Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE (10/20):
* Dirty John – Season 2: The Betty Broderick Story (Universal)
$29.98 SRP DVD MOD

—–Betty Broderick (Amanda Peet) was the perfect Southern California blonde wife and mother. Married to her handsome college boyfriend Dan (Christian Slater), Betty charms everyone she meets. After years of sacrifice and suffering while supporting Dan through both medical and law school until he exploded into the San Diego legal community as a superstar, Betty is finally enjoying the fruits of their labors. That is, until Dan hires Linda, a bright, beautiful young woman without baggage with whom he can happily forget the struggles of his past. Betty’s attempts to fight back, and her enraged refusals to accept reality, only serve to isolate and destabilize her, until she loses her very identity. And Dan’s cold confidence blinds him to the bear he has created, and which he won’t stop poking until it’s too late. 2-disc set.
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AVAILABLE TODAY (10/23):
* Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em – The Complete Collection (VEI)
$29.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: the 1974, 1975, & 1978 Christmas specials; the 2016 Sports Relief sketch; bonus footage including Stunts, The Return of Frank Spencer and Velodrome
—–Finally available: the Master of Disaster, Mr. Frank Spencer of “Some Mothers Do Ave Em” The Complete Collection! A three-time BAFTA nominee for Best Situational Comedy, “Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em” follows the mishaps of accident-prone Frank Spencer and his wife, Betty. Frank is a clumsy woeful and infuriating man, attempting to hold a job and navigate the simplest of daily tasks. Betty does her best to hang on to Frank, sometimes literally, as well as their daughter Jessica. “Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em” stars Michael Crawford (“Chalk and Cheese,” “A World of Comedy”), who earned three BAFTA nominations for his role as Frank Spencer, and Michele Dotrice (“Vanity Fair,” “Not Now Comrade”) as Betty Spencer. The series aired from 1973-1978, for a total of three seasons, 19 episodes and a handful of Christmas specials, as well as a 2016 Sports Relief sketch in which the leads reunited for the first time in 38 years. A common British saying that is usually a kind criticism of someone as foolish or inept, “Some Mothers Do’ Ave ‘Em” remains revered in British pop culture for its much-lampooned catchphrases and its stuntwork, which Crawford performed himself.
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for making sure we were aware of this item
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COMING ON 10/27:
* Dynasty – Season 3 (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–As DYNASTY hurtles into its explosive third season, the Carrington family will face the unknown on all fronts. Dealing with the fallout from the startling second season finale, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) is surrounded by a host of rivals looking to destroy her, the most wicked of which is her own brother, Adam (Sam Underwood), who takes the idea of “sibling rivalry” to a whole new level of crazy. At the same time, Fallon and Liam (Adam Huber) attempt to keep their romance sane, but secrets and skeletons from her closet will make that more difficult than ever. And after a year of “me” time, Blake (Grant Show) will jump back in the game, ruthlessly determined to reclaim what’s rightfully his: the family company Fallon sold out from under him. Only problem is that the newest Colby in town, Blake’s half-sister Dominique (Michael Michele), is here to stay…and she isn’t backing down from a fight over what’s rightfully hers, either. Meanwhile, Sammy Jo (Rafael De La Fuente) enters an exhilarating phase of the upper-class life, but amongst the thrills of his newfound freedom, there will be dangers lurking. Plus, who knows what faces – new and old, friendly and unfriendly – will pop up! The road ahead is full of the shocking twists and turns you’ve come to expect from the Carrington world. And if we know anything by this point in the series, it’s that our fractured family will have to find a way to come together if they are to claw their way back to the top of the billionaire mountain. 4-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/3:
* Josie and the Pussycats – The Complete Series (Warner Archives)
$24.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

EXTRAS: The Irresistible Charm of Dan DeCarlo: The Man and his Art.
—–Josie and the Pussycats have reunited for an exclusive engagement! Their claws and fangs emerged to bust the meanest dudes…without messing up their hair and makeup for their next big sold-out concert. Josie, from the legendary Archie Comics, is here to put on an unforgettable show! So put on those Saturday Pussycat pajamas, grab some cereal, call your friends and rock out to this 2-DISC COMPLETE SERIES COLLECTION!
NOTE: this title was originally released in 2007 on DVD format, and re-released on DVD in 2017. This is the show’s first release on Blu-ray Disc.

* Catherine the Great – An HBO Miniseries (HBO Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Oscar winner Helen Mirren stars in the enthralling HBO drama Catherine the Great, delivering a regal performance as the brilliant monarch who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. Over the course of four hour-long episodes, this limited series charts Catherine’s tumultuous reign as the cunning and ambitious empress fights off threats to her crown, wages war with the Ottoman Empire, and expands Russia’s borders as far as the Black Sea and Crimea. Beyond its tale of a political success story against all odds, the series chronicles the passionate love affair between Catherine and Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin. Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) costars in this sweeping historical epic. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/10:
* Doctor Who – Story #023: The Ark (BBC Archives)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–In the final days of Earth, the TARDIS lands on a massive spaceship carrying the last mambers of the human race to a new home beyond the solar system. The humans are not out of danger, however, as a deadly plague emerges from the most unlikely of sources: the common cold carried by the Doctor’s companion Dodo. Put on trial for their lives, the TARDIS crew must find a way to repair the damage they have unwittingly caused – and face up to the devastating consequences. Single-disc release.
NOTE: this title was originally released to stores in 2011, and is now being re-released as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) title.

* Doctor Who – Story #066: Carnival Of Monsters: Special Edition (BBC Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The Doctor has promised Jo a holiday on Metebelis 3, but the TARDIS materializes not on the famous blue planet, but in the cargo hold of the SS Bernice, sailing to India in 1926. Despite all appearances, the Doctor insists that they are no longer on Earth, but Jo’s not convinced, at least not until a sea dinosaur attacks the ship! Millions of miles from Earth, a traveling showman named Vorg and his lovely assistant have arrived on Inter Minor to bring a little sunshine into the humdrum lives of the Minorian officials and functionaries. The dilapidated device they’ve brought looks rather unpromising until Vorg explains that the entertainment the Scope offers is “live” – it holds actual, miniaturized, living creatures kidnapped from every corner of the universe. There are Cybermen, Ogrons and even a party of rare Tellurians aboard a quaint steamship. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally released to stores in 2012, and is now being re-released as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) title.

* Doctor Who – Story #152: Remembrance Of The Daleks: Special Edition (BBC Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–London, 1963. With his new companion Ace (Sophie Aldred), the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) returns to Coal Hill School, where he has unfinished business. His oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of Time Lord technology…an artifact the Doctor himself left behind on Earth. Enlisting the aid of the local military, the Doctor must protect the Gallifreyan secret of time travel as two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation, with the fate of the entire universe at stake! 2-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally released to stores in 2010, and is now being re-released as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) title.
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COMING ON 11/17:
* Blindspot – The 5th and Final Season (Warner Archives)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–In the emotional, action-packed fifth and final season of Blindspot, Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton), Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), Edgar Reade (Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza), Patterson (Ashley Johnson) and Rich DotCom (Ennis Esmer) attempt to carry out a mission with the highest stakes yet. The season begins in the aftermath of the explosion that left Jane watching as a drone targeted the team’s safe house. Now on the run and without the extensive resources of the FBI, Jane and the survivors race against the clock to clear their names in the wake of Madeline Burke’s (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) rise to power. They must find a way to stop Madeline before she can track them down and take them out once and for all. With their indestructible bond and the help of old friends, can the team pull it off in time? 3-disc set.

* Tommy – The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Multiple Emmy Award-winner Edie Falco stars in TOMMY as a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female chief of police for Los Angeles. A true blue New Yorker, Abigail “Tommy” Thomas uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to keep social, political and national security issues from hindering effective law enforcement in the Southland. Equal parts political, procedural and family drama, TOMMY comes from Paul Attanasio, the creator of BULL and “Homicide: Life on the Street.” 3-disc set.

