New Release: How To Make It In America: Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD

Release Date: Sept. 27, 2011
Price: DVD $39.98, Blu-ray $49.99
Studio: HBO Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video

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New York and fashion collide in How To Make It In America.

The HBO comedy series How To Make It In America: The Complete First Season takes viewers on a ride with two enterprising twenty-somethings as they hustle their way through New York City’s competitive fashion scene determined to achieve the American Dream.

After his failed skateboard-deck business goes bust, Ben (Bryan Greenberg, October Road) tries to be the next big thing on the runway. Ben and his friend and business partner Cam (Victor Rasuk, Lords of Dogtown) use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition.

With the help of Cam’s cousin Rene (Luis Guzman, Traffic), who is trying to market his own high-energy drink, and their well-connected friend Domingo (hip hop artist Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi), the burgeoning entrepreneurs set out to make it big, encountering obstacles along the way that will require all their ingenuity to overcome.

Actress Lake Bell (No Strings Attached) also stars in the series.

The DVD and Blu-ray release of How To Make It In America: The Complete First Season, which was a nominal hit for HBO, arrives timed to the premiere of the second season in late September or early October.

The two-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets of the TV series contain the following bonus features:

  • “The Get By: Making It On The Streets of NYC,” a look at the lives of skateboarders and how they survive and thrive in the Big Apple
  • “The Legend of Wilfredo Gomez,” the story of the elusive Gomez featuring interviews with those who have known the man and heard of his legendary exploits
  • “Hustle Stories,” interviews with cast, crew and guest stars who talk about their own roads to success
  • eight audio commentaries featuring actors Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell and Luis Guzmàn, creator/executive producer Ian Edelman and executive producers Rob Weiss and Julian Farino
  • deleted scenes


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.