Upcoming DVD Releases

• Wiseguy – The Collector’s Edition (VEI)
$59.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Long before Donnie Brasco brought similar drama to the big screen, Golden Globe winner Ken Wahl brought charisma, credibility, and chutzpah to his small-screen role as Vincent Terranova, a handsome 30-year-old agent with the FBI’s Organized Crime Bureau. How does a deep-cover operative keep his sanity and morality intact when the criminal lifestyle he’s sworn to bring down from within is more compelling than his own? Federal Agent Vincent Terranova (Ken Wahl) is plagued by this question in this innovative take on 80s cop dramas. Created by veteran hit producer Stephen J. Cannell, Wiseguy veers from traditional ‘bad guy of the week’ police procedural by breaking the drama into multi-episode story arcs that followed an Organized Crimes Bureau case – and its charismatic criminal suspects – to its logical conclusion. No matter the cost to criminal, victim, or cop. GUEST STARRING: Jonathan Banks, Kevin Spacey, Ray Sharkey, Joan Severance, Fred Thompson, Jerry Lewis, Stanley Tucci, David Strathairn, Billy Dee Williams, and Steven Bauer. All 75 episodes from all 4 seasons, including the “Dead Dog Records” episodes!
NOTE: the DVD version of this title was released by VEI in July of this year. There were many questions from fans (and from us!) about whether the original broadcast music would be restored, as much of it was missing from the previous DVD sets of Wiseguy. Our thanks to reader Peter DiGiovanni, who purchased the DVD set from VEI and reported on our Facebook page that “I purchased the set and immediately put on the No One Here Gets Out Alive episode and NOPE no original music whatsoever, elevator music in place of Knights in White Satin, and to make matters worse…there’s even MORE music cut than before, Ray Sharkey’s rendition of Good Lovin is completely cut from this new release, but somehow was intact in the original Studio Works edition”; due to this report, we are asking you to be aware that the Blu-ray version from VEI will very likely have the same situation as VEI’s version on DVD.

• The U.S. and the Holocaust (PBS)
$27.99 SRP DVD; $28.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein’s three-part, six-hour documentary series, The U.S. and the Holocaust, examines how the American people and our leaders responded to one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century, and how this catastrophe challenged our identity as a nation of immigrants and the very ideals of our democracy. Narrator: Peter Coyote. Actors: Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, Helena Zengel, Adam Arkin, Paul Corning, Hope Davis, Léon Dische Becker, Paul Giamatti, Olivia Gilliatt, Mariusz Glabinski, Elliott Gould, Marlena Grzaslewicz, Murphy Guyer, Werner Herzog, Josh Lucas, Joe Morton, Carolyn McCormi. 3-disc set in either format.

COMING ON 10/18:
• Charmed – The Final Season (CBS/Paramount)
$34.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Gag Reel; Deleted Scene
—–As a dark and powerful force rises, the sisters’ grief threatens to undo the Power of Three until they learn of the existence of another good witch. Now available on DVD, this collection includes all 13 episodes from the 4th and Final Season of Charmed. 3-disc set.
NOTE: as of today’s writing, this title has only been announced for DVD format

• Charmed – The Complete Series (CBS/Paramount)
$79.99 SRP DVD MOD; $99.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

EXTRAS: Featurette; Gag Reels; Deleted Scene
—–When the Charmed Ones emerge as leaders in a new world, Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) struggle to balance romance and sisterhood while taking on threats in both magical and human worlds. Get in on all the magic as Charmed: The Complete Series comes to DVD and Blu-ray for first time ever in one complete collection, with all 72 episodes on 16 discs.

COMING ON 10/25:
• The Capture of Grizzly Adams (CBS/Paramount)
$10.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–After being wrongly accused of a crime, James “Grizzly” Adams (DAN HAGGERTY, in the TV role he made famous) finds refuge in the wilderness and companionship in Ben, a grizzly bear he raised from a cub. Years later, when Adams learns that his young daughter is in trouble, he returns to civilization and is captured by Frank Briggs (CHUCK CONNORS, The Rifleman), a corrupt man determined to see Adams pay for the alleged crime. Set on clearing his name, Adams seeks support from a local woman, Kate Brady (KIM DARBY, True Grit), and his old friend, Ben the bear, to seek justice against those framing him. Loaded with action, adventure and heart, THE CAPTURE OF GRIZZLY ADAMS is all-American, Dove Family-Approved entertainment. Single-disc release.
NOTE: the original TV series, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, was released on DVD as individual season sets in 2012 and 2013 by Shout! Factory, and as The Complete Series in 2016. These contained neither the original 1974 pilot telefilm, nor the 1982 finale telefilm called “The Capture of Grizzly Adams.” CBS released “Capture” on DVD in late 2013, but that item has been out-of-print for quite some time. Now CBS is re-releasing “Capture” on DVD, as an MOD (Manufacture On Demand) item, for those who missed it.

