COMING ON 7/12:
* Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – Season 23 (Universal)
$34.98 SRP DVD MOD
EXTRAS: Law & Order: Organized Crime crossover episode
—–Now in its 23rd season, Dick Wolf’s iconic crime drama continues to set records as the longest-running U.S. primetime live-action series in history. Capt. Olivia Benson (Emmy Award-winner Mariska Hargitay) returns as commander of the Special Victims Unit, a dedicated squad of detectives who investigate vicious crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence. Benson is joined by her second-in-command, Sgt. Odafin “Fin” Tutuola (Ice T), Senior Det. Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish), Officer Katriona “Kat” Azar Tamin (Jamie Gray Hyder), Assistant District Attorney Dominick “Sonny” Carisi (Peter Scanavino) and Deputy Chief Christian Garland (Demore Barnes). As the series prepares for its historic 500th episode and a year packed with new cases ripped straight from the headlines, the SVU squad is more committed than ever to standing for victims in the pursuit of justice. 4-disc set.
* Conviction: The Case of Stephen Lawrence – Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$34.99 SRP DVD
—–On April 22, 1993, 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was killed in an attack by a racist gang. Thirteen years later, his parents continue to fight for justice. When DCI Clive Driscoll (Steve Coogan, Philomena) comes across the cold case file, he is convinced it can be solved, despite opposition from within the police. Shocked by historical failures, Clive tasks an independent team of forensic scientists to conduct a fresh examination of the evidence. Meanwhile, he works to gain the trust of Doreen and Neville Lawrence (Sharlene Whyte, We Hunt Together & Hugh Quarshie, Breeders), and win over key witnesses who were mishandled during previous inquiries. Based on real events, this powerful miniseries combines “the suspense of a gripping detective drama [and] the careful detailing of a docudrama” (Newsbreak) as it chronicles the efforts to confront a prejudiced system and convict the killers at last.
COMING ON 8/16:
* South Park – The Complete 24th Season (Comedy Central/Paramount)
$13.99 SRP DVD; $16.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–This season contains 2 extended-length episodes: The Pandemic Special (Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the ongoing pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park) and South ParQ Vaccination Special (The citizens of South ParQ are clamoring for the COVID-19 vaccine; a hilarious new militant group tries to stop the boys from getting their teacher vaccinated). Single-disc release in either format.
NOTE: this release does NOT contain “South Park: Post Covid” or “South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid”…the studio has not announced any reasoning for this, but we can speculate this possibly has to do with which episodes aired on Comedy Central, vs. which episodes were streamed on the Paramount+ service; the two “Post Covid” specials are listed by the VideoETA wholesale website as being available on a separate DVD and Blu-ray release on the same street date as “Season 24,” but the studio has not made any official announcement for such an item as of this writing
COMING ON 8/23:
* Chicago Fire – Season 10 (Universal)
$24.98 SRP DVD
—–The heroic firefighters and paramedics of Firehouse 51 put their lives on the line to protect the citizens of Chicago in Season Ten of the pulse-pounding drama from Emmy-winning executive producer Dick Wolf and co-creator Derek Haas. Led by Capt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney), the firehouse family also includes Battalion Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer), veterans Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) and Randy “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte), firefighters Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso), young firefighters Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende) and Darren Ritter (Daniel Kyri), and new paramedic Violet Mikami (Hanako Greensmith). 5-disc set.
COMING ON 8/30:
* 1883 – A Yellowstone Origin Story (Paramount)
$25.99 SRP DVD; $33.99 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: over two hours of bonus content including the never-before-seen featurettes “A Land of Peril & Wonder: The Journey of 1883” and “From Cast to Cowboys: Creating the Pioneer Spirit”; the sets also include additional behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew and more special features: 1883: The Road West, Inside 1883; Behind the Story for each episode
—–From visionary creator Taylor Sheridan comes a prequel to television’s #1 show, Yellowstone. 1883 follows the original Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It’s a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana. This acclaimed series features a star-studded cast including Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, with cameos from Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Billy Bob Thornton, and Rita Wilson. 4-disc set on DVD format and 3-disc set on Blu-ray Disc format.
COMING ON 9/6:
* NCIS: Hawai’i – Season 1 (CBS/Paramount)
$29.99 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: Behind the-Scenes Featurettes; Gag Reel
—–The world’s most successful television series continues on the seductive shores of the Aloha State with NCIS: HAWAI‘I, where the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor, Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey), has thrived and risen through the ranks by equal parts confidence and strategy, in a system that has pushed back on her every step of the way. Together with her unwavering team of specialists, she balances duty, family and country while investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security and the mysteries of the sun-drenched island paradise itself. This collection includes all 22 episodes from the thrilling first season; Season 1 includes a special crossover episode with NCIS, featuring guest appearances by Wilmer Valderrama and Katrina Law. 6-disc set.
COMING ON 9/13:
* Seal Team – Season 5 (CBS/Paramount)
$33.99 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: Includes exclusive special features, including Deleted Scenes, a Gag Reel, and 4 Featurettes.
—–In the intense fifth season of Seal Team, Bravo Team must execute high-stakes missions on foreign soil, but also face explosive troubles much closer to home. The band of patriots, led by Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz), selflessly put their lives on the line for a call of duty that includes rescuing a weapons expert, taking on an enemy’s nuclear program, and racing against the clock to stop a terrorist attack. Trust will be tested, commitment will be questioned, and unlikely heroes will rise in this thrilling and gritty look at America’s front lines. Experience all of the edge-of-your seat action with this 4-Disc collection.
* Magnum P.I. – Season 4 (CBS/Paramount)
$41.99 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: includes a hilarious gag reel, and never-before-seen deleted scenes
—–Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) returns in Season Four as Hawaii’s favorite detective, and takes on exciting new cases with his partner, Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks), and friends Rick (Zachary Knighton) and TC (Stephen Hill). Whether it’s aiding a judge who’s been blackmailed, investigating a triple homicide, or finding an antidote before time runs out, Magnum and his team are on the case! This 5-disc set includes every thrilling episode.
NOTE: the studio announcement states that the bonus material listed for this title has not been finalized yet, and could be subject to change