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.

Comments (22)

anonymous United States, 18:33 26th Dec 2013.
i want season 3!!!
J Beale  United Kingdom, 08:30 16th Aug 2013.
When is season 2 going to be released in the uk on region 2?
Becky Knowles United Kingdom, 21:12 13th Nov 2012.
I love 8 simple rules. I have watched it so many time i now it word for word and when Paul dies i always cry my eyes out.
Administrator, 11:09 10th Dec 2010.
Still no news, DDDD. We'll be sure to let everybody know when there is.
DDDD Canada, 02:26 10th Dec 2010.
Hey, just wondering i've been real pationt lately but now that it's x-mas i want season 3 out really bad...! Do you have any idea when it will be out?? DDDD
Administrator, 10:08 25th Aug 2010.
@Someone, the studio hasn't announced Season 3 yet. A short while ago they informed us they didn't have any information to share on the release, so it's probably not planned for the immediate future.
Someone Canada, 00:50 25th Aug 2010.
Hi, Does anyone have a date or a guess when season 3 will be out on DVD? Is anyone starting to make the season 3 disc's?
Administrator, 12:28 18th Jul 2010.
@Anonymous in the UK, no release date has been set for Season 2 in the UK.
Anonymous  United Kingdom, 11:04 18th Jul 2010.
when is season 2 is out in britan
Administrator, 15:41 1st Apr 2010.
@Anonymous from London, we're not aware of any plans to release Season 3.

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