Hogan's Heroes escapes in November

Who could have thought there would be comedy gold hidden beneath a Nazi controlled P.O.W. camp? Bing Crosby saw the hilarity with a group of Allied soldiers running an espionage operation under the noses of Germans. He brought it to life with the likable Bob Crane as Col. Hogan and Richard Dawson (Family Feud) as his right hand man. November 24 brings all six seasons and a brand new bonus DVD in Hogan’s Heroes: The Komplete Series, Kommandant’s Kollection. Here’s the press release from CBS DVD:


All Six Seasons Of This Classic TV Show Arrive In A 28-Disc Gift Set
Just In Time For The Holidays November 24 From
CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment

Extra Disc Includes New To DVD Footage Including An Extended Pilot With Rare Intro, A German Dubbed Episode, Brand New Interviews And More

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (October 12, 2009) – Re-live the adventures of Colonel Robert Hogan and his motley crew of fellow prisoners as they try to cause as much havoc and disruption to the Nazi war effort as possible when HOGAN’S HEROES™ THE KOMPLETE SERIES, KOMMANDANT’S KOLLECTION arrives on DVD November 24 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Packaged together for the first time, the 28-disc set includes all six seasons of the smash-hit series, as well as an arsenal full of extras including home movies, bloopers and audio commentaries. The set will also contain an entire disc of new to DVD special features, including an extended version of the pilot with rare introduction, a new cast interview with Richard Dawson and a photo montage including unseen images set to a performance of the show’s theme song by Bob Crane and his band. Brand new “Kommandant Rank” graphics and packaging have been designed for this special set.

Garnering two Emmy® nominations for his role, Bob Crane stars as Colonel Hogan, who together with his fellow Prisoners of War at Stalag 13 cleverly outwit their German captors. Firing off a non-stop string of one-liners from behind enemy lines, the ragtag team – including
Richard Dawson, Robert Clary and Larry Hovis – lead a relentless comic assault on their Nazi captors, conducting espionage and sabotage campaigns right under the noses of their warders. While the enemy is often gullible, easily fooled or downright incompetent, the real strength of Hogan’s men are the elaborate ruses and sometimes dangerous lengths they will go to complete their mission. Werner Klemperer earned back-to-back Emmy awards for his role as the German Colonel Wilhelm Klink. Airing from 1965 through 1971, HOGAN’S HEROES™ garnered three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series.

HOGAN’S HEROES™ THE KOMPLETE SERIES, KOMMANDANT’S KOLLECTION arrives armed with a disc of new to DVD material, including:
A new interview with Richard Dawson, who played Corporal Peter Newkirk
An extended version of the pilot episode “The Informer,” with a very rare network introduction
A segment from Hollywood Palace, featuring the cast of Hogan’s Heroes
Audio of the HOGAN’S HEROES™ theme song performed by Bob Crane and his band accompanied by a special photo montage ofimages from the show and numerous rare behind-the-scenes photographs
Clip from CBS’ 1965 Fall Preview Show, “Seven Wonderful Nights”
Two series promos
A new interview with Albert S. Ruddy, Co-Creator
Digital version of “Hokum’s Heroes” parody from Mad Magazine
1968 and 1969 Emmy® Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Werner Klemperer clips
German dubbed episode with alternate dialogue track, created for German broadcast television which ultimately turned HOGAN’S HEROES™ from a flop into a hit show in Germany, with Albert S. Ruddy introduction. English subtitles also provided.
The 28-disc set is presented in full screen format with English Restored Mono. The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and its total running time is approximately 71 hours, and will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $162.99 U.S. The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Season One
Disc One:
The Informer Hold That Tiger
Kommandant of the Year
The Late Inspector General
The Flight of the Valkyrie
The Prisoner’s Prisoner
German Bridge Is Falling Down

Disc Two:
Movies Are Your Best Escape
Go Light on the Heavy Water
Top Hat, White Tie and Bomb Sights
Happiness is a Warm Sergeant
The Scientist
Hogan’s Hofbrau
Oil for the Lamps of Hogan

Disc Three:
Reservations are Required
Anchors Aweigh, Men of Stalag 13
Happy Birthday, Adolph
The Gold Rush
Hello, Zolle
It Takes a Thief…Sometimes

Disc Four:
The Great Impersonation
The Pizza Parlor
The 43rd, A Moving Story
How to Cook a German Goose with Radar
Psychic Kommandant
The Prince from the Phone Company

Disc Five:
The Safecracker Suite
I Look Better in Basic Black
The Assassin
Cupid Comes to Stalag 13
The Flame Grows Higher
Request Permission to Escape

Season Two
Disc One:
Hogan Gives a Birthday Party with Audio Commentary by Patricia Crane
The Schultz Brigade
Diamonds in the Rough
Operation Briefcase
The Battle of Stalag 13
The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz
Hogan Springs

Disc Two:
A Klink, A Bomb and a Short Fuse
Tanks for the Memory
A Tiger Hunt In Paris Part 1
A Tiger Hunt In Paris Part 2
Will The Real Adolf Please Stand Up?
Don’t Forget To Write
Klink’s Rocket

Disc Three:
Information Please
Art For Hogan’s Sake with Audio Commentary by Robert Clary
The General Swap
The Great Brinksmeyer Robbery
Praise the Fuhrer and Pass the Ammunition
Hogan and the Lady Doctor

