Mar 5, 2008

Burn Notice On DVD June 17

After a few weeks of speculation, we now have official confirmation from Fox that Burn Notice: Season One will hit DVD June 17, 2008. According to the press release, the set will feature "all 11 episodes including the two-hour season finale plus bonus features such as cast/crew commentaries, gag reel, audition footage [and] character montages." More on that below. Retail will be, as rumored, $49.99.

Creator Matt Nix's Burn Notice proved to be a breakout hit when it first aired on USA last summer. There hadn't been a "fun" spy show on TV since Alias went off the air, and Burn Notice managed to put a new twist on the genre with its unique "spy procedural" perspective, wryly narrated by appealing series star Jeffrey Donovan.

Best of all, the four disc, full screen DVD set of Season One will include commentary on every episode with Nix and cast members Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless! Anyone who's ever heard one of the Evil Dead commentaries knows that Bruce Campbell is always a blast on these tracks, and if he can be judged at all by his screen persona, I imagine Donovan will be too. I'm really looking forward to hearing these! On top of that, the fourth disc gives us the aforementioned gag reel, audition footage, and three montages: a "character montage," a "Girls Gone Burn Notice montage," and an "action scenes montage."

This set sounds like more than enough to tide fans over until the eagerly-awaited second season of Burn Notice starts airing on USA late this summer.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I wonder if they will be different behind the scenes interviews than the ones that were on the website and the USA interstitials.

I can't wait to hear those commentary tracks.