I love the addition of the "Mat Chats"; it's great to hear more of the chit-chat that goes on when a leg is finished. I'd like for them to go one step further and show us what happens after the leg is done. How do they relax, where do they go, who do they talk to? I'd also love to see a PDF of the rules included on the DVD. Haven't you wondered what they can and can't do? I know I have! While I'm making this list of suggestions for future releases, how about interviews (or commentary) from the camera people on the show? I bet they have some great stories to tell.
This is a good set, and fans of the show will want to pick it up for the commentary tracks and unseen footage. (read entire review)
The 1st Season - Yes, this race was amazing! (9/25/2005)
Summary of "The 1st Season - Yes, this race was amazing!": I had a BLAST watching this all day yesterday (Saturday). I was so excited to see the very first race, and I loved being able to watch the entire season in an afternoon/evening. I'd love to comment on everything that happened, but I don't want to spoil the season for someone who hasn't seen it. The ending of the race is incredibly moving; it's the best ending to the show I've seen.
I feel the need to comment on the "Side Trips." I think it's a great idea to include the additional footage, but the way it was done could have been better. Footage has to be made available outside the episode. I found the experience of being sucked out of the episode to watching some extra footage very jarring, and I stopped pressing the button part way through the first episode. I began taking notes of the time, then returning to the episode and jumping to the specific location so I could watch the branching material. It's okay to have the material integrated into the episode, but please make it available elsewhere as well. There's some excellent material in there!
I've often wondered about the work that goes into this show, so I really enjoyed the two longer featurettes, and the commentary tracks were great! There's always one thing missing from these reality shows; interviews with the cameramen. I'd love to hear some of their stories, or thoughts on filming the shows.
I loved watching the first season of my favorite reality show. It's priced well, just $27.29 from Amazon, and is worth buying if you're a fan of the show.
Don't forget to catch the new season of The Amazing Race on Tuesday, September 27 (the same day this set is released). (read entire review)
Both 'The 10th Season' and 'The 11th Season: All-Stars' DVDs are Now Shipping
Exactly one month ago we reported that CBS and Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program were preparing 3-DVD set releases for both The Amazing Race - The 10th Season, and also The Amazing Race - The 11th Season:... (read entire news item)
'The 10th Season' and 'The 11th Season: All-Stars' Coming to DVD
The Emmy award-winning reality adventure ("Outstanding Reality-Competition Program"; 2003-2009, 2011, 2012) returns with THE AMAZING RACE Season 10. Teams make sure that no roadblock, detour, or challenge... (read entire news item)
Next Week for 'The 8th Season: Family Edition' and 'The 9th Season' DVDs!
Back at the beginning of August we reported that CBS DVD, along with Amazon's CreateSpace MOD (manufacture on demand) program, was preparing a pair of DVD releases for The Amazing Race - The 8th Season:... (read entire news item)
DVDs are Planned for 'Season 8: Family Edition' and 'Season 9'
'Fun for the whole family' has never been as exciting as THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION - the series' action-packed eighth season. Breaking the mold set by previous seasons, season 8 challenges teams... (read entire news item)
Release Dates Are Now Scheduled for 'The 5th Season' and 'The 6th Season'
It was a month ago yesterday that we told you that Amazon's CreateSpace MOD (manufacture on demand) program was preparing DVD releases of both The Amazing Race - The 5th Season AND The Amazing Race -... (read entire news item)
DVD Plans are Underway for 'The 5th Season' and 'The 6th Season'!
A new season, a new adventure, and a new globe-spanning race. The fifth season of Emmy-Award winning THE AMAZING RACE follows the longest race yet traveling over 72,000 miles, six continents, and twelve... (read entire news item)
Shipping Dates Revealed for 'The 3rd Season' and 'The 4th Season' DVDs
A month ago we had the news for you that The Amazing Race - The 3rd Season and The Amazing Race - The 4th Season are both on the way to DVD, exclusively available from Amazon via their CreateSpace MOD... (read entire news item)
Roadblock Removed: 'The 3rd Season' and 'The 4th Season' Coming to DVD!
The globe-spanning race continues in the Emmy award winning third season of THE AMAZING RACE. Increasing the number of teams from 11 to 12 ratchets up the tension as the contestants race everywhere from... (read entire news item)
'The 2nd Season' DVD Set is Now Available On-Demand
Date:January 24, 2011
CBS Home Entertainment Releases
The Amazing Race: Season 2 on DVD
Order Now on Amazon.com
Title: The Amazing Race: Season 2
Release Date: The Amazing Race: Season... (read entire news item)
Are '2nd Season' DVDs Finally Getting Fast-Forwarded?
In the late part of 2005, CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment released two season sets from the popular reality show, The Amazing Race, on DVD: The 1st Season and also The 7th Season (which had aired... (read entire news item)
It's announced (finally) - Art & Info
Amazon.com has been taking preorders for over a month, but Paramount/CBS have just recently made information available.
Eleven teams. Dozens of countries. Thousands of miles. One million dollars! Winner... (read entire news item)
Commentaries, side trips and more for season 7
Paramount and CBS have announced the extras for the seventh season of The Amazing Race. This season featured Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich from Survivor racing around the world with the other teams.
Mat... (read entire news item)
The rumors are true - Season 7 before Christmas
The rumors of a pre-Christmas release turned out to be true; retailers have begun listing the set for December 20. This season featured Rob and Amber from Survivor fame.
The four disc set carries a... (read entire news item)
THR sez this is coming in time for Christmas!
Yesterday a lot of our readers wrote in to congratulate TVShowsOnDVD owner Gord Lacey for being quoted in a story about reality shows on DVD from The Hollywood Reporter. If you've seen the Reuters-distributed... (read entire news item)
Commentary recording = release? (part 1)
A few weeks ago the Boston Herald ran a story about Rob and Amber being seen at a poker tournament down in Vegas, which isn't all that exciting, except the story also mentioned this:
In other Romber... (read entire news item)
Amazing Details & Artwork for Season 1
Winner of Emmy Awards for Best Reality Program, The Amazing Race throws 22 competitors into a planet-wide quest to beat overwhelming odds and cliff-hanger challenges in an all-out battle to win a race... (read entire news item)
Set officially announced!
Retail sources have sent us information on the Amazing Race season 1 set coming on September 27 (it appears our previous information was off by a week). The four disc set will include interviews with... (read entire news item)
Lots of Race Details
RealityReel.com has posted a very long story about The Amazing Race, featuring interviews with Elise Doganieri, one of the producers of the show. Doganieri mentions some of the extras that will be in... (read entire news item)
False Start on the Race
Back in February we posted news we received from retail sources indicating that season 1 of The Amazing Race would be released on June 7th. That date has been pushed back until late September, probably... (read entire news item)
Racing to DVD this June?
In early Jan we brought you news that Paramount Home Entertainment would release the first season of The Amazing Race sometime in 2005, and now we think we have a date for you.
We've received word... (read entire news item)
Racing to DVD at some point in the future!
The Amazing Race - Season 1 is headed to DVD at some point in the future, we've learned. This box set is *likely* to arrive in 2005, but you should know that there are no guarantees it will make it before... (read entire news item)