Upcoming DVD Releases

• Heartland – The Complete 14th Season (eOne/Universal Canada)
CA$30.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Season 14; Graham Wardle’s Departure; The Horses of Heartland; Production During the Pandemic; Amber, Graham and the Cast; Graham’s Favorite Moments; The Future
—–While some journeys end, others are just beginning. Season 14 of Heartland find horses healing Amy (Amber Marshall) as much as Amy heals horses. While Amy struggles with a life-changing challenge, the entire town of Hudson will have to deal with an unexpected disaster that threatens to derail Lou’s (Michelle Morgan) first term as mayor. But the family will pull through together and be stronger as a result. Family is courage, and times change. 3-disc set.

• The Six Million Dollar Man – The Complete Series (Universal)
$98.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: All Three Pilot Movies (“The Moon and the Desert”; “Wine, Women and War”; “The Solid Gold Kidnapping”); Real Bionics; An Iconic Opening; Season 1 VIPs: A celebration of The Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars; OSI Mission Debriefing: Executive Producer Harve Bennett; Interactive Bonus Feature: Bionic Breakdown; Audio Commentary by Writer Kenneth Johnson: The Bionic Woman; Audio Commentary by Writer Kenneth Johnson: The Bionic Woman – Part II; Featurette – The Bionic Sound Effects; Season 2 VIPS: A Celebration of The Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars; The Blue Flash Audio Commentary by Director Cliff Bole ; The Bionic Women: Welcome Home, Jamie; The Bionic Woman: Welcome Home, Jamie – Part II; The Secret of Bigfoot Audio Commentary by Writer/Producer Kenneth Johnson; The Secret of Bigfoot – Part II Audio Commentary by Writer/Producer Kenneth Johnson ; Bonus Episode: The Bionic Woman: Kill Oscar; Bonus Episode: The Bionic Woman: Kill Oscar – Part III; Audio Commentary by Director Cliff Bole: Vulture of the Andes; All Three Reunion Movies (“The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman”; “Bionic Showdown”; “Bionic Ever After?”)
—–“Gentlemen, we have the technology. We can rebuild him.” Lee Majors stars as Steve Austin, a U.S. astronaut grievously injured in the crash of an experimental aircraft. His shattered body is rebuilt with the help of OSI, a secret operative organization using bionic, atomic-powered technology that propels him at speeds of 60 mph, giving him the ability to overturn massive objects. Now under the watchful eye of OSI director Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson), Austin uses his powers to fight international villains, mad scientists, and alien monsters in highly classified missions. Guest starring popular fan favorites such as Farrah Fawcett, Lindsay Wagner, and Louis Gossett, Jr., each thrilling episode in The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series will leave you breathless watching one of the greatest superhero TV shows of the 1970’s.
NOTE: this is the same 33-disc set on DVD format that was released in 2015, being re-offered by Universal once again for fans who missed purchasing it – or 2010’s original Time Life limited edition DVD release – in the past (and for those who can’t use the version Shout! Factory released on Blu-ray Disc format for the first time a few weeks ago, in mid-July)

• Flowers In The Attic: The Origin – Limited Series (Lionsgate)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–Based on the prequel novel GARDEN OF THE SHADOWS by Andrew Neiderman, FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGIN chronicles the harrowing backstory of Olivia Winfield (Jemima Rooper) as she is wooed by the debonair Malcolm Foxworth (Max Irons). After a whirlwind romance, Olivia discovers the twisted truths lurking inside Foxworth Hall, and the fairytale life she expected becomes a nightmare…one that leads to her notorious decision to lock her grandchildren in the attic. Featuring a stellar cast that includes Kelsey Grammer, Harry Hamlin, Kate Mulgrew, Paul Wesley, Alana Boden, Hannah Dodd, T’Shan Williams, and Callum Kerr, this chilling 4-part limited series reveals the transformative power of true evil. 2-disc set.

• Guilt – Season 2 (PBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–In the cellar of an Edinburgh house, two gunshots ring out. Across town, disgraced lawyer Max McCall (Mark Bonnar, Catastrophe) is released from prison. For the Leith area of Edinburgh, a bright new future is being promised. These events will entwine characters old and new, as they battle the consequences of their actions amidst shocking new developments. 2-disc set.

• Eli Roth’s History of Horror – Season 3 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $34.97 SRP Blu-ray

—–Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth brings together the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examine the genre’s impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear. Season 3 of Eli Roth’s History of Horror continues with its winning combination of insightful interviews with masterfully-edited clips from films that have seared themselves into popular culture, framed through sub-genres that speak to the moment. 2-disc set in either format.