• The Brokenwood Mysteries – Series 8 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 8 – “New Zealand’s tongue-in-cheek answer to Midsomer Murders” (The New Zealand Herald) sees detectives Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea), Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland), and Daniel Chalmers (Jarod Rawiri) investigating a dying woman placed in an Egyptian sarcophagus, a musician seemingly killed by sound, a cowgirl gunned down over a gold feud, and the possibility of Brokenwood’s first serial killer. 3-disc set in either format.

• Moonhaven – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $35.97 SRP Blu-ray

—–A murder on Moonhaven puts Earth’s last hope in jeopardy. A skeptic in Paradise, Earth pilot Bella Sway is sucked into a conspiracy to gain control of Moonhaven. She must team with local detective Paul Sarno to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth’s last hope, before they are destroyed themselves. Starring Dominic Monaghan, Emma McDonald, Amara Karan. 2-disc set in either format.

• Good Grief – Seasons 1 & 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–Two very different sisters inherit a funeral home – and its eccentric employees – from their koro (grandfather). While Ellie is determined to uphold her grandfather’s legacy, Gwen can’t wait to get to Bali and become a DJ. Can they figure out their lives, while staring death in the face? 2-disc set.

COMING ON 11/22:
• Peacemaker – The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD

—–Picking up where 2021’s The Suicide Squad left off, this James Gunn-created series continues the saga of Peacemaker, a compellingly vainglorious superhero/supervillain who believes in peace at any cost – no matter how many people he has to kill along the way. After a miraculous recovery from his encounter with Bloodsport, Peacemaker soon discovers that his freedom comes at a cost, when he’s requisitioned by Clemson Murn and joined by his handler, Emilia Harcourt, tech and tactics John Economos, and new recruit Leota Adebayo for an off-the-books mission, codename: Project Butterfly. But, ever the consummate professional, Peacemaker remains committed to saving the world – and all that other superhero stuff.
NOTE: this title was released early this month in Canada on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc; now it is announced for release in the USA on DVD format only (at this time; it’s possible that a Blu-ray version – perhaps as an MOD item – could be announced later on)

COMING ON 11/29:
• The Offer (Paramount)
$25.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: contains over 2 ½ hours of special features, including featurettes, deleted scenes and more!
—–An all-star cast makes an offer you can’t refuse. Miles Teller, Matthew Goode, Dan Folger, Juno Temple and Giovanni Ribisistar in The Offer. This epic 10-episode limited event series tells the extraordinary behind-the-scenes story of Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s journey of bringing Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic masterpiece The Godfather to the big screen. This critically acclaimed series comes on 4 discs.
NOTE: as of today’s writing, this title has only been announced for DVD format

• Star Trek: Discovery – Season 4 (CBS/Paramount)
$41.99 SRP DVD; $43.99 SRP Blu-ray; $51.99 SRP Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook

EXTRAS: over 2 hours of special features, including featurettes, gag reel, deleted scenes, and an episode commentary
—–Season Four of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all. Starring the returning Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Anthony Rapp (Rent), Mary Wiseman (Marriage Story), and Wilson Cruz (13 Reasons Why). 4-disc set in either format.

• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Complete Series (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
$33.99 SRP DVD

—–Mutants Rule! Emerging from their hidden lair in the sewers, teenage bros Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael face off against the most dangerous baddies and the most delicious pizza in New York City! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are martial arts masters-in-training on a mission to defeat all enemies, protect the innocent, and make it home in time to chill. With the help of powerful pals like April O’Neil, Casey Jones, and Ice Cream Kitty – plus the expert teachings of Sensei Splinter – it’s bros vs. foes when the heroes in a half shell take on Shredder, the Kraang, and the Foot Clan…one awesome attack at a time! This release features all 124 episodes of the 5-season 2012 series in one box set! 20-disc set.
NOTE: as of today’s writing, this title has only been announced for DVD format

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