Sunday, July 20, 2008

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FEATURES:
* 1 Bonus DVD - Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 92-minute documentary.
* 11 Uncensored Episodes from the final 1968-1969 season, with on-camera introductions by Tom and Dick Smothers, and audio perspectives by Tom Smothers.
* Pat Paulsen for President television special, narrated by Henry Fonda, and bonus footage of Paulsen's trip to the White House and 1968 Democratic Convention.
* Recently uncovered, never-before-seen appearance by Robert F. Kennedy, cut from the Pat Paulsen for President special.
* Pat Paulsen "On the Campaign Trail" featurette, comedy act footage, and photo gallery.
* A look back at the '60s with a "New Fable for Our Time" featurette.
* Exclusive interviews with Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Allan Blye (producer), Chuck Braverman (filmmaker), Judy Collins, John Densmore (The Doors), Bob Einstein (Super Dave Osborne), Jackie Mason, Bob Newhart, Pat Paulsen and Rob Reiner.
* Interview outtakes with Woody Allen, David Frye, Eddie Fisher, Paul Hornung, Robert Morse, Nancy Ames, and Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara.
* Dr. Benjamin Spock interview, censored from season three opening show.
* Backstage and rehearsal footage including footage shot for a 1969 60 Minutes segment, alternate show opening, audience Q&A, Jackie Mason dress rehearsal, Joan Baez dress rehearsal.
* 1968 press conference following CBS's termination of the Smothers' Brothers contract.
* The complete Aspen Comedy Festival 2000 Smothers Brothers Reunion hosted by Bill Maher, with Tom and Dick Smothers, Steve Martin and Mason Williams.
* "Pat Paulsen's Malignant Humor" - Paulsen's personal notes from his fight with cancer.
* Memorabilia from Tom and Dick's personal archives, including a letter from President Lyndon Johnson praising The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and a note from Congressman Donald Rumsfeld.
* Over 100 letters, memos, carbons, wires, telexes, telegrams and internal correspondence between CBS and the production company, chronicling the censorship ordeal the show faced.
* Footage from 1969 Emmy® award win - "Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music."
* Promotional TV spots.
* Photo galleries

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So where do I order?

Tom Ruegger

Kliph Nesteroff said...

www.smothersbrothersdvd.com