Tales Of The City: 20th Anniversary Edition

Tales Of The City: 20th Anniversary Edition

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Newly arrived in freewheeling 1970s San Francisco, wide-eyed Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) quickly realizes just how far from Cleveland she really is. Moving into a funky house at 28 Barbary Lane - where her landlady (Olympia Dukakis) welcomes her with a joint - Mary Ann befriends the other residents and finds a good-natured home amid the drugs, drama, and debauchery. Based on Armistead Maupin's beloved novel, this Peabody Award-winning PBS miniseries deftly chronicles the quest for love and connection across a spectrum of sexual experiences.

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Reasons to Buy

  1. This is an absolute must-see for gay cinema and television fans.
  2. Tales of the City remains a television landmark 20 years after it first aired. It's an important piece of work.
  3. Just look at all the amazing guest stars: Karen Black, Cynda Williams, Janeane Garofalo, Parker Posey, Thomas Gibson, Vaginal Davis, Rod Steiger, Robert Downey Sr., Paul Bartel, Michael Jeter, Mary Kay Place, Lance Loud and many more.

DVD Features

Audio Commentaries on Episodes 1, 3, and 6 With Armistead Maupin, Director Alastair Reid, Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, and Barbara Garrick
Behind The Scenes Location And Rehearsal Footage
8 Page Insert With An Introduction By Armistead Maupin, Notes By Producer Alan Poul, And Filming Locations And Landmarks


  • Director: Alastair Reid
  • Producer: Alan Poul
  • Length: 5 hrs. 21 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Aug 27 2013
  • Added: Jun 06 2013
  • Production Year: 1993
  • TLA SKU: 1658125
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • UPC Code: 054961899494
  • Catalog #: DV11867206


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5 Reviews for Tales Of The City: 20th Anniversary Edition

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Review by Raymond Murray

By: Raymond Murray
In-House Review - Jun 04 2013
Taken from Armistead Maupin's endearing and popular novel, this boldly original and faithful adaptation follows the interconnected lives of a group of San Francisco eccentrics (both gay and straight) during the 1970s.

This six-part minis... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
"Tales of the City"
Amos Lassen
Every once in a while I rewatch the screen translation of Armistad Maupin's "Tales of the City". Every time I watch it I am amazed at how good it is. For those of you who thought that "Queer a... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by birdutters

By: birdutters
The only bad thing about this Grande effort, it ended.....wanted more.
4.00 out of 5

Review by Green Giant

By: Green Giant
my review title and the rating refers to the acting, writing and directing. unfortunately
the picture quality of many
of the scenes is quite poor. in fact in some cases its extremely grainy. i don't know who was in charge of the
disc m... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by JohnFnFL

By: JohnFnFL
A great story with complicated lives--just like in real life.

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