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BD-Live lets The Office Season Six Blu-ray set stream next season's episodes in HD


Universal's list of special features for The Office: Season Six Blu-ray boxed set is pretty standard for its releases -- iPhone remote control, digital shorts, blooper reel etc. -- with the exception of one all-new feature. This time around, when season 7 episodes air on NBC, afterwards users with these discs can stream them, in HD, through their Blu-players via BD-Live. According to the press release users will have access to "the latest five episodes" but no word on exactly how long the window between them airing on TV and showing up online will be. We'll keep our DVR queue, but if these episodes are truly high quality and commercial free, it's at least a convenient bonus. Perhaps if they bumped it up to allow viewing before the episodes air, then Universal could be onto something, press release and trailer follow after the break.

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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Fans Will Never Miss an Episode of Television's Most Hilarious Workplace Comedy When the Newest Season Debuts on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD!


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever on Blu-ray™, fans of "the most influential show since Seinfeld" (Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone) can watch the latest episodes of "The Office" without ever setting their DVR when "The Office" Season Six arrives on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def September 7, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. As part of this groundbreaking set, the Blu-ray™ release of "The Office" Season 6 will allow fans to access content like never before via BD-Live™. Through their Internet-connected Blu-ray™ player using BD-Live™, purchasers will now have an opportunity to watch the latest five episodes from Season Seven after they air on their home televisions. Season Seven episodes will be available in HD, pending individual Internet connection speeds.

Also available on DVD, "The Office" is a documentary-style look at the lives and loves of paper supplier Dunder Mifflin's hilariously irreverent employees, featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Steve Carell in his Golden Globe®-winning and Emmy®-nominated role. With a landmark season that included everything from romance, marriage and parenthood to promotion, demotion and a ball-busting new boss (Oscar® winner Kathy Bates), "The Office" continues to be "one of the best comedies on television" (Alessandra Stanley, The New York Times). Now fans can own all 26 season six episodes on Blu-ray™ or DVD in this multi-disc collectible set that features more than 2 and a half hours of uproarious bonus features including the original digital short "The Podcast," deleted scenes, bloopers, commentaries, behind-the-scenes interviews and two never-before-seen extended episodes.

"The Office" Season Six is based on the award-winning BBC hit of the same name and developed for American television by Primetime Emmy® Award-winner Greg Daniels ("King of the Hill," "The Simpsons"). Ricky Gervais (The Invention of Lying, "The Office"), Stephen Merchant ("Extras"), Ben Silverman ("Ugly Betty'), Paul Lieberstein ("King of the Hill") and Howard Klein ("Parks and Recreation") join Daniels as Season Six executive producers.

The stellar ensemble cast includes Golden Globe®-winner and Emmy® nominee-Steve Carell (Get Smart, 40-Year-Old Virgin), Jenna Fischer (Solitary Man, Walk Hard), John Krasinski (It's Complicated, Away We Go), Rainn Wilson (The Rocker, The Last Mimzy), B.J. Novak (Inglourious Basterds), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Leslie David Baker ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Brian Baumgartner ("Arrested Development"), Kate Flannery (The Heir Apparent), Mindy Kaling (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Angela Kinsey (Tripping Forward), Paul Lieberstein (writer, "King of the Hill"), Oscar Nunez (The Proposal), Phyllis Smith ("Arrested Development"), Creed Bratton (former member of The Grass Roots), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Ellie Kemper (Get Him to the Greek). Outstanding Season Six guest stars include Christian Slater (Bobby) and Kathy Bates (The Blind Side).

Each season since its 2005 premiere, "The Office" has garnered prestigious television honors, including the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 and 2008 AFI Honor, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy 2007 and 2008, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critic's Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. "The Office" is currently nominated for four Primetime Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series for Steve Carell. "The Office" is a production of Universal Media Studios, Reveille LLC and Deedle Dee Productions.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray(TM): Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available.

BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more!
Exclusive Content: The first-ever chance to watch "The Office" Season Seven episodes on your television via BD-Live™ the day after they air on NBC.
My Scenes: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the series.
pocket BLU™: USHE's groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad®, Blackberry®, Android™, Windows and Macintosh computers and more to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player and offers advanced features such as:
Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in their favorite episode.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there's a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray™ player with your device's easy and intuitive keyboard.

"The Office" Season Six on Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with hours of bonus features, including:

Digital Short "The Podcast:" In the uncensored version of the digital short "The Podcast," Gabe (Zach Woods) tries to impress corporate by recording a podcast for the Sabre website. However, his plans for a small meaningful, profile of Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) quickly unravel as the rest of the office forces Gabe to become the reluctant host of a late night style talk show.
Welcome to Sabre Featurette: Full-screen version of the corporate welcome video starring Kathy Bates and Christian Slater
Episode Commentary: Commentaries featuring the cast and crew of The Office on episodes such as "The Promotion," "Niagara," "The Lover," "Murder," "Secret Santa," "Sabre," "The Delivery" and "Happy Hour."
More than Two Hours of Deleted Scenes
Two Extended Episodes
Blooper Reel
The Office Promos: Dwight's Tribute to Canada


Experience the ultimate way to enjoy "...TV's best comedy" (Alex Pappademas, GQ), "The Office," with this must-own five-disc set that includes every Season Six episode, plus an uncensored original digital short, hours of deleted scenes and much more! Follow Michael (Steve Carell), Dwight (Rainn Wilson), Jim (John Krasinski), Pam (Jenna Fischer), Ryan (B.J. Novak), Andy (Ed Helms) and the rest of the Scranton crew as they pursue new heights of inappropriateness while facing everything from new romances, marriage and parenthood to new ownership, Darryl's (Craig Robinson) rise to middle management and a ball-busting new boss! Developed for American television by Primetime Emmy® Award winner Greg Daniels, "'The Office' is so funny it hurts" (Joanna Weiss, The Boston Globe)!

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Street Date: September 7, 2010

Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61111820

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1)

Rating: Not rated

Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English SDH and Spanish Subtitles


Street Date: September 7, 2010

Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61111852

Layers: Dual

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)

Rating: Not rated

Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English SDH and Spanish Subtitles

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios ( Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.

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