Schlock-Wire: Specs For Shout! Factory’s FREAKS AND GEEKS Blu-Ray Collection

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.

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