Disc Four:
The Swing Shift
Heil Klink
Everyone Has A Brother-in-Law
Killer Klink
Reverend Kommandant Klink
The Most Escape-Proof Camp I’ve Ever Escaped From

Disc Five:
The Tower
Colonel Klink’s Secret Weapon
The Top Secret Top Coat
The Reluctant Target
Special Features:
Gag Reel – Edited By Bob Crane
Patricia and Bob Crane Wedding Film With Audio Commentary by Patricia Crane
Bob’s 8mm Home Movies on Hogan Set
CBS Promo #1
CBS Promo #2
Jello/Dream Whip Commercial with Carol Channing
The Leslie Uggams Show
The Lucy Show – “Lucy & Bob Crane” 1966
“Air Force Now” Hogan’s Cast Segments
Bob Crane US Air Force Recruitment Spot 1
Bob Crane US Air Force Recruitment Spot 2
Photo Gallery
Bob Crane Radio Material

Season Three
Disc One:
The Crittendon Plan
Some Of Their Planes Are Missing
D-Day At Stalag 13
Sgt. Schultz Meets Mata Hari
Funny Thing Happened On The Way To London
Casanova Klink
Special Features:
Photo Gallery

Disc Two:
How To Win Friends And Influence Nazis
Nights In Shinning Armor
Hot Money
One In Every Crowd
Is General Hammerschlag Burning?
A Russian Is Coming

Disc Three:
Evening Of The Generals
Everybody Loves A Snowman
The Hostage
Carter Turns Traitor
Two Nazis For The Price of One
Is There A Doctor In The House?
Special Features:
Photo Gallery

Disc Four:
Hogan, Go Home
Sticky Wicket Newkirk
War Takes A Holiday
Duel Of Honor
Axis Annie
What Time Does The Balloon Go Up?

Disc Five:
LeBeau And The Little Old Lady
How To Escape From A Prison Camp Without Really Trying
The Collector General
The Ultimate Weapon
Monkey Business
Drums Along The Dusseldorf
Special Features:
Werner Klemperer on “The Pat Sajak Show
Photo Gallery

Season Four
Disc One:
Clearance Sale at the Black Market
Klink vs. the Gonculator
How to Catch a Papa Bear
Hogan’s Trucking Service…We Deliver the Factory to You
To the Gestapo With Love
Man’s Best Friend is Not His Dog
Never Play Cards with Strangers

Disc Two:
Color the Luftwaffe Red
Guess Who Came to Dinner?
No Names Please
Bad Day in Berlin
Will the Blue Baron Strike Again?
Will the Real Colonel Klink Please Stand Up Against the Wall?
Man in a Box

Disc Three:
The Missing Klink
Who Stole My Copy of Mein Kampf?
Operation Hannibal
My Favorite Prisoner
Watch the Trains Go By
Klink’s Old Flame

Disc Four:
Up in Klink’s Room
The Purchasing Plan
The Witness
The Big Dish
The Return of Major Bonacelli
Happy Birthday, Dear Hogan

Season Five
Disc One:
Hogan Goes Hollywood
The Well
The Klink Commandos
The Gasoline War
Unfair Exchange
The Kommandant Dies at Dawn

Disc Two:
The Big Picture
The Big Gamble
The Defector
The Empty Parachute
The Antique
Is There a Traitor in the House?
At Last – Schultz Knows Something

Disc Three:
How’s the Weather?
Get Fit or Go Fight
Fat Hermann, Go Home
The Softer They Fall
Gowns by Yvette
One Army at a Time

Disc Four:
Standing Room Only
Six Lessons From Madame LaGrange
The Sergeant’s Analyst
The Merry Widow
Crittendon’s Commandos
Klink’s Escape

Season Six
Disc One:
Cuisine à la Stalag 13
The Experts
Klink’s Masterpiece
Lady Chitterly’s Lover (part 1)
Lady Chitterly’s Lover (part 2)
The Gestapo Takeover

Disc Two:
Kommandant Schultz
Eight O’Clock and All Is Well
The Big Record
It’s Dynamite
Operation Tiger
The Big Broadcast

Disc Three:
The Gypsy
The Dropouts
Easy Come, Easy Go
The Meister Spy
That’s No Lady, That’s My Spy
To Russia Without Love

Disc Four:
Klink For The Defense
The Kamikazees Are Coming
Kommandant Gertrude
Hogan’s Double Life
Look at the Pretty Snowflakes
Rockets or Romance

–Pilot episode #6501 “The Informer” (Extended version) with rare intro
— Two 30-second on-air network promos
— Clip from CBS’ 1965 Fall Preview Show “Seven Wonderful Nights”
— New Richard Dawson and Albert S. Ruddy interviews
HOLLYWOOD PALACE clip featuring the cast of HOGAN’S HEROES
— Photo montage cut to HOGAN’S HEROES™ Theme™ song performed by Bob Crane and his band
— Digital version of “Hokum’s Heroes” parody from Mad Magazine
— 1968 and 1969 Emmy® Awards clips: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Werner Klemperer
— German dubbed episode with alternate dialogue track and English subtitles and an introduction by Albert S. Ruddy


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