The Sopranos: The Complete Series - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
FOR the first time ever, the beloved Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody-Award winning series The Sopranos gets the box set it deserves on November 24 from HBO Video.
Every episode of all six seasons will be presented in a stunningly designed luxurious set that contains two brand new bonus discs loaded with over three and a half hours of unseen extras.
With iconic photography by the highly acclaimed Annie Leibovitz, this will be the classiest DVD set ever released. The new special features delve deeper into the world of the show with in-depth interviews with series creator David Chase, writer Terence Winter and many of the cast members.
The Sopranos: The Complete Series will be packaged in a sleek black box featuring all 86 episodes re-mastered on 28 discs as well as two bonus discs. Including an episode guide to the entire award-winning series The Sopranos: The Complete Series is available for the suggested retail price of £129.99.
DVD Special Features
The Sopranos: The Complete Series gift set is loaded with over 3 ½ hours of never-before-seen bonus material including: Supper With The Sopranos, two sit-down dinners with cast and crew full of insider trivia like what was the one condition Stevie Van Zandt made in order to play Silvio and what did Edie Falco as Carmella forget to wear during the final diner scene.
Not to mention a separate, exclusive two-part interview of creator David Chase by actor Alec Baldwin (a huge fan who tried to get Chase to cast him in an episode) where Chase shares his personal views including his first impression of James Gandolfini during his audition and who was his inspiration for Lidia in the show.
Other extras include:
Paley Center for Media Seminar – discussion with David Chase and Terence Winter, featuring characters who were “whacked” including Vincent Pastore, Steve Buscemi, Drea de Matteo, David Proval and Annabella Sciorra.
Extra Gravy – Spoofs and parodies of The Sopranos.
Lost Scenes from all six seasons
Original audio commentaries from cast and crew
16-page detailed Episode Guide
The Greatest Show Ever
Hailed as “a remarkable achievement” by the Wall Street Journal and “the greatest show in TV history” by Vanity Fair, David Chase’s drama series The Sopranos stars three-time Emmy® winners James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Edie Falco as Tony’s wife Carmela, plus Lorraine Bracco as therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Emmy® winner Michael Imperioli as Tony’s nephew Christopher Moltisanti and Dominic Chianese as Uncle Junior.
Other series regulars include Robert Iler as Anthony Soprano, Jr., Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano, Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts, Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante, Aida Turturro as Tony’s sister Janice, Steven R. Schirripa as Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri, John Ventimiglia as Artie Bucco, Vincent Curatola as Johnny Sack, Frank Vincent as Phil Leotardo and Ray Abruzzo as Little Carmine.
This award winning show has an amazing cast and spectacular writers, having won several awards for outstanding writing for a drama series.
James Gandolfini gave the performance of a lifetime with his portrayal as modern urban gangster Tony Soprano, earning him three Emmy® Awards and a Golden Globe®. The first lady of the New York mob, Carmela, played by Golden Globe® winner Edie Falco (Best performance by an actress in a television series) and Tony’s right hand man and nephew Christopher is played by Michael Imperioli (Goodfellas).
The Sopranos, writer-producer-director David Chase’s extraordinary television series, is nominally an urban gangster drama, but its true impact strikes closer to home.
The HBO series chronicles a dysfunctional, suburban American family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano, there’s the added complexity posed by heading twin families – his collegial mob clan and his own, nouveau riche brood.