Blu-ray, DVD Release: Veep: Season 1

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 26, 2012
Price: DVD $39.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo: $49.98
Studio: HBO/Warner


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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Vice President of the United States Selina Meyer in Veep.

The HBO comedy TV show Veep: Season 1 follows the day-to-day triumphs and travails (mostly travails)—both professional and personal–of the Vice President of the United States, the ever-charismatic former Senator Selina Meyer, portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (TV’s Seinfeld)

Created by England’s Armando Iannucci (In the Loop), the fast-moving, fast-talking television series features an excellent ensemble of co-stars, including Tony Hale (Arrested Development) as Gary, Meyer’s right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky (In the Loop) as Amy, her chief of staff; Matt Walsh (TV’s Hung) as Mike, her weathered spokesperson; Reid Scott (My Boys) as Dan, an ambitious political aide; and Timothy C. Simons (Days Together) as Jonah, a young and somewhat slimy White House liaison. But it’s Dreyfus, the winner of a 2012 Emmy Award for her role, who really makes it happen with her authoritative, spot-on delivery as the nation’s frequently frustrated #2 politico. My favorite line: When she’s advised to hit the publicity trail and meet some “real people,” Dreyfus’s Selina crisply and brilliantly replies, “I’ve met some people, real people and I gotta tell you; a lot of them are fucking idiots.” Great stuff.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo edition of Veep: Season 1 is HBO’s branded “Blu-ray with HBO Select” package, which contains Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy versions of the program.

The Blu-ray with HBO Select and DVD editions contain Season 1’s eight episodes and the following bonus features:

  • The Making of Veep – A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • “Veep: Misspoke” – VP Selina Meyer clarifies remarks regarding fictional Minnesota Governor Danny Chung
  • “Veep: Obesity” – VP Selina Meyer’s hilarious public service announcement (and outtakes) about obesity
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries – Twelve commentaries with show creator Armando Iannucci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, executive producers Frank Rich and Chris Godsick, and more.

 

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