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Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Sixth Season of the Office is coming to Blu-ray

One of the funniest shows on TV right now is The Office and this September Season 6 finally arrives on Blu-ray and DVD! Some of you may know that this is an American remake of a hugely successful British series that starred Ricky Gervais. In my opinion, this new version is far superior in every way. With a stellar cast led by funny-man Steve Carell, this is a ground-breaking show that consistently makes me laugh. One of the rare things about this show is that they cast wears several hats as they also frequently write and direct some of the episodes as well as produce the show. The show has also attracted some big name guest directors like Harold Ramis (Caddyshack, Analyze This) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity and the upcoming Avengers). Do yourself a favor and start watching the show! Here is the full press release for the Season 6 set:

Universal City, California, June 2, 2010 – Hailed as “the most influential show since Seinfeld” by Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone, “The Office” Season Six arrives on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD on September 7, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. A documentary-style look at the lives and loves of paper supplier Dunder Mifflin’s hilariously irreverent employees, “The Office” features a stellar ensemble cast, including Steve Carell in his Golden Globe®-winning and Emmy®-nominated role.

With a landmark season that included everything from romance, marriage and parenthood to promotion, demotion and a ball-busting new boss (Oscar® winner Kathy Bates), “The Office” continues to be “one of the best comedies on television” (Alessandra Stanley, The New York Times). Now fans can own all 26 season six episodes on Blu-ray™ or DVD in this multi-disc collectible set that features more than eight hours of uproarious bonus features including the minisode “Podcast,” deleted scenes, commentaries, behind-the-scenes interviews and two never-before-seen extended episodes.

“The Office” Season Six is based on the award-winning BBC hit of the same name and developed for American television by Primetime Emmy® Award-winner Greg Daniels (“King of the Hill,” “The Simpsons”). The stellar ensemble cast includes Golden Globe®-winner and Emmy nominee-Steve Carell (Get Smart, Little Miss Sunshine), Jenna Fischer (Solitary Man, Walk Hard), John Krasinski (It’s Complicated, Away We Go), Rainn Wilson (The Rocker, The Last Mimzy), B.J. Novak (Inglourious Bastereds), Melora Hardin (“Monk”), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Leslie David Baker (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Brian Baumgartner (“Arrested Development”), Kate Flannery (The Heir Apparent), Mindy Kaling (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Angela Kinsey (Tripping Forward), Paul Lieberstein (writer, “King of the Hill”), Oscar Nuñez (The Proposal), Phyllis Smith (“Arrested Development”), Creed Bratton (former member of The Grass Roots), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Ellie Kemper (Get Him to the Greek). Outstanding Season Six guest stars include Christian Slater (Bobby) and Kathy Bates (The Blind Side).

Each season since its 2005 premiere, The Office has garnered prestigious television honors, including the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 and 2008 AFI Honor, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy 2007 and 2008, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critic’s Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. The Office is a production of Universal Media Studios, Reveille LLC and Deedle Dee Productions.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™: Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available.

  • BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more
  • content, watch the latest trailers and more!
  • My Scenes: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the series.
  • pocket BLU™: USHE’s groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad®, Blackberry®,Android™, Windows and Macintosh computers and more to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player and offers advanced features such as:
  • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
  • Video Time-line: Users can easily bring up the video time-line, allowing them to instantly access any
  • point in their favorite episode.
  • Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray™ player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard.
  • The Office” Season Six on Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with hours of bonus features, including:“Podcast” Minisode: In the exclusive version of the minisode “Podcast,” Gabe (Zach Woods) tries to impress corporate by recording a podcast for the Sabre website. However, his plans for a small meaningful, profile of Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) quickly unravel as the rest of the office forces Gabe to become the reluctant host of a late night style talk show.
  • Welcome to Sabre Featurette: Full-screen version of the corporate welcome video starring Kathy Bates and Christian Slater.
  • Episode Commentary: Commentaries featuring the cast and crew of The Office on episodes such as “The Promotion,” “Niagara,” “The Lover,” “Murder,” “Secret Santa,” “Sabre,” “The Delivery” and “Happy Hour.”
  • More than Four Hours of Deleted Scenes
  • Two Extended Episodes
  • Blooper Reel
  • The Office Promos: Dwight’s Tribute to Canada & My Favorite Memories Video Time-line: Users can easily bring up the video time-line, allowing them to instantly access any point in their favorite episode.
  • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
  • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.


Pre-order your copy of The Office Season 6 today!



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