Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE:
* The Greatest American Hero – The Complete Series (VEI)
$24.99 SRP DVD

—–The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series tells the story of an American English teacher (played by William Katt) who comes across a special alien suit with mysterious powers. The instruction manual for the suit disappears and the teacher – as well as his group of friends, played by Connie Sellecca and Robert Culp – must figure out the proper way to use the suit before chaos ensues and the aliens claim the town and the world.
NOTE: this show has been released on DVD in the past (between 2005 and 2017) from various other studios, but those sets have all gone out of print. VEI appears to be re-releasing The Complete Series on DVD format, and with the same sort of on-disc content as we’ve had before (including, apparently, all changes and edits to the show, such as the missing original music; there is no indication of content added back in which was previously left off of the past DVDs). There have been no extras indicated on this release, either (so don’t look for “The Greatest American Heroine,” for example). This release appears to simply be targeted at fans who missed purchasing the previous DVD releases. VEI has only announced this item for DVD format; there are no announced plans for Blu-ray Disc.
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COMING ON 7/12:
* A House Divided – Season 4 (RLJ/Image)
$17.96 SRP DVD

—–The Sanders family continues to navigate chaos and turmoil as their world rapidly unravels. A new season…a new set of twists and turns reveal the fate of this once all powerful empire. Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Demetria Mckinney, Paula Jai Parker, Brad James, Parker McKenna Posey, LisaRaye McCoy, Glenn Plummer. 2-disc set.

* Star Trek: The Animated Series – The Complete Series (CBS/Paramount)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Audio and Text Commentaries; Drawn to the Final Frontier: The Making of Star Trek: The Animated Series; What’s The Star Trek Connection?; Storyboard Gallery; Show History
—–SET PHASERS TO FUN. The five-year mission continues in STAR TREK The Animated Series: The Animated Adventures of Gene Rodoenberry’s STAR TREK. Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) return, along with the faithful crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Get ready to beam aboard and explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy, discover new alien species, and of course, find a few tribbles along the way. Voiced by the original cast, this Emmy Award-winning series is sure to capture the imagination of every generation. 4-disc set.
NOTE: this title was previously released on DVD format in 2006, and on Blu-ray Disc format in 2016. Now Paramount is re-releasing it on DVD format as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) item, for fans who might have missed collecting one of the previous releases. Some online listings for this DVD MOD re-release include a description which mentions the Blu-ray format, but that is an error: this new release is on DVD format only.
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COMING ON 7/26:
* 4400 – The Complete Series (CBS/Paramount)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Extended/Deleted Scenes; Gag Reel
—–After four thousand four hundred people who were overlooked, undervalued or otherwise marginalized vanished without a trace off the face of the planet, they were all returned in an instant to Detroit having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. As the government races to understand the phenomenon, analyze the potential threat and contain the story, an empathetic social worker (Joseph David-Jones) and hardened community corrections officer (Ireon Roach) are among the civil servants called upon to deal with the uncanny refugees. 4400: The Complete Series includes all 13 episodes on 3 discs.
NOTE: as of this writing, this item has only been announced for DVD format. This 2021 show was cancelled by The CW after one season, and currently shows no sign of being picked up by any other network or provider. The announcement of this title calls it “The Complete Series.” Therefore, the package art (which says “Season 1”) may not be finalized, and could be subject to change.

* The 4400 – The Complete Series (CBS/Paramount)
$59.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

EXTRAS: Featurettes; Commentaries; Deleted Scenes
—–THE MISSING HAVE RETURNED. When a comet hurtles toward Earth, what the world thinks will be the end of civilization turns into the beginning of an incredible conspiracy. In one instant, 4400 missing people reappear in a flash of light, and Homeland Security’s new mission is to uncover how and why. Emmy-nominated The 4400 – The Complete Series follows the mysterious returnees and the National Threat Assessment Command, the task force assigned to investigate them. Led by NTAC director Dennis Ryland (Peter Coyote), agents Tom Baldwin (Joel Gretsch) and Diana Skouris (Jacqueline McKenzie) delve deeper into the inexplicable event and its supernatural consequences. As the drama unfolds, some of the returnees begin to exhibit supernatural powers, and the government must determine the source and purpose behind it all. The stellar cast includes Academy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Mahershala Ali, Patrick Flueger, and Billy Campbell. Society, humanity and the metaphysical collide in four seasons of the science fiction hit that turns ordinary life into a phenomenal mystery! 11-disc set.
NOTE: this item, with all the episodes from the 2004 show seen on Cable TV’s USA Network, was released in stores on DVD format in 2008, but now is being released in high-def Blu-ray Disc format (as an MOD/manufacture-on-demand item) for the first time in North America

