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ABC Studios’ THE RIVER, MISSING, SCANDAL & GCB on DVD with CLIPS! DVD Review

ABC Studios’ THE RIVER, MISSING, SCANDAL & GCB on DVD with CLIPS!

April 18, 2012

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The Complete First Seasons of Acclaimed Drama Series
 The River,” “Missing & Scandal and the

Hilarious Hit GCB

Available On DVD This Spring – Loaded with Never-Before-Seen Bonus Materials

BURBANK, Calif. – March 23, 2012 – ABC Studios is proud to announce the May/June DVD debut of four new TV series on DVD, justweeks after their season one finales on ABC-TV.  Exciting spring releases begin May 22 with the DVDdebut of the paranormal thriller “The River.”  The network’s hilarious “GCB” struts its stuff to DVD on June 12, and both the explosive thriller “Scandal” and the mystery-suspense sensation “Missing” head home to DVD, also on June 12.   These outstanding ‘Season One’ DVD collections will dig deeper into these new series with never-before-seen material such as exclusive bonus features, deleted scenes, blooper reels and featurettes from favoritecharacters.  Each allows fans the chance to relive all their favorite moments uninterrupted, catch up on missed episodes and share theirlove for some of the best new series on TV with friends and family.

MAY 22, 2012

THE RIVER: The Complete First Season

From Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, and the director of “Paranormal Activity” Oren Peli, a truly harrowing and hair-raising series comes to DVD. “The River: The Complete First Season” tells the tale of famed wildlife explorer and TV personality Dr. Emmet Cole who went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned.  

Now, six months after he vanished, a brave crew of family, old friends and new acquaintances embark on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him in the deepest and darkest depths of South America. The DVD is filled with exclusive bonus features, including deleted scenes that draw audiences further into this heart-pounding adventure.

Release Date: May 22, 2012                     Distributor Prebook: April 10, 2012

 Rating: TV14 LV                                           Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 US; $35.99 Canada

 Direct Prebook: March 27, 2012                      Running Time: 344 minutes (8 episodes)

 

JUNE 12, 2012

GCB: The Complete First Season

From Darren Star, creator of ‘Sex And The City,’ and Robert Harling, writer of ‘Steel Magnolias,’ comes a deliciously fun, wicked new drama that shows you can go home again…but only if you’re ready to face the sins of your past. 

Back in high school, original mean girl Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb) mercilessly tormented her less attractive classmates. Twenty years later, after her hubby is busted for a Ponzi scheme – and meets his  maker in a particularly scandalous way – a disgraced Amanda is back in Dallas to start life anew under her mother’s (Annie Potts) palatial roof. 

But will the good women of her hometown welcome her with open arms or dole out some kick-ass karmic payback? Let’s just say, hell hath no fury like the cosmetically enhanced!

“GCB” stars Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen, Miriam Shor, Marisol Nichols, David James Elliott, Mark Deklin and Brad Beyer.  Released in a three-disc DVD set.

Release Date: June 12, 2012                              Distributor Prebook: May 1, 2012

Rating: TVPG D L S                                                    Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 US; $44.99 Canada

Direct Prebook: April 17, 2012                           Running Time: 430 minutes (10 episodes)

JUNE 12, 2012

 

SCANDAL: The Complete First Season

 

From the creator and executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. A formermedia relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of America’s elite.

 

After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter — both professionally and personally — but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past.

 

Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand — their own.

 

Kerry Washington and Henry Ian Cusick lead a stellar ensemble cast in this two-disc DVD set, complete with bonus features and deleted scenes.

 

Release Date: June 12, 2012                              Distributor Prebook: May 1, 2012

 

Rating: TV14 DLSV                                                   Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 US; $35.99 Canada

 

Direct Prebook: April 17, 2012                          Running Time: 301 minutes (7 episodes)

 

 

JUNE 12, 2012

 

MISSING: The Complete First Season

 

How far would you go to save the one you love most?  Emmy Award Nominee Ashley Judd stars in Missing, ABC’s thrilling new series, bursting with international intrigue and a full season of brilliant twists and turns. 

 

After Becca Winstone’s son disappears while overseas for a summer internship, she takes it upon herself to travel to Europe to track him down.  It soon becomes clear that Becca is no ordinary woman, but a former CIA agent deactivated after the devastatingdeath of her husband.  If she wants to find her son alive, Becca will have to rely on old friends…and old enemies…thus reopening old wounds.  Her resourcefulness, skill and determination will be put to the test – but a mother’s love knows no limits. 

 

ABC’s inspiring, action-packed drama grabs you from the very first minute and never lets go.  This DVD set includes exclusive bonus features, plus interviews with star Ashley Judd and the show’s creators, in a three-disc DVD set.

 

Release Date: June 12, 2012                              Distributor Prebook: May 1, 2012

 

Rating: TV14 LV                                                        Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 US; $44.99 Canada

 

Direct Prebook: April 17, 2012                          Running Time: 430 minutes (10 episodes)

 

 

J.D. is a freelance writer who is currently doing research for a book on the films of Michael Mann. He likes reading anything written by Jack Kerouac, James Ellroy, J.D. Salinger, Harlan Ellison or Thomas Pynchon. J.D. is currently addicted to the T.V. series 24 and enjoys drinking a lot of Sprite. This is not a blatant plug for the beverage but if they ever decided to give him a lifetime supply he certainly wouldn’t turn them down.
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