Silver Spring, MD / Woodland Hills, CA / New York: Acorn Media / Ardustry Home Entertainment / SHOWTIME, 2002 - 2004. DVD, 3 boxsets.
Maupin’s groundbreaking series of novels and the television miniseries that grew out of them follow a cast of characters in search of love across a whole spectrum of sexual experience and evokes both a unique time and place and a universal yearning for connection. The first television season (1993) was produced by PBS; the two subsequent seasons (1998 & 2001) were produced by SHOWTIME.
- Tales of the City (Season One). Acorn Media, 1993. 3 discs containing the complete 6-episode unedited edition, 300 minutes. In this first season, fresh-faced Midwesterner Mary Ann Singleton arrives for a visit to the freewheeling San Francisco of the 1970s and decides to stay. But only when she moves into the funky apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane does it become clear just how far from Cleveland she really is. DVD bonus features include audio commentary by Armistead Maupin, Director Alastair Reid and Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney and Barbara Garrick; exclusive behind-the-scenes location and rehearsal footage; Maupin biography and booklist; cast biographies; full-color insert with introduction by Armistead Maupin, production notes by Producer Alan Poul and Tales of the City filming locations and landmarks.
- More Tales of the City (Season Two). Ardustry Home Entertainment, 2004. 2 discs containing complete season in 6 episodes, 290 minutes. The saga continues and is enhanced by commentary by Armistead Maupin, Olympia Dukakis, Barbara Garrick and Laura Linney featuring candid tales of More Tales history, production anecdotes, and the PBS controversy; deleted scenes featuring “The Landlord Speaks” commentary by Armistead, exclusive behind-the-scenes rehearsal and filming footage, production photo and props gallery; “From the Page” including handwritten script pages and correspondence from Armistead Maupin and Nicholas Wright; the “29 Barbary Lane” set including architectural blueprints and a video tour; cast and production bios including interactive video Q&A with Colin Ferguson, Thomas Gibson, Nina Siemaszko, Whip Hubley and Paul Hopkins.
- Further Tales of the City (Season Three). SHOWTIME, 2002. 2 discs in two DVD cases and plastic slip-case containing complete season, 323 total minutes. Season Three + special features including: in depth interviews; selected scenes with commentary track featuring Executive Producer Suzanne Girard, Director Pierre Gang, actors Jackie Burroughs & Paul Hopkins; behind-the-scenes footage, alternate scenes, trailers.
First 3 seasons complete in 3 DVD sets & 7 DVDs, over 15 hours of entertainment.
Pre-owned sets in excellent condition.