New Releases Streeting 6/10: (‘Army Wives: The Complete First Season’, ‘Home Improvement: The Complete Eighth Season’)
ARMY WIVES: The Complete First Season – Since its June 2007 debut, Army Wives, executive produced by Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy), has become the most successful original series in the history of the Lifetime Television network. Army Wives is a patriotic and thought-provoking drama about five military spouses who share friendship, secrets, home and heartache. Coming to DVD on June 10, 2008 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Army Wives: The Complete First Season includes all 13 original episodes and exclusive bonus features including an un-aired storyline, deleted scenes, outtakes, cast interviews and more.
The show’s talented ensemble cast includes Emmy® winner Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”), Catherine Bell (“JAG”), Sally Pressman (“Shark”), Brigid Brannagh (“Over There”), Brian McNamara (“The O.C.”), Sterling K. Brown (“Starved”), Wendy Davis (“Commander in Chief”) and Drew Fuller (“Charmed”). Executive producer Katherine Fugate (The Prince and Me, Carolina) created the series based on Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by journalist Tanya Biank, who serves as a consultant.
Army Wives: Season One has earned critical approval for its unflinching portrayal of the lives of four women and one man married to career members of the armed forces. On a South Carolina military base, far from family and old friends, the five turn to each other for emotional support, companionship and advice, as their loved ones tackle the dangerous business of defending the country. Elegant, educated Claudia Joy (Kim Delaney) serves as den mother to a disparate group that includes Roxy (Sally Pressman), a raucous, fun-loving bartender; Denise (Catherine Bell), who is hiding a secret that could destroy her family; Pamela (Brigid Brannagh), a surrogate mother trying to solve a financial crisis and Roland, a psychiatrist whose most important patient is his PTSD-afflicted wife (Wendy Davis). Bound together by pressures familiar to many military spouses, they build a bond that sustains them through sacrifice, loneliness and unforgiving conventions of Army life.
HOME IMPROVEMENT: The Complete Eighth Season – The side-splitting and heartwarming final season of one of the most popular shows in television history is available to own when Home Improvement: The Complete Eighth Season comes to DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on June 10, 2008.
Nominated for nine Golden Globes and 34 Emmy® Awards, including two for Outstanding Comedy Series, Home Improvement was one of the top-rated family-friendly sitcoms for eight unforgettable years. Starring Golden Globe winner Tim Allen (1995 winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical), Patricia Richardson, Richard Karn, Taran Noah Smith, Zachery Ty Bryan, Earl Hindman and Debbe Dunning, Home Improvement: The Complete Eighth Season showcases Allen’s unique brand of macho-goofy humor, honed over more than a decade as a stand up comedian.
In Home Improvement’s remarkable final season, everybody’s favorite TV dad Tim “The Toolman” Taylor (Allen) continues his never ending quest for “More Power,” as the family prepares for big changes. Tim quits his job at “Tool Time,” the boys set off to follow their own dreams and the Taylors decide it’s time to move out of the family homestead.
Season Eight features a host of high voltage guest appearances by stars including Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Fairchild and Mario Andretti. And in the unforgettable season finale, Home Improvement’s ultimate secret is revealed when the Taylor’s longtime neighbor, Wilson Wilson (Earl Hindman), finally shows his face! With all 28 of the season’s episodes, plus exclusive DVD Bonus Features, this spectacular four-disc DVD set is an irreplaceable addition to any fan’s collection of classic television series.