COMING ON 10/5:
* Charmed – Season 3 (ViacomCBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD MOD
EXTRAS: Gag Reel
—–Last season, the Charmed Ones (Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery) and their Whitelighter Harry (Rupert Evans) battled the Faction – a cabal of humans trying to steal magic for themselves, led by billionaire Julian Shea (guest star Eric Balfour). In this new season, Mel, Macy and Maggie will be forced to try and save the magical world from extinction, and navigate a mysterious magical allergy that’s keeping them apart, all while attempting to reestablish themselves in the real world…as a scientist, a student and a teacher. 4-disc set.
COMING ON 10/12:
* Black Lightning – The 4th And Final Season (Warner Archive)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD; $29.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD
—–In the fourth and final season, the super-powered Pierce family -Jefferson Pierce (aka Black Lightning), and his daughters Anissa (aka Thunder) and Jennifer (whose body generates electricity) – face the challenges of the declined urban community that is Freeland, including the war between Tobias Whale and the menacing gang The 100. 3-disc set in either format.
* Wild Bill – The Complete Series (BBC Archive)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–Six-time Golden Globe nominee Rob Lowe stars as a once high-flying US police chief, who relocates to East Lincolnshire, England to shake up the local police force…as well as his own life. 6 hours on 2 discs.
* McDonald & Dodds – Season 1 (BBC Archive)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–The ambitious DCI McDonald has swapped the mean streets of London to climb the career ladder in picturesque Bath. A tough, driven cop, McDonald cracks cases through sheer force of will. When partnered up with shy DS Dodds, the unlikely pair instantly lock horns over their different approaches to policing…and to life. 2 feature-length episodes running 3 hours on 1 disc.
COMING ON 10/19:
* Tiger – An HBO Original: Parts 1 & 2 (HBO Archive)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–From HBO Sports and Jigsaw Productions in association with Our Time Projects comes TIGER, a two-part documentary illuminating in sweeping scope and vast detail the rise, fall, and epic comeback of global golf icon Tiger Woods. Single-disc title.
COMING ON 10/26:
* Superman: The Animated Series – The Complete Series (Warner)
$69.99 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Superman: Timeless Icon (New Featurette) – An all-new bonus feature, produced specifically for the remastered Blu-ray release of Superman: The Animated Series, reveals the complicated journey of the show and those who created the new mythology for The Man of Steel, as told by producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba, writer Bob Goodman, casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano, and Tim Daly & Clancy Brown, the heralded voices of Superman and Lex Luthor, respectively; A Little Piece of Trivia (Featurette) – So you think you know your Superman trivia? Wait until you hear about the series’ connection to Telly Savalas! A brain teaser to entertain every Superman: The Animated Series fan! Superman: Learning to Fly (Featurette) – Get into the minds of the creative team behind Superman: The Animated Series as they detail the birth of this animated version of Superman and his incredible worlds. Featured speakers include producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker; Building the Mythology: Superman’s Supporting Cast (Featurette) – The characters around Superman get the spotlight in this in-depth look at everyone from Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White to Maggie Sawyer, Lana Lang, and Ma & Pa Kent. Producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker give viewers the inside scoop; Menaces of Metropolis: Behind the Villains of Superman (Featurette) – Your hero is only as good as the villains around him, and Superman: The Animated Series has a rogues’ gallery of top-grade baddies, including traditional opponents Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Bizarro, Metallo, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Toyman and Parasite, as well as new villains created for the series – like Live Wire and Luminus. Producers Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, directors James Tucker and Dan Riba and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano give us a tour of the villains; The Despot Darkseid: A Villain Worthy of Superman (Featurette) – Darkseid takes center stage in this examination of one of The Man of Steel’s most vicious adversaries, plus other Fourth World characters that appear