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[11/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
The Crown Jewel of the Golden Age of Television Leave It to Beaver the Complete First Season

[via press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment]

THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION LEAVE IT TO BEAVER THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

All 39 Episodes Plus the Rarely Seen Pilot Digitally Remastered for Superior Audio and Video Quality Available November 22, 2005 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- November 10, 2005 �- America�s favorite nuclear family returns to Mayfield as the complete first season of the Emmy-nominated Leave It to Beaver, one of the most beloved family sitcoms in television history, comes to DVD for the first time on November 22, 2005. All 39 original episodes plus the rarely seen pilot �It�s a Small World,� featuring different actors portraying the characters of Wally and Ward, are collected on this three-disc set. Starting with the show�s debut, the wacky antics and memorable misadventures of plucky seven-year-old Theodore �Beaver� Cleaver and his older brother Wally have won America�s hearts while the show�s immense popularity has continued to soar through the years. Whether reliving the joy of a simpler time or first discovering this utterly charming, wholeheartedly optimistic look at growing up in America�s heartland, viewers will fall in love with �The Beav,� his family and his friends all over again.

Starring Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers as �The Beaver,� Leave It to Beaver celebrates the simple joys and travails of a suburban childhood. In addition to the Cleavers -- Ward, June, Wally and Beaver -- the show featured an unforgettable supporting cast including Beaver�s hapless partner in pranks gone wrong Larry Mondello, and one of television�s most memorable teenage con artists, the not-quite-as-slick-as-he-thinks-he-is Eddie Haskell. The classic boxed set is priced at $49.98 SRP. Also available is a limited edition three-disc set priced at $69.98 SRP, which comes with a specially designed, vintage-style lunch box package that includes �The Cleaver Photo Album,� containing exclusive collectible photos from the show. Quantities are limited to a single production run on this highly collectible gift set.

SYNOPSIS

Finally, one of the most beloved series from television�s Golden Age comes to DVD for the first time ever! Join the Cleavers, America�s quintessential family, in all 39 digitally remastered, unforgettable episodes from the complete first season of Leave it to Beaver! Theodore �Beaver� Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) can�t seem to avoid trouble, and his older brother Wally (Tony Dow), and mischievous pal Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond), aren�t any help. But with some wise advice from his father Ward (Hugh Beaumont) and mom�s (Barbara Bilingsley) home-cooked meals, Beaver learns that all�s well that ends well. Complete with the original pilot, brought out of the studio archives, this must-have DVD collection will have you declaring, �Gee, that Beaver sure is a swell guy!�

For more information, please go to www.great-tv-stores.com.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD Box Set
Street Date: November 22, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $49.98 SRP
Selection Number: 29113
Running Time: Disc 1: 6 hours 6 minutes; Disc 2: 6 hours 5 minutes; Disc 3: 5 hours 13 minutes
Discs: 3
Layers: Dual/Dual (Double Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: Not Rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, English SDH, Spanish Subtitles

DVD Limited Edition Gift Set
Street Date: November 22, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $69.98 SRP
Selection Number: 29185
Running Time: Disc 1: 6 hours 6 minutes; Disc 2: 6 hours 5 minutes; Disc 3: 5 hours 13 minutes
Discs: 3
Layers: Dual/Dual (Double Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: Not Rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, English SDH, Spanish Subtitles

For artwork or screeners, please log on to our Web site at www.ushepublicity.com or fax your request to Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity at (818) 866-0226.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and Entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.





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