* That Dirty Black Bag – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $35.97 SRP Blu-ray

—–In a town full of bounty hunters, bandits and bloody vendettas, Arthur McCoy is the incorruptible sheriff who’s trying to overcome his troubled past to bring law and order to this new frontier. On the other side of things is Red Bill, an infamous solitary bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag. When the paths of these two men collide, they both learn that in the wild west, there are no heroes, nobody is invincible, and the predators may become the prey. 2-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 8/9:
* Pam & Tommy – The Greatest Love Story Ever Sold (Lionsgate)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–Features Lily James (Cinderella, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Sebastian Stan (Captain American: The Winter Solider, The Covenant), Seth Rogen (This Is the End, Superbad), Nick Offerman (“The Great North,” “Parks and Recreation”), and Taylor Schilling (The Lucky One, “Orange Is the New Black”). Set in the Wild West early days of the Internet, “Pam & Tommy” is based on the incredible true story of the Pamela Anderson (James) and Tommy Lee (Stan) sex tape. Stolen from the couple’s home by a disgruntled contractor (Rogen), the video went from underground bootleg-VHS curiosity to full-blown global sensation when it hit the Web in 1997. A love story, crime caper, and cautionary tale rolled into one, the eight-part original series explores the intersection of privacy, technology, and celebrity, tracing the origins of our current reality-TV era to a stolen tape seen by millions…but meant to have an audience of just two. 2-disc set.
NOTE: as of this writing, this title has only been announced for DVD format
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COMING ON 8/16:
* And Just Like That… – The Complete 1st Season (Warner Canada)
CA $29.98 SRP DVD

—–The HBO Max Original AND JUST LIKE THAT…, the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series “Sex and the City,” follows “Carrie” (Sarah Jessica Parker), “Miranda” (Cynthia Nixon), and “Charlotte” (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.
NOTE: this has been announced in Canada for DVD format only; there is no USA announcement yet
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COMING ON 10/4:
* Star Trek: Picard – Season 2 (CBS/Paramount)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $47.99 SRP Blu-ray; $51.99 SRP Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook

EXTRAS: over an hour of exclusive special features, including featurettes, a gag reel, and deleted scenes
—–Season two of STAR TREK: PICARD takes the legendary Jean-Luc Picard and his crew on a bold and exciting new journey: into the past! Picard must enlist friends both old and new to confront the perils of 21st century Earth, in a desperate race against time to save the galaxy’s future…and face the ultimate trial from one of his greatest foes. 4-time Emmy Award nominee Patrick Stewart returns to reprise his iconic role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Also returning are other fan favorites from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Voyager”, including Brent Spiner in his role as Adam Soong, and Jeri Ryan reprising her role as Seven of Nine. Featuring guest appearances from Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, who reprises her “TNG” role as Guinan, and John de Lancie, reprising his role as Q. 3-disc set in either format.



HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SEASON OF ALLBLK’S A HOUSE DIVIDED PREMIERES THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2022





HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SEASON OF ALLBLK’S A HOUSE DIVIDED PREMIERES THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2022

Series favorites LisaRaye McCoy, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Demetria McKinney, Terrell Carter, and more return

New York, NY (December 17, 2021) – ALLBLK, the popular streaming service for Black TV and film from AMC Networks, announced today the return of their longest running series, A House Divided. Season 4 of the scandalous nighttime soap opera following the wealthy and prominent Sanders family, premieres Thursday, January 13, 2022.

The saga continues as truths are revealed, lies are told and the family further unravels this season. Carissa (Demetria McKinney, Motherland: Fort Salem) struggles with learning to trust again, while battling her biggest adversary, Alexis (LisaRaye McCoy, The Family Business). Cameron Sr. (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, The Jacksons: An American Dream) navigates an international extortion plot while trying to maintain his freedom…to no avail. Meanwhile, Jupiter (Taja V. Simpson, The Oval) uses her wits and sex appeal to outsmart just about everyone, as Auntie Mae (Deborah Lacey, Straight Outta Compton) and Cam Jr. (Brad James, Outer Banks) make moves to exert their power.

