Upcoming DVD Releases

COMING ON 12/15:
* The Expanse – Season 4 (Universal)
$34.98 SRP DVD MOD

—–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 already announced this title in Blu-ray Disc format for sale in stores; please see the Roundup from 10/23 for that information

* Survivor – Season 39: Island of the Idols (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Secret Scenes, Exit Interviews, Featurettes
—–The Emmy Award-winning series SURVIVOR returns for its 39th season, themed “Island of the Idols.” This edition features two legendary winners, Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine, who return to the game to serve as mentors to a group of 18 new players. Combined, Boston Rob and Sandra have played over 200 days in this game, and plan to share their knowledge with the new castaways. But for the first time ever, they won’t be competing for the money. During the 39 days, these new players will visit the Island of the Idols and learn skills and strategy from these “idols.” The new players will then put their knowledge to the test, and those who can rise up to the challenge will continue their quest for $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor. Hosted by Jeff Probst. 5-disc set.
COMING ON 12/29:
* The Good Lord Bird (Showtime/ViacomCBS)
DVD MOD (pricing and pre-order listing not available as of this writing)
—–Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs and Joshua Caleb Johnson star in a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America based on the award winning novel by author James McBride. Told from the point of view of Onion, a newly freed teenager who joins abolitionist John Brown on a holy crusade to end slavery and finds himself part of the famous 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry, the Limited Event Series is an adventure equal parts absurd and tragic, spotlighting the ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.
NOTE: the attached box cover art may not be finalized, and could be subject to change
COMING ON 1/12/2021:
* SpongeBob SquarePants – The Complete 12th Season (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$13.99 SRP DVD

—–Everyone’s favorite Bikini Bottom buddies bubble up in the Complete Twelfth Season of SpongeBob SquarePants! See what happens when SpongeBob and Patrick work on Old Man Jenkins’s farm for a day! Don’t miss Sandy narrating Gary’s nocturnal adventures (and discover the identity of his secret pal). Then Patrick learns something totally new about his own home sweet rock. Plus – why did Patrick get a new job? (For free ice cream. Duh!) And prepare yourself as SpongeBob explores the dreams of his sleeping neighbors. All this and MORE nautical nonsense await within! 3-disc set.
COMING ON 2/23/2021:
* Inside Amy Schumer – The Complete Series (Comedy Central/ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Over 3 hours of special features including: unaired sketches & interviews, behind-the-scenes featurettes, outtakes, and more!
—–It’s finally here: all four seasons of the groundbreaking sketch series Inside Amy Schumer in one box set. All the sketches, all the guest stars, and all the best of Amy. Starring Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, the complete series of Inside Amy Schumer is available for the first time ever! Guest stars include Tina Fey (30 Rock), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Zach Braff (Scrubs), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Lena Dunham (Girls), Paul Giamatti (Billions), Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Selena Gomez (13 Reasons Why), Jeff Goldblum (The World According to Jeff Goldblum), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce), Bill Hader (It: Chapter Two), Nick Kroll (Big Mouth), Laura Linney (Ozark), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Julianne Moore (The Glorias), Kumail Nanjani (The Lovebirds), Liam Neeson (Made in Italy), Jerry Seinfeld (Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee), and more! 7-disc set.
COMING ON 3/2/2021:
* Gilmore Girls – The Series (Warner)
$112.98 SRP DVD

