From 2003 to 2005, Lionsgate released 3 DVD sets which together contained all 5 seasons of Saved by the Bell
, the original show starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, Lark Voorhies and Dennis Haskins. This unfortunately did NOT include the one season of the original show, Good Morning, Miss Bliss
, which later became Saved by the Bell
(and is counted as part of that show by many fans)...those home video rights lay elsewhere
. However, in 2007 Lionsgate also released a "double feature" DVD of the two post-series reunion telefilms: "Hawaiian Style / Wedding In Las Vegas
." All 4 titles were available in both the USA and Canada.
Now we're grateful to one of our longtime readers, Alexander Ricci, for the heads up that a new listing at Amazon.ca
(the Canadian branch of the big e-tailer) shows a March 12
release date for "Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
." It's marked there as a 13-disc set, which is just enough DVDs to cover the disc count of the 4 previous releases (5 discs + 4 discs + 3 discs + 1 disc = 13). Cost shown is CA$61.99 SRP, and you can pre-order it now at a discount that brings it down into the same current price range of the old separate titles.
There's no package art shown there yet. The state-side branch of Amazon doesn't show a listing for the title at this time, and the Canadian listing neglects to name a studio or distributor. Assuming it's still Lionsgate, the studio hasn't made any formal announcement for the product yet. And the date shown in Amazon.ca's pre-order listing is a Monday; we all know that in-store DVD sets come out on Tuesdays. So we do expect the date to change when the title is officially announced (our guess is that Amazon accidentally used the "order due" date, which is the deadline day roughly 30 days prior to the street date in which retailers must submit their finalized product orders to studios/distributors in order for deliveries to arrive on time).
Stay tuned, of course, and we'll update you further on this title just as soon as we are able to!