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02-08-2003, 03:00 PM
WHAT THE ARTICLE SAYS:
The official "Freaks and Geeks" website has started collecting names of people that would buy the show on DVD. If you're interested in having the show released, please visit http://www.freaksandgeeks.com/dvd/ and sign up.
06-14-2003, 11:27 AM
"She's a cheerleader, you've seen Star Wars 47 times. You do the math."
A quick update for you on the February news item (http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=293) about the Freaks & Geeks petition started by Judd Apatow, the show's Executive Producer. First of all, we're pleased to pass on that the petition itself is just a few names shy of 24,000 votes. How cool is that?
But wait, there's more...MUCH more! In his latest post (http://www.freaksandgeeks.com/TalkToUs/Main.taf?f=viewmessage&returnf=&keyword=&start=1&msgid=67616&_UserReference=7F00000146B9B521955B25E7C3FB3EE95F51) at the official F&G message board, Judd himself has this to say:
A company wants to do it. We are compiling all the extras and working on the assumption that it is going to happen. They are going to begin clearing the music in a week. They are also interested in releasing Undeclared. So, it is not certain, but we all shall will it into being.
Fantastic news, and we are grateful to the fan from New Zealand, Matthew Louwren, for keeping us informed every step of the way. We will keep a sharp eye out for more details, and update you just as soon as we have them.
07-11-2003, 02:45 AM
Judging by this post on Freaks & Geeks website (http://www.freaksandgeeks.com/TalkToUs/main.taf?f=viewmessage&returnf=&keyword=&start=1&msgid=67779&_UserReference=7F00000146B8FFC4B01F9D3BD3E23F0D2B4E), it looks like the show will be coming to DVD soon.
First of all, hello to you all. Sorry I've seemed to have disappeared but I've been buried in things with my movie and some other pending projects. I will say that my movie is finally getting released, and will be coming out around October 10th, released by Artisan Entertainment. So, that's a relief.
But now to the matter at hand. We are VERY close to getting the DVDs out. A company that was started by the guys who sold Rhino want to put the show out and are with us that all the original music must remain intact. So, that's a great thing (I wouldn't release it otherwise). But that causes one small problem -- the DVD set is going to be a little more expensive than we wanted it to be. This is so we can include all the original music, and also so we can get the DVDs out sooner (instead of spending months and months doing legal work).
The price for the DVD set will probably be around $120, which is very steep, I know. However, because of discount sites on the web and the fact that most stores like Tower and Virgin always mark down new releases, you'll probably be able to get it for about 80 bucks. I will say that we're intending to include one full disc of extras, including deleted scenes, bloopers, and lots of other fun things (that we're in the process of pulling out of all our crates and boxes now).
So, that's what's up. I don't know any exact date for when it'll be coming out but I know we're all shooting for before the end of the year (probably in time for Christmas -- how embarrassingly convenient!).
Just wanted to update you all and let you know that this is what's up. Nobody wants these DVDs out more than us, since we know how many of you have been waiting patiently and since, well, we just want them out there so that you guys can have them and so hopefully we can find even more people who will discover our little show.
That's all for now. I'll update you as things progress. And please feel free to post any feedback you might have regarding this (just to let us know if it all works for you or not).
Thanks again. It's good to talk to you all after so much time away.
It sounds like the set will be released by Shout! Factory, (Richard Foos from Rhino is now there). Thanks to Matthew Kozlowski for sending this to us.
07-27-2003, 02:37 PM
Judd Apatow (creator of Freaks and Geeks) has posted some ideas of the extras which may be found on the F&G DVD set they are working on.
Here are some items we are trying to get on the DVD.
Cast auditions. Paul and I wrote original scenes for some of the auditons which are pretty funny. Freak monologues. Geek monologues. We also have people auditioning for parts they didn't get. Linda auditioning for Kim Kelly. Busy auditioning for Lindsay etc.
We are trying to clear our evening at the Museum of TV and Radio in Los Angeles. It is sad but hilarious at times.
Promos. Some of the original promos were like short sketches.
Rehearsal footage. Backstage footage. This is stuff we shot ourselves. We have forty tapes of it. Now we just have to watch it.
Deleted scenes. We have a bunch of funny scenes which have only been seen on the web site. Kim Kelly asking Sam to kiss her from the pilot. Sam at the nurse's office.
Bloopers. We have plenty of those. And we want to put raw dailies (footage from shooting) on the tape so you can see how we worked.
We are also considering putting photographs and scripts on the DVD if possible.
We are open to any other ideas. We might even try to put the long version of our first episode on there. We are very excited about this. Hope you are too.
If you wish, you can read the entire thread (http://www.freaksandgeeks.com/TalkToUs/main.taf?f=viewmessage&returnf=&keyword=&start=1&msgid=67993). Thanks to R. Latimer for sending this to us.
08-10-2003, 10:24 AM
Paul Feig, the Supervising Producer of Freaks and Geeks, was discussing in variety (http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=upsell_article&articleID=VR1117890527&categoryID=14&cs=1) (free trial subscription required to view) his newest show (HBO's Nice Guys, described as a post-high-school version of F&G, but with HBO's advantage of looser censorship).
During the interview, more came up about Freaks & Geeks, including a timeframe for the DVD release:
Feig felt "Freaks and Geeks" never got its due, despite winning critical acclaim. However, it has gained cult popularity, and episodes will be released on DVD in March, complete with deleted scenes.
We appreciate the news, and hope you do too. Our thanks to Matthew Louwren and Matt Koz for pointing us toward this information.
10-16-2003, 11:39 PM
There hasn't been much to report on the Freaks & Geeks front since August, but show creator Judd Apatow posted this update (http://www.freaksandgeeks.com/TalkToUs/main.taf?f=viewmessage&returnf=&keyword=&start=1&msgid=69069&_UserReference=7F00000146B5426BD8DD89A1414F3F8CD592) on the DVD's progress over at the message board of the show's official site:
All is well. The music is clearing. Hopefully it will clear fast enough for a March release. We have a meeting Friday to go over the details of what we want to do. I am also looking into putting out a book of some type. Hopefully we'll have some kind of news for you next week.
Sounds good, and stay tuned here because we'll keep an eye out for Judd's news next week. In the meantime, Judd's also stated that he'd like people to continue to sign the petition for the show (it's just shy of 32,000 votes right now). So here's the link to this petition (http://www.freaksandgeeks.com/dvd/) again; jump on it if you haven't already!
Our thanks to Matthew Louwrens for letting us know about this. He must be this show's #1 fan!
04-06-2004, 12:29 AM
Over a year later, it's finally being released today. Mine is on the way, though I settled for the six disc release as opposed to the special special edition eight disc set.
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