—–Welcome to Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a charming, small and slightly off-center town known for green lawns, clapboard houses…and enough quirky characters to fill every hayride, parade and picnic for miles. It’s here that we meet headstrong 32-year-old Lorelai Gilmore, who carves out a comfortable, warm, caffeine-filled life for herself and her equally willful teenage daughter, Rory. But when Rory’s attention turns from dreams of private school and Harvard to thoughts of boys and adolescent self-reliance, single mom Lorelai begins noticing more of her own rebellious youth – only 16 years ago – in Rory. 44-disc set.
NOTE: Warner released a Complete Series Collection for this show on DVD as early as 2007; they are now issuing this new “The Series” set on DVD
COMING ON 3/16/2021:
* The Legend of Korra – The Complete Series: Limited Edition Steelbook Collection (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$97.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Book One: Air – Audio Commentary (episodes 101-112); The Legend of Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part I”; Creator’s Favorite Scenes: Animatics {Welcome to Republic City; The Revelation (2); The Voice in the Night; The Spirit of Competition (2); And the Winner Is…; When Extremes Meet; Turning the Tides; Endgame}; Book Two: Spirits – Audio Commentary (episodes 113-126); Scene Bending {Rebel Spirit Scene 1; Rebel Spirit Scene 2; The Southern Lights Scene 1; The Southern Lights Scene 2; Civil Wars, Pt. 1; Civil Wars, Pt. 2; Peacekeepers; Beginnings: Part 1; Beginnings: Part 2; The Guide; A New Spiritual Age; Night of a Thousand Stars; Harmonic Convergence; Darkness Falls; Light in the Dark}; Kindred Spirits: Tenzin’s Family; Inside the Book of Spirits; The Re-telling of Korra’s Journey; Feuding Spirits: Korra’s Family; Book Three: Change – Audio Commentary (episodes 201-213); The Spirit of an Episode {A Breath of Fresh Air; Rebirth; The Earth Queen; In Harm’s Way; The Metal Clan; Old Wounds; Original Airbenders; The Terror Within; The Stakeout; Long Live the Queen; The Ultimatum; Enter the Void; Venom of the Red Lotus}; Book Four: Balance – Audio Commentary (episodes 214-226); Kuvira vs. Prince Wu; Republic City Hustle: Parts 1-3; The Legend of the Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part II”; Legend of Korra: New York Comic-Con Panel Featurette
—–The spirit of the Avatar lives on in the complete series of The Legend of Korra! Relive every moment from all four books. From meeting Avatar Korra, a teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe, in book one, to opening the spirit portal and entering a new age where spirits and mankind coexist in books two and three, to embarking on a journey of self-discovery and restoring balance to the Earth Kingdom in book four, you won’t want to miss a second of air, earth, water and firebending in this complete collection!
COMING ON 3/23/2021:
* The Undoing – An HBO Limited Series (HBO/Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–From writer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and director Susanne Bier (The Night Manager), the limited series focuses on Nicole Kidman’s Grace Fraser, a successful therapist, and her devoted husband, Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and their young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. A chasm opens in Grace’s seemingly perfect life: a violent death, a missing spouse, and a chain of terrible revelations.
COMING ON 4/13/2021:
* The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 1 (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! Hal Roach’s Our Gang series is one of the longest running and most prolific in the field of short subjects, with 220 one- and two-reel comedies released between 1922 and 1944. The secret to the longevity of the series, as well as its appeal to generations long after its conclusion, is mainly due to Roach’s choice to cast kids who came across as “natural” on the screen – scruffy underdogs that moviegoers could identify with or wish they could be – not glossy “showbiz professionals”. After producing 88 silent Our Gang shorts, Roach transitioned to sound releasing 80 “talkies” in the series starting with Small Talk in 1929. It took time to fine-tune the adjustment from silent to sound, but soon the studio began firing on all cylinders, producing classics like Shivering Shakespeare and The First Seven Years (both 1930). The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 1 contains the first 11 Our Gang sound shorts produced by Roach at the dawn of the “talkie era”: Small Talk to A Tough Winter, with each short newly scanned and restored from original Hal Roach 35mm film elements. A must-have for any true Our Gang fan, Volume 1 features the talents of Jackie Cooper, Allen “Farina” Hoskins, Mary Ann Jackson, Bobby “Wheezer” Hutchins, Joe Cobb, Harry Spear and Norman “Chubby” Chaney. **Please note that while this set may go wide retail at some point in the future, it is currently exclusive to and only available at the ClassicFlix website.** SHORTS – 1929: Small Talk; Railroadin’; Lazy Days; Boxing Gloves; Bouncing Babies; Moan and Groan Inc; 1930: Shivering Shakespeare; The First Seven Years; When the Wind Blows; Bear Shooters; A Tough Winter
NOTE: the attached box cover art may not be finalized, and could be subject to change; our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for alerting us to this item!