Disc News: A Planeful Of Fantasy Island Arrives In October

Look up in the sky! Can you see it? The airplane full of rich dreamers begging to live their wildest dreams on Fantasy Island. The series that captivated America on Saturday nights is returning to your TV set with the release of Fantasy Island: The Complete Third Season on October 23. Mr. Roarke and Tattoo knew how to treat dozens of former film stars, current sitcom stars and veteran character actors. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:



FANTASY ISLAND: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

Featuring All 23 Original Episodes in a Collectible 6-DVD Set

AVAILABLE IN STORES NATIONWIDE ON OCTOBER 23, 2012

Smiles, everyone, smiles! Fantasy Island, the long-running and wildly popular series, is back for another season on DVD!

Each week, two guests arrive by seaplane to the shores of Fantasy Island in hopes of having their wishes and fantasies fulfilled. Their mysterious host, the debonair and suave Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban), along with his energetic sidekick Tattoo (Herve Villechaize), will conjure up the amazing – and sometimes even the impossible – to grant these wishes, but in the spirit of being careful what you wish for . . . sometimes a twist can lead the guest to some unexpected conclusions.

Season Three delivers a treasure trove of phenomenal guest stars including Don Adams, Sonny Bono, David Cassidy, Bob Denver, Elinor Donahue, Annette Funicello, Robert Goulet, Peter Graves, Roddy McDowall, Leslie Nielsen, Doris Roberts, Dick Sargent, Abe Vigoda, among other notables.

From legendary creative team of Aaron Spelling (Charlie’s Angels, Beverly Hills 90210) and Leonard Goldberg (Hart to Hart, Starsky & Hutch), Fantasy Island premiered in January 1977, and became one of primetime TV’s most popular series in TV history. Starring Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan) and Herve Villechaize (The Man with the Golden Gun) as the unique leading characters, the series entranced viewers with tropical settings, engaging storylines, and kept fans hooked with its weekly parade of recognizable name actors throughout its successful seven-season run. It is best remembered for Villechaize’s performance as Tattoo, whose cry of “Da plane! Da plane!” made him a pop culture icon.

Pre-order your copy today at Amazon.com.

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