* The New Pope – An HBO Limited Series (HBO Archives)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Jude Law and John Malkovich star in award-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino’s stylish and wildly unconventional follow-up to 2017’s The Young Pope. The New Pope begins with Lenny Belardo (Law), aka Pope Pius XIII, in a coma after a heart attack as the Holy See searches for his replacement. British intellectual Sir John Brannox (Malkovich) is elected to the papal throne, assuming the name John Paul III. He soon finds that his predecessor’s shadow looms large: The fiercely devoted cult of Pius XIII believes their pope will return, and their conviction proves hard to shake. This daring series delves into the inner workings of the Vatican while exploring the very human desires, vices and fragilities of those in power and the complexities inherent in contemporary faith. 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 12/8:
* Death in Paradise – Season 9 (BBC)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–On your return trip to the idyllic Caribbean island of Sainte Marie, DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon, Father Ted) untangles more delightfully deadly murder cases, with help from officers JP, Ruby and Madeline. After romance rearranges Jack’s personal life, new DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little, The Royle Family) dazzles you and the team with his brilliant puzzle-solving skills. But how will everyone cope with Parker’s allergies to everything under the tropical sun? Eight warm-hearted episodes in the award-winning series. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 12/15:
* The Expanse – Season 4 (Universal)
$44.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: After Shows for all 10 episodes; A New World On Mars; It Reaches Out: ProtoMiller’s Point of View; Script to Screen: The Rocinante Landing; Art Meets Science at Blue Origin
—–With the Ring Gates now open to thousands of new planets, a blood-soaked gold rush begins, igniting new conflicts between Earth, Mars and the Belt. Meanwhile, on one unexplored planet, the Rocinante crew gets caught in a violent clash between an Earth mining corporation and desperate Belter settlers as deadly new threats from the protomolecule emerge. 3-disc set.
NOTE: the studio has only announced this title in Blu-ray Disc format; no standard DVD version was mentioned as of this writing
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COMING ON 1/5/2021:
* Vera – Set 10 (BBC)
$49.99 SRP DVD

—–Renowned actress Brenda Blethyn returns as the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope in four compelling new feature-length episodes of this hit crime drama. The indomitable Vera and her trusted team unravel more complex cases, exploring stories of corporate corruption, organized crime and deeply buried personal guilt. An entrepreneur’s murder delivers no shortage of suspects, and the discovery of a teenager’s body floating near a salmon farm reveals a tangled web of deceit between two families. The murder of a cleaner whose death occurred several hours after the killer blow landed sends Vera on an intriguing trail, and it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems when a wealthy betting shop tycoon is killed during a home invasion. Set against the breathtaking landscapes of Northumberland, this top-rating drama is inspired by the bestselling novels and characters created by acclaimed author Ann Cleeves. Four feature-length episodes in the hit crime drama. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 1/12/2021:
* Ultraman Taro – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$45.99 SRP Blu-ray; $55.99 SRP Blu-ray Steelbook Edition

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (redeem on MCE’s “movieSPREE!” service)
—–Look to the Sky! Look to the Stars! Look to the Cosmos! ULTRAMAN TARO is the sixth entry in the Ultraman series, premiering in Japan in April 1973. After being scouted to the Earth defense team ZAT (Zariba of All Territory), young boxer Kotaro Higashi is severely injured during a Kaiju attack. At the chasm between life and death, Mother of Ultra appeared and saved Kotaro by merging his life with a young Ultra Hero, thus giving birth to the sixth Ultra Brother…Ultraman Taro! 6-disc sets.



Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces Upcoming TV and Animation Titles





Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Announces Upcoming TV and Animation Titles from Warner Archive Collection in November

Burbank, CA (October 21, 2020) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings consumers the opportunity to own more fan-favorite programming from the past several decades from the Warner Archive Collection. In November, four new TV and Animation titles will be released via Warner Archive including Josie and the Pussycats: The Complete Series for the first time in HD on Blu-rayTM Disc. Other titles being released in November are: Blindspot: The Fifth and Final Season on DVD, Catherine The Great: An HBO® Limited Series on DVD and The New Pope: The Complete Series on DVD.

More details on all titles are included below.

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS :The Complete Animated Series (1970-71)

Available on Blu-RayTM November 3, 2020

FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY!

NEW 2020 1080p HD masters!

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS :The Complete Animated Series (1970-71)

Run Time 344:00

Subtitles English SDH

Audio Specs DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English

Aspect Ratio 4×3, 1.33:1 FULL FRAME

Product Color COLOR

Disc Configuration 2 BD 50

SPECIAL FEATURE: The Irresistible Charm of Dan DeCarlo: The Man and his Art.

They’re back and better than ever in High-Definition on Blu-ray! All 16 episodes of the hit animated adaptation of the beloved comic-book series are here, as the all-girl rock banded by guitarist Josie and Pussycats Melody and Valerie sing their catchy tunes through exotic adventures and fabulous hair.

They are joined by Josie’s devoted boyfriend Alan, their manager Alexander, his trouble-making sister Alexandra, and not to be forgotten Alexandra’s mischievous feline Sebastian (voiced by Hanna-Barbera’s legendary Don Messick).

CATHERINE THE GREAT: AN HBO® LIMITED SERIES (2019)

Available on DVD November 3, 2020

Run Time 344:00

Subtitles English SDH

Audio Specs Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround – English

Aspect Ratio 16×9 2.0 LETTERBOX

Product Color COLOR

Disc Configuration 2-DVD SET

Oscar®-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) stars as the tumultuous monarch and politician who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. The four-part miniseries charts Catherine’s reign as the intelligent, resourceful, and utterly determined Empress who fights off threats to her crown, wages war with the Ottoman Empire, and expands Russia’s borders as far as the Black Sea and Crimea. A sweeping epic, the miniseries also depicts the love affair between Catherine and Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), this most extraordinary woman and man of their age who formed a singular and powerful relationship, turned the nation into a great global power, and shaped the future of Russian politics.

BLINDSPOT: THE FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON

Available on DVD November 17, 2020

Run Time 472:00

Subtitles English SDH

Audio Specs Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround- English

Aspect Ratio 16×9 1.78 WIDESCREEN

Product Color COLOR

Disc Configuration A 3-DVD SET

In the emotional, action-packed fifth and final season of Blindspot, Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton), Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), Edgar Reade (Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza), Patterson (Ashley Johnson ) and Rich DotCom (Ennis Esmer) attempt to carry out a mission with the highest stakes yet. The season begins in the aftermath of the explosion that left Jane watching as a drone targeted the team’s safe house. Now on the run and without the extensive resources of the FBI, Jane and the survivors race against the clock to clear their names in the wake of Madeline Burke’s (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) rise to power.

THE NEW POPE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (2019)

Available on DVD November 17, 2020

Run Time 503:00

Subtitles English SDH

Audio Specs Dolby Digital ES 5.1- English

Aspect Ratio 16×9 1.78 WIDESCREEN

Product Color COLOR

Disc Configuration 3-DVD SET

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Young Pope” from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, THE NEW POPE dives into the inner workings of the Vatican, while exploring the very human desires, vices and fragilities of those in power and the complexities inherent in faith today. The series picks up where “The Young Pope” left off, with Lenny Belardo (Jude Law), known as Pope Pius XIII, in a coma. Following an unpredictable and mysterious turn of events, Secretary of State Voiello (Silvio Orlando) succeeds in having Sir John Brannox (John Malkovich), a charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat, placed on the papal throne, adopting the name John Paul III. The new pope seems ideal, but he conceals secrets and has a certain fragility, and Voiello immediately understands that it will not be easy to replace the charismatic Pius XIII. Hanging between life and death, Lenny Belardo has become a Saint, with thousands now idolizing him, fueling the contrast between fundamentalisms. Meanwhile, the Church is under attack from external threats and scandals striking the symbols of Christianity and risking irreversibly devastating the hierarchies. As always, however, in the Vatican, nothing is what it seems. Good and evil proceed arm-in-arm towards history, and to reach the showdown, we must wait for the events to take their course.

About Warner Archive Collection

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Thing From Another World, The Big Sleep, The Thin Man, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Days of Wine and Roses and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as The Jetsons and Jonny Quest (on Blu-ray), Step by Step and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (on DVD) to theatrical animation on Blu-ray, including the remastered and restored Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volumes 1-3 and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by Blu-ray releases such as Teen Titans: The Complete Series, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via warnerarchive.com and your favorite online retailer.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE (10/13):
* Song By Song: Dolly Parton – Dolly: The Ultimate Collecton, Deluxe Edition (Time/Life)
$199.90 SRP DVD (“5 Easy Payments of $39.98”)

EXTRAS: see contents listed below
—–SHE’S DAZZLING, SHE’S DELIGHTFUL…SHE’S DOLLY! From the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to international super-stardom – Dolly Parton has spent the last 50 years singing and laughing her way into our hearts. We know her name, we know her songs, and we’ll always love her. And now, for the first time ever, all the greatest video highlights from Dolly’s dazzling career are together in one incredible collection. From her early appearances in the ‘60s, through her own spectacular variety shows in the ’70s and ’80s – concerts, interviews, television appearances, blockbuster collaborations with her closest friends, and so much more. So come on the journey of a lifetime with Dolly! 19-disc set with the entire Song by Song: Dolly Parton series, highlighting Dolly’s most iconic songs and how they came to be. Also includes 22 star-studded episodes of Dolly’s variety shows from the ’70s & ’80s, with guest appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, Freddy Fender, Burt Reynolds, Miss Piggy, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Alabama, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and more! Plus 7 episodes of The Porter Wagoner Show, where Dolly got her start in Nashville! A special Christmas disc featuring A Down Home Country Christmas with Mac Davis and Burl Ives, and Bob Hope’s Jolly Christmas Show. Dolly’s spectacular Live and Well concert from 2002. Dolly’s unforgettable Live from London concert from 2009 plus bonus features. Rare TV appearances of Dolly throughout her career from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Crook & Chase. Dolly’s University of Tennessee Commencement Address and Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book: The Library of Congress Dedication Ceremony. Classic duets with Dolly & Porter Wagoner taped live at the Grand Ole Opry. Unforgettable Dolly Parton performances from the CMA Awards in the ’70s. New bonus features created just for this collection featuring Dolly Parton reminiscing about memorable moments from throughout her career. Exclusive, complete, and never-before-seen interviews with Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Mac Davis, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Rogers, Marty Stuart, Lily Tomlin, Carrie Underwood and a full interview with the superstar herself! Plus your FREE Bonus DVD with the complete BBC documentary Dolly Parton: Here I Am. An Exclusive Collector’s Book filled with photos, Dolly in her own words, and loving tributes from her famous friends. And it all comes in a beautiful Collector’s Box!
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for his help with this information.

