Posted Thu Sep 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
Ten more episodes from the acclaimed comedy series are coming to Blu-ray at the end of September.
In an announcement to retailers, IFC Films says 'Portlandia: Season Two' will hit Blu-ray on September 25.
The Peabody© award-winning and critically acclaimed series that presents a romanticized and dreamy rendering of Portland, Oregon through the eyes of Fred and Carrie (Fred Armisen of 'Saturday Night Live' and Carrie Brownstein from 'Wild Flag' and 'Sleater'-- Kinney) has been heralded as “hilariously offbeat” and an “astute comedy” by Entertainment Weekly, and “[a show] you shouldn’t miss” by The Hollywood Reporter. Season Two is packed with new characters and special guest stars and the release has loads of extras not seen anywhere else.
Some of Portlandia’s most loved and notable characters from Season One return for Season Two including Portland’s trusty but sometimes misguided Reggae bass playing Mayor (Kyle MacLachlan), Peter and Nance, an overly eco-conscious couple caught up in the organic and local food movement; Bryce Shivers and Lisa Eversman, an arty, obsessive couple who find a new trend to explore; and Toni and Candice, the former activist shopkeepers of the feminist bookstore Women and Women First.
New residents have also moved in for Season Two including Doug and Claire, a couple whose lives spin out of control when they run out of new episodes of “Battlestar Galactica” and a struggling band who finds itself with an all too enthusiastic fan.
This season new guest stars include Jeff Goldblum, Sean Hayes, Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Tim Robbins, Andy Samberg, Amber Tamblyn, and Kristen Wiig, as well as musicians Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent and Eddie Vedder.
Specs have yet to be revealed for the 2-disc set, but bonus features include behind-the-scenes Portlandia Live tour footage, creator commentaries, a bonus feminist bookstore scene, "Brunch Village: The Director's Cut," an excerpt from the new book Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors and the "Inside Portlandia" documentary special.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Portlandia: Season Two' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 25.
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