Product Information of Queer as Folk Seasons 1-5 dvd box set
Actors: Gale Harold, Sharon Gless, Hal Sparks, Peter Paige, Scott Lowell
Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: Region Free
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 28
Studio: Showtime Ent.
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
Run Time: 4206 minutes
Queer as Folk is a television series. An American-Canadian co-production, the series was produced for Showtime and Showcase by Cowlip Productions, Tony Jonas Productions, and Temple Street Productions in association with Channel 4 Television. It was developed and written by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who were the showrunners, and also the executive producers along with Tony Jonas, former President of Warner Bros. Television.
Based on the British series created by Russell T Davies, Queer as Folk was the first hour-long drama on American television to portray the lives of gay men and women. Although it was set in Pittsburgh, PA, interior scenes were actually shot in Toronto and employed various Canadian directors known for their independent film work (including Bruce McDonald, David Wellington, Kelly Makin, John Greyson, Jeremy Podeswa and Michael DeCarlo) as well as Australian director Russell Mulcahy who directed the pilot episode. Additional writers in the later seasons included Michael MacLennan, Efrem Seeger, Brad Fraser, Del Shores, and Shawn Postoff.