* Song By Song: Dolly Parton – Dolly: The Ultimate Collecton (Time/Life)
$99.95 SRP DVD (“5 Easy Payments of $19.99”)

EXTRAS: see contents listed below
—–SHE’S DAZZLING, SHE’S DELIGHTFUL…SHE’S DOLLY! From the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to international super-stardom – Dolly Parton has spent the last 50 years singing and laughing her way into our hearts. We know her name, we know her songs, and we’ll always love her. And now, for the first time ever, all the greatest video highlights from Dolly’s dazzling career are together in one incredible collection. From her early appearances in the ’60s, through her own spectacular variety shows in the ’70s and ’80s – concerts, interviews, television appearances, blockbuster collaborations with her closest friends, and so much more. So come on the journey of a lifetime with Dolly! 11-disc set with the entire Song by Song: Dolly Parton series, highlighting Dolly’s most iconic songs and how they came to be. Also includes 14 star-studded episodes of Dolly’s variety shows from the ’70s & ’80s with guest appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, Freddy Fender, and more! Plus 7 episodes of The Porter Wagoner Show, where Dolly got her start in Nashville! A special Christmas disc featuring A Down Home Country Christmas with Mac Davis and Burl Ives, and Bob Hope’s Jolly Christmas Show. Dolly’s unforgettable Live from London concert from 2009 plus bonus features. Rare TV appearances of Dolly throughout her career from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Crook & Chase. New bonus features created just for this collection featuring Dolly Parton reminiscing about memorable moments from throughout her career. More extras including Dolly’s University of Tennessee Commencement Address and Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book: The Library of Congress Dedication Ceremony. Your FREE Bonus DVD of the complete authorized BBC documentary Dolly Parton: Here I Am. Over 23 Hours of content including over 21 hours that have never been available on home video before! PLUS An Exclusive Collector’s Book filled with photos, Dolly in her own words, and loving tributes from her famous friends.
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for his help with this information.

* Steven Spielberg Presents Taken (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: A BONUS DISC TAKING YOU BEHIND THE SCENES OF THIS EPIC MINISERIES.
—–3 FAMILES. 4 GENERATIONS. 50 YEARS OF ALIEN ENCOUNTERS. An epic saga weaving together extraordinary stories of alien abduction, as experienced by three families over four generations, TAKEN is a breakthrough series, unprecedented in TV history. Beginning during WWII in the skies over Germany, through the Vietnam War and into the new millennium, this provocative drama explores the lore of alien encounters over a fifty-year historical backdrop. Each chapter is directed by filmmakers hand-picked by Steven Spielberg to create a powerfully emotional and evocative tale of mankind’s fascination with extraterrestrials. THIS DVD SET INCLUDES ALL CHAPTERS 1-10. 6-disc set.
NOTE: the DVD set of this miniseries was originally released by DreamWorks Home Entertainment in 2003, sporting the old SciFi Channel logo, in a cardboard box with a slipcase. This new re-release has the Paramount logo on the spine, and sports the current Syfy Channel logo instead, in a thinner plastic DVD case. From all appearances, the on-disc content seems to be identical to the old release. But if you missed it previously, it’s available all over again!
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COMING ON FRIDAY, 10/23:
* Stargate Universe – The Complete Series (VEI)
$29.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: OVER 2 HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES PLUS COMMENTARIES ON ALL EPISODES; Extended Version of the Series Premiere Episode Air; Chatting with the Cast Featurettes; Kino Video Diaries; Behind the scenes featurettes including Deconstructing Destiny; Pitches: A Journey of Friendship and Discovery; Behind the Season 2 finale – Gauntlet; And Much More!
—–A band of soldiers, scientists and civilians must fend for themselves when their hidden base comes under attack and they are forced through a Stargate. The survivors emerge aboard an Ancient ship, the Destiny, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. Together, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship’s Stargate to survive, but the danger, adventure and hope they find on board will reveal the heroes and villains among them. Robert Carlyle stars! 40 episode set.
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for his help with this information.



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE (10/6):
* Islands of Wonder – Madagascar, Borneo, Hawaii (PBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD

—–In “Islands of Wonder,” viewers journey to three of the most exotic, mysterious, and remote islands on Earth: Madagascar, Borneo, and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands harbor remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on Earth. In a rapidly changing world, these fragile islands are a vital gauge for the health of our planet. Ancient Madagascar is the strangest and oldest island in the world, famed now for its lemurs. Though, over millennia, it has given rise to more unique wildlife than any other island. Borneo’s rich coral reefs, lush jungles, and mountainous landscapes reveal it is no paradise, and the struggles to survive are the secret to a greater variety of life, from orangutans to sun bears and flying snakes. Hawaii, the most remote island chain in the world, is a wondrous archipelago that has offered sanctuary for all life that have reached its tropical shores. From humpback whales to waterfall-climbing fish, carnivorous caterpillars, and even albatross. All these islands are home to an extraordinary wealth of diverse wildlife and stunning, yet seldom seen, natural backdrops. Single-disc release.
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COMING ON 10/13:
* Van der Valk (PBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Van der Valk follows Piet Van der Valk, played by Marc Warren (Beecham House, The Good Wife), an engaging, unapologetic, and street-smart detective, as he leads his dynamic team in solving a raft of mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection. Brilliant, but cynical Piet Van der Valk solves these baffling crimes in and around 21st-century Amsterdam, which is more prosperous, cosmopolitan, and crime-prone than ever. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Van der Valk and his team tackle high profile cases in the worlds of art, politics, addiction, mysticism, and fashion. Co-starring are Maimie McCoy (Wallander) as Van der Valk’s right-hand woman, Lucienne Hassell; Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion) as the scruffy sergeant, Brad de Vries; and Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho) as the squad’s brainy new guy, Job Cloovers. The recurring cast also includes Emma Fielding (Les Misérables) as Van der Valk’s incorruptible but indulgent boss, Julia Dahlman; and Darrell D’Silva (Game of Thrones) as the team’s hard-living, virtuoso pathologist, Hendrik Davie. Together they face challenging cases that give a new slant to Amsterdam’s renowned sophistication, for it appears that the city’s stylishness and toleration go hand in hand with murder. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/20:
* Flesh And Blood (PBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–The already dysfunctional lives of Helen, Jake, and Natalie are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien (Francesca Annis) declares she’s in love with a new man, retired surgeon Mark (Stephen Rea). Their suspicion of the newcomer triggers events in the siblings’ own complex love lives, which begin to spiral out of control. Next door neighbor Mary (Imelda Staunton) has known the family for years and tries to support them all with wise counsel, but seems powerless to stop the events from escalating. Can this once close family overcome years of secrets and repressed sibling rivalry to pull together, or will old rifts and new conflicts push them apart? Or maybe even push them to the point of violence? Right from the start, we know that someone’s life is hanging in the balance, but we don’t know whose life, nor how it happened. As the mystery unravels, this dark yet deliciously witty thriller explores family dynamics, modern relationships, love, loyalty, and betrayal, while keeping viewers guessing up until the very last moment. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/3:
* The Crown – The Complete 3rd Season (Sony)
$45.99 SRP DVD; $55.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–The Crown traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 through to the early part of the twenty-first century. Season Three covers the time period between 1964 and 1977, and introduces an outstanding new ensemble cast led by Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies. Beginning with Harold Wilson’s election as the Queen’s first Labour prime minister and ending with the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II, it follows pivotal moments such as the death and state funeral of Winston Churchill, the Aberfan disaster, the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the Investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales. 4-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 11/3 OR 11/10 (“the first half of November,” per the Warner Archives social media post):
* Josie and the Pussycats – The Complete Series (Warner Archives)
Blu-ray
{no specific date, list price, or pre-order listing is available as of this writing}
EXTRAS: The Irresistible Charm of Dan DeCarlo: The Man and his Art.
—–They’re back…and better than ever, in High-Definition Blu-ray! All 16 episodes of the hit animated adaptation of the beloved comic-book series are here, as the all-girl rock band led by guitarist Josie, along with Pussycats Melody and Valerie, sing their catchy tunes through exotic adventures and fabulous hair. They are joined by Josie’s devoted boyfriend Alan, their manager Alexander, his trouble-making sister Alexandra, and her not-to-be-forgotten mischievous feline Sebastian (voiced by Hanna-Barbera’s legendary Don Messick). NEW 2020 1080p HD master from 4K scan of best surviving elements. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally released in 2007 on DVD format, and re-released on DVD in 2017. This is the show’s first release on Blu-ray Disc.
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COMING ON 12/8:
* Father Brown – Complete Season Eight (BBC)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Accompany your favorite bicycle-riding English priest on eight more missions of mercy and murder-solving in the beautiful 1950s Cotswolds. Father Brown is heaven-bent in pursuit of whoever killed Kembleford’s flamboyant bee keeper, a lecherous socialite, a visiting gossip columnist, and an artist’s nanny. What brings master thief Flambeau back to the village? And will Bunty’s risqué reputation finally be the death of her? Curious clues keep you guessing, from grand houses and quiet country lanes, to inside the vicarage, where Mrs. McCarthy’s kettle is always on. Eight more episodes of the popular BBC mystery series. 2-disc set.