Additional cast includes Paula Jai Parker (Queen Sugar), Parker McKenna Posey (Games People Play), and Terrell Carter (FOX’s EMPIRE).

A House Divided is executive produced by Dan Garcia and New Kingdom Pictures, alongside ALLBLK executives Brett Dismuke and Nikki Love.

About ALLBLK

ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. ALLBLK’s content can also be found on Comcast and AT&T outlets under the WEtv+ banner. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.



AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS FOR TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS FOR TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES

NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS JANUARY
New York, NY – December 10, 2021 – This January, AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will bring viewers an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, highly-anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder and Sundance Now.

Highlights from across the suite of services include (in alphabetical and chronological order):

On ACORN TV:

Queens of Mystery, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original)
Three 2-Part Mysteries Premiere Mondays Beginning January 10 Through January 24

Queens of Mystery follows the adventures of three crime-writing sisters, Beth (Sarah Woodward, The Pale Horse), Cat (Julie Graham, The Bletchley Circle, Shetland, Penance), and Jane (Siobhan Redmond, Unforgotten) Stone, and their 28-year-old niece, Detective Sergeant Mattie Stone (Florence Hall for S2, The Princess Switch: Switched Again). Using their knowledge of crime – both real world and fictional – together they solve murders in the picturesque English region of Wildemarsh. But no matter how many cases they are able to crack, the unsolved mystery that haunts all the characters is that of Mattie’s mother’s disappearance 25 years ago.

Help (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Film Premieres Monday, January 31

In the Rose d’Or Award-winning film Help, young care worker, Sarah (Emmy® winner Jodie Comer, Killing Eve, Free Guy), forms an unlikely bond with nursing home resident, Tony (Stephen Graham, The North Water, Line of Duty), living with young onset dementia. But when the Covid-19 pandemic hits, her character and their relationship are put to the test under horrifying circumstances. Written by BAFTA winner Jack Thorne (Enola Holmes, His Dark Materials), Help also stars Ian Hart (The Terror, The Last Kingdom) and Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey, Three Girls).

The Larkins (Acorn TV Exclusive)
New Episodes Continue Mondays; Season Finale January 17

This exciting new adaptation of H.E. Bates’ classic novel The Darling Buds of May follows the warm-hearted, wheeler-dealing adventures of the iconic Larkin family in the idyllic Kent countryside. Set in the late 1950s, each episode contains a story of the week concerning their personal family sagas, and the politics of their village life alongside series arc stories. Starring Bradley Walsh (Law & Order UK), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence) and Sabrina Bartlett (Bridgerton). The first season ends with a Christmas special, where all the talk in the village is about the pantomime and an ongoing slate of burglaries.

On ALLBLK:

Equal Standard (ALLBLK World Premiere Movie)
Premieres Thursday, January 6

New York City police officers’ lives collide in interweaving stories of race, rank, loss, and betrayal (2020)

Cast: Ice-T, Jules Willcox, Marc John Jefferies, Tobias Truvillion, Robert Clohessy, Maurice Benard, Fredro Starr

A House Divided Season 4 (ALLBLK Original)
Premieres Thursday, January 13

The Sanders family saga continues in full swing as Carissa struggles with learning to trust again, while fighting for her life. Cameron Sr. navigates an international extortion plot while trying to maintain his freedom, but to no avail. Jupiter, uses her wits and sex appeal to outsmart just about everyone, as Auntie Mae and Cam Jr. make power moves in order to exert their power. Truths are revealed, more lies are told, and the family unravels further in the fourth season of A House Divided

Social Society Season 2 (ALLBLK Original)
Premieres Monday, January 24

A one-hour sketch comedy variety show bringing some of your favorite “instafamous” sketch comedians together for laughs, live performances, and the latest in today’s entertainment news. View Title Treatment.

On AMC+:

Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks
New Year’s Day Special Premieres Saturday, January 1

Jodie Whittaker stars in BBC America’s all-new special premiering New Year’s Day. Mandip Gil and John Bishop will also appear in the annual holiday tradition, as well as several notable guest stars including Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Adjani Salmon (Dreaming Whilst Black) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted). In the new special, Sarah (Bea) owns and runs ELF storage, and Nick (Salmon) is a customer who visits his unit every year on New Year’s Eve. This year, however, their night turns out to be a little different than planned.