• London Kills – Series 3 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–“One of Britain’s most thrilling series” (Entertainment Weekly) returns as the elite squad of detectives begin investigating a string of murders with links to the police force. Could the killer be a fellow officer? The case has deeply personal ramifications for the team led by DI David Bradford (Hugo Speer, Father Brown), involving DS Vivienne Cole’s (Sharon Small, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries) ex-husband and threats to DC Rob Brady’s (Bailey Patrick, Bridgerton) family. As they try to discover if a murderer lurks among their ranks, the detectives also investigate the death of a schoolboy that could be connected to a girl’s suicide, a widow who somewhat suspiciously refuses to grieve, and the fatal attack on a locksmith that harks back to the manslaughter of Trainee DC Billie Fitzgerald’s (Tori Allen-Martin, Unforgotten) father a decade earlier. 2-disc set.

• Wilbur’s Conspiracy Theories – Season 1 (WowNow Ent.)
$29.95 SRP DVD

—–Welcome to Wilbur’s Weird And Wacky World! Where the latest x-files and conspiracy theories are blown open and made simple. From UFOs to government coverups and beyond, Wilbur is shining light on a dark web of lies! Single-disc title.

• Ultra City Smiths – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$29.99 SRP DVD

—–The Ultra City Smiths story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. The series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate (Kurtwood Smith). Two intrepid detectives (Jimmi Simpson and Da’Vine Joy Randolph) follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.


• Krypto the Superdog – The Complete Series (Warner)
$44.98 SRP DVD

—–Krypto the Superdog follows the adventures of the title character – Superman’s beloved pooch – who also acquires the powers afforded his original Earthbound master. Alongside allies like Ace The Bat-Hound and Streaky the Supercat, Krypto fights the forces of evil, which include the animal companions of Lex Luthor and Catwoman. Sam Vincent (Ninjago, Sausage Party) voiced the title character to lead the robust cast that included Brian Drummond (Monster Beach) as Streaky, Scott McNeil (X-Men: Evolution) as Ace the Bat-Hound, Alberto Ghisi (Trick ‘r Treat) as Kevin Whitney, Tabita St. Germain (My Little Pony franchise) as Andrea, Terry Klassen (Dragon Ball Z) as Tusky Husky, Ellen Kennedy (Polly Pocket) as Brainy Barker, Michael Dobson (The Deep) as Bulldog. Additional cast members included Peter Kelamis (Beyond, Riverdale) as Tail Terrier, Mark Oliver (Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu) as Mechanikat, Trevor Devall (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as Hot Dog, and Nicole Bouma (Powerpuff Girls Z) as Snooky Wookums. 5-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally announced for release on August 2nd, but has been delayed until September 27th

• Bel-Air – Season 1 (Universal)
$24.98 SRP DVD

—–Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known. Executive produced by Will Smith, and inspired by Morgan Cooper’s viral trailer that reimagined the iconic, culture-defining ’90s sitcom, Bel-Air takes a fresh and raw approach to this world of swagger, style, and aspiration while exploring Will’s complex journey through a current lens. The series features an ensemble cast that introduces Jabari Banks as Will and a creative team that includes Cooper, who serves as director, co-writer, and executive producer, and co-showrunners and executive producers T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson. 3-disc set.

• Mr. Mayor – The Complete Series (Universal)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Mr. Mayor’s Magical L.A. Christmas
—–Mayor Neil Bremer (Ted Danson) serves the great city of Los Angeles in Mr. Mayor, the hit workplace comedy from executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. In this complete series set, Mayor Bremer has his work cut out for him at city hall as he tries to do right by the city that elected him and be a good father to his teenage daughter Orly (Kyla Kenedy). Luckily for Neil, he has a dedicated team of witty civil servants to keep him on track, including Deputy Mayor Arpi Meskimen (Holly Hunter), Chief of Staff Mikaela Shaw (Vella Lovell), Chief Strategist Tommy Tomás (Mike Cabellon) and Communications Director Jayden Kwapis (Bobby Moynihan). 2-disc set.

• Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast (MPI)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–TV’S FAVORITE FAMILY OF FRIGHT RETURNS WITH RARE SHOWS! The Munsters of Mockingbird Lane thrilled audiences of all ages with the weekly spooky comedy series when it originally aired in the 1960s, and then through decades of reruns. Now, for the first time, long-lost television appearances of the cast – Fred Gwynne (Herman), Yvonne De Carlo (Lily), Al Lewis (Grandpa), Pat Priest (Marilyn), and Butch Patrick (Eddie) – are available to be enjoyed again in this historical (and hysterical) collection. MARINELAND CARNIVAL & MORE LOST TREASURES WITH THE MUNSTERS TV SHOW CAST MEMBERS includes the hour-long Marineland Carnival 1965 special starring the Munsters, a 1966 full-color Munsters-themed “episode” with Fred Gwynne as Herman on The Danny Kaye Show, additional rare skits, and vintage talk show interviews with The Munsters TV stars, an all-new featurette (Munster Memories) with Butch Patrick, hit music from the New Christy Minstrels, guest appearances by Edie Adams, Joey Bishop and more delights. Single-disc title.

COMING ON 10/25:
• When Calls The Heart – Year 9 (Shout!)
$26.98 SRP DVD

—–From celebrated author Janette Oke (the Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place), Pascale Hutton (Flashpoint), and Kevin McGarry (Heartland) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story filled with “many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another” (Military Press)! Return to Hope Valley with this six-movie collection from When Calls The Heart’s ninth season! Join schoolteacher Elizabeth Thornton (Krakow) and the kind and loving citizens of your favorite frontier town as they navigate the highs and lows of romance, friendship, and the progress that comes with the changing times they face. 3-disc set.

• Death in Paradise – Season 11 (BBC)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–The sun-soaked, smash-hit whodunnit returns for more murder mysteries with a light touch and a warm heart. DI Neville Parker has more crimes to solve on the blissful island of Saint Marie, while also dealing with the emotional complications of working at close quarters with DS Florence Cassell. With the help of new recruits Naomi and Darlene, the team face some of their toughest cases ever. From a mysterious kidnapping gone awry to a skydiver stabbed in mid-air, things aren’t getting any easier for Neville and the team. Meanwhile, Florence faces her toughest challenge yet when she is tasked to go undercover with a ruthless criminal organisation, and Selwyn’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a face from his past. Also featuring the return of Officer Dwayne Myers in the show’s first ever feature-length Christmas Special, the eleventh series continues to provide its unique blend of mystery, murder, and sunshine. 3-disc set.

• Miss Scarlet & the Duke – The Complete 2nd Season (PBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–It’s a few months after the end of Season One. Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips, Peaky Blinders) has solved her father’s murder while her relationship with Inspector William Wellington (Stuart Martin, Jamestown), aka the Duke, continues to slowly simmer. But Eliza continues to face the challenges of being a professional woman in male-dominated Victorian London. 2-disc set.

Upcoming DVD Releases

* Death in Paradise – Season 10 (BBC)
$39.98 SRP DVD

—–Celebrate your tenth year on the BBC’s stunning Caribbean island of Saint-Marie (Guadalupe) with more murders, mayhem, and marvelous guests. Will the surprise return of DS Florence Cassell (Joséphine Jobert) help allergic DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little, The Royle Family) adjust to island life? Other visitors – former DIs Richard Poole and Jack Mooney, and DS Camille Bordey – help the team unravel who poisoned an archaeologist, harpooned the host of a stag party, strangled a TV star, and stole the body of a lottery winner. JP tries to train an unruly new officer while anticipating the birth of twins, and Neville enters a crab-cooking competition. What a paradise! All 8 episodes. 7 1⁄2 hours on 2 Discs; SDH.

* Cagney & Lacey – The Complete Collection: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition (VEI)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–Groundbreaking 14 Emmy award-winning television police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as two female cops in serious portrayals of a tough profession. With contrasting personalities, each has a different perspective on both personal and professional situations. As the two tough women faced the challenges and triumphs as real women, not victims, they amassed a huge and loyal fan base. Includes all 7 Seasons + the Pilot + the 4 TV Movies: The Return, Together Again, View Through The Glass Ceiling, True Convictions.
NOTE: a version of this was available in the past, but had been discontinued; VEI is making it available again for customers who may have missed it
* The Jim Gaffigan Show – Season 2 (ViacomCBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Inside the Episode: The Calling; Inside the Episode: The Trial; Inside the Episode: Ugly; Inside the Episode: The List; Inside the Episode: No Good Deed, Pt. 1; Inside the Episode: No Good Feed, Pt. 3; Inside the Episode: He Said She Said; Inside the Episode: My Brother’s Keeper; Inside the Episode: Jim At The Museum; Inside the Episode: Bosom Buddies; Inside the Episode: The Mike Gaffigan Show; Food Truck; Yoga
—–The single-camera series is inspired by Jim Gaffigan’s real life, exploring one man’s struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) co-stars in The Jim Gaffigan Show as Jim’s wife, and cult comedy favorites Adam Goldberg (Fargo) and Michael Ian Black (Ed) also star as Jim’s best friend and his wife’s meddling confidante, respectively. 2-disc set.
* Mare of Easttown – The Complete Limited Series (HBO/Warner)
$24.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