* The Sommerdahl Murders – Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$49.99 SRP DVD

—–DCI Dan Sommerdahl investigates murders in a lovely Danish coastal town with his best friend, Detective Flemming Torp, and his wife, Marianne, a criminal technician. But Dan’s years of devotion to the job have hurt his marriage, and with Marianne wanting a divorce, Dan discovers his rival for her affections is none other than his best friend. And they all must still work together to solve crimes. 2-disc set.

* The Other One – Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–When her husband dies at his surprise party, Tess (Rebecca Front, Humans) gets a bigger shock when she learns he had a secret family. Now she and her uptight daughter, Cathy (Ellie White, The Windsors), must get to know playful Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran, Loch Ness) and her daughter, Cat (Lauren Socha, Misfits). “Very funny…and moving exploration of love, grief, forgiveness, and family” (Guardian). 2-disc set.



“MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! VAN DER VALK” AND “MASTERPIECE: FLESH AND BLOOD” ARRIVES ON DVD/DIGITAL





“MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! VAN DER VALK” AND “MASTERPIECE: FLESH AND BLOOD”
ARRIVES ON DVD/DIGITAL THIS OCTOBER

— Other Titles Include “COBRA,”and “Islands of Wonder”—
Arlington, VA – October XX, 2020 – PBS Distribution is releasing “MASTERPIECE Mystery!: Van der Valk,” and “MASTERPIECE: Flesh and Blood, ” as well as two other compelling programs on DVD/Digital this October.

Every purchase helps support public television for all.

MASTERPIECE Mystery!: Van der Valk

Street Date: October 13, 2020
Run Time: 270 min. on 2 discs
SRP: $39.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Van der Valk follows Piet Van der Valk, played by Marc Warren (Beecham House, The Good Wife), an engaging, unapologetic, and street-smart detective, as he leads his dynamic team in solving a raft of mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection. Brilliant, but cynical Piet Van der Valk solves these baffling crimes in and around 21st-century Amsterdam, which is more prosperous, cosmopolitan, and crime-prone than ever. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Van der Valk and his team tackle high profile cases in the worlds of art, politics, addiction, mysticism, and fashion. Co-starring are Maimie McCoy (Wallander) as Van der Valk’s right-hand woman, Lucienne Hassell; Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion) as the scruffy sergeant, Brad de Vries; and Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho) as the squad’s brainy new guy, Job Cloovers. The recurring cast also includes Emma Fielding (Les Misérables) as Van der Valk’s incorruptible but indulgent boss, Julia Dahlman; and Darrell D’Silva (Game of Thrones) as the team’s hard-living, virtuoso pathologist, Hendrik Davie. Together they face challenging cases that give a new slant to Amsterdam’s renowned sophistication, for it appears that the city’s stylishness and toleration go hand in hand with murder.

MASTERPIECE: Flesh and Blood

Street Date: October 20, 2020
Run Time: 180 min. on 2 discs
SRP: $34.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Drama
The already dysfunctional lives of Helen, Jake, and Natalie are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien (Francesca Annis) declares she’s in love with a new man, retired surgeon Mark (Stephen Rea). Their suspicion of the newcomer triggers events in the siblings’ own complex love lives, which begin to spiral out of control. Next door neighbor Mary (Imelda Staunton) has known the family for years and tries to support them all with wise counsel, but seems powerless to stop the events from escalating. Can this once close family overcome years of secrets and repressed sibling rivalry to pull together, or will old rifts and new conflicts push them apart? Or maybe even push them to the point of violence? Right from the start, we know that someone’s life is hanging in the balance, but we don’t know whose life, nor how it happened. As the mystery unravels, this dark yet deliciously witty thriller explores family dynamics, modern relationships, love, loyalty, and betrayal, while keeping viewers guessing up until the very last moment.

COBRA, Season 1

Street Date: October 20, 2020
Run Time: 360 min. on 2 discs
SRP: $39.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Political Thriller, Drama
“COBRA” is a clever and action-packed political drama that follows the British Prime Minister and his emergency committee as they navigate a major crisis and its political and personal fallout. On the brink of a geomagnetic solar storm, a team comprised of Britain’s leading contingency planners and senior politicians assemble under the name COBRA (taken from its meeting place in Whitehall’s Cabinet Office Briefing Room A) to guide the country through turbulent times. Viewers will watch members of this team as they take on the disaster; their missteps, political conflicts and personal drama, as well as friendship and wit, play out against the backdrop of an unfolding national crisis. The cast of characters is led by the Prime Minister, Robert Sutherland (Robert Carlyle); his Chief of Staff, Anna Marshall (Victoria Hamilton); the Head of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Fraser Walker (Richard Dormer); the Home Secretary, Archie Glover Morgan (David Haig); and the Prime Minister’s wife, Rachel Sutherland (Lucy Cohu), amongst other key advisers and apparatchiks. Not only are they, and their contemporaries, forced to quickly contend with impossible political decisions and ferociously pressured personal lives, but they must also be mindful of political opponents who will use any sign of weakness and any failure as an opportunity to strike.

Islands of Wonder

Street Date: October 6, 2020
Run Time: 165 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Science, Nature
In “Islands of Wonder” viewers journey to three of the most exotic, mysterious, and remote islands on Earth: Madagascar, Borneo, and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands harbor remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on Earth. In a rapidly changing world, these fragile islands are a vital gauge for the health of our planet. Ancient Madagascar is the strangest and oldest island in the world, famed now for its lemurs. Though, over millennia it has given rise to more unique wildlife than any other island. Borneo’s rich coral reefs, lush jungles, and mountainous landscapes reveal it is no paradise, and the struggles to survive are the secret to a greater variety of life, from orangutans to sun bears and flying snakes. Hawaii, the most remote island chain in the world, is a wondrous archipelago that has offered sanctuary for all life that have reached its tropical shores. From humpback whales to waterfall-climbing fish, carnivorous caterpillars, and even albatross. All these islands are home to an extraordinary wealth of diverse wildlife and stunning, yet seldom seen, natural backdrops.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



THE CROWN SEASON 3 COMES TO BLU-RAY™ AND DVD NOVEMBER 3





NOMINATED FOR THIRTEEN 2020 PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS
AND WINNER OF THE 2020 GOLDEN GLOBE®
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES DRAMA FOR OLIVIA COLMAN’S MASTERFUL PERFORMANCE AS QUEEN ELIZABETH II

COMES TO BLU-RAY™ AND DVD NOVEMBER 3

BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDE THREE EXCLUSIVE ALL-NEW FEATURETTES THAT TAKE A LOOK INSIDE THE MAKING OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES

SYNOPSIS
THE CROWN traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 through to the early part of the twenty-first century. Season Three covers the time period between 1964 and 1977 and introduces an outstanding new ensemble cast led by Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies. Beginning with Harold Wilson’s election as the Queen’s first Labour prime minister and ending with the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II, it follows pivotal moments such as the death and state funeral of Winston Churchill, the Aberfan disaster, the Apollo 11 moon landing and investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales.

