Original Release Date: October 31, 2004
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Rated: Not Rated
Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Released: February 28, 2006
Originally Released: 2004
Label: A&E Home Video
Description by OLDIES.com:
From a local "zine" in New Jersey to a national probing of the bizarre, the unexplained, and the really strange, two friends named Mark host the oddest travel show this side of freaky.
Presented by THE HISTORY CHANNEL(r), WEIRD U.S.: VOLUME 1 takes an unforgettable side trip into the weirdest nooks and crannies of American history. Hilarious, wacky, and sometimes plain disturbing, WEIRD U.S. explores stories about mysterious wallets made out of human skin to retirement communities for sideshow performers to graveyard getaways near the swamplands of New Orleans. From sea to shining sea, starring a cast of characters between ghostly and surreal, this is adventure too weird for words.
Based on the best-selling book, WEIRD U.S.: VOLUME 1 features the pilot episode "Strange But True" and the premiere episode "Road To Weirdsville."
The book WEIRD U.S.: VOLUME 1 has proved to be popular among readers with a taste for the bizarre, so the next natural step was to turn the book into a TV show, with the History Channel only too happy to oblige. Contained here are some strange and unfathomable sights and stories that demonstrate how fact can be far stranger than fiction.