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01.19.2010

LEE HORSLEY IS THE TEXAS COWBOY TURNED L.A. P.I. IN MATT HOUSTON: THE FIRST SEASON

Action-Packed Detective Series Debuts On DVD March 9th
From CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 19, 2010) - A detective that perfectly combines muscle, money, magnetism and, of course, the moustache, MATT HOUSTON arrives onto DVD March 9 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  Available as a six-disc set, MATT HOUSTON: THE FIRST SEASON includes all 23 free-wheeling episodes from the premiere season.

Produced by television legend Aaron Spelling (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty),
MATT HOUSTON stars Lee Horsley as the sexy, wealthy and charismatic Texan Matlock "Matt" Houston, who relocates from Texas to Los Angeles to oversee his family's oil business.  However, Houston spends his abundant free time and money pursuing his real passion: detective work.  Whether it's interviewing a beautiful, bikini-clad woman or flying his own helicopter from his penthouse to a new investigation, Matt Houston is always ready for action.

Co-starring Pamela Hensley and George Wyner, the first season is highlighted by a variety of celebrity guest appearances including Heather Locklear,, Martin Landau, Tori Spelling, David Cassidy, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Janet Leigh, Jill St. John, George Takei,  Sonny Bono, Dick Butkus and Robert Goulet.  MATT HOUSTON: THE FIRST SEASON will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99 US and $54.99 CAN.

A six-disc set, it also includes promotional trailers for each episode (excluding "X-22").  Episodes are presented in the original 4:3 aspect ratio with English Mono.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated 14A in Canada.  The total running time is approximately 1,171 minutes.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                              

  • X-22
  • Stop The Presses
  • Deadly Fashion


Disc Two:      

  • Killing Isn't Everything
  • Who Would Kill Ramona?
  • Recipe For Murder
  • Shark Bait


Disc Three:
                           

  • The Kidnapping
  • Joey's Here
  • The Good Doctor
  • The Rock And The Hard Place


Disc Four:

  • The Purrfect Crime
  • The Yacht Club Murders
  • Whose Party Is This Anyway?
  • Get Houston


Disc Five:

  • The Visitors
  • Here's Another Fine Mess
  • The Beverly Woods Social Club
  • The Showgirl Murders


Disc Six:

  • Fear For Tomorrow
  • A Deadly Parlay
  • A Novel Way To Die
  • The Hunted


CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD business for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video.  CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD label.   

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Paramount Home Entertainment has a new art website called ARC: https://arc.paramount.com/

MATT HOUSTON: THE FIRST SEASON

Street Date: March 9, 2010

Pricing: $49.99 US/ $54.99 CAN

Catalog #: 074404

Runtime: Approximately 1,171 minutes

U.S. Rating: NR

Canadian Rating: 14A (Not Recommended For Children, Violence)

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com