BONUS MATERIALS
“Behind The Crown: The Making of Season 3”
“Charles’ Investiture: Growing Up Royal”
“Royal Fabrics: A Look at the Costumes”
“Majestic Comparison: A Photo Gallery”

CAST AND CREW
Cast: Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Marion Bailey, Josh O’Connor, Erin Doherty
Executive Producers: Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Benjamin Caron, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox
Created by: Peter Morgan

SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 547 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Picture: Blu-ray 1080p High Definition 2.00:1 | DVD 2.00:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Audio: Blu-ray English, French 5.1 DTS-HD MA | DVD English, French, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE (9/29):
* It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – Season 14 (Disney/Fox)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–And the award for best… 14th Season is… It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. FXX proudly accepts this rare feat on behalf of the Gang. This is the Gang’s first nomination for Best 14th Season and first win. This award is shared by Ronald “Mac” McDonald (Rob McElhenney), Charlie Kelly (Charlie Day), Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton), Dee Reynolds (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank Reynolds (Danny DeVito). The 14th Season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia guns for the Best 14th Season accolade as the Gang goes to extremes for the role: Mac learns a new language, Charlie does a period piece, Dennis attempts a one-act play, Dee cuts her hair, and Frank performs a death scene. This means a lot to the Gang as it follows an extraordinary 13th Season. During that epic awards push, Mac announced his true sexual identity to his father in dramatic fashion, Dee orchestrated an all-female reboot, Dennis reunited with an old friend (his Range Rover), and the Gang epitomized underdogs as they overcame the odds to win the Super Bowl. 2-disc set.
NOTE: we’ve inquired and been informed that, per instructions from Fox, the episode “Dee Day” (third episode of the season) is NOT included on this DVD release, due to the episode’s use of black face. The discs therefore include 9 episodes in all.

* What We Do In The Shadows – The Complete 2nd Season (Disney/Fox)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–What We Do in the Shadows, based on the feature film by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, returns for its second season, documenting the nightly exploits of vampire roommates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Laszlo (Matt Berry), and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) as they navigate the modern world of Staten Island with the help of their human familiar, Guillermo (Harvey Guillen). Over the course of the season, the vampires will try to find their way in a world of human Super Bowl parties, internet trolls, an energy vampire who gets a promotion and becomes drunk on power, and of course all the ghosts, witches, necromancers, zombies and shadowy cloaked assassins who roam freely in the Tri-State area. Is Guillermo destined to be a vampire, or a vampire hunter? Or maybe just a familiar for the rest of his life? 2-disc set.

* Jersey Shore Family Vacation – Part 2 (ViacomCBS)
$59.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Ron Ron Juice Recipe; ABC’s of Jersey Shore; A Very Jersey Friendsgiving; Unseen Moments You Can’t Unsee
—–It’s never too soon to have another family vacay. The good times keep rolling as Nicole, Deena, Mike, Jenni, Pauly, Vinny, and Ronnie come back together for Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 2. But this time, the shore’s getting realer than ever before, from new babies to Hitchuations. After partying through Sin City, the fam heads back to the East Coast, celebrating milestones in Atlantic City and settling in for an extended summer stay at the shore where it all started. YEAHH BUDDY! With over 2 hours of bonus footage, you’ve never seen the Jersey Shore family like this. 6-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/6:
* Nancy Drew – Season 1 (ViacomCBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenage detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene. Also stars Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon, Alvina August, Riley Smith, and Scott Wolf (Party of Five; Everwood). 4-disc set.
NOTE: this item APPEARS to be an MOD (manufacture on demand) release, but hasn’t specifically been marked as such, so we’re not certain either way
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COMING ON 10/13:
* The Jetsons – The Complete Series: Diamond Collection (Warner)
$29.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones movie
—–The first family of the 21st Century proves that the future ain’t what it used to be! Join George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy, and Jane, his wife, in this state-of-the-art 75-episode collection. This visionary series featured flat-screen TVs, the internet, 3D printing, holograms and smartwatches – long before they were a reality. Add Rosie the Robot, Astro the dog, and one of the best theme songs in the history of television and you have entertainment on an astronomical scale. Plus, you’ll get the animated feature The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones as a time-traveling bonus! This beloved family of the future will show you that fun is always timeless. So put on your flying suit and let’s party like it’s 2062! 8-disc set.
NOTE: at this time I (David) am going to have a mea culpa, and admit to a mistake I’ve made for a few weeks. During that time, several of our readers have tried to tell me about this item, but I’ve brushed it off. Why? Because I had confused it at various times with two other Jetsons releases! A similarly-packaged “Diamond Collection” item with ONLY THE 1ST SEASON came out on DVD format back in March 2017, and I mostly thought this was that item. Also, a bit over a year ago the Warner Archive released a Blu-ray titled as “The Complete Original Series” (we noted at the time that the Blu-ray release did NOT contain the second or third seasons which aired in syndicated between 1985 and 1987), and I got it mixed up with this at one point, too. So now, for the first time, this brand new release actually contains EVERY episode of The Jetsons (all 75 of them, from all three seasons), collected for the first time into an 8-DVD package. My thanks to every one of you who helped to set me straight. And I hope you can forgive my confusion. I plead 2020, LOL!

* Fleabag – Season 2 (Screen Media)
$29.98 SRP DVD; $34.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–Creator/writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge takes the title role in this acclaimed and audacious dark Britcom as scuffling London cafe owner Fleabag, as she struggles to deal with the suicide of her best friend and business partner; her largely promiscuous and disastrous relationships with men; and her toxic family bonds with her high-achieving sister (Sian Clifford), oafish brother-in-law (Brett Gellman), embittered widowed dad (Bill Paterson) and pretentious godmother (Olivia Colman). Jenny Rainsford, Hugh Skinner, and Andrew Scott (Sherlock) also star. 6 episodes on 1 disc in either format.

* Fleabag – The Complete Series (Screen Media)
$34.98 SRP DVD; $39.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–Creator/writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge takes the title role in this acclaimed and audacious dark Britcom as scuffling London café owner Fleabag, as she struggles to deal with the suicide of her best friend and business partner; her largely promiscuous and disastrous relationships with men; and her toxic family bonds with her high-achieving sister (Sian Clifford), oafish brother-in-law (Brett Gellman), embittered widowed dad (Bill Paterson) and pretentious godmother (Olivia Colman). 12 episodes on 2 discs in either format.

* The Good Witch – Season 6 (Cinedigm)
$19.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: The Good Witch – Curse From a Rose
—–Another year in Middleton. Cassie and Sam transition into life as empty nesters, Abigail and Donovan navigate new territory amongst our favorite Middletonians. Starring Catherine Bell, Sarah Power, and James Denton. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/3:
* Steven Universe – The Complete Collection (Warner)
$89.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Steven Universe, Steven Universe: The Movie, and Steve Universe Future are joined by The Movie Sing-a-Long, Mini-Sodes, animatics, commentary, behind-the-scenes footage, and much more!
—–The Crystal Gems are a team of magical beings who are the self-appointed guardians of the universe. Half-human, half-Gem hero Steven is the little brother of the group. The goofball is learning to save the world using the magical powers that come from his bellybutton and he goes on magical adventures with the rest of the Crystal Gems, even though he’s not as powerful or smart as fellow group members Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl. Despite his shortcomings, Steven usually finds a surprising way to save the day. 15-disc set.

* Mayans M.C. – The Complete 2nd Season (Disney/Fox)
$29.99 SRP DVD

—–Mayans M.C. is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ is trying to reconcile with his brother “Angel” (Clayton Cardenas) while searching for the truth behind their mother’s death. Meanwhile, their father “Felipe” (Edward James Olmos) is struggling to lead his sons down a righteous path. 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/24:
* Better Call Saul – Season 5 (Sony)
$35.99 SRP DVD; $45.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–In Season Five of the critically acclaimed drama Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill’s decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change throughout Albuquerque’s legal and illegal circles. Kim Wexler finds herself at a crossroads as her connection with Jimmy deepens. Wracked with guilt and regret, Mike Ehrmantraut hits rock bottom. Meanwhile, Nacho Varga tries to survive as Gus Fring’s covert war on the cartel becomes a life-and-death chess match with the mercurial and relentless Lalo Salamanca. Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando. 3-disc set in either format.
NOTE: image provided is key artwork, and does not represent finalized package art for this title
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COMING ON 12/8:
* Hawaii Five-0 – The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$139.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Over 8 hours of bonus content including an all-new bonus disc commemorating all 10 seasons, exclusive to this Complete Series set!
—–BOOK ‘EM, DANNO! Everyone comes to the islands to get away…but criminals can’t get away from the HPD’s finest. In Hawaii Five-0: The Complete Series, Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Detective Sgt. “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) take on 10 seasons of cases, both local and international, with their elite task force that includes hand-selected pros like Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel DaeKim), HPD rookie Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), and SWAT Commander Lou Grover (Chi McBride). From terror threats and cybercrime to an epic, years-long battle with the Yakuza, witness each and every thrilling stand-off in this 240-episode collection! Notable guest stars include: Norman Reedus, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Berenger, James Caan, Patty Duke, Eric Dickerson, Peter Fonda, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Bronson Pinchot, Craig T. Nelson, Robert Loggia, Kevin Sorbo, Adam Beach, Michael Bennett, Martellus Bennett, Nick Jonas, Corbin Bernsen, Rebecca De Mornay, Behati Prinsloo, Jasmine Tookes, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Jeff Fahey, Bruce Davison, Tim Daly, Gail O’Grady, Sung Kang, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jerry Rice, Tony Curran, Bai Ling, Rick Springfield, Tom Arnold, George Takei, Treat Williams, Peter Weller, Metta World Peace, Terrence Howard, Kendall Jenner, Joan Collins, Cloris Leachman, Lance Gross, Chuck Norris and more! 61-disc set.



