A Year In The Life on DVD and Blu-Ray releases this month!


Hello all, hope you’ve been well. A little PSA for anyone who’s had their head in the sand…

The Blu-Ray and DVD release date for Gilmore Girls : A Year In The Life is November 28! That’s just long enough to start an advent calendar tomorrow and have a smashing present on the big day. A chocolate-laden advent calendar, obviously.

November 28th is the US release date and you can pre-order now from the usual suspects for $20, give or take a couple of bucks. The UK release is November 27th – a full 24 hours earlier – however the flip side is the price. The DVD only appears to be officially available as part of a £70 51-disc set!  Disgraceful.

For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of watching the new episodes, I applaud your insane reserves of patience and I hope it lives up to your expectations. I’ve written warmly before about how much I wanted and truly needed these authentic additions and for me, they were spot on.

I look forward to the new wave of comments from those watching the new episodes for the first time. If I might dare to suggest one thing though: savour them, rather than binge. Even though Amazon labels it ‘Season 1’ there is no guarantee of anything more and they do deserve to be appreciated in the moment.

Are you one of the patient, long-sufferers? I’d like to know how you managed it.
Have you booked a day off to binge the whole six hours?
Are you shelling out £70 just for the extra episodes?

In other news, I’m finally reading Lauren Graham’s ‘Talking as Fast as I Can’ and she gives some lovely colour to her experiences on the original series and the new episodes. If you don’t have it yet, add it on your Christmas list. Hmm, what’s that in the air… can’t you smell it?



Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

5 thoughts on “A Year In The Life on DVD and Blu-Ray releases this month!

  • November 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the reminder, Rich. Looking forward to the addition to seasons 1-7. It will be my first watch – how’s that for patience? And no bingeing – savor the moment ! I have a feeling after watching this, it will be time for seasons 1-7 again. It’s been a long time.

    That IS a rotten deal for the UK. I wonder why that is?

  • November 5, 2017 at 1:36 am

    So they think no-one in the UK already has the other seasons? How little they know us…

    (Also, I’ve got a post stuck at the moment, Rich, any chance of releasing it, it’s on season 1 episode 11?)

  • November 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks Rich. Any chance the “usual suspects” includes any bricks and mortar outfits like Best Buy where we dinosaurs used to by our DVDs or is it strictly an online marketing effort at places like Netflix and Amazon??

    Actually was easier to go “cold turkey” from the Netflix streaming marketing blitz last fall than you might think. I had quit watching reruns much earlier in the year around the time you went “radio silence” on the blog to avoid the chance of tripping over spoilers. It had gotten to the point that I was using the reruns as little more than background noise while I was working at the computer so a break seemed in order.

    Still think if there is more to the saga that it makes sense to fill in the blanks between the campaign bus ride and the renewal show as there would be too much echo in just watching a new generation of Gilmore come into view. Realize that is probably a preference shared by very few fans—

  • November 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Hey Regis, you’re some kind of saint (but we already knew that). It would be too easy to blame Brexit ;)

    Lathany, you’re free! And hey there :O) Perhaps it’s £20 for the new episodes and £50 worth of goodies. Perhaps. I meant to mention in the blog that I wonder if there’ll be any behind the scenes extras – in this day and age you’d think there’d be plenty.

    And Mcityrk, good to see you old friend. I’m pretty sure shops will stock it in real life since shops still tend to like money. I can see BestBuy are selling pre-orders online with the option to pick up in store, so they are stocking it in some form.

    Genuinely can’t wait to see what you guys think, I’m excited for you! I remember my anticipation was palpable. We got us a Gilly Girls virgin!

    • November 7, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Rich – many thanks!


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