DVD Release: Johnny and Friends: The Complete Collection

DVD Release Date: Sept. 19, 2017
Price: DVD $59.95
Studio: Time Life

Celebrating the original “King of Late Night,” The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends: The Complete Collection is a 10-disc DVD that offers over 28 hours of classic Johnny – full, unedited episodes that also features original commercials from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Also included are nearly two hours of bonus features and a 28-page booklet filled archival photos.

Johnny and Friends: The Complete Collection is comprised of three separate collections:

  • JOHNNY AND FRIENDS (6 Discs; some previously available at retail) – These 6 discs feature 28 full shows. Each of the six discs is highlighted by one of Johnny’s favorite guests — Robin Williams, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Burt Reynolds, Steve Martin and Rodney Dangerfield. .  
  • THE ULTIMATE CARSON COLLECTION (3 Discs – never before available at retail) – “The Best of the ’60s & ’70s,” “The Best of the ’70s & ’80s” and “The Best of the ’80s & ’90s”.  Among the unforgettable memories are Johnny’s final show, Ed Ames’ famous tomahawk toss, Tiny Tim’s wedding, a surprise swim for Don Rickles, the tasty impressions of Albert Brooks, wildlife with Jim Fowler and Joan Embry, visits from Carnac and Art Fern, Bette Midler’s Emmy award-winning farewell performance and more!
  • THREE DECADES OF CHRISTMAS ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON (Single Disc – never before available at retail) –Three episodes released in their entirety for the first time ever! Christmas time from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s featuring guests David Letterman, Robin Williams, Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, Dolly Parton, and more.
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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.