PBS DISTRIBUTION RELEASES ALL 18 EPISODES OF “GARFIELD: GARFIELD & FRIENDS”





PBS DISTRIBUTION RELEASES ALL 18 EPISODES OF “GARFIELD: GARFIELD & FRIENDS,” SEASON THREE ON DVD THIS OCTOBER
Arlington, VA – September 30, 2020 – This October, PBS Distribution will be releasing 18 episodes starring everybody’s favorite grumpy cat, Garfield. The third season of Garfield & Friends includes a myriad of hilarious adventures that star Garfield, his owner Jon Arbuckle, and his dog friend Odie. Viewers will watch the globally famous comic strip come to life in season three of this animated series on DVD. The collection also includes the animated shorts of Jim Davis’ other comic strip, U.S. Acres, which features a group of barnyard animals.

Every purchase helps support public television for all.
Garfield: Garfield & Friends, Season 3

Street Date: October 27, 2020
Episodes: 18
Discs: 432 min. on 2 discs
SRP: $14.99
Format: DVD
Genre: Kids

Based on the beloved newspaper cartoon created by Jim Davis, this DVD set features 18 episodes of fun-filled Garfield escapades. Enjoy the complete third season, which includes Garfield and his friends getting into trouble and learning valuable lessons on these hilarious two discs with over 7 hours of content. These classic episodes all centering around the world’s most lovable feline Garfield, his owner Jon Arbuckle, and his canine pal Odie will bring children, and their parents, hours of entertainment and laughter. Viewers will watch as Garfield becomes a stowaway after Jon goes on a cruise in “Ship Shape,” as Garfield hosts a televised debate on “why cats are better than dogs” in “The Great Debate,” and much more in season three of this renowned series, Garfield & Friends. The DVD set also includes the episode shorts from U.S. Acres, based on another comic strip from Jim Davis, which stars a group of barnyard animals.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE:
* Saturday Night Live – The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Time/Life)
$199.90 SRP DVD (“5 Easy Payments of $39.98”)

EXTRAS: 28-Page Collector’s Book telling the story of the show and all of your favorite “Not Ready For Primetime Players”; Exclusive bonus features, behind-the-scenes footage, screen tests with the entire original cast, and television interviews with the cast and showrunner Lorne Michaels.
—–“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” The first five years of Saturday Night Live featured some of the most beloved cast members of all time, including Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, and Laraine Newman – the “Not Ready For Prime Time Players.” They set the stage for some of the most hilarious television comedy, and it was all live! Now the best of the original cast is available unlike ever before. They’re still not ready for prime time, but now you can watch them any time! This 37-DVD Collector’s Set Includes every episode of Seasons 1-5, complete and uncut. That’s 106 episodes in total! The original groundbreaking, irreverent, hilarious cast in all-time classic sketches including “Land Shark,” “Word Association,” “The Killer Bees,” “Super Bass-o-Matic,” “Weekend Update,” “Mr. Bill,” “The Franken and Davis Show,” “Olympia Café,” “The French Chef,” and so many more. Iconic characters including Coneheads, Samurai, Emily Litella, Chevy Chase as President Ford, Shower Mike, The Blues Brothers, Baba Wawa, Nick the Lounge Singer, The Wild and Crazy Festrunk Brothers, The Loud Family, Buck Henry’s Uncle Roy, and more! Unforgettable guest hosts including Candice Bergen, George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Carrie Fisher, Buck Henry, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Walter Matthau, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Lily Tomlin, Frank Zappa and more!
NOTE: These five seasons were released on DVD individually from Universal between 2006 and 2009. Now Time/Life is re-releasing all five seasons as a group. The count of discs (37) is the same as the separate season sets. NO PLANS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR DVDS OF UNRELEASED SNL MATERIAL. Our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for the heads-up about this item.

* Saturday Night Live – The Early Years (Time/Life)
$99.95 SRP DVD (“5 Easy Payments of $19.99”)

EXTRAS: rare footage of the original cast, including screen tests and interviews; 28-Page Collector’s Book telling the story of the show and all of your favorite “Not Ready For Primetime Players”; FREE Bonus DVD with three more classic episodes, including Chevy Chase’s return to SNL with music icon Billy Joel, plus the historic 100th episode!
—–“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” The first five years of Saturday Night Live featured some of the most beloved cast members of all time, including Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, and Laraine Newman – the “Not Ready For Prime Time Players.” They set the stage for some of the most hilarious television comedy, and it was all live! Now the best of the original cast is available unlike ever before. They’re still not ready for prime time, but now you can watch them any time! This 12-DVD Collector’s Set Includes 11 DVDs of the best episodes from Seasons 1-5. 30 Complete Episodes with the original groundbreaking, irreverent, hilarious cast in all-time classic sketches including “Land Shark,” “Word Association,” “The Killer Bees,” “Super Bass-o-Matic,” “Weekend Update,” and so many more. Iconic characters including Coneheads, Samurai, Emily Litella, Chevy Chase as President Ford, Shower Mike, The Blues Brothers, Baba Wawa, and more! Guest Hosts include George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Candice Bergen, Paul Simon, and more!
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for the heads-up about this item.
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COMING ON 9/29:
* The Curse of Oak Island – Season 7 (Lionsgate)
$49.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–Rick, Marty, and the Oak Island team are back for the biggest season yet, bringing with them more determination, resources, and technology than ever in their quest to solve the 224-year-old treasure mystery. Last season’s cliffhanger revealed a possible sunken ship in the triangle-shaped swamp, and now the team pulls out all the stops to find out what could be buried below. At Smith’s Cove, the team conducts an even more expansive investigation than last year. In the Money Pit area, the explorers use cutting-edge technology and machinery for the biggest and most extensive digs that they have ever conducted in an effort to once and for all locate the fabled “Chappell Vault.” After over two centuries, the Oak Island mystery now has the greatest chance ever of finally being solved. 6-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/10:
* The Office – The Complete Series (Universal)
$119.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: bonus commentaries, webisodes, blooper reels and over 15 hours of deleted scenes
—–A favorite of critics and audiences alike, The Office is a hilarious documentary style look at the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the 9 to 5 world. Relive every one of your favorite moments, including Michael’s (Steve Carell) infamous encounter with a breakfast grill, Dwight’s (Rainn Wilson) power plays, Jim’s (John Krasinksi) pranks, Andy’s (Ed Helms) struggles with anger management, and of course, Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim’s evolving romance. Developed for American television by Primetime Emmy Award winner Greg Daniels, The Office: The Complete Series includes every single episode, which are guaranteed to leave you satisfied and smiling. That’s what she said! 34-disc set.
*****EXCLUSIVE-TO-TSoD-READERS OFFER!! We first had the above info about this title during last week’s Roundup, with a pre-order link to Amazon. Now we have a pre-order link to the Movie Zyng website, which is the online retail store for the Allied Vaughn home video distribution company. Allied Vaughn/Movie Zyng wants to offer TV Shows On DVD readers an exclusive $10 discount off of the list price of “The Office – The Complete Series” Blu-ray Disc set, if you click on the link above and input the discount code at the appropriate time (during checkout, once the item has been placed in your cart). So using the code gets you a net price of $109.98 (which is an additional $7.00 off the everyday Movie Zyng price of $116.98). In addition, AV/MZ informs us that, “Also, for your readers, Movie Zyng only charges sales tax in Illinois and Minnesota.” For many of you, that might end up being the lowest possible price you can pay for this item! This discount code is good through midnight on October 10th, and the coupon code is – Dwight188!

