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TV (Not) on DVD Update: MTV's "The State"

Yet another television program thus far criminally not available on DVD might just be coming to DVD or iTunes: MTV's cult classic The State.

The news coming out of San Diego's Comic Con this past weekend pegs a release for The State later this year, either on DVD, on iTunes, or both. Created by Thomas Lennon and Ben Garrant, best known for Comedy Central's Reno 911!, sketch comedy series The State ran on MTV between 1993 and 1995 and quickly garnered a cult following.

ComingSoon.Net met up with Lennon and Garrant at Comic Con and they had the following to say about the possibility of a DVD release of the show:

"The State at long last actually is coming out either on DVD or iTunes," Lennon told [ComingSoon.Net].

"They just rescored and we're all doing ADR," Garrant continued.

"The thing that was preventing it was the music clearances," Lennon explained, "because at the time, MTV had a deal that anything with a video you could just use. No longer the deal."

"All our sketches that were built around a Breeders or a Lenny Kravitz song, which was a lot of them," said Garrant, "so we had to rescore everything, but finally, MTV put up the money to rescore it, and I guess it's coming out."

"It's coming out sometime this year, I bet," Lennon concluded.


There you have it. The State on DVD. "Sometime this year."

Stay tuned for more as this story develops and special thanks to Televisionary reader Lindsay for the tip.

UPDATE (4/21/09): Nearly three years later, there's FINALLY been some movement on this DVD release, with a new release date issued for July 14th. Whew.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Sweet Fancy Moses! That's the best news I've heard all month!
Anonymous said…
I want to dip my balls in it!

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