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TIME LIFE – HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

This holiday season, give family and friends the gift of landmark TV, with some of Time Life’s best-selling DVD sets! All new to retail in 2019, these special selections offer something for everyone: hilarious comedy, from some of comedy’s best-loved legends, poignant, award-winning TV drama, music featuring iconic Hall of Fame performers from rock and country and much more!

COMEDY FANS WILL THRILL TO EAGERLY-ANTICIPATED DVD COLLECTIONS CELEBRATING AN INIMITABLE, ELECTRIFYING PERFORMER – ONE OF AMERICA’S ALL-TIME FAVORITES –

ROBIN WILLIAMS!

Robin Williams started performing stand-up comedy in the mid-’70s, amazing audiences with his frenetic energy and razor-sharp wit. Graced with comedic brilliance, rapid-fire improvisation, and a deep well of warmth and compassion that translated to everything he did, America quickly fell for him in his first role as the naïve and hilarious alien from the planet Ork in ABC-TV’s Mork & Mindy. Rocketing to stardom, the generational talent would go on to do five HBO stand-up specials and dozens of feature films, performing steadily for nearly four decades and entertaining audiences across the globe.

Time Life celebrates Williams’ inimitable 40-year career with ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS. Decades in the making, Time Life has collected all his most memorable stand-up and television performances across three singular collections: a 5-Disc Collector’s Set (Available exclusively at Walmart), a 22-Disc set featuring 50+ hours of comedic genius and a single disc featuring Robin’s first HBO stand-up special. All DVD releases also feature newly produced featurettes and exclusive interviews.

The 5-disc COMIC GENIUS collection ($54.98srp) features the crown jewels of Robin’s iconic career: all five legendary HBO specials together in their full glory – Off The Wall (1978), An Evening with Robin Williams (1983), An Evening at the Met (1986), Live on Broadway (2002), and Weapons of Self Destruction (2009). Also included is rare archival footage of Robin’s early stand-up, raw footage from HBO’s promo shoots and press interviews, featurettes and exclusive new interviews.

The 22-disc COMIC GENIUS set ($279.98srp) includes more than 50 hours of uproarious entertainment featuring all of Robin’s HBO specials, as well as never-before-released shows, including Robin’s full MGM Grand Garden Arena stand-up from 2007 and the Montreal stop on his last tour in 2012, his best talk show and late-night TVappearances,11 hilarious episodes of “Mork & Mindy” including the two-part pilot, James Lipton’s Emmy Award®-nominated 90-minute interview with Robin on “Inside the Actors Studio,” plus deleted scenes, a comprehensive collection of Robin’s USO shows and the critically acclaimed 2018 HBO documentary “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind”. The acclaimed set also features hours of bonus features including newly-produced featurettes The Early Years, San Francisco: Where It All Began, Comic Genius, and TV’s Best Guest, rare archival footage of Robin’s early stand-up. 

COMMEMORATE THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

OF ONE OF TELEVISION’S LANDMARK VARIETY SHOWS

WITH THE ULTIMATE COLLECTIBLE

THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION brings together the best of the best from Carol’s landmark 11-year run – 60 hand-picked episodes covering every season – into one singular and uproarious set. Comprised of three volumes (21 discs), this uproarious, comprehensive set featuring more than 58 hours of pure entertainment including legendary routines such as Mrs. Wiggins,” “Carol and Sis,” “The Oldest Man,” “The Family” and As the Stomach Turns, a marathon of movie spoofs and joke commercials, unforgettable bloopers, lavish stage productions, stupendous guest stars, Carol’s question-and-answer openers, the final show “A Special Evening with Carol Burnett,” and incredible, exclusive bonus features specially-created by the Time Life TV DVD archivists including exclusive interviews, a cast reunion and backstage tour of Studio 33, never-before-seen outtakes and featurettes. ($249.98srp)

GET FRONT ROW SEATS TO FIVE DECADES OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS PERFORMING THEIR GREATEST HITS!