in Superman: The Animated Series. The featurette includes producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami, writers Rich Fogel and Stan Berkowitz, director James Tucker and Charles Hatfield (Department of English, Cal State Northridge); Audio Commentaries: Stolen Memories – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Curt Geda and art director/producer Glen Murakami, The Last Son of Krypton: Part 1 – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami, The Main Man: Part 2 – producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami; Video Commentary: Mxyzpixilated – producer Bruce Timm, producer/writer Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and moderator Jason Hillhouse
—–Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), the Emmy Award-winning Superman: The Animated Series was the perfect follow-up to the landmark Batman: The Animated Series. Producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Alan Burnett elevated The Man of Steel’s animated presence with an imaginative, heartfelt look at Superman’s adventures in Metropolis alongside Lois Lane, and opposite the villainous likes of Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Darkseid, and more. This remarkable box set features nearly 21 hours of entertainment spread over 6 Blu-ray discs, including all 54 exciting episodes, which have been remastered from the original 35mm Interpositive sources, giving special attention to extensive color correction, dirt and scratch clean up, and adding a grain reduction pass to create a pristine picture, all while making sure not to affect the original lines in the artwork of the animation. The audio was retransferred from the original audio masters, and the series is presented in its original aspect ratio (4×3). Tim Daly (Madame Secretary, Private Practice, Wings) led the cast as Clark Kent and Superman, alongside Dana Delany (Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives, China Beach) as Lois Lane, David Kaufman (Danny Phantom, Stuart Little) as Jimmy Olsen, and Clancy Brown (Dexter, The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants) as Lex Luthor. The star-studded cast included series regulars – and their characters – Lauren Tom (Angela Chen), Victor Brandt (Professor Hamilton), Corey Burton (Brainiac), Joseph Bologna (Dan Turpin), George Dzundza (Perry White), Brad Garrett (Bibbo Bibbowski), Shelley Fabares (Martha Kent), Joanna Cassidy (Maggie Sawyer), Lisa Edelstein (Mercy Graves), Mike Farrell (Jonathan Kent), and Michael Ironside (Darkseid). Notable series guest stars featured Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Dean Jones, Melissa Joan Hart, Robert Morse, Al Roker, Brian Cox, Jason Priestley, Peter Gallagher, David Warner, Michael Dorn, Christopher McDonald, Bruce Weitz, Andrea Martin, Miguel Ferrer, Ron Perlman, Bud Cort, Gilbert Gottfried, Robert Hays, Dennis Haysbert, Laraine Newman, Nancy Travis, Xander Berkeley, Jonathan Harris, John Glover, Sandra Bernhard, Jack Carter, Ernie Hudson, Henry Silva, and Robert Patrick.
NOTE: Due to a slight delay in production, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has pushed back the release of Superman: The Complete Animated Series by two weeks: the fully remastered Blu-ray box set is now arriving October 26th. The DVD format release of this title has been available since 2018.
* Time – Year 1 (BBC Archive)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–Mark Cobden is a husband and father like any other. Except that he’s responsible for the death of an innocent man. Tortured by visions of his victim, Mark welcomes his four-year sentence as penance for his crime. But in this brutal environment, a former teacher is an easy target for the more ruthless residents. Eric McNally is a dedicated prison officer, doing his best to protect those in his charge. And in an understaffed prison that’s brimming with tension, the inmates’ safety rests on a knife-edge. When a dangerous convict threatens to hurt someone Eric loves, this honest man faces an impossible choice. Single-disc release.
COMING ON 11/9:
* Ancient Aliens – Season 14 (Lionsgate)
$19.98 SRP DVD
—–Celebrating 12 years of extraterrestrial exploration, this season of HISTORY’s ANCIENT ALIENS takes flight with a special 2-hour crossover episode with HISTORY’s THE UNXPLAINED’s host, the ultimate “final frontiersman” William Shatner. Follow this season’s thrilling investigations – from the ancient civilization of Peru to the fascinating realms of genetics and harmonic code – and join ancient astronaut theorist Giorgio A. Tsoukalos as he reveals the Top Ten most mysterious sites and alien artifacts. Will this season finally uncover undeniable proof that we are not alone? 2-disc set.
