Bored to Death: The Complete First Season will be released on September 21, 2010 by HBO Home Entertainment, just before the much anticipated premiere of the new season on HBO. The 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets contain entertaining bonus features including a guided tour of the New York sets by Jonathan Ames and Jason Schwartzman, a “Making of” piece and audio commentaries, all for the suggested retail price of $39.98 and $49.99 respectively.
Blending neurotic humor and noir mystery elements, Bored to Death follows Ames (Jonathan Schwartzman, The Darjeeling Limited) as he solves a variety of cases in the Big Apple – despite the fact that he’s virtually inexperienced as a private detective. Jonathan pursues each case with gusto, though very little discretion, abandoning all sense of reality and avoiding work on his regular writing gig and second novel. The all-star cast also include Ames’s needy boss, George, (Ted Danson, Curb Your Enthusiasm®), who constantly interferes with his newfound career; as well as his best friend Ray, (Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover), who tries his best to advise him, while barely keeping his own life together.
Bored to Death is the brainchild of storyteller, actor and acclaimed author Jonathan Ames (The Alcoholic), whose fascination with noir writers like Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett led him to write a short story in 2007, which then became the basis for the series. Ames also serves as executive producer and writer of the show.
Bored to Death: The Complete First Season includes bonus content on both the SD and BD versions, allowing viewers to delve deeper into Ames’s amusing fantasy world. Features include:
· “Jonathan Ames’s Brooklyn” – travel into one of New York City’s most popular boroughs and inside the mind of Ames via a guided a tour of the show’s eclectic locations.
· “The Making of Bored to Death” – exclusive look at the making of season one, featuring interviews with cast and crew as well as author Jonathan Ames.
· Audio Commentaries – four hilarious audio commentaries with Ames, Schwartzman, Danson and more.
· Deleted Scenes – take a look at some of the hilarious scenes that didn’t make the final cut!