Spaced News

11 05 2008

For fans of both Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, have we got news for you.

This July, the clever and edgy comedy series that started it all for the award-winning team behind those films above, Spaced will be available for the first time in North America in a new collector’s DVD set from BBC Video. From creator-stars Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, this 3-disc set features all 14 surreal episodes of the award-winning show, described by Pegg as “a cross between The Simpsons, The X-Files and Northern Exposure.”

Here’s more from Spaced Out, the web’s one and only official Spaced website:

“Spaced is utter brilliance. Constantly and amazingly laugh-out-loud funny and heart wrenchingly emotional, this is a series for, well, anyone who has ever lived,” says JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek). “Watching Spaced is kinda like watching a Kevin Smith film if Kevin Smith had any real talent,” confesses Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma). “I watch and re-watch Spaced from time to time to remind myself how good television comedy can be,” says Matt Stone (South Park, Team America: World Police).

Boasting over eight hours of content, Spaced: The Complete Series features bonus material including the all-new commentary from Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone, Bill Hader (Superbad, Saturday Night Live), Patton Oswalt (King of Queens, Ratatouille) and Diablo Cody (Oscar®-winning writer of Juno).

Among the many accolades Spaced, distributed by Channel 4, has garnered from fans and critics alike, Hynes won British Comedy Awards in 1999 and 2001 for her smart portrayal of moody writer Daisy. Additionally, Spaced received BAFTA (UK equivalent to the Emmy) nominations in 2000 and 2002 for Best Situation Comedy and an International Emmy Award nomination in 2001.

BONUS FEATURES

  • New exclusive commentary with director Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson and guests Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Bill Hader, Matt Stone, Patton Oswalt and Diablo Cody.
  • Exclusive Spaced On Stage reunion Q&A recorded at the National Film Theatre, London in October 2007.
  • “Skip to the End” – Exclusive feature length documentary
  • “Spaced Jam” by Osymyso
  • Outtakes
  • Trailers
  • Deleted scenes
  • Raw footage
  • Photo gallery
  • Homage-O-Meter – An onscreen feature that tracks each pop-culture reference
  • Newly updated cast and crew biographies

Spaced: The Complete Series will arrive in stores on July 22, 2008 for suggested retail price of $49.98.

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