Fans of cult t.v., here’s a lit­tle Christmastime news for you: Shout! Factory will be releas­ing a blu-ray set for the com­plete series of Freaks And Geeks. This short-lived but fond­ly-remem­bered comedy/drama is set in a high school cir­ca 1980 and was cre­at­ed by cur­rent com­e­dy film hit­mak­ers Paul Feig and Judd Apatow. Its cast also pro­duced some actors who have become film stars, name­ly Seth Rogan, Jason Segel and James Franco. Read on for all the hell­ish high school details, includ­ing a full run­down of the extras and a pre-order link…


Created by Judd Apatow and Paul Feig

Starring Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel



All 18 Episodes in Both Original Aspect Ratio and Widescreen!



Freaks&G-bluThis is what high school was like for the rest of us. A mod­ern clas­sic arrives on Blu-ray at last when Shout! Factory releas­es Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series Collector’s Edition on March 22, 2016.  Jam-packed with a trea­sure tro­ve of extras, this Blu-ray col­lec­tion fea­tures all 18 episodes in both orig­i­nal broad­cast aspect ratio and a spe­cial widescreen pre­sen­ta­tion. Join Shout! Factory in cel­e­brat­ing this one-of-a-kind series with a set you’ll Geek out over.


Set in 1980 at the fic­tion­al McKinley High in Detroit, Freaks and Geeks focused on two groups of out­siders: the ston­ers, tough kids and bad girls; and the brains, nerds and squares. Although this Emmy award-win­ning series ran for only one sea­son, it has remained a cult favorite and a bench­mark of qual­i­ty tele­vi­sion.

A fun­ny and authen­tic por­trait of high school life with all of its hor­rors and tri­umphs, Freaks And Geeks res­onates with any­body who has ever felt like they don’t quite fit in. The series’ lega­cy – includ­ing the ongo­ing suc­cess of many of its key per­son­nel, from cre­ator Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), to exec­u­tive pro­duc­er Judd Apatow (The 40-Year Old Virgin), to cast mem­bers such as Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jason Segel – is undoubt­ed­ly secure in the hearts and minds of its pas­sion­ate (and ever-grow­ing) fan­base.


Freaks & Geeks Blu-ray Collector’s Edition from Shout! Factory con­tains:

-          All 18 episodes in both orig­i­nal aspect ratio (1.33:1) and widescreen (1.78:1)

-          Special fea­tures disc, com­plete with extras and audio com­men­taries from both The Complete Series DVD set (2004) and The Yearbook Edition set (2008)

-          New book­let packed with a let­ter and Q&A from cre­ators Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, essays, and mem­o­ra­bil­ia


Highlights from the spe­cial fea­tures disc:

Museum of Television & Radio Panel Discussion

Complete Script for a Never-Shot Episode

Three Full-Episode Table Reads

Deleted Scenes

Original Cast Audition Footage

Raw Footage

Mr. Rosso Live in Concert

Sober Students Improv Players

Tales of the Secret Service

NBC Promos and EPK

Behind the Scenes

Seven Minutes in Heaven


Thanks, Goodbye


McKinley High lives on.