DVD: April 2004 Archives

the news just came down that Universal has announced that Season One of Knight Rider will be released on DVD August 3rd, 2004.

From tvshowsondvd.com:

Knight Rider - Season 1 has been announced!
Posted by Gord Lacey

Fans of Knight Rider will be celebrating today because Universal Studios has just announced that season 1 of the series will be released on August 3rd. This 4 disc set will contain all 22 episodes from the first season on 3 DVD-18s (2 sides, 2 layers) and 1 DVD-5 (1 side, 1 layer) (4 discs total). Suggested Retail Price will be $59.98 and will contain a full frame (1.33:1) picture, English Mono soundtrack and English, French and Spanish subtitles.

Universal only lists 1 piece of bonus material - "Knight Rider 2000" - but we know there will be more. The other day we received an email from Joe Huth, the author of Knight Rider Legacy, telling us what some of the other bonus materials may be. It was his post on a Knight Rider message board that tipped us off to the DVD release last month. This is taken from Joe's email to us:

Extras they are hoping to have are Pilot episode commentary by David Hasselhoff and series creator Glen A. Larson, a jam-packed documentary on the series in general, including rare photos unearthed at Universal Studios' archive, my thoughts on the series, designing KITT, and interviews with other prominent cast and crew members.

We hope that these extras find their way into the finished set, but until they are officially announced by Universal we shouldn't treat them as fact. As we all know, "Bonus material is subject to change." If you want to read more about Joe's involvement in the set you can read this news item from KnightRiderOnline.com.

The series is available for pre-order from the following locations and prices:

Universal Home Video $39.98

Amazon.com $41.99

Barnes & Noble.com. $47.98

Buy.com $37.75

DVD Empire$44.99

Of course the cheapest price also depends on shipping and tax in your area, so the cheapest base price, may not be the cheapest price overall.

Currently this is a REGION 1 release only. No news has been released about any other region.

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