John Pattison claims that Laffstock.com will distribute the discs. Kerry Kupecz, executive director of sales and marketing for VSC, hasn’t confirmed this. In fact, she wasn’t even aware of this release until I mentioned it to her on June 24, 2010. VSC owns Laffstock.com.
Pattison mentions in a June 25 e-mail that PWK Productions hadn’t yet directly spoken to Kupecz, but that Laffstock.com is the distributor. Pattison has been mentioning the possibility of a new PWK set since March 31, 2010, going so far as to list the thirteen episodes included on the third/fourth-season compilation.
In any case, PWK Productions will be self-releasing this set. Release dates for the compilation are subject to change.
I’m surprised it’s taken until 2010 for a new Puppets Who Kill DVD release. I would carp at the idea of a compilation, except that the TV-on-DVD climate isn’t what it was five years ago. Puppets Who Kill hasn’t aired new episodes on The Comedy Network since 2006, which doesn’t help.
I guess Puppets Who Kill is trying for a comeback, with a movie version “in development.” I hate to quote “in development,” but I’d like to see more proof that this film could exist in the future.
Granted, Ed the Sock and Warren the Ape came back this year. Foul-mouthed puppets have a surprisingly long shelf life. Sid the rabbit recently debuted on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and he’s an instant classic. You just know Sid’s going to have a long run with dialogue like this:
Addendum (July 8, 2010) | VSC has set the street date for the new Puppets Who Kill compilation. September 21, 2010 is when the title will hit stores and online outlets.
Special features include commentary tracks from John Pattison, director Shawn Alex Thompson, and puppeteers Jim Rankin, Bruce Hunter and Bob Martin. The customary “and MORE…” is also featured.
Point of clarification: Laffstock.com is not the distributor of PWK DVDs. VSC is the distributor. Laffstock.com is an online store which sells comedy titles released/distributed by VSC.
Amazon.ca doesn’t have a listing for the new Puppets Who Kill compilation yet. I’ll update this post when it does.
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