A Discovery of Witches Season 3
New Season Premieres Saturday, January 8

In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. Their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past who has been lying in wait will return for revenge. A Discovery of Witches Season 3 is based on the ‘The Book of Life’ novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy and is the third and final instalment.

La Fortuna (AMC+ Original)
New Series Premieres Thursday, January 20 with First Two Episodes

In La Fortuna, Álex Ventura (Álvaro Mel), a young and inexperienced diplomat, unintentionally becomes the leader of a mission that will put all his convictions to the test: to recover the sunken treasure stolen by Frank Wild (Stanley Tucci), an adventurer who travels the world plundering items of common heritage from the depths of the sea. Forming a unique team with Lucía (Ana Polvorosa), a combative public official, and Jonas Pierce (Clarke Peters), a brilliant American lawyer with a passion for old pirate tales, Álex sets out on the adventure of a lifetime, on which he learns about the importance of love, friendship and commitment to your own beliefs.

Firebite (AMC+ Original)
New Episodes Continue Thursdays; Season Finale February 3

A high-octane, highly original spin on the Vampire genre and fantasy series, Firebite follows two Indigenous Australian hunters, Tyson (Rob Collins) and Shanika (Shantae Barnes-Cowan), on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian desert. Set in a remote desert mining town, a hive for the last vampire stronghold shipped from Britain to Australia in 1788 by the colonial superpower to eradicate the Indigenous populations. Sheltering from the sun in the underground mines and tunnels that surround the town until the present day, the colony’s numbers and hunger is growing. War is coming. Tyson and Shanika stand vanguard to the war. But what hope does an expertly reckless man full of bravado and a 17-year-old orphan possibly have to defeat these vicious blood-thirsty parasites, when legions of warriors before them have failed?

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Olympic Dreams
Film Premieres Wednesday, January 5

Set against the splendor of the Winter Olympic Games, an intimate and unexpected love story develops between two lonely hearts, each at their own crossroads in life. Penelope (Alexi Pappas) is a first time Olympian and introverted cross-country skier, who, after finishing her event early on in the games, finds herself spending time in Athletes Village with the gregarious and outgoing volunteer dentist, Ezra (Nick Kroll). The first movie on location during the Olympics in Athletes Village, Olympic Dreams offers audiences a never-before-seen side of the Games.

Resistance
Film Premieres Wednesday, January 5

Before he was the world-famous mime Marcel Marceau, he was Marcel Mangel, an aspiring Jewish actor who joined the French Resistance to save the lives of thousands of children orphaned at the hands of the Nazis. Based on the inspiring true story, Jesse Eisenberg stars in this compelling drama about a group of unsung heroes who put themselves in harm’s way to rise above the hatred and oppression during World War II.

Greener Grass
Film Premieres Wednesday, January 19

In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults where braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life – starting with her newborn daughter. The hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire is destined to be an instant cult classic.

On SHUDDER:

A Discovery of Witches Season 3
New Season Premieres Saturday, January 8

In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. Their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past who has been lying in wait will return for revenge. A Discovery of Witches Season 3 is based on the ‘The Book of Life’ novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy and is the third and final instalment. Trailer – Key Art

The Last Thing Mary Saw
New Film Premieres Thursday, January 20

The Last Thing Mary Saw begins in Southold, New York, 1843: Young Mary (Stefanie Scott, Insidious: Chapter 3), blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s death. As the story jumps back in time, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor (Isabelle Fuhrman, Orphan), the home’s maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination, to be dealt with as severely as possible. The couple attempt to carry on in secret, but someone is always watching, or listening, and the wages of perceived sin threaten to become death, with the tension only heightened by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger (Rory Culkin, Waco, Halston) and the revelation of greater forces at work. Photos

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster
New Film Premieres Thursday, January 27

Beginning just before his debut as Frankenstein’s creation, Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster compellingly explores the life and legacy of a cinema legend, presenting a perceptive history of the genre he personified. His films were long derided as hokum and attacked by censors. But his phenomenal popularity and pervasive influence endures, inspiring some of our greatest actors and directors into the 21st Century – among them Guillermo Del Toro, Ron Perlman, Roger Corman & John Landis all of whom and many more contribute their personal insights and anecdotes. Directed by Thomas Hamilton.

