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Ally McBeal: The Complete Series (R1) in October

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Ally McBeal: The Complete Series on 6th October 2009 priced at $199.98 SRP. This 32-disc set includes every episode of this legal comedy-drama series that stars Calista Flockhart, Robert Downey Jr., Portia de Rossi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Lucy Liu, Peter MacNicol and Jane Krakowski. The press release proudly states that all of the original music is in place and that a variety of bonus features (including a new retrospective featurette and a ‘Best of’ soundtrack CD) are also featured.

All seasons include English and French Dolby Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Season 1 will also feature Spanish Dolby Surround and is presented in Full Screen while Seasons 2-5 will feature Spanish Stereo and are presented in Widescreen. Episodes are spread across 30-discs with Disc 31 dedicated to extras and Disc 32 is The Best of Ally McBeal Soundtrack CD.

Extras include:

  • Retrospective - “Bygone Days an Ally McBeal Retrospective” with cast and creators including Calista Flockhart, Jane Krakowski, Lucy Liu, Peter MacNicol, Gil Bellows, Greg Germann, and David E. Kelley
  • Vintage Featurettes
    • Season 2: Fox Behind The Scenes
    • Season 2 TV Special: Life And Trials Of Ally McBeal
    • Season 3 Featurette
    • Behind The Scenes Of Season 5
    • Season 5: Goodbye, Ally
    • “The Practice” Season 2 – “Axe Murderer”

That last extra is most likely the crossover episode from The Practice in its entirety.

Additionally a barebones Ally McBeal Season 1 6-disc set will also be available separately on the same day priced at $39.98 SRP.

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