UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: "Smash" Season One tells the compelling story of a heated rivalry between upcoming starlets, a writing team in need of a new hit and a Broadway producer finding her own way in a "captivating fusion of music, dance and potent storytelling" (Dorothy Rabinowitz, Wall Street Journal). From executive producer Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Schindler's List) comes the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed series "Smash," Emmy Award® winner for Best Choreography. Starring Emmy Award® winner Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Academy Award® winner Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor), Megan Hilty (Broadway's Wicked) and American Idol's Katharine McPhee, "Smash" Season One is available on DVD with UltraViolet™ on January 8, 2013. Experience all 15 "gloriously entertaining" (Robert Bianco, USA Today) episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in this four-disc set, filled with fantastic musical performances, stunning production numbers and scandalous backstage dramas. Fans can also see never-before-seen bonus features including deleted scenes, featurettes and much more!
Talented newcomer Karen Cartwright (McPhee) is up for the role of a lifetime in a new Broadway musical based on the iconic Marilyn Monroe. The only thing standing in her way is Ivy Lynn (Hilty), a seasoned theater veteran who is determined to land the part herself and will stop at nothing to realize her own dreams of fame. "Smash" Season One also stars Tony® Award winner Christian Borle (Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher) and Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean) and also features an incredible lineup of guest stars including Uma Thurman (Kill Bill: Vol 1 and 2), Broadway legend Bernadette Peters and pop sensation Nick Jonas. Mary McNamara from the Los Angeles Times says "Smash" Season One is "a genuine triumph!"
"Smash" Season One includes an UltraViolet™ copy of each episode. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs. Consumers can now enjoy "Smash" Season One anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
- DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES
- GAG REEL
- A DREAM COME TRUE: Take an in-depth look at the amazing cast and discover why "Smash" is truly a "triple threat!"
- SONG & DANCE: Go behind the scenes with composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman as we take a look at how the original music is created for the show and see choreographer Joshua Bergasse put the cast and dancers through their paces as both song and dance come to life!
- UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud and instantly stream and download to TV's, computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States only.
Street Date: January 8, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61120704 (U.S.); 61123285 (Canada)
Layers: Dual Layer
TECHNICAL INFORMATION CONTINUED:
Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
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