COMING ON 2/15:
* Chip ‘N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers – The Complete Series (Disney)
$49.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–For the first time on Blu-ray, go nuts over Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, with all 65 episodes of sleuthing fun. Chip and Dale lead an eccentric group of animals solving mysteries in the human world and in their own. Tackling whodunits that fall through the cracks, these intrepid detectives are on the case! 6-disc set. Content Advisory: This program includes negative depictions or mistreatment of people or cultures. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future. Stories matter: WWW.DISNEY.COM/STORIESMATTER
NOTE: this has been announced for Blu-ray Disc format only
COMING ON 3/1:
* Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! – The Complete Series (Warner)
$54.97 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: A Scooby-Doo for Everyone (Featurette); 50 Years of Scooby Snacks (Featurette); My Life with Scooby: Frank Welker’s Animated Journey (Featurette); Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold Trailer (a peak at the Scooby-Doo! Live stage production)
—–Scooby-Doo, the world’s most lovable, mystery-solving dog – along with his best friend Shaggy and the rest of the gang – stars in a spooky and laugh-filled collection of classic cartoons. Scooby, the clumsy and cowardly canine, instinctively runs from things that go bump in the night. But this globe-trotting Great Dane solves monstrous mysteries and unravels ghostly goings-on like no one else. And even in the middle of the scariest situation, Scooby and Shaggy find time to satisfy their craving for their favorite food…pizza! So, watch out villains! Scooby-Doo is on your trail, and he always captures his quarry and solves the puzzle. But there’s nothing puzzling about finding fun and excitement: just sit back, have a Scooby snack and enjoy the zany animated antics of the wacky dog detective. 4-disc set.
NOTE: in Sept. 2019, Warner released a “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! – Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion” Blu-ray set; this new release is the unlimited version of that title, with downsized bonus material and shelf-friendly packaging
COMING ON 3/15:
* The Proud Family – The Complete Original Series: Anniversary Edition (Disney)
$44.99 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: The Proud Family Movie and The Proud Family Shorties
—–Follow the adventures and misadventures of Penny, a typical African American girl who’s doing her best to navigate through the early years of teendom. Penny’s every encounter inevitably spirals into bigger-than-life situations filled with hijinks, hilarity, and heart. Her quest to balance her home, school and social lives are further complicated by friends like the sassy Dijonay, Penny’s nemesis LaCienega Boulevardez, her loving (yet over-protective) parents, and her hip-to-the-groove-granny, Suga Mama. All 52 episodes of the original series in a 7-disc set.
NOTE: this has been announced for DVD format only
* Head Of The Class – The Complete 4th Season (Warner Archives)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–Head Of The Class: The Complete Fourth Season stars Howard Hesseman, Robin Givens, Brian Robbins, and more. The intellectually gifted class travels to Russia for part of this season as the first television series from the United States to be shot in the former Soviet Union. 3-disc set.
COMING ON 3/22:
* The Flight Attendant – The Complete 1st Season (Warner Canada)
CA$29.98 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes; Flight Attendant: Inside The Series behind-the-scenes featurette
—–Starring Kaley Cuoco (8 Simple Rules; Charmed; The Big Bang Theory; Harley Quinn) and based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT is a dark comedic thriller about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man…and no idea what happened. In a fit of panic and fear, she tries to clean up any trace of her presence, and jets back to New York in a state of barely concealed anxiety. Of course, she has no idea of the dark and crazy mystery about to unfold! Also stars Zosia Mamet, T.R. Knight, Rosie Perez, Michelle Gomez, Michiel Huisman, and more!
NOTE: this has been announced in Canada for DVD format only
COMING ON 3/29:
* Young Rock – Season 1 (Universal)
$24.98 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: “A Christmas Peril” episode
—–From global superstar Dwayne Johnson and Nahnatchka Khan (creator of Fresh Off the Boat) comes Young Rock, a single-camera comedy series inspired by Johnson’s formative years. Every legend has a beginning. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in a larger-than-life family comedy based on outrageous stories of his youth. This coming-of-age journey highlights the unforgettable moments and incredible relationships that took Dwayne from ordinary kid to extraordinary superstar…revealing he’s more like us than we know. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this has been announced for DVD format only
* Rick and Morty – The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Warner)
$79.99 SRP DVD; $89.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–Rick and Morty is the critically acclaimed, half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers. 10-disc set on DVD; 5-disc set on Blu-ray Disc.
