Survivor has made a habit recently of bringing back former contestants. And the former seasons keep on returning as well. Following in the footsteps of earlier Amazon.com manufactured-on-demand DVD titles for the Africa, Marquesas, and Heroes vs Villains seasons, CBS Home Entertainment will be releasing two more installments on DVD via Amazon’s CreateSpace: the highly regarded (and title-appropriate) Survivor: The Amazon (season 6), and the less regarded Survivor: Thailand (season 5).
Survivor: The Amazon features the show’s first battle of the sexes, as well as Jenna Morasca and Heidi Strobel infamously getting naked for chocolate and peanut butter (even though nobody asked them to). Survivor: Thailand is generally considered one of the franchise’s weakest installments, but still includes a few classic moments such as the brilliant fake merge and brutal final endurance challenge.
The addition of these two seasons to the catalog is good news for completists in that the first 10 seasons of the seminal reality TV show will now all finally be available on DVD. Extras for each set will include featurettes on the cast and location, as well as exit and Early Show interviews with ousted contestants, and a sizzle reel of highlights. Both sets will be available for pre-order this week, with the first DVDs shipping sometime in September. What say you? Will you buy either, neither, or both? And which still-unavailable season of Survivor do you most want to see on DVD? (For me, it’s Micronesia all the way.) Hit the message boards and let us know! And for more Survivor news, follow me on Twitter @EWDaltonRoss.