Glee: The Pilot is the Director's Cut of the Pilot episode. It was released on DVD in the US on September 1, 2009 as a Wal-Mart exclusive. It was also released in Australia as a Limited Edition. The UK Version is the only version that hasn't been advertised as a limited edition.

Optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing McKinley High's Glee Club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Going up against McKinley's cruel high school caste system and facing harsh criticism from everyone around him, Will is determined to prove them all wrong.

The director's cut episode premiered on The DVD included an advanced preview of the episode Showmance, including a deconstruction of the series by creator, Ryan Murphy.

Release Dates

USA - September 1, 2009
Australia - November 25, 2009
UK - January 25, 2010
New Zealand - December 12, 2009

Technical details

1 Episode
Single disc
1.78:1 Aspect Ratio
Subtitles: English, Spanish
English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)

Special features

  •  Sneak preview of "Showmance"
  •  Deconstructing Glee with Ryan Murphy
  •  Dance Boot Camp
  •  What Is Glee?
  •  Music Video of On My Own by Lea Michele (Australian & New Zealand Limited Edition Release Only)
  •  Full Performance of Respect by Amber Riley (Australian & New Zealand Limited Edition Release Only)


  • Front and Back Cover
  • Front Cover