Tara Gregson is a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (DID). After deciding to take a break from her medication to discover the real cause of her disorder, her alternate personalties re-emerge: wild and flirty teenager T; old-fashioned housewife Alice; and male, loud, beer-drinking Vietnam vet Buck.
Tara is supported by her calm and level-headed husband Max, her somewhat troubled teenage daughter Kate and quirky, good-hearted gay son Marshall. Her sister, Charmaine, is not so supportive, often expressing her doubt about the validity of Tara's disorder. The show is set in Overland Park, Kansas.
In early April we reported
that Showtime/Paramount's upcoming DVD release for The United States of Tara - Season 1
- even though not announced by the studio yet - was available to pre-order from Amazon. No release date was listed, though, since the studio hadn't finalized their schedule.
This morning, however, Paramount Home Entertainment has informed all retailers that The United States of Tara - Season 1
will officially be released on October 27th
. Running 332 minutes long, it will be presented in anamorphic widescreen video. Audio options include English 5.1, English 2.0 and Spanish mono, plus Spanish subtitles. Cost, per Amazon's listing (link above) is $42.99 SRP. No
cover art or
mention of extras is available yet, but stay tuned and we'll update you!
The studio has just provided us with the package art for The United States of Tara - The 1st Season
, as it is officially called on the box. We've got a look at it for you: