A nine and 18 DVD Collector’s Set available Sept 15th
From Hollywood to Vegas and all around the world, no one has continued to delight us, surprise us, and entertain us like Cher. And she’s not done yet! For the first time ever, all the spectacular highlights of Cher’s remarkable career are together in one electrifying collection: The Best of Cher, available on September 15th from the classic TV DVD experts at Time Life.
Cher initially rose to stardom as part of a singing act with then husband Sonny Bono in the 1960s, hitting No. 1 with the single “I Got You Babe” before they starred together on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. Following a parting of ways, the incredibly talented artist spread her wings, established a chart-topping solo career of her own, starred in her own variety show, and sold out music venues across the globe. The inimitable multi-hyphenate continues to shine brightly and The Best of Cher brings together the stunning scope of Cher’s sensational life in the spotlight like never before across two loaded volumes and nine DVDs, as well as a collectible look book featuring Bob Mackie’s original wardrobe sketches.
“I love looking back at these shows,” Cher says in an interview included in the set. “They’re so much fun to watch and they were so much fun to make. While I’m not done yet! – It’s great that Time Life has put this set together.”
When America’s favorite musical couple parted ways in 1974, effectively ending The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, CBS quickly decided to give Cher her own variety show. Simply titled Cher, the new series starring the soon-to-be superstar aired its first episode in February 1975. In the opening, Cher told the audience, “My future is in your hands. I am really happy to be back. No, I am thrilled to be back.” Now ten episodes of Cher’s very own show are available for the first time in over 40 years! Home audiences will thrill to have front row seats to see Cher flying solo with a nonstop cavalcade of the hottest stars including Charo, Ray Charles, Elton John, The Muppets, Linda Ronstadt, Raquel Welch, and more!
The set also includes exclusive new interviews with Cher, designer Bob Mackie, comedy icon Lily Tomlin and Cher executive producer George Schlatter; TV appearances on The Dick Cavett Show and Dinah (1975); Cher CBS Promo and a newly produced featurette, Cher: Then & Now.
Cher is one of a kind and her legendary TV specials hit our screens as family-friendly, psychedelic, counterculture kaleidoscopes. Whether playing all the parts in West Side Story, a roller-skating goddess, the snake in the Garden of Eden, a synchronized secretary, or simply Laverne — no one puts on a show like Cher. Her Vegas shows (and outfits!) were even more spectacular, and they’re all on incredible display in Volume 2, which features both of Cher’s legendary TV specials from the ’70s: Cher…Special (1978) and Cher…and Other Fantasies (1979); two unforgettable concerts in Vegas, live from the Mirage (1991) and MGM Grand (1999), as well as exclusive extras including backstage home movies, rehearsal songs and more; the full-length documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher offering a rare peek into Cher’s fascinating family history; plus bonus features including a 2018 appearance on The Late, Late Show with James Corden.
Fans will also be given the opportunity to purchase an 18 DVD set featuring the nine DVDs above and I Got You Babe: The Best of Sonny & Cher nine DVD set, totaling 30 hours of content. I Got You Babe: The Best of Sonny & Cher will contain 18 additional episodes of Cher’s variety shows from the ’70s, featuring her solo show, Cher, as well as The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny & Cher Show. Guest stars include Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Jerry Lewis, Steve Martin, Betty White, and more! Also included are bonus interviews with Cher and some of her famous collaborators like Peter Asher, Frankie Avalon, and producers Allan Blye and Chris Bearde; and more of Cher’s rare early TV appearances on Jerry’s Place and The Barbara McNair Show.
The Sonny & Cher Years Special, a two-part special celebrating the famous duo and the ’60s, will be included on a bonus free DVD. The bonus set also includes a collectible memory book telling the story of Sonny & Cher.
As a young girl, Cher’s mom promised her that she was special and that one day she would believe it. Audiences around the world have been believing since she burst onto the scene in the ’60s, and we haven’t stopped — and The Best of Cher captures Cher’s incredible, undeniable talents to enjoy again and again.