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Arrested Development-Season 1 (2003) - Emmy Winner!

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Sku: 40250161
UPC: 024543146957
UPC 14: 00024543146957
Category Keywords: Series  Television/TV Series
Rating: NR
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Level-headed son michael bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.
Editor's Note
The Bluth clan lives a life of excess, funded by the family credit card and paid for by the fortune patriarch George Bluth (Jeffrey Tambor) made in the tract home development business. Oldest son George Oscar Bluth II, nicknamed Gob, is an "illusionist" of minor importance who has anger management issues, while the youngest son Buster whiles away his days taking obscure graduate school courses. Daughter Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) is a vain socialite who throws parties with her sexually ambiguous husband (David Cross, MR. SHOW). The only sane member of the family is Linsay's twin brother Michael (Jason Bateman), a widower who stands to inherit the reins to the family corporation when his father retires. However, at the retirement party some unexpected obstacles are thrown into the mix: Michael, having informed the family that his first task as head of the company will be to confiscate everyone's credit cards, is passed over in favor of his snobby alcoholic mother, Lucille (Jessica Walter). Just when Michael decides to wash his hands of the family and move to Arizona with his 13-year-old son George Michael, George is arrested on fraud charges and the family's assets are frozen. Michael is forced to step up and aid his family in adjusting to their new lives.

Shot with a shaky camera and a documentary air that creates a feeling of intimacy with the characters, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT is reminiscent of Wes Anderson's THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS and Christopher Guest's mockumentaries. Truly unique in the realm of TV sitcoms, it employs a cinematic humor that often exhibits a dark side. While targeting the filthy rich and the squeaky clean families of prime time, it also displays a certain tragedy in the characters' eccentricities and helplessness. During its two seasons on Fox Network it garnered massive critical acclaim, and was nominated for 7 Emmys, a Golden Globe, and won the TV Land "Future Classic" award.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/19/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 491 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2259373
Video UPC UPC: 00024543146957
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Alia Shawkat
Video Cast Info David Cross
Video Cast Info Jason Bateman
Video Cast Info Jeffrey Tambor
Video Cast Info Jessica Walter
Video Cast Info Michael Cera
Video Cast Info Portia de Rossi
Video Cast Info Tony Hale
Video Cast Info Will Arnett

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"[I]t became a critics' darling and was the surprise winner of the Emmy for best comedy series." 10/21/2004 p.E10

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"[With] wacky, deadpan humor and Seinfeld-like pretzel plots..." 10/01/2004 p.120

Uncut
"Wickedly cynical, always taking the joke a step too far to deranged effect..." 04/01/2004 p.144

Sight and Sound
"Handheld, faux-verite camerawork and skittish chronology are complemented by a voraciously eclectic aesthetic..." 05/01/2005 p.85

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Arrested Development
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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