SID AND MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS COMES TO DVD

SID AND MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS
DVD Spotlights the Duo’s Iconic Children’s Shows with Classic Episodes of H. R. Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos, Lidsville, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters
Plus the DVD Debut of Episodes of Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, Bigfoot & Wildboy and Wonderbug

 

LOS ANGELES (October 28, 2010) – Sid and Marty Krofft changed Saturday mornings forever when the sibling puppeteers unleashed colorful characters like H.R. Pufnstuf and The Bugaloos on a generation of sugary-cereal-fueled kids growing up in the 1970s and ’80s.

After partnering with the Krofft’s earlier this year, Vivendi Entertainment is launching a series of DVD sets and compilations this fall that will spotlight the duo’s iconic catalog of children’s shows. The first DVD release, SID & MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS, will be available at retailers November 30 for a list price of $14.93. The extra includes A photo gallery that spans 50 years of the Krofft’s artwork. Two more DVD releases will follow in January 2011 with H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series and H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series Collector’s Edition. These two new three-DVD sets will include the entire series, and, for the first time ever on DVD, the rare pilot episode, “Horror Hotel.” The Collector’s Edition will contain a collectible H.R. Pufnstuf bobblehead.

SID & MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS contains more than two and a half hours of beloved Krofft creations with classic episodes from H.R. Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters and Lidsville. It also includes never-before-on-DVD episodes of Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, Bigfoot & Wildboy, and Wonderbug. A gallery that spans 50 years of the Krofft’s artwork is included as a DVD extra.

As the upcoming releases celebrate the Kroffts’ past, the brothers are looking to the future with a new partnership with Ruby-Spears Productions, the legendary animators responsible for Scooby Doo. They are working together to bring to life over 1,100 characters that “king of the comics” artist Jack Kirby created for the first time ever for television and film.

The Krofft brothers have been producing entertainment treasured by families for more than 40 years. Sid & Marty rose to prominence in the ’70s with a series of remarkable programs that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters. H.R. Pufnstuf was the first in a long line of popular programs created by the Kroffts, including The Bugaloos, Land Of The Lost, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters and The Krofft Supershow to name but a few. The Krofft’s success led them to produce various prime-time series and specials, including The Brady Bunch Hour, The Donny & Marie Show and Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters series.

Sid and Marty Krofft will appear together at a special American Cinematheque screening of the original H.R. Pufnstuf movie on Saturday, November 20 at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. Olivia Munn will host a special Q & A directly following the screening. Please see www.americancinematheque.com for further details.

SID & MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS

DVD Episode Listing

1.       H.R. Pufnstuf – “Showbiz Witch”

2.       Bugaloos – “The Great Voice Robbery”

3.       Sigmund & the Sea Monsters – “Make Room For Big Daddy”

4.       Lidsville – “Mark & The Bean Stalk”

5.       Electra Woman & Dyna Girl – “Ali Baba”

6.       Wonderbug – “Go West Young Schlepcar” and “Schlepnapped”

7.       Bigfoot & Wildboy – “The Space Prisoner”

EXTRA:
A photo gallery that spans 50 years of the Krofft’s artwork

Synopsis:
Brothers Sid & Marty Krofft have been producing quality family entertainment for fifty years.  They became a household name in the 70s with a string of hit shows that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters.  This special compilation DVD includes some of Sid & Marty’s favorite episodes from seven of their most beloved series. Including episodes from ElectraWoman and DynaGirl, Bigfoot and Wild Boy and Wonderbug never before released on DVD.

SID & MARTY KROFFT’S SATURDAY MORNING HITS
Price:                                           $14.93
Street Date:                                November 30, 2010
Running time:          154 minutes
Rating:                                         NR

H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series

Price: $24.99
Street Date: January 18, 2010
Running time: 374 minutes

H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series – COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Price: $34.97
Street Date: January 18, 2010
Running time: 374 minutes

Extras:
A Never Before Released Episode of Horror Hotel From the Krofft Superstar Hour
Downloadable Vintage HR Pufnstuf Music and Coloring Book

Synopsis:
Relive the Saturday mornings of your youth with the first series from legendary producers Sid & Marty Krofft!  When a boy names Jimmy finds himself stranded on Living Island with his magic gold flute Freddy, he is taken in by a talking dragon named H.R. Pufnstuf, who is the mayor of Living Island. Pufnstuf tries to help Jimmy escape, while at the same time tries to avoid the evil Witchiepoo who wants the magic flute all to herself.

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