COMING ON 4/5:
* The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 5 (ClassicFlix)
$39.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–Remastered, uncut and beautifully restored, now you can see The Little Rascals like never before! With restorations so glorious, it will be like watching these iconic shorts for the first time! With the departure of Wally Albright from “Our Gang” after the filming of Washee Ironee in late 1934, producer Hal Roach temporarily shifted the focus of the series back to George “Spanky” McFarland, as he had done a year before when Dickie Moore left the “Lot of Fun”. That all changed with the talent show-themed short Beginner’s Luck (1935), where one competitor wouldn’t win first prize…but he would soon win fame as one of the most popular “Little Rascals” performers in the franchise’s history. The youngster making his Our Gang debut in Luck was none other than seven-year-old Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer, whose comical countenance – including a lard-assisted cowlick, a face smothered in freckles and a singing voice that was the dictionary definition of “off-key” – was put to use for maximum mirthmaking in such classics as Teacher’s Beau (1935), The Lucky Corner (1936), and The Pinch Singer (1936). Alfalfa’s unpleasant warbling was also a highlight of Our Gang Follies of 1936 (1935), the short that spoofed 1930s musical comedies and solidified the core of Our Gang for the next five years with the introduction of Darla Hood. The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 5 contains the next 12 Our Gang sound shorts produced by the Hal Roach Studios: Anniversary Trouble (1935) to Arbor Day (1936)…with each short newly scanned and restored from the original Hal Roach 35mm film elements. A must-have for any true Our Gang fan, Volume 5 features the talents of George “Spanky” McFarland, Scotty Beckett, Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas, Matthew “Stymie” Beard, Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer, Darla Hood and Eugene “Porky” Lee. SHORTS (1935): Anniversary Trouble; Beginner’s Luck; Teacher’s Beau; Sprucin’ Up; Little Papa; Little Sinner; Our Gang Follies of 1936. SHORTS (1936): The Pinch Singer; Divot Diggers; The Lucky Corner; Second Childhood; Arbor Day.
* Benjamin Franklin – A Film By Ken Burns (PBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–Benjamin Franklin explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century’s most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. Franklin’s 84 years (1706-1790) spanned an epoch of momentous change in science, technology, literature, politics, and government—fields he himself advanced through lifelong commitments to societal and self-improvement. But Franklin’s life was full of contradictions, and his success as a writer, printer, scientist, and statesman came at a cost to the people closest to him. His influence was unmatched in his time, and his impact remains with us today. “If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten,” he said in Poor Richard’s Almanac, “either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” Benjamin Franklin did both. Actors: Mandy Patinkin, Carolyn McCormick, Josh Lucas, Liam Neeson, David Quay, Craig Mellish, Paul Giamatti, Joe Morton, Adam Arkin, Tony Beck. Narrator: Peter Coyote. 2-disc set in either format.
COMING ON 4/19:
* Doctor Who – Tom Baker: The Complete Season 6 (BBC)
$69.99 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: This Blu-ray box set includes extensive and exclusive Special Features including: BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES: Including a Making-Of documentary for Destiny Of The Daleks, and a new featurette for The Creature From The Pit. TOM TALKS: A candid interview with Tom Baker as he gives us his unique take on life, the universe and everything. DOUGLAS ADAMS TRIBUTE: Friends and colleagues remember the Doctor Who writer/script editor and creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. IN CONVERSATION: Matthew Sweet chats to Bob Baker, writer of Nightmare Of Eden, co-creator of K9, and one of the creative forces behind Wallace & Gromit. BEHIND THE SOFA: New episodes with actors Colin Baker, Katy Manning, Matthew Waterhouse, Nicola Bryant, June Hudson, Graeme Harper & Mat Irvine. SHADA: An updated version of the ‘lost’ story, completed with enhanced animation and presented in six episodes for the very first time, alongside the original 1992 VHS and 2017 versions. SCRIPTS, COSTUME DESIGNS, RARE BBC PRODUCTION FILES AND OTHER RARITIES FROM OUR PDF ARCHIVE AND LOTS MORE!
—–Already available overseas, this is coming to North America for the first time! Build up your Doctor Who archive with this collectors’ set that includes these stories: DESTINY OF THE DALEKS, CITY OF DEATH, THE CREATURE FROM THE PIT, NIGHTMARE OF EDEN, THE HORNS OF NIMON, and SHADA, with all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources. The penultimate season for Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, with a full season of Lalla Ward as Romana, is the next release to come to Blu-ray! In 1979, Tom Baker’s Doctor was in full flight. With Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) as script editor, the series leaned into Baker’s penchant for humor, and paired his Doctor with a regenerated Romana (Lalla Ward) as his traveling companion. Together, they would form one of the most popular Doctor/companion duos of all time. Although the season was crippled behind-the-scenes by strike action (resulting in the season finale being abandoned part-way through production), it remains a beloved slice of Doctor Who history that features the return of Davros and the Daleks, and one of the all-time classic stories: Douglas Adams’ own City Of Death. 7-disc set.