Monday, October 31, 2011

"Portlandia: Season One" - December 6, 2011

VSC and MVD Entertainment Group announce the North American release of the IFC comedy series "Portlandia: Season One" on DVD and a DVD/Blu-Ray combo December 6, 2011, showcasing all six, season one episodes and extensive bonus materials.

The series stars "Saturday Night Live"'s Fred Armisen and musician/actress Carrie Brownstein, who together co-created the series with director Jonathan Krisel.

The series of comedy shorts feature recurring characters including an organic farmer/cult leader, members of an adult hide and seek league, owners of a feminist book store, a militant bike messenger and an artsy couple who attach cut-outs of birds to everything.

Armisen and Brownstein encounter the bike-riding 'Mayor of Portland' (Kyle MacLachlan), who appears in three, season one episodes, with a cameo from the real mayor of Portland (Sam Adams) playing assistant to MacLachlan's mayor. Additional guest stars include Selma Blair, Steve Buscemi, Heather Graham, Aimee Mann, Sarah McLachlan, Aubrey Plaza, Gus Van Sant and Jason Sudeikis.

Both format DVDs include a blooper reel, extended scenes, deleted scenes, Fred Armisen's speech to 'Oregon Episcopal School' graduates, the original "ThunderAnt' videos that evolved into "Portlandia", commentary with Armisen, Brownstein and Krisel and a sneak peek of the second season, premiering on IFC, January 6, 2012.

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