Yes, it’s really happening. At long last, MTV’s The State: The Complete Series will be available on DVD July 14th, for the first time ever!
The cult-classic sketch comedy show featuring 11 comedic geniuses -many of which have gone on to direct, write and star in a host of successful film and television projects – arrives to quench the demands of countless die-hard fans and petitioners. Authorized and produced in cooperation with the cast, the 5-disc DVD set features the brains behind “RENO 911!”, “STELLA,” “Viva Variety,” Role Models and Wet Hot American Summer and includes every hilarious episode and hours of fantastic bonus features including over 90 minutes of unaired sketches, full-length audio commentary, cast interviews, outtakes and more. Order the DVD at http://thestateondvd.com and get a FREE limited edition T-Shirt (while supplies last) and FREE Shipping!
“The State” launched the careers of the multi-talented cast, many of whom are now considered some of the most formidable comedic performers and writers of their generation. Catch every hysterical moment with Michael Ian Black (“Ed,” “STELLA,” “Viva Variety,” Run, Fat Boy, Run), Michael Showalter (“STELLA,” The Baxter, Wet Hot American Summer), David Wain (“STELLA,” Role Models, The Ten,”Wainy Days”), Robert Ben Garant (“RENO 911!,” Viva Variety, Balls of Fury), Kerri Kenney-Silver (“RENO 911!”, “Viva Variety”),Thomas Lennon (“RENO 911!”, I Love You Man, Balls of Fury), Joe Lo Truglio (“RENO911!”, Superbad, I Love You Man), Ken Marino(“Party Down,” The Ten, Diggers), Michael Patrick Jann (RENO 911!: Miami, Let’s Go to Prison) Kevin Allison (The Ten, RENO 911!: Miami), and Todd Holoubek (“You Wrote It, You Watch It”).
“The State” was simply one of the sharpest, funniest and most underrated shows to debut in the 1990’s. Originally created as MTV’s first foray into the sketch comedy genre, “The State” was a comedic gem that rocked Generation X with slapstick, smarts and witty sarcasm. The dynamic cast features 11 exceptional actors that have continued to collaborate on hit projects. Entertainment Weekly raved “[The State is] the hippest, most accessible, and most consistently funny of the sketch troupes.” MTV’s timeless sketch comedy show, “The State” is finally here!
THE STATE: THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD
The State: The Complete Series is a five-disc set jam-packed with the special features outlined below.
Disc 1 (Season One)
Season One of “The State” exhibits the humble beginnings of one of the coolest sketch comedy shows ever, and the birth to some of its most popular characters.
*All five episodes from Season One · Commentary on every episode by various cast members · Interviews: o Origins o Feedback · Outtakes
Disc 2 (Season Two)
The cast responds to its critics with razor-sharp wit and an arsenal of trademark high-energy performances.
*All six episodes from Season Two · Commentary on every episode by various cast members · Interviews: o Roles o Catchphrases · Outtakes
Disc 3 (Season Three)
The network’s reins loosen and the eleven members of “The State” are allowed to get as weird as they want, ultimately rounding out their comedic formula.
*All six episodes from Season Three · Commentary on every episode by various cast members · Interviews · Outtakes
Disc 4 (Season Four)
The cast says goodbye, but not before leaving viewers with a fiery blaze of comic glory.
* All seven episodes from Season Four · Commentary on every episode by various cast members · Interviews · Outtakes
Disc 5 (Bonus Disc)
Disc 5 features a jaw-dropping collection of material that the guys didn’t consider to be ready for TV, plus the Pilot, Special Appearances, Outtakes and more.
*Show Pilot · Over 90 minutes of unaired sketches with commentary from the cast · Outtakes · Special Appearances: o “The State” on “The Jon Stewart Show” o The cast’s performance on MTV’s “Shut Up & Laugh, Panama City” (1996) o Spring Break Safety Tips o MTV Christmas Party Video · Promos
DVD Release Date: 7/14/09