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