—–As her life crumbles around her, a small-town Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) investigates a local murder. The series explores the dark side of a close community, and provides an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present. Also stars Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Evan Peters, Guy Pearce, Angourie Rice, David Denman, Neal Huff, Cailee Spaeny, and John Douglas Thompson. Single-disc title.
NOTE: this title was announced on DVD format, for the same street date (and non-MOD), as part of our Roundup dated July 2nd

* Agatha Raisin – Limited Edition Halloween Pop-Up Collectible (RLJ/Acorn)
$24.99 SRP DVD

—–When Agatha launches her new detective agency, James suggests they investigate a legendary haunted house to drum up business. Single-disc title.
* Back – Series 2 (BBC Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–After a lengthy spell in a wellness centre, Stephen returns to his provincial pub, refreshed and re-energised. Thankfully Andrew, the formerly-prodigal foster brother, has been managing affairs. But despite Stephen being back it’s not all plain sailing. Stephen’s sister Cass, resenting her mum’s relationship with young boyfriend Julian, packs up and leaves home. Blunt and uncompromising Uncle Geoff gets married and ‘re-greens’ his farm. Then the opening of a spectacular rival pub threatens the very future of the family business. Single-disc title.
COMING ON 10/19:
* Land Girls – The Complete Collection (PBS)
$59.99 SRP DVD

—–Follow the lives, loves, highs, and lows of members of the Women’s Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II. As men fought on the battlefields, women from all walks of life worked the farms that fed the nation, doing their part to keep the home front running. 6-disc set.
* The Loud House – Season 3, Volume 2: Cooked (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$12.99 SRP DVD

—–The Loud kids promise to help their Dad come up with ideas for the grand opening of his new restaurant, Lynn’s Table. But their lack of teamwork and their crazy plans lead to a nightmare in the kitchen. Plus: Luna hopes to win a songwriting contest, Lori and Bobby try to bring their big families together for Thanksgiving…and so much more!

* Star Trek: Discovery – Seasons 1-3 (ViacomCBS)
$97.99 SRP DVD; $132.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: First 3 seasons of the hit franchise in one ultimate collection, plus over 6 hours of special features!
—–SEASON 1: Welcome to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season One, an odyssey that unfolds a decade before the era of Star Trek: The Original Series. Sonequa Martin-Green stars as Michael Burnham, formerly one of Starfleets’s most respected first officers…and now its first mutineer. A human raised as a Vulcan, Burnham learned early that “all life is born from chaos.” Her defiance of a direct order resulted in an all-out war with the Klingon Empire, and she was sentenced to life in prison – until Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) recruits her aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. Joining her on this dramatic, epic journey are Captain Lorca, First Officer Saru (Doug Jones), Chief of Security Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif), Chief Engineer Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), and Cadet Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman). Together, their powers of logic, science, and compassion will meld on their quest for victory, survival and ultimately, peace in the universe. SEASON 2: After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, the U.S.S. Discovery welcomes aboard Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), and begins a new mission to investigate the meaning behind seven mysterious red signals. Michael Burnham grapples with her past growing up on Vulcan with her foster parents, and her brother Spock (Ethan Peck). SEASON 3: After following Commander Michael Burnham into a wormhole, the U.S.S. Discovery lands in an unrecognizable world 1,000 years in the future. With Starfleet and the Federation on the brink of collapse, due to a catastrophic event known as The Burn, the Discovery crew = with the help of new and mysterious allies Book (David Ajala) and Adira (Blu del Barrio) – must uncover what caused The Burn, and restore hope to the galaxy.

* Yellowstone – Season 1: Special Edition (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Special Edition packaging also includes a collectible Dutton Ranch decal!
—–From the brilliant creative mind of Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water and Sicario), and starring Academy Award Winner Kevin Costner, Yellowstone revolves around the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Costner), who controls the largest ranch in the U.S. that is under constant attack by those it borders: land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park. This is a world where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. It is the best and worst of America, seen through the eyes of a family that represents both. The impressive cast also includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, and many more.

