Season 2 DVD Released

Season 2 DVD Released

8 Simple Rules: Season 2 DVD went on sale today in the United States & Canada, almost two years since the first season of 8 Simple Rules debuted on DVD. The second DVD contains all 24 episodes of the show's second season, including the 3 final episodes of John Ritter, presented on 3 discs. No special features were included.

The reason for the long delay was the imminent deal between Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE), the distributor of the show and its first season DVD, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment, a smaller independent firm who now handle 8 Simple Rules' release on DVD. BVHE wished to focus its attention on its current & more popular series, the likes of Scrubs & Desperate Housewives, so licensed out older and less popular fare, such as 8 Simple Rules.

As we mentioned earlier in the post, there are no special features on this DVD. That will come as a great disappointment to fans hoping for a tribute to John Ritter to be included with his final episodes. The reason for the lack of special features remains a mystery. A feature was produced in 2007 for a DVD planned by BVHE, but its production by BVHE might have prevented it from being included on this release. Similarly, the ABC special 'John Ritter: A Life of Laughter' may not have been possible either. It is a shame that Lions Gate weren't able to produce any special features for this release.

It is crucial that we buy this release, even with its faults, to try ensure all episodes of 8 Simple Rules will one day be on DVD. We can only hope that it might get some special features next time around, for its third and final season. 8 Simple Rules: Season 2 can be ordered from for $19.99 (~£13.10).

Posted on May 19th 2009 06:00 in Show.

Tags: dvd.


Anonymous from London United Kingdom, 07:03 1st Apr 2010.
When is season 3 due for realese?
Administrator, 18:51 13th Nov 2009.
@Anonymous in the UK, no release is planned at the moment.
Anonymous United Kingdom, 17:25 13th Nov 2009.
PLease could you let me know if and when it will be released in the uk
Anonymous Canada, 02:04 11th Nov 2009.
I have something recorded off television from 2002 or 2003, an hour long special behind the scenes of the show with John, Kaley and Martin do a tour of the set together but I can't remember what it was called and the tape is at the bottom of my closet under about 20 boxes
Anonymous United Kingdom, 16:58 10th Nov 2009.
When is 8 simple rules season 2 coming out to the uk because i really love the progamme and would love it on dvd because i have the first one on dvd so i just need the 2nd one on dvd
Anonymous United Kingdom, 21:20 4th Nov 2009.
I have just bought it and I'm not even sure my dvd player plays region 1 dvd's. I am desperate to have them all I love it. I can always get a new dvd player!!!
Administrator, 18:33 3rd Jul 2009.
@Anonymous (11:59 3rd Jul 2009), there's no word yet on when Season 3 will be released.
Anonymous United Kingdom, 17:59 3rd Jul 2009.
Its really sad that they couldn't be bothered to do a tribute for 'John Ritter, but there are some really nice ones on you tube. When is season 3 due for release does any one know?
Anonymous United States, 21:41 28th May 2009.
I loved the show, I'm getting this dvd next week!!!
Administrator, 21:38 23rd May 2009.
@Anonymous, It is not available in physical stores outside of the U.S. & Canada, but do ship to the United Kingdom and can charge in Pound Sterling. Follow this link: 8 Simple Rules: Season 2 at You would need a multi-region DVD player to play it.

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