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Route 66: The Complete Series
finally, the entire series in a collectible 24-dvd box set featuring all 116 original episodes restored, exciting dvd bonus content, a special "value add" dvd great cars: corvette and much more!
PRE-ORDER NOW TO BRING HOME YOUR OWN PIECE OF AMERICANA ON DVD IN STORES NATIONWIDE MAY 22, 2012 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Let's shift the year 2012 into high gear and take a ride down the famed American highway Route 66 with renowned television classic ROUTE 66. Shout! Factory's Route 66: The Complete Series 24-DVD box set debuts for the first time on home entertainment shelves everywhere on May 22, 2012. Boasting all 116 original episodes spanning four TV seasons from 1960-1964, Route 66 is one of the most highly rated drama series from the era. Brimming with intriguing characters, smart writing and featuring its timeless Nelson Riddle theme song, Route 66 has endured ever since as a symbol of the original road trip drama. Moreover, this enduring television classic not only immortalized the scenic stretch of American highway, but further established Corvette as the iconic American sports car.
Route 66: The Complete Series contains insightful DVD extras, a special "value add" Great Cars: Corvette DVD - a thrilling, in-depth look at the legendary sports car and more! A perfect Father's Day gift and a must-have collection for television fans, collectors and vintage car enthusiasts to complete their library, Route 66: The Complete Series 24-DVD has a suggested retail price of $129.99. This DVD box set is now available for preorder at Amazon.com, ShoutFactoryStore.com and other online retailers.
Pre-order Link: http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257698
To further celebrate the release of Route 66: The Complete Series, Shout! Factory is offering a FREE collection of ringtone-ready MP3s of the iconic Nelson Riddle theme song at ShoutFactory.com
Created by Academy Award(R)-winning writer Stirling Silliphant and producer Herbert Leonard, Route 66 stars Martin Milner, George Maharis and later Glenn Corbett. Throughout its four season run, this series featured an impressive list of guest stars, including Barbara Eden, Buster Keaton, Boris Karloff, Burt Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner, James Caan, Joan Crawford, Julie Newmar, Lee Marvin, Leslie Nielsen, Martin Sheen, Peter Lorre, Robert Duvall, Robert Redford, Rod Steiger, Ron Howard, Suzanne Pleshette, Walter Matthau, among other notables.
Yale graduate Tod Stiles (Martin Milner) is an intellectual who has led a privileged and sheltered life. Buz Murdock (George Maharis) is a tough young man, raised in "Hell's Kitchen," struggling his entire life just to survive. When his wealthy father dies, Tod finds himself unexpectedly penniless with just one possession, a Chevrolet Corvette. On a quest to find adventure - and themselves - Tod and Buz hit the open road in the ultimate American journey.
Route 66: The Complete Series DVD BONUS CONTENT:
* Shout! Factory's production unit is currently shaping the final form of special features. We will continue to keep you updated.
* SPECIAL "VALUE ADD" DVD - Great Cars: Corvette
Returning from World War II, many soldiers told stories of the loves they'd left behind. or some, it was a mechanical sweetheart -- the European sports car. So, the nation was primed for the debut of the 1953 Corvette, a fiberglass two-seater that was the first mass-produced American sports car. The first car was more show than go, but over the years Corvette has evolved from a cute-looking roadster to the menacing Sting Ray, and now to one of the world's sleekest, sexiest and fastest high-tech sports cars.
In late 2011, Shout! Factory acquired extensive proprietary rights to the classic TV series ROUTE 66, including all original episodes, its archived materials, worldwide home entertainment and digital rights and North American broadcast rights.
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About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY(R)-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com.
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News Editor March 10, 2012, 12:28 pm