COMING ON 11/16:
* Kevin Can F**k Himself – Season 1 (AMC)
$39.98 SRP DVD
—–Follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Annie Murphy), a woman we all grew up believing we knew: the prototypical Sitcom Wife. She’s beautiful and can take a joke (though she’s usually the butt of them). And she’s married to a guy who must’ve won some sort of marriage lottery, because she looks the way she does and he’s…funny. But what happens when we follow Allison out of her husband’s domain? When she finally wakes up to – and revolts against – the injustices in her life? Kevin Can F**K Himself breaks television convention and blends multi-camera comedy with single-camera realism to make us ask: “who and what have we been laughing at all of these years?” 2-disc set.
* Ultraman Dyna – Complete Series + Specials (Mill Creek)
$34.99 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light, and Ultraman Dyna: Return of Hanejiro
—–The Year: 2017. Humanity has built settlements throughout the solar system to begin the conquest of unknown lands with new challenges and new dangers. This is the setting for our story. When the Martian settlement is attacked without warning by an immense insect-like monster, a colossal silver humanoid appears to battle the beast. The Super GUTS Team is a seven-person fighting force, as intelligent as they are courageous. Their task; to investigate unusual phenomena and protect mankind from overwhelming danger. Agent ASUKA of the Super GUTS Team, discoverer of the ancient secret ability to transform himself into a gigantic warrior with powers unknown on planet Earth, now ready to wage war against the marauding mastodons of destruction who would threaten humankind. 6-disc set.
* The O. Henry Playhouse – The Complete Series, Vol. 1 (ClassicFlix)
$17.99 SRP DVD
—–Now available for the first time on DVD from ClassicFlix: a long lost television anthology series spotlighting the works of one of America’s most beloved short story authors! William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, is celebrated the world over for his humorous writing style which is also noted for its surprise endings. His works include such classics as “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief”; and he was also the creator of The Cisco Kid! Executive producers Jack J. Gross and Philip N. Krasne (Big Town, The Lone Wolf) brought O. Henry’s prolific output to TV screens in 1957 with The O. Henry Playhouse. Academy Award-winning actor Thomas Mitchell (Stagecoach) portrays writer O. Henry himself in each episode as he describes his current story-in-progress to his publisher and others he interacts with. Directed by such Hollywood veterans as Bernard Girard and George Waggner, The O. Henry Playhouse – The Complete Series, Vol. 1 contains thirteen half-hour episodes that shine the spotlight on such timeless tales as “The Reformation of Calliope” and “Two Renegades”; and also features a glittering array of movie and TV stars in Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Carradine, Peggie Castle, Jackie Coogan, Ellen Corby, Johnny Crawford, Jim Davis, Dick Foran, Mona Freeman, Hans Conried, Lawrence Dobkin, Beverly Garland, Alan Hale, Jr., Louis Hayward, Jeanne Cooper, DeForest Kelley and Gerald Mohr. EPISODES (Presented in original broadcast order): The Reformation of Calliope, Man About Town, Sam Plunkett’s Promise, Two Renegades, The Marionettes, Fog in Santone, Hearts and Hands, Blackjack Bargainer, The World and the Door, The Guilty Party, A Ramble in Aphasia, Fourth in Salvador, After Twenty Years. 3-disc set.
COMING ON 12/7:
* Call the Midwife – Season 10 (BBC)
$39.99 SRP DVD
—–The midwife nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House welcome you back to their working-class corner of London in 1966, where bouffant hairdo’s and dark eyeliner are “in.” Trixie, Lucille, Sister Frances and Sister Julienne wrestle with new heartbreaks and challenges, from difficult deliveries and malpractice, to babies and mothers with high-risk illnesses and living conditions. Share the joy as wedding bells ring, England wins the World Cup, and Miss Higgins amazes everyone with her unexpected talent. Seven episodes to warm your heart, plus the 2020 Christmas Special and a Tenth Anniversary program, from the BBC. 8 1/2 hours on 3 discs.