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04.11.2008

CULT CLASSIC SCI-FI SERIES MAKES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ON DVD - THE INVADERS: THE FIRST SEASON

Experience The Suspense When The First Season Debuts On May 27 With An Extended Version Of The Pilot,
An All-New Interview And New Episode Introductions With The Show's Alien-Fighting Star

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - April 11, 2008 - Close encounters of the alien kind return to thrill when the highly anticipated first season of THE INVADERS makes its debut as a five-disc DVD set May 27 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  In addition to the 17 original episodes, bonus features on the DVD include a 60-minute extended pilot episode, an all-new interview with Roy Thinnes, brand-new episode introductions by Thinnes and an episode commentary by series creator Larry Cohen.

Roy Thinnes (Dark Shadows, The X Files) stars as David Vincent, ranked #6 on TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends"* of all time, a regular everyday man who discovers that aliens have landed on Earth in an effort to destroy mankind.  Inspired by such classic alien invader films as Invasion of the Body Snatchers,THE INVADERS also featured a wide array of guest stars including Ed Asner, Burgess Meredith, Suzanne Pleshette, Dabney Coleman, Peggy Lipton and Seymour Cassel, among others.  THE INVADERS: THE FIRST SEASON will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 US and $42.99 CAN.  

Synopsis:

David Vincent knows that The Invaders, alien beings from a dying planet, have arrived to take over the Earth.  To make matters worse, the aliens know who he is, and most of the time where he is.  Somehow he must convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun.

THE INVADERS: THE FIRST SEASON is presented in full screen in English Mono.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  The total running time is approximately 15 hours 33 minutes. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                                                              

  • Beachhead
  • The Experiment
  • The Mutation
  • The Leeches
  • Special Feature: New Episodic Intro With Roy Thinnes On Every Episode   


Disc Two:                                                                              

  • Genesis
  • Vikor
  • Nightmare
  • Doomsday Minus One
  • Special Feature: New Episodic Intro With Roy Thinnes On Every Episode   


Disc Three:

  • Quantity: Unknown
  • The Innocent
    • Includes Optional Commentary by Series Creator Larry Cohen
  • The Ivy Curtain
  • Special Feature: New Episodic Intro With Roy Thinnes On Every Episode   


Disc Four:

  • The Betrayed
  • Storm
  • Panic
  • Moonshot
  • Special Feature: New Episodic Intro With Roy Thinnes On Every Episode   


Disc Five:

  • Wall of Crystal
  • The Condemned
  • Special Feature: New Episodic Intro With Roy Thinnes On Every Episode   
  • Special Feature: New Interview with Roy Thinnes
  • Special Feature: Beachhead - Extended Pilot
  • Special Feature: Generic Promos (3)


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.

For artwork please visit: phepromo.com

THE INVADERS: THE FIRST SEASON

Street Date: May 27, 2008

Pricing: $39.99 US / $42.99 CAN

Catalog#: 132674

Runtime: 933 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: PG

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com