* McCloud – The Complete 7 Seasons (VEI)
$69.99 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: Bonus: “Four in One” Episodes (Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue, The Concrete Corral, The Stage Is All the World, Who Says You Can’t Make Friends in New York City, Walk in the Dark, Our Man in Paris); The Return Of Sam McCloud (1989 reunion TV movie); McMillan & Wife #01 Murder By The Barrel
—–Emmy Winner Dennis Weaver stars as the brave deputy marshal Sam McCloud, The toughest cowboy to overtake on the mean streets of New York-as well as the by-the-book detectives of the NYPD. Despite the demands of his strict supervisor, Chief Peter B. Clifford (J.D. Cannon), McCloud finds himself in an endless showdown with some of the meanest criminals east of the Mississippi. All 7 seasons plus Bonus: the Four in One Episodes.
* Work In Progress – Season 2 (ViacomCBS/Showtime)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–The new season finds Abby – a 40-something-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke – in the wake of a breakup. She begrudgingly accepts the realization that she’s too busy to kill herself, and in fact she’s just starting to get her head above water…when a global pandemic converges with a family emergency, and forces Abby into uncharted territory. 2-disc set.
COMING ON 1/18:
* This Is Us – The Complete 4th Season (20th TV/Disney)
$34.95 SRP DVD MOD
—–A refreshingly honest and provocative series following a unique ensemble whose paths cross and life stories intertwine in curious ways. THIS IS US is a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know. Milo Ventimiglia; Mandy Moore; Sterling K. Brown; Chrissy Metz; Justin Hartley; Susan Kelechi Watson; Chris Sullivan; Jon Huertas. Close Captioning Included. 5-disc set.
NOTE: back in November, the studio released the FIFTH season of This Is Us, having skipped a DVD release of the 4th season, with the third season set being the most recent previous release for this series. NOW the studio has gone back and filled in the gap, announcing a release of “This Is Us – The Complete 4th Season” on DVD in just a couple of weeks. Our thanks to longtime reader (and good friend!) Wesley Mead for the heads-up about this item. The sixth (and final) season of the show has just begun airing on NBC in the USA earlier this week.
COMING ON 2/1:
* Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$39.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–Son of the legendary Ultra Seven, rookie Ultraman Zero receives rigid training from his master Ultraman Leo on his way to becoming a qualified fighter. When his homeland, the Land of Light is threatened by a troop of monsters and aliens headed by the evil Ultraman Belial young Ultraman Zero rises to the crisis and fights fearlessly to fend off the enemies, living to the full expectations of his father Ultra Seven. The biggest challenge for the young soldier comes when Alien Batt sends the empowered Alien Zetton, the Hyper Zetton to earth in an attempt to reign over the mankind. Will Ultraman Zero win the battle over the almighty evil forces? Ultraman Zero joins forces with his senior warriors Ultraman Dyna and Ultraman Cosmos and they transform into Ultraman Saga to stop Alien Batt and Hyper Zetton from taking over the universe. Japanese language with English subtitles. 4-disc set.
COMING ON 2/8:
* Ghosts – Series 1 (BBC Archives)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–The U.K. sitcom that the CBS show in the USA is based on! Crumbling country mansion Button House is home to restless spirits who’ve died there over the centuries. Each a product of their time, they’re thrown together for eternity, resigned to squabble over mundane daily gripes. But their lives – or rather afterlives – are thrown into turmoil when young urban couple Alison and Mike unexpectedly inherit the peaceful derelict house and plan to turn it into a bustling hotel. As the ghosts attempt to oust the newcomers, and Alison and Mike discover the true scale of the project they’ve taken on, fate conspires to trap both sides in an impossible houseshare. Single-disc title.
COMING ON 2/15:
* Heels – The Complete 1st Season (Lionsgate)
$34.98 SRP DVD
—–“Heels” is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals, Jack Spade (Stephen Amell; Arrow) and Ace Space (Alexander Ludwig; Vikings), war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, someone must play the good guy (Ludwig) and someone must play their nemesis, the heel (Amell). But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind. 2-disc set.
* Legacies – The Complete 3rd Season (Warner Archives)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–As season three begins, Hope has risked everything to pull her friends back from the brink of a monstrous prophecy that threatened them. But when a heartbreaking loss shatters her whole world, Hope Mikaelson will be forced to fight fate itself. 3-disc set.
COMING ON 3/1:
* Ultraseven X – Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$25.99 SRP DVD
—–Awoken from a fevered dream, a young man can barely recognize himself. A mysterious woman hands him a spectacles-shaped item, and she says hold the key to tremendous power and tells him it is his duty to save the world. Before asking any more, he and the woman are torn apart by a violent explosion. Soon he is contacted by a secret organization named DEUS. He is told he is Agent Jin and that his job is to rid this world of vicious alien invaders. 2-disc set.
