Survivor Africa, Survivor Marquesas (finally) on DVD

Seasons three and four of Survivor, which have long been missing from the available full-season DVD sets, are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com and have quickly become among the best-selling TV and movie DVDs. However, they still don’t have a release date, and they are being manufactured on-demand on DVD-R discs, which comes with a disclaimer on the product pages noting that it “may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives.”

The release of the DVD of Survivor Africa and and Survivor Marquesas fills in a part of the gap in released full-season DVDs, as previously, seasons three to six (Africa, Marquesas, Thailand, and Amazon) were not available. No seasons after Palau have been released, however.

Here’s every season that’s been released on DVD, including, now, three and four, including the four-season special DVD. Hover over them for details:

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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