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Friday Night Lights - Press Release Announces 'The Complete Series' on DVD


Score with all 5 seasons of the show on October 4th

Posted by David Lambert
7/13/2011
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Friday Night Lights:
The Complete Series


OCTOBER 4, 2011


RELIVE THE MEMORIES WITH ONE OF BROADCAST TELEVISION'S MOST
BELOVED AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMAS OF THE PAST DECADE

OWN THE COMPLETE SERIES ON DVD FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

"What may be the greatest series in the history of television" - Neil Gabler, Los Angeles Times



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 13, 2011 - "Friday Night Lights" is one of the most acclaimed television dramas of the past decade. Through five extraordinary seasons, the residents of Dillon, Texas captivated viewers with their small-town struggles, victories and heartbreaks. Inspired by the New York Times best-selling book and the acclaimed theatrical feature, "Friday Night Lights" featured storylines that resonated with audiences due to their breathtaking realness, making the show one of the best Primetime Emmy award-winning dramas to ever air on television.

Fans can now relive the spirit of this small town with a big heart when "Friday Night Lights" The Complete Series arrives on DVD October 4, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. From the pride and pitfalls of high school football, to the intimate relationships between lovers, parents and friends, every moment of this critically acclaimed dramatic series is featured in "Friday Night Lights" The Complete Series, an incredible collection that includes 19 discs all packaged in a beautiful book filled with striking photography from the series. Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton and an all-star ensemble cast shine in this American drama series that will never be forgotten.

From Executive Producers Jason Katims ("Parenthood"), Peter Berg (Hancock), Brian Grazer (Apollo 13), David Nevins ("Arrested Development"), and Sarah Aubrey ("Battleship") comes "Friday Night Lights" has featured an all-star cast throughout the last five seasons including talent such as Emmy-nominated Kyle Chandler (Super 8, The Day the Earth Stood Still), Emmy-nominated Connie Britton ("24," "The West Wing"), Aimee Teegarden (Scream 4), Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Gaius Charles (Salt), Zach Gilford ("Off the Map"), Jesse Plemons (Paul), Minka Kelly ("Parenthood," "Charlie's Angels"), Adrianne Palicki (Legion), Scott Porter ("The Good Wife") Michael B. Jordan ("Parenthood"), Jurnee Smollett ("The Defenders"), Matt Lauria ("The Chicago Code"), Madison Burge (Trick or Treat) and Grey Damon ("True Blood"), among others.

BONUS FEATURES SEASON ONE:
  • DELETED SCENES
  • "BEHIND THE LIGHTS" FEATURETTE: A special look at the creation of the first season of "Friday Night Lights."

BONUS FEATURES SEASON TWO:
  • DELETED SCENES
  • WILLIAM S. PALEY TELEVISION FESTIVAL: Interviews with cast and crew.
  • FEATURED COMMENTARIES:
    • "Last Days of Summer:" Commentary with Executive Producer Jason Katims and Co-Executive Producer Jeffrey Reiner.
    • "Are You Ready for Friday Night?:" Commentary with stars Connie Britton and Aimee Teegarden.
    • "There Goes the Neighborhood:" Commentary with stars Jesse Plemons and Adrianne Palicki.

BONUS FEATURES SEASON THREE:
  • DELETED SCENES
  • DELETED STORYLINES:
    • "Keeping Up Appearances"
    • "Tomorrow Blues"
  • "TOMORROW BLUES" FEATURED COMMENTARY: Commentary with Executive Producer Jason Katims and Co-Executive Producer/Episode Director Jeffrey Reiner.

BONUS FEATURES SEASON FOUR:
  • DELETED SCENES
  • INTRODUCTIONS WITH PETER BERG
  • FEATURETTES:
    • FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS...CAMERA, ACTION!: Take a look behind the scenes and discover how the "Friday Night Lights" production process captures the gritty reality of small town life and gives the cast a platform to truly explore their roles.
    • NEW FACES, NEW PLACES
    • PLAYBOOK
  • "EAST OF DILLON" FEATURED COMMENTARY: Commentary with Executive Producer Jason Katims.

DVD Bonus Features SEASON FIVE:
  • DELETED SCENES
  • "THE LIGHTS GO OUT" FEATURETTE: An emotional and entertaining journey through all five seasons of "Friday Night Lights" as the cast and crew say goodbye.
  • FEATURED COMMENTARIES:
    • "Don't Go:" Commentary with Director Michael Waxman.
    • "Always:" Commentary with Executive Producer Jason Katims.
  • PHOTO GALLERY/YEARBOOK


Street Date: October 4, 2011
Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
$129.99 List Price
Running Time Season One: 15 Hours, 55 Minutes
Running Time Season Two: 11 Hours, 27 Minutes
Running Time Season Three: 9 Hours, 28 Minutes
Running Time Season Four: 9 Hours, 37 Minutes
Running Time Season Five: 9 Hours 22 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH


Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal , one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

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