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Monday Notebook, New "90210" on DVD

By admin Published: July 6, 2009

How was your weekend? Mine was all right. Friday night the bride and I saw the Indians not only play but win, 15-3, with a great performance by Shin-Soo Choo -- 4 for 5, 2 HR, 7 RBI. (Not a bad weekend for Koreans, in fact, between Choo's achievements and Korean-American golfer Anthony Kim's performance.) Had a work shift Saturday, hitting the Kent Heritage Festival and encountering the Matsiko Children's Choir of Uganda.

Sunday included cleaning the house, mowing the lawn and some kicking back -- watching tennis and golf, grilling dinner, catching up on some reading. Meanwhile, if you missed it, in Sunday's paper I had an interview with Eddie McClintock of North Canton and "Warehouse 13," and my usual DVD column. Top item is "Callan," an old Edward Woodward series.

As mentioned up top, the new version of "90210" is coming to DVD on Aug. 11. Full announcement after the jump.

The official word:

Experience a whole new generation of love triangles, dark secrets and personal drama as 90210: THE FIRST SEASON arrives on DVD August 11 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

An edgy, contemporary spin-off of the iconic series Beverly Hills 90210, 90210: THE FIRST SEASON brings West Beverly High into the 21st century with a hot, fresh, young sexy cast that includes Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Rob Estes, Lori Loughlin, Jessica Walter, Dustin Milligan, Michael Steger, Jessica Stroup, Ryan Eggold, and Jessica Lowndes.

In addition to all 23 dramatic episodes, 90210: THE FIRST SEASON DVD set offers loads of cast-hosted special features, including "Codes of Behavior," a guide on how to survive at West Beverly hosted by Lowndes; "A Day in the Life of Ryan Eggold," featuring the actor who plays teacher Ryan Matthews; set tours of West Beverly High led by Steger and Milligan and of the Mansion and Peach Pit led by Wilds; featurettes on 90210's music and fashion; featurette "The Revival Of A Classic: Making 90210" explaining the origin of the new series; and cast commentaries on selected episodes.

In a zip code best known for beemers, bad boys and beautiful babes, sweet and friendly siblings Annie (Grimes) and Dixon (Wilds) relocate with their parents to Beverly Hills from Kansas and quickly realize how much their lives are about to change. The teens are in for major culture shock as they meet their new classmates, including spoiled rich girl Naomi (McCord), popular jock Ethan (Milligan), aspiring journalist Navid (Steger) and rebel blogger Silver (Stroup). The series premiere was The CW's highest-rated scripted debut ever, with 4.6 million viewers.

90210: THE FIRST SEASON is a six-disc DVD set presented in Widescreen with English 5.1, English Stereo and English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada with a total running time of approximately 16 hours. The set will be available for the suggested retail price of $54.99 US and $57.99 CAN.

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