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DVD News: Complete "Leave It To Beaver" June 29

By admin Published: April 29, 2010

I've been meaning to post this, especially since Universal stopped issuing the show under its own DVD banner. To be sure, the series began to slip some as Beav got older, but it was still something I watched faithfully to the end. So here's the word from Shout! Factory:

Alongside baseball and apple pie, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, one of the most beloved family sitcoms in television history, reigns supreme in the pantheon of Americana. 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 – June, Ward, Wally and Beaver – this long-running television series featured an unforgettable supporting cast including Beaver's hapless partner in prank Larry Mondello, and one of television's most memorable teenage sycophant Eddie Haskell.
On June 29, 2010, Shout! Factory and the NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group will bring the long-awaited LEAVE IT TO BEAVER: THE COMPLETE SERIES in a lavish limited edition 37-DVD box set to the home entertainment shelves. Boasting all 234 episodes spanning six iconic TV seasons from 1957-63, this highly collectible complete series DVD box set is packed with a special commemorative booklet, a full-disc of exclusive bonus features offering a nostalgic look at this beloved television series from the cast and crew as well as insightful entertainment for the entire family. A special “value-add” exclusive replica of the original Leave It To Beaver Money Maker Board Game is included in this DVD box set. Poised to present an offer hard to refuse for loyal fans and collectors, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER: THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD box set is priced at $199.99 SRP. Also available to own is the single season DVD debut of LEAVE IT TO BEAVER: SEASON THREE in a 6-DVD box set.

More after the jump.

Inspired by the real-life experience of creators Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher’s own children, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER follows the hilarious everyday adventures of young Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver and his older brother Wally. Whether at home, at school or playing around their suburban neighborhood, Beaver always manages to get himself into some kind of trouble, comically learning each valuable lesson life has to offer along the way. The stories contrast Beaver's child-like adventures with the teenage escapades of Wally, creating a cornucopia of comedic situations.

DVD Bonus Content:

“It’s A Small World” – The rare pilot episode that started it all!
Forever The Beaver: The Cleavers Look Back – Cast members Jerry Mathers, Tony Dow and Barbara Billingsley, as well as renowned collector and co-creator of The New Leave It To Beaver Brian Levant, reflect on the quintessential American family sitcom.
Ken Osmond And Frank Bank Remember – Cast members Ken Osmond and Frank Bank reunite to look back at their adventures on the set of Leave It To Beaver and beyond.
The Drum Major Of The Toy Parade – A brief conversation with theme song composer Dave Kahn.
Six Episodes Of Shokus Radio’s Stu’s Show Featuring Members Of The Leave It To Beaver Cast
Special Film For The U.S. Treasury Featuring The Cleavers
Original Network Promos

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