* Schitt$ Creek – The Complete Collection (Lionsgate)
$59.98 SRP DVD
AS OF THIS WRITING, THIS TITLE IS NOT UP FOR PRE-ORDER AT ONLINE RETAIL SITES
EXTRAS: Season 1: Inside Schitt’s Creek, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers; Season 2: Inside Schitt’s Creek, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers; Season 3: Inside Schitt’s Creek, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers; Season 4: Inside Schitt’s Creek, Behind the Episode, Featurettes, Outtakes; Season 5: Behind the Episode, Episode Extras, Featurettes, Outtakes; Season 6: Behind the Episode, Featurettes, “A Schitt’s Creek Farewell” Documentary
—–With 9 Primetime Emmy Award wins in 2020, “Schitt’s Creek” is a smash hit with critics and audiences alike. Created by and starring Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, this irreverent and original character-driven comedy centers on the “reversal of fortune” story of the once filthy-rich Rose family. Suddenly finding themselves broke, the Roses are forced to rebuild their empire in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once purchased as a joke. As the seasons go on, we see the family thrive in a place they begin to call home, ready to take their personal relationships, business pursuits and, for some, exit strategies, to the next level. 15-disc set.
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COMING ON 12/1:
* Perry Mason – The Complete 1st Season (HBO/Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray


EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray exclusive)
—–Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France, and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. L.A. is booming, while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression…but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime. Watch Perry Mason begin his journey toward becoming the legendary lawyer. Starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans; A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Juliet Rylance (American Gothic; The Knick) as “Della Street,” Chris Chalk (12 Years A Slave; Gotham), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire; Joker), Tatiana Maslany (Black Orphan; upcoming Marvel’s She-Hulk), John Lithgow (Footloose; 3rd Rock From The Sun), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under; American Crime), Stephen Root (NewsRadio; The Man In The High Castle), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day; The X-Files), Matt Frewer (Max Headroom; Eureka), and Gayle Rankin (The Greatest Showman; GLOW). 2-disc set in either format.
ROUNDUP WRITER’S MINI-REVIEW: HBO’s series is one of the highlights of television in 2020. This is not your grandfather’s Perry Mason…not by a long shot! My wife and I watched this show unfold, week by week, as it streamed each episode in turn. We spent the days in-between installments on pins and needle, wondering what part of the mystery would unfold next. Who would do what, and why. The cast and their characterizations are simply incredible. The photography and atmosphere are spectacular. The story is amazing, with the stakes – as you would expect! – literally being life and death. Don’t miss out on owning a physical copy of Perry Mason’s first HBO season (and yes, it’s been renewed). Highly recommended!

* Green Eggs and Ham – The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$18.98 SRP DVD

—–On a road trip to save an endangered animal, polar opposites Guy and Sam learn to try new things like friendship…and a certain delectable dish. Stars the voices of Michael Douglas; Adam DeVine, Eddie Izzard, Jeffrey Wright, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Diane Keaton, Tracy Morgan, and Keegan-Michael Key as the Narrator. As seen on Netflix. Single-disc release.
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COMING ON 12/8:
* Yellowstone – Season 3 (ViacomCBS)
$25.99 SRP DVD; $31.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: over four hours of special features including a never-before-seen featurette detailing the making of the season with inside looks from Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan; an exploration of the series with director Stephen Kay; and an interview with special effects supervisor Garry Elmendorf about his team’s work on the show
—–Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water), ”YELLOWSTONE” is an engrossing family drama that follows the epic story of a multi-generational family that controls the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. In Season 3, The Dutton family is threatened by new foes and lucrative business deals, forcing John (Kevin Costner), Kayce (Luke Grimes), Beth (Kelly Reilly) and Jamie (Wes Bentley) to utilize unexpected alliances and risky measures to safeguard their legacy. Josh Holloway (“Lost”) joins the cast in Season 3. DVD: 4-disc set; Blu-ray: 3-disc set.

* Yellowstone – The First Three Seasons: Limited Edition Gift Set (ViacomCBS)
$49.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: collectible packaging, and a set of four themed drink coasters
—–Show creator Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water and Sicario) unfolds the epic story of the Dutton family, who control the largest ranch in the contiguous United States. Headed by John Dutton, Academy Award Winner Kevin Costner, the family faces an onslaught of attacks both from within and a world of vicious greed on the outside. Secrets, lies, dangerous liaisons and escalating violence create high stakes drama at every turn. Land developers, politicians, an Indian reservation, oil and lumber corporations all want a piece of the billions on the line. It’s what America has come to: a wild ride through the eyes of a family that will stop at nothing to protect its legacy. 12-disc set.



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE (9/15):
* The Amanda Show – Season 2 (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD
https://www.moviezyng.com/the-amanda-show…/886470348657
—–It’s sketch comedy with a twist. Amanda Bynes stars in this variety show featuring hilarious characters like Judge Trudy, Mother Caboose and Crazy Courtney, and memorable parodies including Moody’s Point, A Hillbilly Moment, and more twisted takes on pop culture. 3-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally released by Nickelodeon in 2012, and is now getting re-released via the Allied-Vaughn MOD (manufacture on demand) distribution network of online retailers. It’s also available at Allied-Vaughn’s online store, MovieZyng (which we’ve linked to above).
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COMING ON 10/6:
* Double Cross – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$16.96 SRP DVD

—–They are brother and sister – twins that share an unbreakable bond and are deadly to anyone who crosses their path. And when a sex trafficking ring starts kidnapping little girls, Eric and Erica Cross can’t just sit back and allow that injustice in their neighborhood. But the police already have eyes on the siblings and are just one step away from taking them down. Don’t call them criminals. Don’t call them heroes. And don’t get on their bad side. Also starring Darrin Dewitt Henson (Soul Food), Jasmine Burke (Star, Saints & Sinners), and Tremayne Norris (Games People Play). 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/13:
* El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Blu-ray+DVD Limited Edition (Sony)
$40.99 SRP Blu-ray/DVD Combo

—–EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy Award-winner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This riveting thriller, originally seen as a movie special that streamed on Netflix, was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad. 2-disc set.

* Our Cartoon President – Season 2 (ViacomCBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–President Trump tries to convince the American people that he’s the greatest, least criminal president in history as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer attempt to win back the Democratic base from newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Trump also tries to get the American people to pay for Trump Tower-Moscow, prove he’s mentally fit enough to possess the nuclear codes, and solve climate change to stop his sweating problem. 2-disc set.

* Space Ghost And Dino Boy – The Complete Series (Warner Archives)
$24.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

—–Showcasing the episodes in the three-segment form as they originally aired, these stellar retro hits soar through space and time to deliver justice! First, intergalactic policeman Space Ghost navigates the cosmos in his tricked-out spaceship, The Phantom Cruiser, battling villains like Brak and Zorak in his legendary suit and powerful wristbands. Then, Dino Boy teams with caveman Ugh and dinosaur Bronty to go primeval on the ancient menaces of their primitive home. And finally, Space Ghost flies again with more extraterrestrial adventures and thrilling takedowns. This dynamite compilation also features the dynamic six-part Space Ghost episode The Council of Doom. It’s cosmic entertainment for all! 2-disc set.
NOTE: this manufacture-on-demand (MOD) title originally came out on DVD format in 2017, but is now becoming available on Blu-ray Disc.

* Doctor Who – Story #063: The Mutants (BBC Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–When the strange message pod turns up at UNIT HQ, the Doctor and his assistant Jo suddenly involved in another dangerous mission for the Time Lords. The TARDIS takes them to Skybase One above the inhospitable Solos. It is the 30th century and the planet is about to gain independence from Earth’s glorious empire. But someone on Solos has other plans and, alarmingly, the natives are slowly evolving into fierce-looking creatures. It’s time for the Doctor and Jo to find out why. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally released to stores in 2011, and is now being re-released as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) title.

* Doctor Who – Story #088: The Deadly Assassin (BBC Archives)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–Gallifrey. Planet of the Time Lords. The Doctor has finally come home, but not by choice. Summoned by a vision from the Matrix, he is drawn into a web of political intrigue and assassination. Nothing is quite what it seems, and in the shadows lurks his oldest and deadliest enemy. Single-disc release.
NOTE: this title was originally released to stores in 2009, and is now being re-released as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) title.

* Doctor Who – Easter Special 2009: Planet Of The Dead (BBC Archives)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–When a London bus travels through a worm-hole to an alien world, the Doctor must join forces with the mysterious and aristocratic Lady Christina to help get the unfortunate passengers, and themselves, back home. But the mysterious planet holds terrifying secrets, hidden in the sand. And time is running out, as the deadly swarm gets closer…
NOTE: this title was originally released to stores in 2009 on DVD and on Blu-ray, and is now being re-released as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) title in DVD format.
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COMING ON 10/20:
* Doctor Who – Story #035: The Faceless Ones (BBC)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: surviving archive material from the original 1967 production
—–The Faceless Ones is the mostly-missing eighth serial of the fourth season of Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from April to May 1967. Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, the story concerns a race of identity-stealing aliens known as the Chameleons. Only two of the six episodes are held in the BBC film archives, with snippets of footage and still images existing from the other four. Off-air recordings of the soundtrack also still exist, making the animation of a complete serial possible once again. The six new animated episodes are being made in full color and high definition.
NOTE: this title was previously scheduled for release in late July, but was then delayed until October 6th. It has now been pushed back again, this time to October 20th (a short delay). Package cover art (see attached collage) has now been finalized.

