The Web site TV on DVD reported a while back that a new "My So-Called Life" DVD set was in the works, thanks to Shout! Factory, the company responsible for the fantastic "Freaks and Geeks" collection. Now, the site has tipped me off to some awesome new details about the set, which is to be released Oct. 30. Here are some highlights:
- The six-disc set will be packaged in a keepsake box and priced at $69.99 — so much better than the first DVD release in 2002, which cost about $100 with no extra features.
- The set will come with a booklet including fan testimonials from entertainment personalities such as Joss Whedon and Janeane Garofalo.
- The heavy-hitters are lined up for interviews and commentaries: Creator Winnie Holzman and executive producers Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz all will be talking about the show. Claire Danes and Jared Leto are also being approached about commentaries, though neither is a sure thing.
- Four featurettes covering character profiles and behind-the-scenes insights are in production.
- One of the bonus features will incorporate Holzman's ideas for what "MSCL" might have done in its second season.
Needless to say, I can't wait to get my hands on this!