COMING ON 5/4:
* Hemingway – A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (PBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD; 49.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–HEMINGWAY examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers: Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together Hemingways biography with excerpts from his work. The film penetrates the myth of Hemingway to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure. Producer: Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, Ken Burns. Author: Geoffrey C. Ward. Narrator: Peter Coyote. 3-disc set in either format.
* Atlantic Crossing (PBS)
$44.99 SRP DVD
—–Inspired by true events, this is the untold story of the Norwegian Crown Princess becoming an influential figure in world politics during World War II, depicting the tragic events of the war from a unique and unseen perspective. Starring Sofia Helin and Kyle MacLachlan. Author: Alexander Eik, Linda May Kallestein. Producer: Moa Westeson, Silje Hopland Eik. 3-disc set.
COMING ON 5/18:
* Rugrats – The Complete Series (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$55.99 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: Runaway Reptar; All Growed Up; Babies in Toyland; Tales from the Crib: “Snow White”; Tales from the Crib: “Three Jacks & A Beanstalk”
—–This must be your ducky day! The whole world is a big adventure waitin’ to be ‘splored with all 9 seasons of Rugrats, the classic Nickelodeon TV show, in a 26-disc complete series collection! Baldly go where no baby’s every gone before as the Rugrats turn the ordinary into the extraordinary every day! Rugrats follows the secret life of babies Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Kimi, and Dil, plus toddlers Angelica and Susie, as they embark on misguided adventures (in reality and their vivid imaginations), right under the noses of their unsuspecting parents and grandparents. Featuring the voice talents of E. G. Daily (“The Powerpuff Girls”) as Tommy, Tara Strong (“The Fairly Odd Parents”) as Dil, Nancy Cartwright (“The Simpsons”) as Chuckie, Kath Soucie (“Danny Phantom”) as Phil and Lil, Cree Summer (“Robot Chicken”) as Susie, Cheryl Chase (“All Grown Up!”) as Angelica, and more, this collection is perfect for both “growed up” long-time fans and today’s generation of kids to enjoy!
NOTE: seasons 5-9 have previously been available as manufacture-on-demand (MOD) titles, but are “going wide” at retail for the first time in this release
COMING ON 5/21
* Baywatch – Remastered: All 9 Seasons (VEI)
$109.99 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Includes Pilot, Limited Edition Poster, and Fun Facts Booklet
—–First airing in 1989, Baywatch broadcast into over 200 different countries, was translated into 48 languages, reached an estimated audience of 1 billion viewers worldwide according to TV Guide, and was awarded a Guinness World Record for having the largest global TV audience in history. Described by Entertainment Weekly as ‘the most popular show in the history of the planet’, Baywatch spawned a legion of international stars including David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Gena Lee Nolan, and Yasmine Bleeth. All episodes are now available in High Definition, at 16:9 cinematic widescreen. In addition, 350 songs have been re-created to score the iconic Baywatch montages.
NOTE: this is the Blu-ray version of the title; the DVD format version was announced in last week’s Roundup: https://www.facebook.com/tvshowsondvd/posts/10159018812051063
COMING ON 6/29:
* His Dark Materials – The Complete 2nd Season: New Worlds Await (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Noble Rogue: The Legend of Lee Scoresby [This documentary will explore the DNA of Lee Scoresby’s character (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and the aspects of the cowboy, outlaw or rogue, who through bravery, loyalty, and rebelliousness are willing to stick up for the underdog and fight for justice]; Exploring His Dark Materials: Panserbjørne; Exploring His Dark Materials: Daemons; Exploring His Dark Materials:Portals & The Multiverse; Exploring His Dark Materials: Witches; His Dark Materials: Bringing Daemons and Bears to Life; His Dark Materials: Exploring Cittàgazze; His Dark Materials: Worlds Collide; The Powerful Mrs. Coulter; Lyra; The Subtle Knife
—–His Dark Materials follows young orphan Lyra (Dafne Keen) on a journey through a parallel world, where a human’s soul exists outside one’s body – in the form of a talking animal called a daemon. Season Two begins as Lyra, distraught over the death of her best friend, embarks upon a journey in a strange and mysterious abandoned city. There she meets Will (Amir Wilson), a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Lyra and Will learn their destinies are tied to reuniting Will with his father, but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary. Season Two series regulars include stars Dafne Keen (Logan), Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Amir Wilson (The Secret Garden), Ariyon Bakare (Life), Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Fleabag), Will Keen (The Crown), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton). Joining the cast this season are Terence Stamp (Superman), Jade Anouka (Cleaning Up) and Simone Kirby (Notes on Blindness). 2-disc set in either format.
NOTE: we are aware that the attached cover art does NOT match the artwork seen at various pre-order listings for this title. We are using the box art which the studio provided to us as part of the title announcement/press release they emailed us.
I Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$85.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–Your Wish is Our Command! All 139 episodes debuting in HIGH DEFINITION! With the blink of her eyes and a nod of her head, Barbara Eden will make your wishes come true in I Dream Of Jeannie: The Complete Series. Larry Hagman is Captain Anthony Tony Nelson, an astronaut who finds himself Master to a beautiful and crafty genie (Eden), whom he unknowingly releases from a bottle. Together, he and Jeannie are a magical match. Packed with some of television’s brightest guest stars, I Dream Of Jeannie is the beloved must-own comedy series that will have you dreaming of TV’s Golden Age. 12-disc set.
NOTE: this is a high-def Blu-ray Disc release; the title was released on DVD format by Sony in 2008, and then again by Mill Creek in 2015