or


[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.





  [november 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.