Boston Legal Season 1 (R2) in July
Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Boston Legal Season 1 for 24th July 2006 priced at £39.99. From Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley, Boston Legal follows a team of lawyers as they are confronted by moral and social issues, and continually stretch the boundaries of the law. Following on from The Practice, Boston Legal Season 1 picks up with Alan Shore (James Spader, Secretary) after he has sued his former employers with the help of Crane, Pool and Schmidt’s senior partner Danny Crane (William Shatner, Star Trek). Shore then joins the new firm along with former Practice employee Tara Wilson (Rhona Mitra, Nip/Tuck).
The rest of the team is made up of junior partner Lori Colson (Monica Potter, Saw), associate Sally Heep (Lake Bell, ER), and founder and senior partner Shirley Schmidt (Candice Bergen, Law & Order). In the pilot episode of the first season entitled “Head Cases”, senior partner, Edwin Poole (Larry Miller, 8 Simple Rules) makes a shocking entrance at the morning meeting after escaping a mental institution. Alan Shore takes on the case of an African American girl who is denied the role of Annie in a national play, and Danny Crane gets caught having an affair with the wife of the firm’s largest client…
Boston Legal Season 1 is being released as a five disc box-set, containing all seventeen episodes from the first season. Special features include featurettes on the origins of the show and lead cast, and a selection of deleted scenes.