I was passing through Best Buy over the weekend when I came across the huge new box set — The Sopranos – The Complete Series. I somehow missed the press release for this so I thought I’d cover it in Cool Stuff.
Weighing in at 10 pounds, The Sopranos: The Complete Series includes a 56-page hand-assembled album enclosed in a sleek black linen box featuring all 86 episodes re-mastered on 28 discs as well as two bonus discs and two CD soundtracks, spread over three discs. The album also includes 16-pages of editorial detailing the entire award-winning series. The set is loaded with over 3½ hours of never-before-seen bonus material including: Supper with The Sopranos, two sit-down dinners with cast and crew full of insider trivia like what was the one condition Stevie Van Zandt made in order to play Silvio and what did Edie Falco as Carmella forget to wear during the final diner scene; as well as a separate, exclusive two-part interview of creator David Chase by actor Alec Baldwin (a huge fan who tried to get Chase to cast him in an episode) where Chase shares his personal views including his first impression of James Gandolfini during his audition and who was his inspiration for Lidia in the show. Other extras include:
- Paley Center for Media Seminar – discussion with David Chase and Terence Winter, featuring characters who were “whacked” including Vincent Pastore, Steve Buscemi, Drea de Matteo, David Proval and Annabella Sciorra
- Extra Gravy – spoofs and parodies of The Sopranos
- Lost Scenes from all six seasons
- Original audio commentaries from cast and crew
- 2 CD soundtracks on three discs featuring a genre-bending collection of music including the show’s theme “Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix)” by A3
- 16-page detailed Episode Guide
The set has a suggested retail price of $399.99, but Amazon has it on sale for $254.99.
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