For 50 years, the CMA Awards have spotlighted the top performers of America’s favorite music, capturing the songs and artists who’ve long provided a soundtrack for our lives. Taking music loversfrom the early days of the CMA Awards to the present, CMA AWARDS LIVE: GREATEST MOMENTS 1968-2015 is a handsomely packaged 10-DVD collector’s set filled with 127 unforgettable performances from five decades of the nationally-televised ceremony. The singular set features performances from many of the premiere artists in the genre who’ve helped to shape the history of country music – Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Barbara Mandrell, Buck Owens and Kenny Rogers as well as artists who’ve nurtured the sound over the past decade and taken the music to new heights, like Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. This set also includes newly produced bonus interviews with country legends and a 44-page memory book including show photos, a history of the CMA Awards, plus a year-by-year guide to 50 years of Award winners. ($99.99srp) 

TIME LIFE DELIVERS A ROCKIN’ COLLECTION OF 

LEGENDARY LIVE CONCERTS IN THEIR BIGGEST 

AND BEST VIDEO MUSIC COLLECTION EVER!

Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music’s pioneering figures during a prestigious, black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it’s these extraordinary induction ceremonies – featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – that have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. This holiday season, Time Life and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame give music lovers front row seats to the unforgettable ceremonies from 2010-2017 with the 11-disc collector’s set ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT. An unparalleled rock ‘n’ roll experience and a must-own for every music fan, this ultimate DVD set features nearly 30 hours of mind-blowing performances and collaborative jam sessions that have made Rock Hall concerts legendary, covering eight memorable induction ceremonies and 160 live performances from such rock giants as Alice Cooper, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Electric Light Orchestra,, Heart, James Taylor, Journey, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr, Simon and Garfunkel, Sting, U2, Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Metallica, and many more.

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT wouldn’t be complete without historic, irreverent and emotional induction speeches including Coldplay’s Chris Martin inducting Peter Gabriel, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich inducting Deep Purple, Don Henley inducting Randy Newman, and Neil Young inducting Tom Waits, as well as speeches from Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Kid Rock, Dave Grohl, Art Garfunkel, Glenn Fry, Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, John Mellencamp and more. Additionally, the set includes collectible booklets, as well as the 26-page collector’s edition of Rolling Stone with behind-the-scenes stories of the 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame concerts. ($99.99srp) 

RETURN TO TELEVISION’S FAVORITE BEACH WITH A

SPECIALLY-PRICED DVD SET OF A GROUNDBREAKING TV SERIES SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE VIETNAM WAR

From the moment CHINA BEACH debuted in 1988, with its iconic opening credits set to the Supremes’ “Reflections” as its theme song, it was hailed as groundbreaking television. In an era of testosterone-driven war movies, the series, created by award-winning journalist and Vietnam vet William Broyles Jr. and John Sacret Young, delivered the Vietnam war from a unique perspective: that of the women, military personnel and civilians who were present during the conflict.

China Beach, part EVAC hospital, part USO entertainment center, was an outpost of craziness and compassion that captured an extraordinary group of characters — US Army doctors and nurses, officers, soldiers, Red Cross volunteers and civilian personnel — in a unique, exotic place where so many things came together: horror and laughter, heroism and sacrifice. Many episodes and story lines were based on real-life stories of those who served, stories brought to rich life by a supremely talented ensemble cast featuring many actors beginning to make their marks on the industry, including Dana Delany, Marg Helgenberger, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo and Ricki Lake. A critically-acclaimed fan favorite during its four year run, the highly touted show and its cast were the recipients of numerous industry accolades and awards including one Golden Globe® for Best Drama (1990), a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New Dramatic TV Program” (1989), a prestigious Peabody Award, and 29 Emmy® Award nominations in total.

This specially priced set features episode commentaries, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes featurettes INCLUDING highlights from the 25th anniversary cast reunion PLUS deleted scenes AND a gag reel! ($64.95srp, EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART)