Upcoming DVD Releases

• Monty Python’s Flying Circus – The Complete Series: Fully Restored (Network/Universal)
$49.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Hours of Bonus Content
—–All 4 Seasons! All 45 Episodes! Fully Restored for the First Time! The definitive presentation of a genuinely iconic series, we present Monty Python’s Flying Circus, starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. This ground-up restoration has been produced from the best available materials, painstakingly restored, and includes just the right amount of lovely spam, wonderful spam. Previously edited sketches have been returned to their original length while filmed sequences and Terry Gilliam’s animations have been newly scanned in High Definition, adding unimaginable depth and clarity to classic moments. From the archive come genuine rarities including previously unseen studio outtakes and extended versions of filmed sketch material, making this the ultimate in television restoration and a must-have for every generation of Python fan! 7-disc set.
NOTE: as of today’s writing, this title has only been announced for DVD format

• Bel-Air – Season 1 (Universal)
$29.98 SRP Blu-ray MOD

—–Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known. Executive produced by Will Smith, and inspired by Morgan Cooper’s viral trailer that reimagined the iconic, culture-defining ’90s sitcom, Bel-Air takes a fresh and raw approach to this world of swagger, style, and aspiration while exploring Will’s complex journey through a current lens. The series features an ensemble cast that introduces Jabari Banks as Will and a creative team that includes Cooper, who serves as director, co-writer, and executive producer, and co-showrunners and executive producers T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson. 2-disc set.
NOTE: the DVD version of this title was announced as part of our Roundup dated August 5th, and will be released into stores day-and-date with this Manufacture On Demand (MOD) Blu-ray format version (which is only available online)

• Mr. Mayor – The Complete Series (Universal)
$29.98 SRP Blu-ray MOD

EXTRAS: Mr. Mayor’s Magical L.A. Christmas
—–Mayor Neil Bremer (Ted Danson) serves the great city of Los Angeles in Mr. Mayor, the hit workplace comedy from executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. In this complete series set, Mayor Bremer has his work cut out for him at city hall as he tries to do right by the city that elected him and be a good father to his teenage daughter Orly (Kyla Kenedy). Luckily for Neil, he has a dedicated team of witty civil servants to keep him on track, including Deputy Mayor Arpi Meskimen (Holly Hunter), Chief of Staff Mikaela Shaw (Vella Lovell), Chief Strategist Tommy Tomás (Mike Cabellon) and Communications Director Jayden Kwapis (Bobby Moynihan). 2-disc set.
NOTE: the DVD version of this title was announced as part of our Roundup dated August 5th, and will be released into stores day-and-date with this Manufacture On Demand (MOD) Blu-ray format version (which is only available online)

• The Purge – The Ultimate Collection: 5 Movies + Both TV Seasons (Universal)
$49.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Surviving the Night: The Making of The Purge; Behind the Anarchy; “Election Year” Deleted Scenes; Inside The Purge; Character Spotlight: Leo; “The First Purge” Deleted Scene; A Radical Experiment; Bringing the Chaos; The Masks of The First Purge; “The Forever Purge” Alternate Opening – Storyboard Sequence; “The Forever Purge” Deleted Scenes; Collapsing the System: Behind The Forever Purge; Creeptastic Wardrobe; “The Forever Purge” Theatrical Trailer; Take What’s Yours; The Giving Time is Here; I Will Participate; A Conversation with Cast & Crew; Anatomy of a Scene; Costumes & Props; Table Read
—–Brace yourself for the commencement of the controversial annual event with The Purge Ultimate Collection, featuring all 5 movies and the complete TV series. Witness how the 12-hour period of lawlessness exploded into a national phenomenon when the government allowed all crime to be legal for one night a year in The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year, The First Purge, and The Forever Purge. Then delve deeper with the TV series as Season One explores a group of seemingly unrelated people forced to reckon with their past, and Season Two focuses on what happens in the year between Purges. 9-disc set.
NOTE: as of today’s writing, this title has only been announced for DVD format

COMING ON 10/11:
• Van der Valk – Season 2 (PBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Van der Valk (Marc Warren) and the team return for a second compelling season of murder investigations set against the stunning backdrop of Amsterdam and its contrasting worlds. Worlds ranging from alternative artistic communities to the underbelly of the legal profession and a serial killer obsessed with philosophy; from the dazzling displays of the city’s diamond trade to the dysfunction of the family that rules it; and from the delights of the classical music world to the dark heart of sex trafficking and a secret that only Van der Valk can unlock. 2-disc set.

COMING ON 10/18:
• The Flash – The Complete 8th Season (Warner)
$29.98 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes; Gag Reel; Featurette: The DC Heroes: Path to Glory; Featurette: The Flash: Standing the Test of Time; Digital Copy (exclusive to Blu-ray)
—–After defeating Godspeed with the help of his speedster children from the future, Bart and Nora, Barry Allen – aka The Flash – is back to face new challenges. With the help of Team Flash at STAR Labs, including Caitlin Snow, Frost, Allegra Garcia and Chester P. Runk along with his family, The Flash will face villains old and new in Central City. The season begins with an epic five-episode event, “Armageddon” featuring crossover characters from across the Arrowverse. The Flash stars Grant Gustin (Arrow, Glee), Candice Patton (The Game), Danielle Panabaker (Sky High, Friday the 13th), Danielle Nicolet (Central Intelligence), Kayla Compton (Making Moves), Brandon McKnight (The Shape of Water) and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order). 4-disc set on DVD; 3-disc set on Blu-ray.

• Abbott Elementary: The Complete 1st Season (Warner)”
$24.98 SRP DVD

—–Abbott Elementary is a workplace comedy about a group of dedicated, passionate teachers – and a slightly tone-deaf principal – who are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do…even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children. The breakout hit of the 2021–22 broadcast television season, Abbott Elementary was recently nominated for seven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, lead acting and writing nominations for Quinta Brunson, supporting acting nominations for Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and for casting. 2-disc set.
NOTE: as of today’s writing, this title has only been announced for DVD format

• The Time Traveler’s Wife – The Complete Series (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Anatomy of a Scene: Making the Car Crash and Filming the Housemate Dinner; Time Traveler’s Wife: A Love for All Time; Rose & Theo: Uncensored – Would You Rather?…; Time Travel Explained; Chapters of the Relationship
—–Adapted from the best-selling novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife follows the spellbinding and intricately out-of-order love story between Clare Abshire (Rose Leslie) and Henry DeTamble (Theo James). At 6 years old, Clare meets Henry, a traveler visiting from another time. Fourteen years later, when a beautiful redhead wanders into the library where Henry works, claiming she has known him all her life and that she is his future wife, a magical romance ensues that is as sprawling and complicated as Henry’s attempts to explain his “condition.” Over six episodes, the genre-bending drama series expertly weaves themes of love, loss, marriage and survival – in a story that defines the laws and logic of time. 2-disc set.
NOTE: as of today’s writing, this title has only been announced for DVD format

COMING ON 10/25:
• We Baby Bears – The Magical Box (Warner)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–High-flying adventures! Give this We Baby Bears DVD a forever home! You’ll enjoy the fantastical adventures of baby bros Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear as they journey in a magical box to find their perfect home. This box can transport these baby bears to the most imaginative worlds, like Veggie Village, a land of pinatas, deep under the sea, and high up a giant beanstalk! Hang out with the bears in 20 fun-fulled episodes as they meet incredible new friends, face off against unexpected foes, and find exciting and hilarious adventures wherever they go!

• Doctor Who – William Hartnell: The Complete Season 2 (BBC)
$69.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: IN CONVERSATION – Two brand-new interviews conducted by Matthew Sweet, featuring William Russell and Maureen O’Brien; BEHIND THE SOFA – An all-star line-up of Doctor Who companions watch stories from this classic season; FLIGHT THROUGH ETERNITY – A full-length documentary looking back at the early years of Doctor Who; COLLECTIBLES DOCUMENTARY – Examining the 1960s Doctor Who merchandise explosion; THE STORYTELLER – A special short film produced to launch this set
—–CONTINUE YOUR DOCTOR WHO ARCHIVE WITH THE ULTIMATE COLLECTORS’ SET! 9 Stories: PLANET OF GIANTS, THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH, THE RESCUE, THE ROMANS, THE WEB PLANET, THE CRUSADE, THE SPACE MUSEUM, THE CHASE, and THE TIME MEDDLER! All nine stories, with picture and sound newly restored from the best available sources. MISSING EPISODE RECONSTRUCTIONS: watch The Crusade with its two missing episodes reconstructed using off-air soundtracks and photographs. Plus hours of more extra material. 5-disc set.
NOTE: the UK release of this item on Blu-ray comes with 9 discs, but the package art of the USA release for this title shows it as 5 discs; the number on the box image MIGHT be a typo, but as of this writing we’re not certain what the situation is with the disc count in the UK vs the USA

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