* Manhunt – Season 2: The Night Stalker (RLJ/Acorn)
$24.99 SRP DVD; $34.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–Fresh off his success catching a headline-grabbing killer, DCI Colin Sutton (Martin Clunes, Doc Martin) is asked to review the long-running inquiry into a notorious serial rapist, whose 17-year reign of terror has left the elderly of Southeast London living in fear. Based on the real-life story, this gripping miniseries explores how Colin came late to the case but helped crack it open at last. 2-disc set.
COMING ON 3/8:
* Yellowstone – Season 4 (ViacomCBS)
$25.99 SRP DVD; $33.99 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Opening Pandora’s Box: Making Yellowstone: Season Four (Only on Blu-ray & DVD); Bloodline: Yellowstone Origins (Only on Blu-ray & DVD); Season 4: Back to the Bunkhouse (Only on Blu-ray & DVD); Working the Yellowstone: Making It All Happen (Only on Blu-ray & DVD); Behind the Story for every episode; Stories from the Bunkhouse for every episode; Inside Yellowstone: Season 4
—–Who shot John Dutton (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner)? That’s the burning question that left fans reeling in the explosive season 3 finale. Following the brutal attacks on Kayce, Beth, and John Dutton, and with their fates unknown, Rip and the other wranglers wield their own brand of justice to take revenge and defend the Dutton legacy. This season digs deeper than ever into the rich Yellowstone history with flashbacks featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill (stars of the Yellowstone prequel 1883). Includes all 10 hour-long episodes of the Emmy-nominated series, plus behind-the-scenes featurettes, an extended making-of piece, and never-before-seen interviews with cast and crew. 5-disc set on DVD and 4-disc set on Blu-ray Disc.
* The Walking Dead: World Beyond – The 2nd and Final Season (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $39.98 SRP Blu-ray
—–Season two of The Walking Dead: World Beyond concludes the epic story of Iris (Aliyah Royale), Hope (Alexa Mansour), Elton (Nicolas Cantu), and Silas (Hal Cumpston) — four friends who journeyed across the country on a mission that transformed everything they knew about themselves and the world. As they face off against the mysterious Civic Republic Military and fight for control of their own destiny, goals will shift, bonds will form and crumble, and innocence will be both lost and found. 3-disc set in either format.
NOTE: as of this writing, the Amazon listing for the Blu-ray version of this title has incorrect cover art (for a different RLJ title, “Manhunt – Season 2: The Night Stalker,” which is listed above). Hopefully it will be corrected soon!
* Adventure Time – Distant Lands (Warner)
$14.98 SRP DVD; $19.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–Based on the animated series Adventure Time, this series brings fans closer to their favorite denizens of the Land of Ooo, along with some new friends following them on exciting new adventures. Single-disc title in either format.
* Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years – Season 1, Volume 1 (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$13.99 SRP DVD
—–Kamp Koral is a sleepaway summer camp for the kids of Bikini Bottom. It’s the perfect place for 10-year old SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy to make new friends, build underwater campfires, catch wild jellyfish, swim in Lake Yuckymuck, and drive their teenage camp counselor Squidward absolutely crazy! This volume contains the first 13 episodes of season one in a 2-disc set!
* Dalgliesh – Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$49.99 SRP DVD
—–Based on P.D. James’s global bestsellers, this riveting mystery series stars Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Doctor Foster) as enigmatic Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. A recent widower and acclaimed poet, Dalgliesh is a cerebral, reserved man but possessed of exceptional empathy and insight. As he investigates complex crimes in 1970s England, he plumbs the darker depths of the human psyche in his pursuit of justice. These adaptations of James’s award-winning novels also star Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Carlyss Peer (Grantchester), along with guest stars Natasha Little (Vanity Fair) and Steven Mackintosh (Luther). Shroud for a Nightingale: Dalgliesh probes the poisoning death of a nursing student. The Black Tower: A visit to an old friend becomes an inquiry into deaths at a home for the disabled. A Taste for Death: Dalgliesh investigates the slayings of two men in a London church. Single-disc title.
COMING ON 3/22:
* Magnum P.I. – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$179.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV (Tom Selleck) is an ex-Navy “NIA” (ONI) Lieutenant, and Vietnam Special Ops veteran who resigned his commission at age thirty-three because he never got to be twenty-three. On the beautiful Hawaiian islands, Magnum is a P.I. who enjoys life, his buddies, and who works just hard enough to keep it real. 30-disc set.