Every television psychic needs a dark secret and Shawn Spencer has a doozy in Psych: The Complete First Season, coming to DVD on June 26, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. James Roday (The Dukes of Hazzard) plays Spencer, a slacker savant who uses his potent powers of observation to convince local law enforcement officials he has a hotline to the great beyond. Dulé Hill (“The West Wing”) as his straight-laced partner, Gus. Corbin Bernsen (“LA Law”), Tim Omundson (“Judging Amy”), Maggie Lawson (“Party of Five”) and Kirsten Nelson (War of the Worlds) round out the talented cast. Psych: The Complete First Season includes every episode of USA Network’s wildly inventive comedy-mystery hybrid, as well as the extended, international version of the show’s pilot. Viewers will delight in exciting bonus features including a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, a blooper reel and exclusive character profiles. Pre-order close is May 22, 2007. The highly collectible four-disc set is priced at $59.98 SRP.
PREDICTION: A BIG FUTURE FOR PSYCH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
Psych won over reviewers around the country with its lighthearted look at a counterfeit clairvoyant pulling one over on the cops. “Psych’s wit is breezily intact,” says David Kronke of the Daily News of Los Angeles, continuing “Psych is pretty much a letter-perfect companion to …the crime-dramedy Monk.” It’s “A clever romp,” according to Matt Roush of TV Guide. Linda Stasi of the New York Post gives it “Four Stars!” declaring, “Psych is just terrific.”
REVEALING BONUS FEATURES
More than two hours of new, exclusive features take fans backstage at the USA Network’s smash hit series, including:
# Behind The Scenes Featurette – It doesn’t take a psychic to figure out what goes into putting together a hit television show with this insider’s look at the making of Psych.
# Inside The Writers’ Room – The show’s virtuoso writing team shares an exclusive glimpse of the process of creating one of Psych’s inspired scripts.
# Actor’s Audition Tapes – Take this rare opportunity to look in on a Hollywood casting session and see how James Roday earned his role with the original footage of his audition.
# Character Profiles – Interested in learning more about Shawn, Gus and Henry? James Roday, Dulé Hill and Corbin Bernsen provide an intimate look at the show’s three principle characters.
# Episode Commentaries – with the creators and executive producers cast members James Roday and Dulé Hill.
# The Extended International Pilot – Includes 12 additional minutes of adventure and laughs never before seen in the US!
# Hilarious Blooper Reel and Deleted Scenes
Fake psychic Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his skeptical best friend Gus (Dulé Hill) are on the case in the fresh and quirky runaway hit Psych! Relive every quick-witted remark and hilarious misadventure in all 15 Season One episodes, including both the domestic and international versions of the series pilot! Thanks to a childhood spent with a family of cops, Shawn possesses an incredible photographic memory and notices seemingly insignificant details. These traits allow him to spend his jobless days providing the police with mystery-solving tips—but his knowledge soon makes him a suspect. In order to clear his name, the unlikely sleuth declares that he has clairvoyant abilities and launches his own investigative agency, Psych. Exclusive bonus features in this must-own 4-disc set include a behind-the-scenes featurette, insightful character profiles and deleted scenes. Return to the scene of the crime with Psych, the phenomenon that the New York Post awards 4 stars and declares “just terrific.”
Street Date: June 26, 2007
Copyright: 2007 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $59.98 SRP
Selection Number: 61100561
Running Time: 11 Hour 9 Minutes (668:41)
Layers: Dual Layers
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1