* Yellowstone – Season 2: Special Edition (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: This season’s DVD and Blu-ray releases give you some of the most exclusive Yellowstone content out there, with an incredible vault of bonus features such as extended episodes, on-set footage, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes journey, AND an array of candid interviews from cast and crew. Special Edition packaging also includes a collectible Dutton Ranch decal!
—– Determined to protect his ranch and his family’s legacy by any means necessary, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) turns up the heat in the most epic season of Yellowstone yet. As the violence escalates and alliances shift, the ranch experiences some of its most dangerous affairs yet. Don’t miss out on a second of this wild second season.

* Yellowstone – Season 3: Special Edition (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Go all in on this season with extended content and bonus features, including making-of featurettes, behind the scenes clips, never-before-seen interviews with cast and crew, and much more. Special Edition packaging also includes a collectible Dutton Ranch decal!
—–In the most explosive season of Yellowstone yet, John Dutton (Kevin Costner, two-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner) and his family must protect their land from new and old enemies, lead by Wall Street maverick Roarke (Josh Holloway). Threatened by betrayals, bad blood, and lucrative business deals, the Duttons form unexpected alliances and confront dangerous measures to safeguard their legacy.
* Legends Of Tomorrow – The Complete 6th Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray Disc only)
—–Co-captains of the time-ship Waverider Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) have dealt with monsters, time anomalies, and most recently, villains from Hell. But this season they face something even more challenging and bizarre: space aliens! After one of their own is abducted by a ruthless alien, this new mission becomes personal. Fighting against aliens in the timeline while also working to bring back their missing teammate, it will take more than the combined powers of a dark magician, John Constantine (Matt Ryan); a semi-reformed arsonist and Waverider O.G., Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell); a historian who transforms into steel, Nate Heywood (Nick Zano); a fresh-out-of-Hell Astra Logue (Olivia Swann); and a brother-sister air-totem-wielding duo, Zara Tarazi (Tala Ashe) and Behrad Tarazi (Shayan Sobhian) to save the world (and beyond) for a sixth time. They must recruit a new Legend, a gun-totin’ Texan named Spooner (Lisseth Chavez), who was abducted by aliens when she was a child, and imbued with powers that will help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that, or she’s just crazy.
COMING ON 11/23:
* Night Gallery – Season 1 (Kino-Lorber)
Blu-ray Disc
NOTE: this title is not available for pre-order as of this writing
EXTRAS: NEW Audio Commentary for the PILOT by Screenwriter/Historian Gary Gerani; NEW Audio Commentary for THE DEAD MAN/THE HOUSEKEEPER by Night Gallery Authors/Historians Jim Benson and Scott Skelton; NEW Audio Commentary for ROOM WITH A VIEW/THE LITTLE BLACK BAG/THE NATURE OF THE ENEMY by Night Gallery Authors/Historians Jim Benson and Scott Skelton; NEW Audio Commentary for THE HOUSE/CERTAIN SHADOWS ON THE WALL by Film Historian Tim Lucas; NEW Audio Commentary for THE HOUSE/CERTAIN SHADOWS ON THE WALL by Author/Historian Amanda Reyes; NEW Audio Commentary for MAKE ME LAUGH/CLEAN KILLS AND OTHER TROPHIES by Filmmaker/Historian Constantine Nasr and Night Gallery Book Publisher Taylor L. White; NEW Audio Commentary for PAMELA’S VOICE/LONE SURVIVOR/THE DOLL by Novelist/Critic Kim Newman and Writer/Editor Stephen Jones; NEW Audio Commentary for THEY’RE TEARING DOWN TIM RILEY’S BAR/THE LAST LAUREL by Film Historian Craig Beam; THE SYNDICATION CONUNDRUM: A Look at the Show’s Troubled Second Life in Reruns – A NEW Featurette by Film Historian Craig Beam; Episode Guide Insert Booklet
—–Prepare for the chill of a lifetime as the master of suspense, Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone), hosts every spine-tingling episode from the complete first season of Night Gallery. Thrill to stories performed by Hollywood greats, including Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Larry Hagman, Diane Keaton, Roddy McDowall, Burgess Meredith, and Agnes Moorehead, and directed by cinematic masters like Steven Spielberg (Jaws) in this unforgettable series – available for the first time in HD, from 2K scans of the interpositives! Night Gallery: Season 1 also features top notch direction by acclaimed filmmakers Daryl Duke (The Silent Partner), Boris Sagal (The Omega Man), Barry Shear (Across 110th Street), Jeannot Szwarc (Jaws 2), Don Taylor (The Island of Dr. Moreau), with wonderful performances by John Astin, Diane Baker, Martine Beswick, Tom Bosley, Jack Cassidy, Godfrey Cambridge, Bert Convy, Phyllis Diller, Louis Hayward, George Macready, Raymond Massey, Joanna Pettet, John Randolph, Barry Sullivan, Torin Thatcher, William Windom, & many others. 2-Hour Pilot and six Season 1 episodes.
NOTE: in comments on their Facebook page asking about a Complete Series set, Kino-Lorber responds, “Season 2 and 3 are coming out separately in 2022. These restorations are not just expensive, but take lots of time to complete.”
* Call the Midwife – Season 10 (BBC)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–It’s 1966, and it’s a testing time for the midwives. But there’s excitement, too, as the women’s rights movement intensifies. Interesting challenges lie ahead for Nonnatus House, as well as great celebrations when England wins the World Cup.
NOTE: attached cover art has not yet been finalized, and could be subject to change

