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Season 1 releases on May 29

Posted by Gord Lacey
3/10/2007
 
Fans of Weeds were upset when they heard the first season was Full Frame (1.33:1) on DVD, instead of a widescreen transfer; the show aired in widescreen. Now Lionsgate has announced the Blu-ray release of the show, and it'll sport a widescreen HD transfer. It doesn't help the people with the DVD sets (and no, there aren't any plans to rerelease the DVD set with widescreen episodes), but it's nice for the fans that didn't buy the previous set and own a Blu-ray player. Here's the info sheet the studio sent out, followed by the artwork:

"The most talked-about comedy in ages" – Newsweek.com

WEEDS: SEASON ONE (BLU-RAY)

Street Date: 5/29/07
Blu-ray SRP: $29.99

Showtime's award-winning TV series, "Weeds," is now available for the first time on Blu-ray disc from Lionsgate. The Blu-ray disc includes all ten episodes from Weeds: Season One, presented for the first time in high-definition and widescreen format. The disc is loaded with special features including "Smoke & Mirrors," an original marijuana mockumentary, Agrestic "herbal" recipes, and audio commentaries from cast and crew. Featuring an all-star cast including Golden Globe®-winner Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon, "Weeds" examines family life in the suburban neighborhood of Agrestic, California, where recently widowed Nancy Botwin (Parker) is finding it hard to make ends meet while raising her two sons. Left with more family debt than expected, Nancy embarks on a new career as a pot dealer to pay the bills. As her business grows, she has to hide her new career from her family and her best friend, PTA president Celia Hodes (Perkins). In the neighborhood of Agrestic, nothing is what it seems.

Since its critically-acclaimed debut, "Weeds" has been nominated for five Emmy® Awards and seven Golden Globes® and won the Globe for Best Performance by An Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - for Parker's brilliant performance. Weeds: Season One is subversive, satirical, hilarious and guaranteed to spark laughter!

BD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • "Smoke and Mirrors"- original marijuana mockumentary
  • Smokey Snippets - humorous "extras" from cast interviews
  • Six commentaries with cast and crew including two from show creator-executive producer Jenji Kohan, Romany Malco, Kevin Nealon, Tonye Patano and Craig X
  • Showtime Original Content including a special on Suburbia
  • Agrestic "herbal" recipes
  • "More than a friend" by All Too Much music video
CAST Mary-Louise Parker - HBO's Angels in America, Saved!, TV's "The West Wing" Elizabeth Perkins - Big, Must Love Dogs, The Ring Two, Finding Nemo Tonye Patano - The Savages, Little Manhattan, The Thing About My Folks Romany Malco - upcoming Blades of Glory, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Chateau Justin Kirk - Ask the Dust, HBO's Angels in America, Love! Valour! Compassion! Hunter Parrish - Freedom Writers, RV, Sleepover Alexander Gould - Finding Nemo, Bambi II, Curious George, How to Eat Fried Worms Kevin Nealon - TV's "Saturday Night Live," Anger Management, Daddy Day Care

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2005
Title Copyright: © MMV Lions Gate Television Inc.
Type: Blu-ray Premiere
Rating: N/R
Genre: Comedy, TV
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captions
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Format: 1080P High Definition Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 283 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 6.1 DTS HD, 5.1 Dolby Digital EX

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