Friday, August 19, 2011

Law & Order The Complete Series Boxed Set To Be Released

Note: the packaging is black and white for this photo only; 
the actual packaging will likely be in full color.


August 18, 2011
Press Release – via PR Newswire

OWN YOUR COMPLETE LIBRARY OF THE LONGEST RUNNING CRIME DRAMA IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION
NOVEMBER 8, 2011


AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN A STUNNING 104-DISC DVD BOX SET, INCLUDING NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED SEASONS AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Law & Order," the longest-running crime drama in the history of television, tied with "Gunsmoke" as the longest running drama series ever, is available in its entirety November 8, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. With plotlines ripped from the headlines, this landmark multi-Emmy award-winning series is not simply a beloved television drama, but also a slice of the American cultural landscape. Through 20 explosive seasons, the devoted New York City crime-fighters and prosecutors of "Law & Order" have set the gold standard for dramatic crime-solving.

"Law & Order" The Complete Series gives fans the chance to follow every investigation from the discovery of the body to the final verdict, since the series' 1990 beginning, on 104 discs available November 8, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This unprecedented collection includes 11 full seasons that have never been released on DVD until now. Recapture every compelling case from this incredible series featuring an incomparable ensemble cast and dozens of electric guest stars all packaged in a beautiful 20-season, 104-disc collector's box set. "Law & Order" The Complete Series also includes an exclusive collectible episode guide, as well as hours of exciting bonus material including deleted scenes, featurettes, cast interviews and more, on select seasons.

From Executive Producer and Series Creator Dick Wolf, architect of the most successful brand in the history of primetime television, "Law & Order," the series has featured an all-star cast including Sam Waterson ("I'll Fly Away"), Jerry Orbach (Dirty Dancing), Dennis Farina (Out of Sight), Chris Noth ("Sex and the City"), S. Epatha Merkerson (Lackawanna Blues), Steven Hill (The Firm), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Benjamin Bratt (Traffic), Angie Harmon ("Rizzoli & Isles"), Elizabeth Rohm ("Heroes"), Jesse L. Martin (Rent), Fred Dalton Thompson (Secretariat), Jill Hennessey ("Crossing Jordan"), Jeremy Sisto ("Six Feet Under"), and Anthony Anderson (The Departed), among others.

SYNOPSIS: The Emmy®-winning series Law & Order is the longest running crime series of all time and now is available in a complete collection worthy of its iconic status. This incredible set includes every powerful hour made from Law & Order's 20 years on NBC and comes with an exclusive and collectible episode guide. For twenty seasons, Dick Wolf's Primetime series, produced by Wolf Films and Universal Media Studios, has covered the dedicated New York City police who investigated crimes and the district attorneys who prosecuted the offenders. Known for its hard-hitting, ripped-from-the-headlines style, the series showcased the talents of numerous illustrious stars from stage, film and television. Rediscover Law & Order's intelligent writing and the riveting acting that inspired a brand of successful dramas that continues to captivate audiences around the globe.

BOX SET BONUS FEATURES
•DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES
•THE CREATION OF LAW & ORDER: An Interview with Dick Wolf about the creation of the series
•PREVIEW OF LAW & ORDER INTERACTIVE GAME
•LAW & ORDER: THE FIRST THREE SEASONS
•JERRY ORBACH TRIBUTE: Highlights from his time on the show with comments from recent "Law & Order" cast members, as well as "Trial By Jury." Also includes commentary about Jerry from past cast members such as Dann Florek and Chris Noth
•JERRY ORBACH PROFILE: Commentary from Jerry Orbach, as well as clips from season three as he talks about the cast, characters and stories of Law & Order
•AMERICA'S TOP SLEUTHS
•HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET CROSSOVER EPISODES
•JESSE L. MARTIN PROFILE: An in depth one on one interview where he speaks about growing up, how he got into acting and much, much more
•FRED THOMPSON PROFILE: An intimate sit down interview with the Senator where he speaks about how he became a part of the show
•SET TOUR WITH JERRY ORBACH: Jerry Orbach takes the viewers on a walk thru the set. Showing all the ins and outs of the set
•INTERVIEW WITH FORENSIC SCIENTIST PARK DIETZ
•CAST MEMBER PROFILES


TECHNICAL INFORMATION*:
Street Date: November 8, 2011
Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61118737
Running Time Season One: 17 Hours, 24 Minutes
Running Time Season Two: 17 Hours, 26 Minutes
Running Time Season Three: 17 Hours, 25 Minutes
Running Time Season Four: 17 Hours, 12 Minutes
Running Time Season Five: 18 Hours, 9 Minutes
Running Time Season Six: 18 Hours, 10 Minutes
Running Time Season Seven: 18 Hours
Running Time Season Eight: 19 Hours, 22 Minutes
Running Time Season Nine: TBD
Running Time Season Ten: TBD
Running Time Season Eleven: TBD
Running Time Season Twelve: 16 Hours, 29 Minutes
Running Time Season Thirteen: 17 Hours, 50 Minutes
Running Time Season Fourteen: 19 Hours, 6 Minutes
Running Time Season Fifteen: TBD
Running Time Season Sixteen: 16 Hours, 3 Minutes
Running Time Season Seventeen: 15 Hours, 46 Minutes
Running Time Season Eighteen: 12 Hours, 56 Minutes
Running Time Season Nineteen: 15 Hours, 46 Minutes
Running Time Season Twenty: 16 Hours, 29 Minutes

Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Full Screen 1.33:1 and Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: Not Rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

*All running times are subject to change

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.


SOURCE Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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12 comments:

nattybear said...

OMG!!!! I'm so excited for this to be released!! Been waiting for something like this....LOVE Law & Order!!!!

Esaul said...

This is the best news since...well since ever...

idiotdogbrain said...

Did I miss the cost?

nattybear said...

I'm afraid to find out the cost

Esaul said...

Pre-order on Amazon and it's like nearly 500 bucks. Without it, it's like 700.

gahks said...

:O OMG I am seriously ordering this on Amazon... this is AMAZING! *jumps up and down*

Dalton said...

I can't seem to find the box set on Amazon. I really wanna pre-order this if I can get enough cash up.

All Things Law and Order said...

Here's the link that I have to Amazon for the set:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005HU0TBI/ref=nosim/5336714571-20

Dalton said...

Thanks All Things!

489 bucks... dunno if I'll be able to pre-order this mammoth.

TestBlogAccount said...

I don't understand the packaging. How can you leave Steven Hill and Michael Moriarty off the package (and Dan Florek, for that matter)? I love Waterson, Orbach, et. al., but the early years really defined the series. At least Chris Noth is shown...probably the best detective character on the series...

All Things Law and Order said...

Well, since the box has 4 sides and this photo can only show two of those sides, I assume there are other cast members on the sides not shown???

Alicja Buczkowska said...

I'm gonna love all the Jerry Orbach this box is gonna have in it. I'm soooo getting this for my grandpa for Christmas, then we can share all the epic one liner-ness of Jack McCoy and Briscoe :D