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Court Is In Session When Long Running
Series Debuts On DVD April 8

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - March 7, 2011 - Packed with suspense, razor sharp wit, Southern charm and one deceptively unassuming seersucker suit, the classic courtroom drama MATLOCK Season One debuts on DVD April 8, 2008 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.   EmmyÒ-nominee and television icon Andy Griffith ("The Andy Griffith Show") stars as the renowned, folksy yet cantankerous defense attorney Ben Matlock.  Discovering clues otherwise overlooked and uncovering viable, alternative theories of the crime in question, Matlock exposed the real criminal, confronting him or her in a dramatic courtroom scene near the end of each episode.  MATLOCK Season One also features performances by Linda Purl ("Happy Days," "The Secret Storm") as Matlock's law partner and daughter Charlene, Kene Holiday (Great World Of Sound) as private investigator Tyler Hudson and Michael Durrell ("Beverly Hills 90210," Rumor Has It) as district attorney Lloyd Burgess. Guest stars on the show's first season included such legendary stars as Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins, "Diagnosis Murder"), Desi Arnaz, Jr. ("I Love Lucy") and Piper Laurie (The Hustler, Carrie), among others.

Spanning nearly a decade, the popular TV series attracted a loyal fan-base and also launched the successful spin-off  "Jake and the Fat Man," a television series based on a character that originated in the Season One, two part episode "The Don."  Debuting on DVD, MATLOCK Season One contains all 25 riveting episodes from its first season on seven discs, including the feature-length pilot telefilm "Diary of a Perfect Murder."  A must-have for crime buffs and classic TV fans alike, the spectacular new collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $30.00 U.S., $32.25 CAN. 

MATLOCK Season One DVD is a seven-disc set presented in full screen with English Stereo Surround.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated in Canada.  The total running time is 19 hours. 

The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                                                              

  • Diary Of A Perfect Murder (Pilot)
  • The Judge
  • The Stripper

Disc Two:               

  • The Affair
  • The Seduction
  • The Don, Part 1
  • The Don, Part 2

Disc Three:                            

  • The Sisters
  • The Cop
  • The Angel
  • The Professor

Disc Four:                              

  • Santa Claus
  • The Chef
  • The Author
  • The Rat Pack

Disc Five:                               

  • The Nurse
  • The Convict
  • The Court-Martial, Part 1
  • The Court-Martial, Part 2

Disc Six:                                 

  • The Therapist
  • The People vs. Matlock
  • The Photographer

Disc Seven:                           

  • The Reporters
  • The Doctors

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD business for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD label.   

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA, VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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MATLOCK Season One

Street Date:  April 8, 2008

Pricing: $30.00 U.S.; $32.25 CAN

Catalog#: 853534

Runtime: 19 hours

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: TBD



Leslie Ryan