* Scarecrow And Mrs. King – The Complete 1st Season (Warner Archives)
$34.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Goodbye, PTA…hello, foreign intrigue! Single mom Amanda King leads a quiet suburban life in Washington DC, until the day a dashing stranger shoves a package in her hands with instructions to give it to the man in the red hat. In no time, Amanda is dodging bullets, foiling assassination plots – and finding herself drawn to the dashing stranger, agent Lee Stetson, aka Scarecrow. Of course, Scarecrow has no interest in a ditsy amateur spy, no matter how pretty. But she certainly is handy in a crisis! Share the Season One fun with stars Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner in this fast-paced 5-Disc, 21-Episode Set of the lighthearted series that proves laughs and romance are powerful weapons in the battle to protect national security.
NOTE: this title was originally released into stores by Warner in 2010 (the other three seasons were also released on DVD in the years to follow). This first-season set is now being re-released on DVD as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) title.

* The Plot Against America – The Complete Series (HBO Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The HBO series The Plot Against America, created by The Wire’s David Simon and Ed Burns and based on Philip Roth’s acclaimed novel, brilliantly imagines an alternate American history during World War II. Told through the eyes of the Levins, a working-class Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, the six-part limited series charts the political rise of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, a xenophobic populist who captures the presidency in 1940 and turns the nation toward fascism. Caught in the upheaval, the Levins learn that the violence threatening the lives of ordinary Americans is never more than a moment’s political provocation away. Winona Ryder, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Michael Kostroff, David Krumholtz, Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis, Jacob Laval and John Turturro star in this powerful tale of intolerance and totalitarianism. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/27:
* Black Lightning – The Complete 2nd Season (Warner Archives)
$29.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

—–Nine years after giving up his superhero alter-ego, Black Lightning, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is just your average, everyday high school principal. But the electricity-controlling crimefighter must reluctantly come out of retirement in order to protect his community from a dangerous gang known as the 100. Debuting in 2018, this action-packed CW series-based on the DC Comics character-also stars China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, and James Remar. 3-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally released in 2019 on DVD format only. There was a huge public outcry from the fans about the lack of a Blu-ray version for this item, and it seems that Warner has heard you! Now, to coincide with their DVD – and Blu-ray Disc – release of the show’s third season, the Warner Archive is finally putting the second season set out in high-def Blu-ray format. Kudos to the studio for listening (next time don’t take so long!).

* Black Lightning – The Complete 3rd Season (Warner Archives)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD; $29.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

—–Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) – respected educator and father of two – is also Black Lightning, superpowered protector of Freeland. And he doesn’t fight alone. He is joined by his superpowered daughters, Anissa (Nafessa Williams), aka Thunder, and Jennifer (China Anne McClain), aka Lightning, as well as his ex-wife, metahuman expert Lynn (Christine Adams). Together, the Pierce family combats the ills eroding their city, including a menacing gang that calls itself The 100 and infamous gangster Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III). Worse, Freeland has been plagued by government-sponsored experiments and drug trafficking, creating metahumans and addicts while making Freeland the target of a dangerous foreign power, Markovia. Fortunately, the family still has allies in their fight: former covert superspy Peter Gambi (James Remar) and Jefferson’s neighbor, the scrupulously honest deputy police chief Bill Henderson (Damon Gupton). 3-disc set in either format.

* Head Of The Class – The Complete 2nd Season (Warner Archives)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Howard Hesseman (WKRP in Cincinnati) returns as good-natured substitute teacher Charlie Moore for the sophomore season of this fan-favorite sitcom. Charlie is assigned to the Individualized Honors Program, a very different kind of class. The IHP students are so gifted that their teachers are expected to be glorified babysitters, but the unconventional Charlie upsets the applecart by deciding to actually teach! He guides his charges – classic nerd Arvid (Dan Frischman), overachiever Maria (Leslie Bega), debate dynamo Darlene (Robin Givens), Indian immigrant Jawaharlal (Jory Husain), child prodigy Janice (Tannis Vallely), too-cool-for-school Eric (Brian Robbins), chemistry whiz Dennis (Dan Schneider), academic Renaissance woman Sarah (Kimberly Russell), ultraserious Alan (Tony O’Dell) and ethereal bibliophile Simone (Khrystyne Haje) – through academic challenges and real-life problems alike. 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/3:
* Monogamy – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$16.96 SRP DVD

—–Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy is an ensemble drama about 4 couples to undergo a new type of treatment called Swap Therapy to repair their broken marriages. Swap Therapy is the process of switching spouses in order to better define and thus fix, what’s lacking in your own relationship. Single-disc release.
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COMING ON 11/10:
* The Office – The Complete Series (Universal)
$119.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: bonus commentaries, webisodes, blooper reels and over 15 hours of deleted scenes
—–A favorite of critics and audiences alike, The Office is a hilarious documentary style look at the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the 9 to 5 world. Relive every one of your favorite moments, including Michael’s (Steve Carell) infamous encounter with a breakfast grill, Dwight’s (Rainn Wilson) power plays, Jim’s (John Krasinksi) pranks, Andy’s (Ed Helms) struggles with anger management, and of course, Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim’s evolving romance. Developed for American television by Primetime Emmy Award winner Greg Daniels, The Office: The Complete Series includes every single episode, which are guaranteed to leave you satisfied and smiling. That’s what she said! 34-disc set.
NOTE: this title was previously released on DVD format in 2014, and again in 2018. It is now getting released on Blu-ray Disc format for the first time. Our thanks to longtime reader Jeff Montoya for his help with this information.
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COMING ON 11/24:
* Buck Rogers In The 25th Century – The Complete Collection (Kino Lorber)
$99.95 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Includes the Theatrical Version of the pilot (First Time in HD), in addition to the broadcast pilot episode (“Awakening”) and the 32 regular episodes; NEW Audio Commentaries for 11 Selected Episodes by Film/TV Historian Patrick Jankiewicz, Author of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: A TV Companion; NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson (Theatrical Feature); NEW Interview with Co-Star Erin Gray (“Col. Wilma Deering”); NEW Interview with Actor Thom Christopher (“Hawk”); 9-Minute Special Theatrical Preview; Theatrical Trailer; Two Radio Spots (Theatrical Feature)
—–Blast off to the 25th century with Buck Rogers, one of the most popular sci-fi heroes of all time! When 20th-century astronaut William “Buck” Rogers (Gil Gerard) is awakened – 500 years after a deep-space disaster – to an Earth in recovery from nuclear war, he must join Colonel Wilma Deering (Erin Gray) to lead the crew of the starship Searcher against a galaxy of evil from the past, present and faraway future. Co-starring Felix Silla, Tim O’Connor and the legendary voice of Mel Blanc as Twiki. This 9-disc set includes the pilot episode, the theatrical feature, and all 32 action-packed Season One and Season Two episodes of the epic series with phenomenal guest stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Julie Newmar, Henry Silva, Pamela Hensley, Jack Palance, Roddy McDowall, Macdonald Carey, Cesar Romero, Richard Lynch, Frank Gorshin, Markie Post, Anthony James, Peter Graves, Robert Quarry, Woody Strode, Gary Coleman, Ray Walston, John P. Ryan, Paul Koslo, Mary Woronov, Jerry Orbach, Richard Moll, William Smith, Sid Haig, Barbara Luna, Dennis Haysbert, Amanda Wyss, Alex Hyde-White, Tony Cox, Billy Curtis, William Sylvester, John Fujioka, and many more!
NOTE: our thanks to long-time reader John Cerone his assistance with this update. This show was first released on DVD in 2004 by Universal, and was re-released in that format as season sets in 2012 and 2013. This is the first North American release of the series on Blu-ray Disc. Note also that the theatrical edit of the pilot episode will also be available separately, in both DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats, from Kino Lorber, on the same date…so be sure to get the right item!

* Blinded – Season 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–Julia Ragnarsson (Midsommar) and Matias Varela (Narcos) star in this Swedish financial thriller based on true events. Young economics reporter Bea has a secret affair with Peder, a married bank CEO. Although she promised herself not to mix her job with her private life, Bea has fallen in love and can’t bring herself to break up with him. Then, Bea gets a tip that Peder’s bank is hiding something. 2-disc set.