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IFC's "The Birthday Boys--the Complete First Season"--Coming to DVD August 5th from Anchor Bay Films


IFC’S “The Birthday Boys: The Complete First Season”

ON DVD August 5, 2014
All 10 Episodes Plus Tons Of Bonus Features!

Beverly Hills, CA – Anchor Bay Films releases the first season of the hilarious IFC sketch comedy show “The Birthday Boys: The Complete First Season” on DVD August 5th.  The two-disc set contains all 10 episodes of the series that comes from executive producers Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad,” “Mr. Show”) and Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, “The Ben Stiller Show”).

The “Boys” are a Los Angeles comedy group that originally made a name for themselves at UCB LA and the Just For Laughs Festival by serving up unique skits that are sometimes surreal, sometimes silly, but always funny. The release also contains 45 minutes of bonus features including audio commentaries, behind the scenes, bonus videos and promos. The SRP is $29.98.

“The Birthday Boys: The Complete First Season” with a nod to absurd yet intelligent legacy sketch shows “Monty Python”, “Mr. Show” and “Kids in the Hall”, the series appropriates familiar scenarios and classic TV, film and sketch archetypes with a fresh take.

Drawing from the unique collaboration between Odenkirk and The Birthday Boys as writers, directors and performers, “The Birthday Boys” features both stand-alone and multi-act sketches that poke fun at real-life moments and cultural touchstones. From Steve Jobs and the rise of the personal computer, Lance Armstrong and the prevalence of performance-enhancing drugs, to the hardships of trying to keep up with too many shows on your DVR - the series takes a hilariously skewed perspective on everyone’s shared experiences.

Bonus Features Include:

    Audio Commentaries                                              
    The Making Of Season One           
    From Stage To Screen                    
    Bonus Videos           

Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld, Mike Rosenstein and Dave Kneebone are executive producers. Red Hour and Abso Lutely produce the series for IFC. The first season was written by The Birthday Boys and Bob Odenkirk and co-directed by The Birthday Boys’ Chris VanArtsdalen, Jefferson Dutton and Odenkirk.

Along with honorary eighth member Odenkirk, “The Birthday Boys: The Complete First Season” ensemble includes Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell and Chris VanArtsdalen whose collective credits include “Conan,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office,” “Portlandia,” Funny or Die, “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and many more. “The Birthday Boys: The Complete First Season” is sure to become another one of those hip comedy fan favorites.

About IFC
IFC creates and champions authentic, original comedies that are “Always On. Slightly Off,” which air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and comedic cult TV shows. features exclusive video, web series, podcasts, blogs and additional content that engages fans with IFC originals. The network's On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives viewers the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. Established in 1994, IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and is available in over 72 million homes on every major cable, satellite and telco provider.

Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and provides quality distribution with operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and offers distribution capabilities in other key territories.  Anchor Bay Films uniquely offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the United States.  The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms.  Theatrical releases include Billy Bob Thornton’s Jayne Mansfield’s Car starring Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon and Ray Stevenson and Slasher Films’ premiere release Nothing Left to Fear featuring music from legendary guitarist Slash.  Films in its library include the recent theatrical release of Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison and genre favorite Ken Foree, 10 Years starring Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson, the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, and Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen.  Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,

“The Birthday Boys: The Complete First Season” DVD
Street Date:                 August 5, 2014         
Pre-book:                     July 9, 2014
Cat. #:                         AF62072
UPC:                           03132620725
Run Time:                   230
Rating:                        N/A
SRP:                            $29.98
Format:                        1.78:1/16x9
Audio:                         Stereo
Subtitles:                     English SDH, Spanish    


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