Season 13 of ‘The Simpsons’ arrives on Blu-ray, DVD this summer
LOS ANGELES Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing the residents of Springfield to Blu-ray and DVD this August.
The complete 13th season of television’s longest running comedy — “The Simpsons” — will arrive Aug. 24. The season features 22 episodes including two noteworthy standouts: the Simpsons’ trip to Brazil in “Blame It On Lisa” and Homer’s foray into medicinal marijuana in “Weekend at Burnsie’s.” Once again, a talented line-up of guest stars lend their voices including Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, Richard Gere, Pierce Brosnan, Matthew Perry, R.E.M. and Paul Newman.
“The Simpsons” the complete 13th season is packed with special features including deleted scenes, audio commentaries on every episode, featurettes, storyboards, animatics, easter eggs and much more. The Blu-ray release also includes specially created menus with additional animation that does not appear on the DVD. The set comes in collectible packaging modeled after Springfield’s “special” child, Ralph Wiggum. The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $59.99 and $49.98, respectively.
Target gets set to open in East Harlem
MINNEAPOLIS Target announced that it will open its first store on the island of Manhattan in East Harlem on July 25.
According to the company, the store features more space devoted to fresh food, everyday essentials and home basics geared for apartment living. The store is easily accessible with a pedestrian bridge linking mass transit to the store on the second floor of the East River Plaza. A parking deck is also available.
The retailer also said it has tailored the store’s merchandise to reflect the culture of the community. As such, Target said the Harlem store will offer Spanish-language books and movies, multicultural dools and Gospel and Latin music.
As with all Target stores, the new general merchandise store will offer everyday essentials, household products, electronics, clothing and seasonal items. And, it will feature Target’s new expanded food layout offering fresh packaged produce, meats and baked goods, the company reported.
FDA approves expanded use of Infergen
WARRENDALE, Pa. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a hepatitis C drug made by Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Friday.
The FDA approved Three Rivers’ Infergen (interferon alfacon-1) combined with ribavirin for daily treatment of hepatitis C in patients who have failed to respond to pegylated interferon combined with ribavirin.
The approval is based on a late-stage clinical study showing that the combination of Infergen and ribavirin rendered the virus undetectable, also known as sustained virological response.