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 Four-Disc Anniversary Edition Arrives On DVD April 8
From CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment
Featuring Bonus Materials Including Raymond Burr's Screen Test
And Interviews,New Cast Interviews And More

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - March 7, 2008 - Witness the most thrilling and sensational episodes of TV's longest-running legal series when the PERRY MASON 50th Anniversary Edition DVD debuts April 8 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  Starring two-time Emmy® Award winner* Raymond Burr in the title role as defense attorney Perry Mason, Emmy® Award winner** Barbara Hale as his beautiful and trusted secretary Della Street and debonair William Hopper as detective Paul Drake, "Perry Mason" follows the amazing trio as they crack impossible cases and uncover the truth every time. Relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, Mason tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt.  The granddaddy of great crime shows with seven Emmy® Award nominations and three wins to its credit, "Perry Mason" aired for nine seasons, followed by many years in syndication, and is also the basis for several made-for-tv movies.

Honoring the legendary courtroom drama 50 years after its debut, the PERRY MASON 50th Anniversary Edition four-disc collection contains 12 exceptional episodes along with an entire bonus disc packed with never-before-seen special features including Raymond Burr's initial screen tests, new cast interviews, featurettes and much more!  Great guest stars include Robert Redford, James Coburn, Adam West, Burt Reynolds, Leonard Nimoy, Dick Clark and Ryan O'Neal.  A must-have collection for "Perry Mason" fans and newcomers alike, the PERRY MASON 50th Anniversary Edition will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 US / $42.99 CAN.

PERRY MASON 50th Anniversary Edition is a four-disc set presented in full screen with English Mono.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  The total running time is 714 minutes.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                                                              

  • The Case of the Wary Wildcatter
  • The Case of the Treacherous Toupee
  • The Case of the Envious Editor
  • The Case of the Barefaced Witness
  • Episode Introductions by Barbara Hale

Disc Two:               

  • The Case of the Counterfeit Crank
  • The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe
  • The Case of the Constant Doyle
  • The Case of the Deadly Verdict
  • Episode Introductions by Barbara Hale

Disc Three:                            

  • The Case of the Bountiful Beauty
  • The Case of the Twice Told Twist
  • The Case of the Dead Ringer; Commentary by Arthur Marks and Barbara Hale
  • The Case of the Final Fadeout
  • Episode Introductions by Barbara Hale

Disc Four (Bonus Disc):

  • Perry Mason Returns TV Movie
  • Perry Mason Talent Tests
  • "The Case of Erle Stanley Gardner" Featurette
  • Syndication Promo #1
  • Syndication Promo #2
  • Raymond Burr's Charlie Rose Interviews:
    • "Raymond Burr - Charlie Rose - Nightwatch" October 16, 1985
    • "Raymond Burr - Charlie Rose - Nightwatch" September 30, 1987
  • Raymond Burr on "Person to Person" October 16, 1958
  • New Barbara Hale Interview
  • New Arthur Marks Interview
  • CBS Executive Anne Nelson Interview
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Cast Plays "Stump The Stars"
  • William Talman Anti-Smoking Message

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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PERRY MASON 50th Anniversary Edition

Street Date: April 8, 2008

Pricing: $39.99 U.S. / $42.99 CAN

Catalog #: 892004

Runtime: 714 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: PG

Prebook Date: February 26, 2008



Leslie Ryan