On SUNDANCE NOW:

The Pact (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season Finale Premieres Thursday, January 6

Gripping six-part thriller, shot in beautiful Wales. When a young brewery boss (Aneurin Bernard, Dunkirk) is found dead, a chain of events is triggered that draws his four employees Anna (Laura Fraser, Better Call Saul), Nancy (Julie Hesmondhalgh, Broadchurch), Louie (Eiry Thomas, Keeping the Faith), and Cat (Heledd Gwynn, Ordinary Lies) into a fragile pact of silence, bound by a secret that will change their lives forever.

A Discovery of Witches
New Season Premieres Saturday, January 8

In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. Their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past who has been lying in wait will return for revenge. A Discovery of Witches Season 3 is based on the ‘The Book of Life’ novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy and is the third and final instalment.

Total Control (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Thursdays, Beginning January 20

In Season 1, fearless Indigenous senator Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman) engineered a remarkable coup, unseating the Prime Minister and the woman who betrayed her, Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths). But now she faces the ultimate test in a democratic system: the nation is going to the polls and Alex will have to face the judgement of the people by running as an Independent. She’ll be ready for the inevitable dirty campaign tactics and to compete again the well-financed machinery of the major parties, but that won’t make things easier. Alex will be confronted by vile online trolls, threats to her family and political opponents riled by the audacity of a Black woman using her voice. Can she survive a system determined to shake everything she values?

Close To Me
Season Finale Premieres Thursday, January 20

Jo Harding (Connie Nielsen, Gladiator, Wonder Woman) is a woman who has a perfect life with her partner (Christopher Eccleston, Doctor Who) until a fall erases an entire year from her memory. As she struggles to piece events together, Jo discovers that her life was in fact far from perfect.

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 7/20:
* America Unearthed – Season 1 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–America is the surprising burial ground for a web of archaeological secrets. Forensic geologist Scott Wolter reveals that the history books may not tell the whole story. Across the country, ancient symbols, religious relics, and unexplained artifacts suggest that civilizations from around the world have left their mark. A real-life Indiana Jones, Wolter not only uncovers compelling evidence that pre-dates the official “discovery” of the New World, he also turns what we think we know about American history on its head. From the Knights Templar to the Vikings, America Unearthed proves there is a hidden side to the American map, and there are some things people have gone to great lengths to cover up. 3-disc set.

* America’s Book of Secrets – Season 2 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Again opens the vault of information usually hidden from the public view, including previously undisclosed historical narratives and insider information. This season, via in-depth research and exclusive channels, we delve into a range of familiar yet enigmatic subjects like the American Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Hells Angels; such esoteric subjects as Bigfoot, and even presidential cover-ups. Come with us as we bust through the locked doors and security checkpoints of government agencies, famous landmarks and stealthy societies to glimpse the hidden worlds never intended for public viewing. 3-disc set.

* American Hoggers – Season 1 (Lionsgate)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–AMERICAN HOGGERS follows legendary Brown County hog hunter Jerry Campbell and his family level-headed son Robert, firecracker daughter Krystal and family friend Lea as they struggle to rescue Texas residents and ranches from the devastating chaos caused by millions of invasive wild boars. Located in the heart of Texas, the family dedicates itself to the front lines riding horseback, driving a custom-rigged Jeep, using highly trained dogs with GPS tracking systems and employing good old-fashioned know-how to help those endangered by these destructive beasts. Season 1 finds the Campbells battling boars and each other in an ongoing clash between old dogs using old tricks and new dogs with new technology, as they build their father’s hog-hunting lifestyle of over a half century into a thriving family business. Single-disc title.
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COMING ON 7/27:
* Crash – Season 2 (Lionsgate)
$34.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–In the city of Los Angeles, it’s dangerous to have a dream; but impossible not to follow one. And that constant pursuit of the unattainable will make the most unlikely characters connect and collide in a diverse social mosaic. From chance encounters to dramatic interactions, L.A. is the fuel that can change lives forever. Dennis Hopper, Dana Ashbrook, Moran Atias, Clare Carey, Jocko Sims, and Ross McCall. 4-disc set.

