This is a great show. I watched it when it first aired on
TV. Most of the cast members (especially James Franco, Seth
Rogen and Jason Segel) became big TV or movie stars, or at
least work regularly. The show was created and written by
Paul Feig, who's now a famous movie director, producer and
writer ("Bridesmaids" and "Ghostbusters"); and another
famous writer/director, Judd Apatow, wrote and directed many
of the series episodes. Many of the actors on the show are
good friends and still work together in movies.
Freaks And Geeks: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
Review by Suzanne Lanoue
Unfortunately, the show was ahead of its time and didn't do
well in the ratings, so it only lasted one season. It's
great to have it on DVD and now Blu-Ray, though. The show is
about some high school kids in 1980 who are in the school
cliques like "Freaks" (the smokers and druggies) and "Geeks"
(social misfits). I graduated high school in 1979, so
I can tell you that the show really captured what school was
like back then. If you went to school any time in the 20th
century, you'll probably enjoy the show and relate to it.
Here's our previous review
of the show from when it was on regular DVD.
The Blu-Ray set is great. They have both the original aspect
shown on TV and the wide-screen version, as well as a whole
disk of great features! There's ton of great extras, like
auditions of the actors, deleted scenes, table reads and
more. Anything a fan of the show could want, basically.
If you've never seen the show before, you don't want to miss
it because it's a classic, and a great comedy. It's also fun
to see James Franco and others when they were younger and
just starting out.
THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE GREATEST TV SHOWS EVER
Created by Judd Apatow and
Starring Linda Cardellini,
James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel
& GEEKS BLU-RAY COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Episodes in Both Original Aspect Ratio and Widescreen!
AVAILABLE MARCH 22, 2016
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
This is what high school was like for the rest of us. A
modern classic arrives on Blu-ray at last when Shout!
Geeks: The Complete Series Collector’s Edition
on March 22, 2016. Jam-packed
with a treasure trove of extras, this Blu-ray collection
features all 18 episodes in both original broadcast aspect
ratio and a special widescreen presentation. Join
Shout! Factory in celebrating this one-of-a-kind series with
a set you’ll Geek out over.
Set in 1980 at the fictional McKinley High in Detroit,
Freaks and Geeks
focused on two groups of outsiders: the stoners, tough kids
and bad girls; and the brains, nerds and squares. Although
this Emmy award-winning series ran for only one season, it
has remained a cult favorite and a benchmark of quality
A funny and authentic portrait of
high school life with all of its horrors and triumphs,
Freaks And Geeks
resonates with anybody who has ever felt like they don’t
quite fit in. The series’ legacy – including the
ongoing success of many of its key personnel, from creator
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), to executive producer Judd
Apatow (The 40-Year Old Virgin), to cast members such
as Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jason
Segel – is undoubtedly secure in the hearts and minds of its
passionate (and ever-growing) fanbase.
Geeks Blu-ray Collector’s Edition from Shout!
All 18 episodes in both original aspect ratio
(1.33:1) and widescreen (1.78:1)
Special features disc, complete with extras
and audio commentaries from both The Complete Series
DVD set (2004) and The Yearbook Edition set (2008)
New booklet packed with a letter and Q&A from
creators Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, essays, and memorabilia
Highlights from the special features disc:
Television & Radio Panel Discussion
Script for a Never-Shot Episode
Full-Episode Table Reads
Cast Audition Footage
Rosso Live in Concert
Students Improv Players
the Secret Service
Minutes in Heaven
High lives on.
About Shout! Factory
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revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders
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Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These
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