Upcoming DVD Releases

* 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.
* 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
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.
* 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.
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.
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.
* 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.
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
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.
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.

Ovation TV to Air Beloved U.K. Detective Series “Death in Paradise”

Ovation TV to Air Beloved U.K. Detective Series “Death in Paradise” on Thursday Nights
The first six seasons will air on Ovation TV in four-hour blocks starting Thursday, October 1 at 7:00/6:00c.
[via press release from Ovation TV]

Episodes will Air in Four-Hour Blocks Starting October 1

Los Angeles, CA – September 11, 2020 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has announced that it will begin airing the much-loved British detective series Death in Paradise on Thursday nights this fall. The long-running fish-out-of-water drama series stars an international cast including Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Don Warrington, and Élizabeth Bourgine. The first six seasons of Death in Paradise will air on Ovation TV in four-hour blocks starting Thursday, October 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

At the start of the series, UK detective Richard Poole (Ben Miller) is assigned to investigate the murder of a British police officer on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. After he successfully finds the murderer, he is ordered by his supervisors to replace the victim and stay on as the head detective inspector of the island, solving new cases as they appear and being the object of many fish-out-of-water jokes. Kris Marshall joins the series as detective Humphrey Goodman in seasons 3-6; Ardal O’Hanlon joins as Jack Mooney in season 6.

Season One, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, October 1 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

In his first cases on Saint Marie, detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the murders of a fellow British detective inspector, a bride, a voodoo priestess, and a missing husband.

Season One, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, October 8 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the murders of a prisoner, an experienced diver found in ten feet of water, the lead singer of a rock band, and a police informant.

Season Two, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, October 15 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the deaths of a sugar plantation owner, a teenage nun, a plastic surgery patient, and a treasure hunter.

Season Two, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, October 22 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the murders of an aspiring singer, a British tourist, a researcher, and a philanthropist.

Season Three, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, October 29 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) arrives on Saint Marie to investigate the murder of DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller). After his wife back in the UK leaves him, he decides to stay on the island. He also investigates the deaths of a horror-film stand-in, a gigolo, and a flight attendant.

Season Three, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, November 5 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of Saint Marie’s commerce minister, a birdwatcher, a land developer, and a newly retired senior citizen.

Season Four, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, November 12 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the murders of a rum distillery owner, a surf school owner, the president of the Saint Marie Heritage Society, and a bachelorette.

Season Four, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, November 19 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of a lead singer of a pop group, a high-profile volleyball player, an overbearing boss, and a prisoner.

Season Five, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, November 26 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the murders of a millionaire philanthropist, Saint Marie’s outgoing governor, a fashion model, and the friend of an officer.

Season Five, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, December 3 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of a businessman, a restauranteur, a treasure hunter, and a tourist.

Season Six, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, December 10 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of a volcanologist, the former classmate of a Sergeant, a hotel manager, and a cricket club president.

Season Six, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, December 17 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

The murder of a partygoer in Saint Marie leads the team to London. There, detective inspector Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon) agrees to replace Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) in Saint Marie after Goodman decides to stay in the UK. Mooney’s first cases in Saint Marie involve the deaths of a tourist and a mayoral candidate.

Episodes will also be available on demand.

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