* Bring It! – Season 1 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Coach Diana Williams and her Dancing Dolls troupe are taking on the hip-hop world – one dance-off at a time! Based in Jackson, Mississippi, it’s Coach D’s Dancing Dolls versus the rest of the world in the fiercely competitive face-offs against other talented and ruthless dance teams. Each hour-long episode follows the Dolls as they prepare for and travel to a competition or showcase that will culminate in a nail-biting standoff between the Dancing Dolls and one of their sworn rivals! 3-disc set.

* The Doodlebops – Season 3 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The Doodlebops are kids’ favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle…three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join The Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories. 3-disc set.

* Ax Men – Season 5 (Lionsgate)
$39.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–From the remote islands of Alaska to Louisiana’s gator-filled swamps, nine Ax Men teams once again face death-defying challenges in the series’ fifth season. Via 20 one-hour episodes, HISTORY showcases America’s loggers ranging from charismatic Montana cowboys to the reigning Papac champs, each packing their own agenda for a sweet taste of that million-dollar green gold. Embarking on the toughest season of their careers, this year’s crews attempt to conquer Mother Nature, themselves and the impossible in a race promising only explosive results. 5-disc set.

* Cajun Justice – Season 1 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–In a world where people live by Cajun justice, the Sheriff is like a king, and voodoo is practiced, they are the police. The detectives and deputies of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department are the guardians charged with serving and protecting this one-of-akind terrain. Forty five miles south of New Orleans and covering 2,000 square miles of treacherous swampland, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department investigates thousands of criminal incidents every year. But this is no ordinary cop show. With the fiery personalities of the local Cajuns and the uniqueness of the Louisiana justice system, there’s no such thing as a routine police call. Whether it’s a creepy sighting of the Rougarou (‘shape-shifting swamp monster’), a distressed neighbor reporting a stolen air conditioner during a heat wave, or a lead on the gruesome local serial killer case, the deeper into the sticky swampland they delve, the stranger and more mysterious the calls become. Deep in the remote bayou, certain residents think the rules don’t apply to them and are more than willing to fight back. As the heat and humidity rises, so does the crime rate and bizarre behavior. 3-disc set.

* Billy The Exterminator – Season 5 (Lionsgate)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Billy goes where most men fear to tread in capturing critters where they don’t belong and relocating them to a safer home for everybody concerned. Watch as Billy tackles alligators, snapping turtles, raccoons, bats, rats, flying squirrels, snakes, and a tenacious red fox in a family’s playroom! 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 8/3:
* Wife Swap – Season 1 (ViacomCBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Behind the Swap – Benner vs. McMichael; Behind the Swap – Lobdell vs. Moon; Behind the Swap – DeGarmo vs. Mosby; Behind the Swap – McCormick vs. Muffley; Behind the Swap – Drudge vs. Fusco; Behind the Swap – Levine vs. Williams; Behind the Swap – Chauhan vs. Lenoir-Johnson; Behind the Swap – Dias vs. Lunsford; Behind the Swap – Icgoren vs. Legend
—–Hot-button issues like politics, classism, gender and race come to the forefront when families from different geographical and social backgrounds swap spouses for one week, then meet up at the end to discuss what they’ve learned. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 8/24:
* Berlin Station – Season 2 (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Season Two of Berlin Station opens in the thick of a New World Order that has taken root, and is steadily deepening. In the wake of the Far Right tide sweeping across continental Europe, Germany finds itself on the precipice of a pivotal election. 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 8/31:
* Fear The Walking Dead – The Complete 6th Season (Lionsgate)
$38.98 SRP DVD; $44.99 SRP DVD
NOTE: as of this writing, there are no pre-order listings available for this title
EXTRAS: Audio Commentaries; Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)
—–After being torn apart by the Pioneers, Morgan’s (Lennie James) group is now dispersed across their far-reaching settlements, with life behind the Pioneers’ walls testing each of the group’s members in different ways…and forcing them to define who they really are in this new world. As Morgan’s bid to free the remaining members of the group grows bolder, Virginia’s (Colby Minifie) desperation to find her sister accelerates, as does her need to protect the settlements from the enemy forces outside – and within. With new alliances forming, relationships dissolving, loyalties switching, and everyone forced to take sides, “The End Is the Beginning” reveals its deepest meaning. 4-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 9/14:
* Eli Roth’s History of Horror – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $34.97 SRP Blu-ray

