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DVD News: "Where the Day Takes You," "Patty Duke," "Mister Ed"

By admin Published: August 12, 2009


1992's "Where the Day Takes You" is something of a cult film for its grim subject matter (runaways) and a cast including Will Smith, Alyssa Milano and others. Sony put it out on DVD in 2003, but it has been out of print more recently. Anchor Bay is releasing it on Oct. 13.

"Mister Ed," having gotten the "best of" treatment in a couple of DVD sets, will now go the complete-season route, starting with the first, from Shout Factory on Oct. 6. The first season of "The Patty Duke Show" will be available on DVD, also from Shout! Factory on Sept. 29; I don't remember it being on DVD before. Someone alert Buddy Young, Jr.!

Announcements after the jump.

On October 13, 2009, Anchor Bay Entertainment is proud to release the groundbreaking teen drama about the dark side of Tinseltown, Where The Day Takes You on DVD for only $14.98 SRP (pre-book September 10, 2009). Originally released in theaters 17 years ago in 1992, Where The Day Takes You boasts a stellar ensemble cast in some of the most startling performances of their young careers including mega box-office superstar Will Smith (Seven Pounds) in his film debut. Shot as if a documentary in the now popular reality style, Where The Day Takes You captures the grim, unpleasant underbelly of Hollywood’s runaway teens living on the street.

Where The Day Takes You also stars television and film favorites Sean Astin (Rudy, Lord of the Rings, “24”), Adam Baldwin (“Chuck”), Lara Flynn Boyle (“The Practice,” Twin Peaks”), Balthazar Getty (“Brothers & Sisters”), Robert Knepper (“Prison Break”), Ricki Lake (Hairspray, “Ricki Lake”), James Le Gros (Singles, Point Break), Nancy McKeon (“The Division,” “The Facts of Life,”), Alyssa Milano (“Charmed”), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Happy Together), and Christian Slater (Heathers). The film was directed and co-written by the late Marc Rocco (Murder in the First).

Hailed by Roger Ebert as, “effective, well-acted and convincing,” and “genuinely shocking and disturbing” by, Where The Day Takes You also won the 1992 Golden Space Needle Award for Most Popular Movie at the Seattle International Film Festival. Rocker Melissa Etheridge also provides some of her best known songs on the soundtrack, including the haunting and heartfelt ballad, “Precious Pain.” Other songs include “Occasionally,” “Testify” and “You Can Sleep While I Drive.”

Where The Day Takes You They have nothing…except each other. In the dark side of Tinseltown, a group of teenage runaways live each day lost in a spiral of drugs, sex, crime and violence. Led by King (Mulroney), the tribe includes tweaker Greg (Astin), legless Manny (Smith), unstable Little J (Getty), prostitute Kimmy (Milano) and just-off-the-bus Heather (Boyle).

On September 29, Shout! Factory will release The Patty Duke Show: The Complete First Season, featuring all 36 episodes on DVD. Bonus features include a look back at The Patty Duke Show with brand-new cast interviews featuring Patty Duke, William Schallert, Paul O’Keefe, and Eddie Applegate. Available for the first time on DVD in a 6-disc set, The Patty Duke Show: The Complete First Season is priced to own for $44.99.

The Patty Duke Show chronicles two ordinary teenage girls: the wild and carefree Patty Lane, who has a knack for getting into trouble and her Scottish identical cousin Cathy Lane, a shy, world-traveled intellectual who moves in with Patty’s family to finish her high school education. Created by Academy Award®-winning writer Sidney Sheldon (I Dream Of Jeannie), and up and coming producer/director William Asher, guest stars include Frankie Avalon (Beach Blanket Bingo, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea), Charles Nelson Reilly (Match Game, Hello, Dolly!), Paul Lynde (Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), Jimmy Dean and Phil Foster (Laverne & Shirley), among many others.

On October 6, Shout! Factory is proud to present for the first time ever, Mister Ed: The Complete First Season on a 4-disc 26-episode DVD set. Marking 47 years after the premiere of Mister Ed, this special DVD set includes all 26 originally aired episodes from the first season and bonus content including exclusive interviews and audio commentary on the pilot episode with Mister Ed stars Alan Young and Connie Hines! Available for the first time, the first season of the Golden Globe-winning phenomenon Mister Ed is priced at $39.99.

The long awaited release gives fans a chance to drop in on klutzy architect Wilbur Posts’ (Alan Young) hilarious adventures with Mister Ed, the horse that can talk…and only we and Mr. Post can hear him. Season one features performances by Donna Douglas (The Beverly Hillbillies), Nancy Kulp (The Beverly Hillbillies), Olan Soule (Batman, Dragnet), just to name a few.

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