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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"The Red Green Show: The Midlife Crisis Years" On DVD May 31


On DVD May 31, 2011
Seasons 10-12 of Hit PBS Comedy in Value-Priced Collection; includes DVD Debut of 2002 Season

“Rustic and rusty, north-of-the-border deadpan zaniness” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“Merry mix of slapstick, one-liners, and wacky situations” —Toronto Star
“A hip cult classic” —The Detroit Free Press
“A bona fide made-in-Canada classic with universal comic appeal” – The Globe and Mail

“If life gives you lemons, throw 'em into a quart of vodka.”
“Spare the duct tape, spoil the job.”
“When the going gets tough, switch to power tools.”

– Red Green (master of all things Canadian, manly, and duct taped)

Silver Spring, MD —From the cult classic Canadian comedy series and longstanding PBS hit comes The Red Green Show: The Midlife Crisis Years, the collected Seasons 10-12 (2000-2002) and the DVD debut of the 2002 season, arriving to DVD from Acorn Media on May 31, 2011. Hilarious handyman Red and his boys are older—but no wiser—in these three complete season of midlife mischief at Possum Lodge. Showcasing three more years of celebrated chaos and commotion at Possum Lodge, this 9-disc boxed set includes 54 episodes with Red and his crew dreaming up more of the half-baked ideas, crazy contraptions, and unintended consequences that seemed like they would never end, but did, after 15 hilarious years ($79.99,

Creator and star Steve Smith is a mastermind of north-of-the-border handyman humor with widespread appeal. Currently appearing at venues throughout the U.S., Smith’s multi-year tour continues to sell out.  Akin to Home Improvement, which also debuted in 1991, The Red Green Show amassed a devout fan base during the show’s 15-year run for Red Green and his Possum Lodge friends’ adventurous antics, off-kilter advice, preposterous inventions and power tool artillery. Ending in April 2006 with exactly 300 episodes that still run in syndication, the Canadian comedy institution has spawned a feature film, specials, books, and a cult-like following.

These 54 episodes feature series regulars Ranger Gord, Bill Smith, Hap Shaughnessy, and, of course, Red’s beleaguered but beloved nephew, Harold.  The collection finds Red and the gang cruising into middle age—in a van held together by duct tape and twine—and all sorts of mischief.  For more laughs than you can shake a hockey stick at, join these hopeless handymen for three more years of doing what men do when women aren’t around—and some things that are even worse.

The 2002 Season is also available on May 31st as an individual season set (DVD 3-Disc Set, $39.99). Acorn Media previously released the 1997-2001 individual season DVD collections, The Red Green Show: The Infantile Years (Seasons 1991-93), The Red Green Show: The Toddlin’ Years (Seasons 1994–96), The Red Green Show: The Delinquent Years (Seasons 1997-99), as well as several specials.

Street: May 31, 2011                                        
SRP: $79.99

DVD 9-Disc Boxed Set: 54 episodes - Approx. 21 hours - Closed Captioned

EXTRA JUNK: Introduction by star and creator Steve Smith, character profiles, and production notes

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