Eli Roth explores the dark power and wicked fun of scary movies, the craft that went into making them, and the ways that horror films reflect the anxieties of their times. The themes include Houses of Hell, Monsters, Body Horror, Witches, Chilling Children, and Classic Horror. Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele and more. 2-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 9/21:
* Peppa Pig – Season 1 (Universal)
DVD

—–Join Peppa for all of her first adventures in Peppa Pig: Season 1! Jump and down in muddy puddles, make friends, and—uh-oh!—learn to ride a bike?! Help Daddy Pig find his glasses and Mummy Pig at work, then go fly a kite! Giggle through 50+ Peppasodes with Peppa Pig, her family, and friends. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 9/28:
* Emergency! – The Complete Series (Universal)
DVD

—–Hit the streets with Squad 51 in Emergency!, the pioneering series that was the first to portray the real-life drama of those who devote their lives to saving others. With sirens blaring, dedicated paramedics Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe) and John Gage (Randolph Mantooth) respond to the most desperate calls in the City of Angels. A heroic medical team, including Nurse Dixie McCall (Julie London) and doctors Kelly Brackett (Robert Fuller) and Joe Early (Bobby Troup) await them at Rampart Hospital, where life-and-death decisions are all part of a day’s work. From legendary producer Jack Webb (Dragnet) come all six seasons of this gripping and suspenseful series that captivated viewers and launched a genre of television. 32-disc set that includes “The Final Rescues” (the post-series telefilms).
NOTE: this title has previously been released on DVD, in 2013 and 2016, but had been discontinued. It is being re-issued on DVD, with the same on-disc content, for those fans who might have missed it in the past. This title has not been announced for Blu-ray Disc format, and there are no plans in that format to the best of our ability to discern.

* Muhammad Ali – A Film by Ken Burns (PBS)
$69.99 SRP DVD; $79.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Born Cassius Clay, Jr., Ali rose from boxing amateur to Olympic gold medalist and heavyweight champion, just as he had promised he would at the age of twelve. He wrote his own rules – in the ring and in his life – infuriating his critics, baffling his opponents, and riveting millions of fans. He spoke his mind and stood on principle, staying true to his Islamic faith and refusing induction into the U.S. Army…even when it cost him his livelihood. Banished for his beliefs, he returned to boxing an underdog, reclaimed his title twice, and became the most famous man on earth. An intimate portrait of a larger-than-life global icon, this four-part, eight-hour documentary tells the story of an exceptional athlete whose influence transcends boxing. “He was,” the novelist Norman Mailer wrote, “the very spirit of the 20th Century.” 4-disc set in either format.

* A House Divided – Season 3 (RLJ/Image)
$17.96 SRP DVD

—–The Sanders family continues to navigate chaos and turmoil, as their world rapidly unravels in the worst possible way. Between fending off attacks from rivals to battling their inner demons, things are heating up as danger is increasing for the whole clan, and their past seems to be catching up to them. A new season, a new set of twists and turns reveal the fate of this once all-powerful empire. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/5:
* Castle Rock – The Complete Series (Warner)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $44.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–The complete TV series Castle Rock. Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgard, Jane Levy, Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins, Paul Sparks, Elsie Fisher. 6-disc set on DVD; 4-disc set on Blu-ray Disc.



Video: “A House Divided” – Season 3 Official Trailer – UMC Original Series





Video: “A House Divided” – Season 3 Official Trailer – UMC Original Series
Look for the new season Wednesday, December 23 on the streaming service.
[via press release from UMC]
A HOUSE DIVIDED | Season 3 Official Trailer (HD) | UMC Original Series

Here is the official trailer for Season 3 of A House Divided – Premieres December 23 on UMC.tv #AHouseDivided

About A HOUSE DIVIDED:

The Sanders family is shaken when their matriarch, Pamela Sanders, suddenly dies. Cameron Sanders Sr. grieves while being investigated by the SEC. His sons search for answers but one soon spirals out of control, while his daughter finds solace in the arms of her cousin’s husband. Can the family find a way to face their enemies together, or will the secrets and lies tear them apart?

Starring Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, LisaRaye McCoy, Demetria McKinney, Paula Jai Parker, Brad James, Parker McKenna Posey, and Art Evans.

