New Release: Parenthood Season 1 and Heroes Season 4 DVD

Scene from Parenthood TV showHit NBC drama Parenthood debuted on DVD on Aug. 31, 2010, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The TV show, from producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Jason Katins, follows the trials and tribulations of three-generations of the Braverman family. Parenthood stars Peter Krause (TV’s Six Feet Under), Lauren Graham (TV’s Gilmore Girls), Dax Shepard (When in Rome), Erika Christensen (Traffic) and Monica Potter (Saw).

The first season of the show was contained in a three-DVD set.

Earlier that month, the end of NBC’s Heroes arrived on DVD and Blu-ray.

About ordinary people with extraordinary powers, the science-fiction television series stars Hayden Panettiere (I Love You Beth Cooper), Milo Ventimiglia (Armored), Ali Larter (Obsessed) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek).

Heroes Season 4 DVD boxOn Aug. 3, Universal bowed Heroes: Season 4 in a five-disc set with plenty of special features.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray include these special features:

  • Featurettes:

o “Deconstructing Sylar” discussion with television series creator Tim Kring, executive producer Adam Armus and Zachary Quinto

o “Milo Speaks” with Milo Vetimiglia talking about his career as an actor and his role on Heroes

o “Heroes Revolution” with Tim Kring and Heroes New Media Creatives discussing the importance of a web series for a hit television show and how New Media entertainment is created

  • “Genetics of a Scene” with the cast and crew providing an in-depth look at the production process of creating specific scenes
  • deleted and extended scenes
  • Sullivan Brothers Design Gallery screensaver for televisions
  • cast and crew commentaries on episodes including “Once Upon a Time in Texas,” “Shadowboxing,” “The Fifth Stage” and “Brave New World.”

The Blu-ray also has these exclusives:

  • BD-Live Web access
  • PocketBlu to connect to a smart phone
  • two U-Control features that play during the movie, picture-in-picture video commentaries and bios on the heroes
  • “Behind the Big Top” featurette
  • and deleted and extended scenes


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.