Saturday, May 24, 2008
Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle DVD out June 3rd
Just like one of those Sixties radicals who slipped into suburban anonymity only to have their past crimes catch up with them, our own partner Brett Hudson (above, right) is being outed as a Seventies television star and pop idol as one of the old TV shows he starred in is released in all its glory on DVD.
A revival of interest in the The Hudson Brothers-- Brett and brother Mark and Bill-- has been building steadily with a new MySpace fan page and even a grassroots campaign to get them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But it's about to go into overdrive the Tuesday after next, with the DVD release of their freaky Saturday morning kiddie extravaganza, The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show.
Now the details are in:
VSC (Video Service Corp.) is releasing a 3-disc DVD set on June 3rd.
The set includes every episode from the second series, along with a bonus episode from the original prime time version of the show.
Also, Brett Hudson's basement-dwelling-kid character "Chucky" gets spotlighted in a bonus featurette "The Best of Chucky Margolis."
Cost for The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show - The Complete Series is $29.98 SRP for 355 minutes' running time.
Bill, Mark and Brett Hudson moved from rock ‘n’ roll to prime time TV comedy in the summer of 1974 with their two CBS television shows as well. The first was the brief (5-episode) prime time series The Hudson Brothers Show. Then CBS moved it from Wednesday nights to Saturday mornings, expanded the program's already family-friendly variety format to appeal even more to kids, and renamed it The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show (their pal John Lennon renamed them The Kings of Saturday Morning”).
Look for Mark and Brett at the Fest for Beatles Fans June 29-July 1 in Las Vegas and in Chicago, August 8-10, signing the DVD and other memorabilia-- and performing. Brett and Burt will be will be screening our new film, The Seventh Python, in Chicago—along with the film’s star, Neil Innes.
The Razzle Dazzle DVD has a placeholder page on Amazon.com.
COLLECTORS' ITEM ALERT: Check out the photo of the original Razzle Dazzle box art we posted back in February-- when it was advertised as a two-DVD set!