The official ALF DVDs
Well, this part of Stephan's ALF-Page is about
what lots of ALF viewers all around the world have been dreaming about: Finally,
ALF arrived on DVD! :-)
There are two ALF DVD products out there now:
- The ALF Files - a cool special DVD with 3 hour-long episodes and lots of extras, and the
- ALF - Season 1 Box Set - finally, the complete first season with 26 episodes is available! :-)
The ALF Files
In November 2002, the Canadian Company Video Service Corp.
(and its president Jonathan Gross) made it possible for the first time:
ALF on DVD!
In a special set called "ALF Files" they brought the 3 hour-long double-episodes
of the show onto one disc (or as an alternative, on VHS too), along with great
extras like a commentary from show creator Paul Fusco himself!
The first time the show made it onto DVD, and then immediately they have
great extras like that - it's simply not to be missed! ;-)
Just click onto the banner above to order your copy now! :-)
DVD Info, Pictures & Episodes
The DVD "ALF Files" is a Canadian DVD, which means it's Region 1 encoded. It should play
without any problem in all DVD players in Canada or the USA, still f.e. people from Region 2 (Europe)
need to have a code-free Player or one that can be set onto Region 1 (same applies for Regions 3-5, too).
Furthermore, the DVD is an NTSC DVD, but still it should Playback just fine on most PAL TV sets
outside of the NTSC Regions of Canada, America and Japan, too, as with DVD the different TV systems
are not so much of a problem than with VCR tapes.
If you would like to order the ALF DVD, it's "No Problem!" :-) as Video Service Corps'
Laffstock.com ships worldwide!
When you check out with your shopping cart at laffstock.com, you will also see the
shipping costs for your country, and of course you can conveniently pay via Credit Card
like Visa or MasterCard.
The DVD itself comes in a nicely designed hard cover box and it contains the following
three episodes plus the specials visible on the screenshot on the right. To order your copy
of the official ALF DVD, simply click on the banner above! :-)
The following episode descriptions as well as all the screenshots of
the DVD on this page are by Rob Henson. Thank you very much!
ALF's Special Christmas
In #2.12+13 "ALF's Special Christmas (Part 1+2)" the Tanners check into a remote cabin in the woods. ALF accidentally gives Willie some Poison Ivy mistaking it for Holly. As a result Willie gets an allergic reaction and ALF runs away to the local hospital, where he is mistaken for a toy and given to a girl called Tiffany. The story continues as ALF does some good deeds, helping Tiffany to have a good Christmas, delivering a baby in an elevator, and helping the owner of the cabin, Mr Foley, to realise that he shouldn’t commit suicide. It is quite a heavy, heart felt story for a comedy, but it still remains quite funny.
Try To Remember
#1.15+16 "Try To Remember (Part 1+2)" is probably the best special. The story begins with ALF hitting his head in the shower, and waking up believing he is an insurance salesman called Wayne Schagel who thinks the Tanners are holding him hostage. The story is just an excuse for a best of series of clips as the Tanners try to remind ALF of who he really is. The clips are very funny, and are mainly taken from the ALF movie where he first arrives at the tanners house as a crash landing alien.
In #3.4+5 "Tonight Tonight (Part 1+2)" ALF is the guest host for Johnny Carson. With other guests including Ed McMahon, Tommy Newsome, Fred de Cordova, Rich Little, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Joan Embery, and the Pope. This special is also an excuse for a lot of best of clips, this time from the series. Some of them are very funny, such as when ALF gets space Hick Ups.
ALF - Season 1 Box Set
Image from tvshowsondvd.com
- website reporting about TV show DVD releases.
It's the news for all ALF fans around: Lions Gate
Home Entertainment is releasing the first season of ALF on DVD! :-)
After years of negotiations and questions about copyrights being resolved,
finally a box set containing 4 discs with all 26 episodes of the first season is
available at shops now!
The release date is August 10, 2004.
The list price is 39.98 USD, still at
internet stores like Amazon.com or DVDsoon.com it's a lot cheaper: Amazon shows
27,99$, and at the Canadian retailer DVD Soon it's even just nearly 24.20$ USD
(that's would the price of 31.98 CAD equals, or only around 19,45€ for those
located in Europe).
Both Amazon and DVD Soon ship world-wide, and at DVD Soon,
shipping is always free, world-wide, and with Amazon's Super-Saver Shipping taking
5 days extra, DVD Soon may be even quicker when delivering to the USA.
The complete runtime of the 4 DVD set is 616 minutes. If the
release of the first season is successful enough, then also the other seasons may be
coming to DVD, as publisher Lions Gate Home Entertainment stated towards Stephan's ALF-Page/TVshows.de.
But with the ALF Season 1 Set already being on Sales Rank 278 with Amazon.com DVDs now
(July 7, 2004), still one month to go until the actual release, who doubts that there would
be the demand for the complete ALF series? :-)
And then furthermore, as having the (and each single one
is really great) 26 season 1 episodes finally in crystal-clear DVD quality wouldn't be enough,
according to ALF creator Paul Fusco, there's even bonus material on the DVD that includes
an ALF trivia game and outtakes & bloopers from the series! :-)
So that makes it an absolute must-have item, at least for me; and even more with this
price, which I think is really fair and still moderate compared to season sets of other shows.
More information or order now at Amazon.com! (27,99$)
Order now at DVD Soon! (31,98 CAD$, equaling about 24.20$ USD)
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Last Update: 7 July 2004