Produced by Dan Garcia (New Kingdom Pictures)

About UMC:

UMC is the first and largest streaming service for Black TV and Film. We have thousands of hours of your favorite series and movies, all of which have been creative/written/directed by a person of color or stars and features people of color. #WatchUMC for FREE for the first 7 days and after that, it’s just $4.99/month or $49.99 for the whole year, always ad-free.



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 7/21:

* The Unicorn – Season 1 (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Deleted/Extended Scenes, Gag Reel
—–The Unicorn is a comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who helps Wade (Walton Goggins; Justified, Sons Of Anarchy) embrace his “new normal” in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago. As a sometimes ill-equipped (but always-devoted!) single parent to his two adolescent daughters, Grace and Natalie, Wade is taking the major step of dating again. His supportive and compassionate best friends, Forrest (Rob Corddry) and wife Delia (Michaela Watkins), and Ben (Omar Benson Miller) and wife Michelle (Maya Lynne Robinson), are thrilled he’s resurfaced…and enthusiastically offer to help set up his online profile. To Wade’s amazement, he’s a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he’s the perfect single guy – a “unicorn”: employed, attractive and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he’ll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life – and love – again. 3-disc set.
NOTE: this title has appeared in a manner very similar to the way MOD (manufacture on demand) titles appear for sale…but it doesn’t seem to be marked as an MOD title. It may be MOD, or it might be a traditionally-manufactured item. We’re not certain at the time of this writing!

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COMING ON 8/4:

* Idiomatic – Season 1 (Sundance)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Idiomatic follows the life and times of an urban, bilingual, environmentally conscious left wing couple in their thirties, Aino, whos originally from Finnish Lapland, and Swedish speaking Micke. They are forced to move to an upper class neighborhood, into an apartment owned by Mickes wealthy parents, who also live next door. In addition to Mickes parents, his childhood friend lives in the same building. When Ainos yokel brother moves into their guest room, people from all walks of life meet under the same roof, thirtysomethings and their parents, different family cultures, country people, urban people, Finnish and Swedish speaking people, middle class and blue collar workers, right wingers and left wingers, childhood friends who have lost touch, and first and foremost, a couple who are still getting to know each other. 2-disc set.

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COMING ON 9/8:

* Mr. Mercedes – Season 3 (Sony)
$21.49 SRP DVD

—–The original series Mr. Mercedes’ third season starts when beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered. Hodges, Holly and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer, but this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims.

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COMING ON 9/15:

* A House Divided – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$17.96 SRP DVD

—–With family matriarch Pamela now deceased, outsider Carissa Walker is only a few scheming steps away from taking control of the powerful Sanders family and their fortune. But she didn’t count on the return of Pamela’s sister, Alexis, to stand in her way…with a bombshell of a secret! Haunted by his past, Camron must come to terms with the imminent death of his father. While Torrance rebounds from a gunshot wound, trying to reclaim his basketball career, siblings Stephanie and Cam Jr. face their own demons, struggling to gain leverage within the family. And on the eve of Carissa and Cam’s wedding, a series of violent and emotional confrontations could spell the end of the Sanders dynasty. 2-disc set.

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COMING ON 10/13:

* Ultraman R/B – The Series & The Movie Combo Pack (Mill Creek)
$49.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (redeem on MCE’s “movieSPREE!” service)
—–When two brothers with clashing personalities obtain incredible powers, they focus on overcoming their differences to defend Earth as a superhero team. Families are always around us, and hence they are likely to be taken for granted. This is a story of brothers, revolving around the main theme of “Bond” and “Love”. One day, the brothers encounter a monster and almost lose their lives in the mountain. Then, two transformation items appear there suddenly, and the brothers will throw themselves into the battle world as Ultraman. 6-disc set.

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COMING ON 10/20:

* The Captains Close-Up – The Captains Collection (Shout!)
$59.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–For the first time on Blu-ray, The Captains Collection features four acclaimed Star Trek documentaries directed by William Shatner: The Captains (original movie); The Captains Close-Up (television series); William Shatner Presents: Chaos On The Bridge (TV movie); William Shatner’s Get A Life! (TV movie). William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Chris Pine, Christopher Plummer, Rene Auberjonois, John Cho, James Darren, Terry Farrell. 4-disc set.