The beloved coming-of-age 1990s sitcom is now available in the Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection DVD set. You can jump back in time with Cory (Ben Savage), Shawn (Rider Strong) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), and catch up on the memorable series that touched our lives 20 years ago, just in time for the new Disney Channel sitcom Girl Meets World. For the first time as a complete collection, the DVD set contains all seven seasons and previously released bonus material, plus newly created featurettes, which include brand new interviews with the cast.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, show star Ben Savage talked about what it’s like to revisit this show, 20 years after it first premiered, what it meant to him then versus what it means now, his concern about returning to the character of Cory Matthew for Girl Meets World, what eased his mind about the new series, what he enjoys most about playing this character, what he remembers about shooting the final episode of Boy Meets World, and how he’s looking to direct episodes of the new series. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
This week’s new home video releases include a couple of long-awaited box sets, an even longer cut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (read our review here), and a classic from filmmaker D.W. Griffith. Briefly:
You may have noticed a lack of Top 5 around these parts last weekend. Given the holiday weekend with friends and family, a slow news week in general, and my own recovery from Black Friday shopping at a local Wal-Mart (Note to past self: the kid next to you in line is going to unexpectedly throw-up so…just be prepared for that), it seemed like the logical time to take a week off. In spite of the holiday, though, a few cool things did happen the week before last so you’ll have to excuse the fact that some of this week’s items date back to two weeks ago.
Disclaimer aside, this week’s return includes Allison’s Confessions of a Star Wars Virgin series and more Star Wars news, Adam’s 2013 Oscar Previews, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel returning for the Boy Meets World sequel series, Girl Meets World, the first programming announcement and an abundance of first images from Sundance 2013, and the synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness finally sees the light of day. Find a brief recap and link to each after the jump.
Here’s a blast from the past to kick off your Saturday: The Disney Channel is apparently developing a revival of sorts of the fantastic 1990s TV series Boy Meets World. TV Line reports that The Disney Channel is in the early stages of developing a sequel series called Girl Meets World. The follow-up show would center on the daughter of the unendingly loveable couple Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel). Hit the jump for more on this fascinating development.
Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is Boy Meets World: The Complete Series (Seasons 1-7 Bundle) for $64.99 (which is 62% off). Like all Gold Box Deals, it’s only good for today. Here’s what Amazon has on the series:
Catch up with your favorite gang, Cory, Shawn and Topanga, as they survive the trials of junior high, high school and college in the complete series of “Boy Meets World”. With the support of his parents and his brother Eric, Cory learns to cope with the roller coaster called growing up.
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If you’re reading this, there is a great chance that, by now, you’ve figured out the world isn’t perfect. Indeed, life is full of injustices as we all too often find the planet we inhabit serving as a playground on which no good deed goes unpunished – or in this case, no good show goes un-cancelled and/or un-released on DVD. Enter Boy Meets World. If you spent any amount of time watching network television on Friday nights from 1993-2000, you may remember ABC’s comedy-drama series about a boy (Cory Matthews, played by actor Ben Savage) becoming acquainted with the harsh realities outlined above. For seven indelible seasons, Boy Meets World documented the ebb and flow of the grocer’s son and his immediate gang (which namely included Danielle Fishel as Cory’s soul-mate Topanga, Rider Strong as his best friend Shawn, Will Friedle as his brother Eric, and William Daniels as the near omnipresent Mr. Feeny) as they laughed, cried, learned, and inevitably faded into a Philadelphia backdrop. More after the jump: