Where to find these PBS documentaries?
March 29, 2008 12:08 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking to watch/rent/buy two particular PBS series that I can't for the life of me find online.

I want to watch "An American Family" (plus all of the updates) and "Age [7/ 14-Up/ 21-Up] in America".

I'm down for streaming, downloading, or buying bootleg copies at a reasonable price. Any format is okay.

I know that clips are available on Google Video, but I've read enough spoilers and critical commentary already and want to actually see the whole shows.

posted by macrowave to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This site says there's a "black market" DVD set that contains all 12 episodes, plus the 10th anniversary retrospective and the "finale" about Lance's death, but it doesn't seem to give details about how to get one.
posted by amyms at 12:17 AM on March 29, 2008

The Up Series is available at Amazon.com here.
posted by sharkfu at 7:05 AM on March 29, 2008

That's the UK Up series -- OP is asking about the American spin-off.
posted by escabeche at 7:06 AM on March 29, 2008

Best answer: Oh, oops. Sorry about that. Since there doesn't seem to be any official DVD available, here's 21 Up America.
posted by sharkfu at 7:19 AM on March 29, 2008

The link that amyms above posted has an email address for subcin at the bottom of the page, and it says "email me for information on acquiring rare DVD recordings" on the home page. So, I'm guessing that you just have to email for a pricelist, to get "An American Family" on DVD.

I've purchased similarly-sized bootlegs in the past, and they've cost $20-40. But owning the entire 'Cop Rock' series on DVD? Priceless.

Good luck with your search.
posted by mattybonez at 7:22 AM on March 29, 2008

The Up series is available through Netflix's "Watch It Now" feature.
posted by lemonwheel at 7:46 AM on March 29, 2008

Sorry, wasn't paying attention, you're looking for the American version of the series.
posted by lemonwheel at 7:51 AM on March 29, 2008

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