • "Boy-Scoutz N the Hood"
    • "The Last Temptation of Homer"
    • "$pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)"
    • "Homer The Vigilante"
    • Additional Bonus Features Include:
      • Audio Commentary on every episode with executive producers, actors, writers, and directors
      • Animation Showcase
      • Storyboards
      • Animatic
      • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary

  • Disc 3:
    • "Bart Gets Famous"
    • "Homer and Apu"
    • "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy"
    • "Deep Space Homer"
    • "Homer Loves Flanders"
    • "Bart Gets an Elephant"
    • Additional Bonus Features Include:
      • Audio Commentary on every episode with executive producers, actors, writers, and directors
      • Animation Showcase
      • Storyboards
      • Animatic
      • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary

  • Disc 4:
    • "Burns' Heir"
    • "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Badasssss Song"
    • "The Man Who Knew Too Much"
    • "Lady Bouvier's Lover"
    • "Secrets of a Successful Marriage"
    • Additional Bonus Features Include:
    • Audio Commentary on every episode with executive producers, actors, writers, and directors
      • Animation Showcase
      • Storyboards
      • Animatic
      • Deleted Scenes
      • Deleted Scenes Gallery with optional commentary
      • Special Language Feature
      • "A Look Back with James L. Brooks" featurette

About "THE SIMPSONS":
Currently the longest-running sitcom in primetime, THE SIMPSONS aired their historic 300th episode on January 16, 2003. The critically acclaimed series features Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson who take traditional family life and turn it upside down. Exploding into a cultural phenomenon in 1990, THE SIMPSONS has remained one of the most visible and marketable properties both domestically and internationally. Having received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 14, 2000, THE SIMPSONS series is also famous for featuring stars: celebrity guest voices have included Mel Gibson, Elizabeth Taylor, Michele Pfeiffer, Meryl Streep, Conan O'Brien, Jon Lovitz, as well as musical guests Aerosmith, 'NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and U2. THE SIMPSONS is currently airing its 15th Season.

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS and DVD as well as video acquisitions and original productions for the U.S. and Canada. Each year the Company introduces hundreds of new and newly repackaged products, which it services to more than 70,000 retail outlets - from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout North America. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a Fox Entertainment Group company.

"THE SIMPSONS" THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON DVD COLLECTOR'S EDITION
  • Street Date: December 21, 2004
  • Price: $49.98 U.S./ $69.98 Canada
  • Running Times: 506 minutes
  • Closed Captioned: Yes

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