full season of first Survivor released on DVD May 11; win a copy for yourself.

full season of first Survivor released on DVD May 11; win a copy for yourself.
CBS’ previous attempt at a Survivor DVD featured only The Greatest and Most Outrageous Moments. That was in 2001. Now, the full season will be available for the first time. The five-disc set, which will be released May 11, includes all 13 episodes. Additionally, it contains the Bryant Gumbel-hosted reunion; commentary on some episodes from Jeff Probst, Richard Hatch, Rudy Boesch, and Gervase Peterson; the Survivors appearance on the Late Show; and a featurette titled, “Survivors Leave Los Angeles and Arrive in Borneo.” The fifth disc is actually the previously released Greatest and Most Outrageous Moments DVD.
+ want a free copy? The first person to contact me with the complete answer to this question will get a free copy of the DVD set: Name the Survivors from season one, in the order they were kicked off, starting with episode one–and identify which Survivor’s dismissal was correctly spoiled by something posted accidentally on the show’s official home page. (Standard disclaimers apply. In other words, it’s free, so no bitching.)

+ we have a winner: congrats to Brian from New York City, the first person to respond with the correct answer. The answer, by the way, is as follows: 1. Sonja, 2. BB, 3. Stacey, 4. Ramona, 5. Dirk, 6. Joel, 7. Gretchen, 8. Greg, 9. Jenna, 10. Gervase, 11. Colleen, 12. Sean, 13. Sue, 14. Rudy, 15. Kelly, 16. Richard–and the web site accidentally revealed that Greg was going home.

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