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More from Universal Playback in June

Universal Playback have announced the a further three UK Region 2 DVD releases this June, with American series Alias Smith & Jones and Rich Man, Poor Man joined by the British comedy series Stella Street

More Universal Playback releases in June can be found here.

11th June 2007

Alias Smith & Jones Season 1 - £29.99 - The complete first season will be released for the first time ever on UK DVD and stars cult hero Pete Duel (Gidget, How to Steal an Airplane), as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy (Murder She Wrote, JAG) as Kid Curry, two of the most successful outlaw cowboys of the old West. Despite this the duo decide that it’s time to give up their old criminal lifestyle and go straight. The only problem is their old enemy the governor won’t grant them amnesty straight away; they have to prove they deserve it, all the while being hunted by everyone from sheriffs, bounty hunters and ordinary people.

Written by Douglas Heyes (The Virginian, Colt.45) and Glen A. Larson (Magnum PI, Battlestar Gallactica), the series contains humour, drama and western gunfights as Heyes and The Kid battle to evade chases aided by the beautiful and energetic Clementine Hale played by Sally Field (The Flying Nun, Gidget), who has no qualms in blackmailing the two when she needs to.

Episodes are presented Full Frame with English 2.0 mono audio. The sole extra is commentary on the Pilot Episode with writer/creator/producer Glen Larson.

18th June 2007

Stella Street Series 1 - £15.99 - Imagine living next door to Michael Caine and Jack Nicholson or buying your milk and daily papers from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ corner shop… well you can do just that in Stella Street – the comedy series of impersonations that inspired a generation of copycat programmes.

Stella Street is the hilarious groundbreaking show that with its new ten-minute format paved the way for many great British comedies. It was first screened in January 1997 on the BBC to great acclaim. Written and directed by Peter Richardson (Comic Strip Presents, Not The Nine O’Clock News) the first series, featuring 10 episodes comes to UK DVD for the first time in June.

Rich Man, Poor Man Book II - £34.99 - Book II, one of the most requested shows ever at Universal Playback, tells the story of Rudy Jordache (Peter Strauss) and his family. Tackling every issue you’d hope to find in a melodrama, Rich Man Poor Man Book II, originally aired between 1976-1977, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. It followed in the footsteps of series one, that originally won over eight awards and received 24 nominations. Book II is widely celebrated for its impeccable acting, especially Peter Strauss, who plays an ageing and tired Senator who has gained and lost much throughout life.

For the first time ever, all 22 episodes of the critically-acclaimed and much anticipated television show are available in one 6 disc DVD box set, making this an essential addition to any ‘cult’ collection.

Film (C) 1971 Universal Studios / Publc Arts Productions. All Rights Reserved

Film © 1998 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
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