Tales of the City: 20th Anniversary Collection

For those who have been looking to purchase the out-of-print “Tales of the City”  DVD, it appears a new 20th anniversary edition is scheduled to be released on August 27, 2013.  I cannot honestly confirm this long awaited news, so let’s all keep our fingers crossed.

Synopsis: Newly arrived in freewheeling 1970s San Francisco, wide-eyed Mary Ann Singleton (Oscar® nominee Laura Linney, John Adams, The Savages) quickly realizes just how far from Cleveland she really is. Moving into a funky house at 28 Barbary Lane— where her landlady (Oscar® winner Olympia Dukakis, Moonstruck) welcomes her with a joint—Mary Ann befriends the other residents and finds a good-natured home amid the drugs, drama, and debauchery.
Based on Armistead Maupin’s beloved novel, this Peabody Award-winning PBS miniseries deftly chronicles the quest for love and connection across a spectrum of sexual experiences. With an outstanding ensemble cast featuring Billy Campbell (The Killing), Thomas Gibson (Dharma & Greg), Marcus D’Amico (Full Metal Jacket), Chloe Webb (Shameless), Barbara Garrick (Sleepless in Seattle), and Paul Gross (Slings & Arrows), TALES OF THE CITY was hailed as “a brilliant evocation of a time and place” (Los Angeles Times) and remains a television landmark.

  • Release Date: Aug 27th, 2013
  • Catalog Number: AMP8994
  • UPC: 054961899494
  • Rating: Not Rated Contains nudity, coarse language, drug use, and sexual situations
  • Run Time: 321
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English
  • Special Features:
    • Audio commentaries on episodes 1, 3, and 6 with Armistead Maupin
    • Behind-the-scenes location and rehearsal footage (36 min.)
    • 8-page insert with an introduction by Armistead Maupin and more


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