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The Wonder Years (with original music) will finally be released on DVD!


Yes, the wait is finally (FINALLY!) over: THE WONDER YEARS: THE COMPLETE SERIES is set to be released for the first time on DVD. The series will be available sometime this year, and will feature almost every song from the show's amazing soundtrack, which is the main reason why it's taken so long for the much-loved series to get a DVD release.

Here's the glorious official press release:

FAIRFAX, VA - In 2014, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life — the premiere marketer of classic TV on DVD — will release THE WONDER YEARS: THE COMPLETE SERIES to the home entertainment marketplace.  The most requested TV series never to be released on DVD, which ran on ABC from 1988-1993, garnered multiple Emmy® Awards, a Golden Globe® and a Peabody®, and was named by TV Guide as one of the “Top 20 Shows of the ’80s” will make its very long-awaited debut in the second half of 2014.  To best serve the numerous fans of the program, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life has launched WonderYearsDVDs.com, the official site for all updates, exclusive content and pre-orders.

Routinely praised for high-quality TV DVD collections, an archivist’s attention to detail, and specially produced bonus programming on releases such as Get Smart, The Carol Burnett Show and China Beach, StarVista Entertainment/ Time Life is planning a deluxe release of the The Wonder Years, which starred Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey, Olivia d’Abo, Josh Saviano and Daniel Stern, and featured as a theme song Joe Cocker’s unforgettable rendition of the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

“The Wonder Years has long been the most requested TV show yet to be released on DVD, and we’re thrilled to have the incredible opportunity to bring this iconic show to its many fans,” says Jeffrey Peisch, the Senior Vice President, Entertainment Programming & Marketing for StarVista Entertainment/Time Life.  “As we’ve done with many other classic TV shows, the series will be treated with the care and attention it fully deserves after all these years, with deluxe packaging, robust extras and a lot more.  We’re really big fans of the series, too.

As it did for China Beach, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life ispainstakingly securing the rights for virtually every song in The Wonder Years. From Cocker’s theme song, to hundreds of other memorable and classic soul, rock and pop songs, including classics from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and many others, StarVista /Time Life recognizes the necessity to release the series as it was initially broadcast, un-edited and untouched from original broadcast masters.

The Wonder Years was created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black in association with New World Television, which was acquired in 1997 by 21stCentury Fox (then News Corporation), the parent company of Twentieth Century Fox Television.

I loved THE WONDER YEARS as a kid, and as you can probably tell, I'm very excited it's finally getting a DVD release with all of the fantastic songs from the show. The songs featured in THE WONDER YEARS were almost as big of a part of the show as the characters, and without them it just wouldn't have been the same. Younger readers might not understand what the big deal is, but many of us grew up with Kevin, Paul, and (of course) Winnie, and have been waiting for this for a very long time.

I think this great news deserves a song, don't you? Sing along if you know the words: "What would you do if sang out of tune/Would you stand up and walk out on me ? Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song/And I'll try not to sing out of key..."

"Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends."

Source: TV Shows On DVD



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